Forgiveness and health

December 2005
Mayo Clinic Health Letter;Dec2005, Vol. 23 Issue 12, p6
Discusses the overall health benefits of learning to forgive people, since harboring negative feelings and thoughts may influence psychological and even physical health. Medical evidences which suggest the effect of a personal grudge on health; Groups of people in a study who were taught the value of forgiveness for their improvements in psychological, emotional and physical well-being; Methods to help guide toward forgiving a past wrong; INSET: More resources.


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