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How to Make 2016 the Year of Bold Forgiveness

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on January 11, 2016 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)



Another New Year has arrived and though this is traditionally a time to assess our goals and aspirations for the future, I prefer to focus my attention and intentions on the present moment. In reality, we can only make changes right here, right now in this instant in time. So as I look at what is most needed in my life and on the planet at this moment, I have chosen forgiveness as the act I bel...

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Forgiveness: Your Most Important Spiritual Practice

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on August 5, 2014 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (1)


Forgiveness is a very powerful spiritual practice that is often very difficult to accomplish. Whenever we feel we have been wronged by another person, or society, or even life itself, it is human nature to carry anger and resentment with us, sometimes for many years. The problem is that such bitter feelings are destructive to us physically, emotionally and spiritually.


When we c...

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When heroes fall: forgiving Lance Armstrong

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on August 24, 2012 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

This week the world of professional cycling has experienced both the best and the worst that the sport has to offer. Here in Colorado the USA Pro Challenge has been a huge success, providing thrilling feats of physical strength, intense competitive drama and jaw-dropping scenery to spectators and viewers around the globe. Not to mention the inspiration that is generated by the stories of these athletes who train with superhuman determination, battle injuries and limitations, and persevere aga...

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A simple technique to change your outlook (and your life)

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on August 2, 2012 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Recently I was introduced to a powerful practice that is based on an ancient Hawaiian ritual for forgiveness and reconciliation called Ho’oponopono. In the Hawaiian language this word literally means to “put things in order” or “make things right” and originated with the cultural belief that forgiveness o...

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Why is it so hard to forgive?

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on July 26, 2012 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)


(Photo Credit: Aaron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post)

One of the survivors of the Aurora theater massacre has told The Denver Post he has already forgiven the shooter, James Holmes, for wounding him. While the victim, Pierce O’Farrill (pictured above), was...

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End-of-life movie review: Beaches

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on April 6, 2012 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (3)


The 1988 Garry Marshall film, Beaches, tells the story of two very different women who have been penpals and unlikely friends since childhood. C.C. Bloom, played by Bette Midler, is a struggling entertainer who carries on a turbulent relationship with Hillary...

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Forgiveness part 4: The weight of unforgiveness

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on February 8, 2012 at 2:30 AM Comments comments (0)


Finding a way to forgive a person who has caused harm can be one of the most difficult tasks in life to undertake, but also one of the most important. This 4-part series examines why forgiveness is necessary,

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Forgiveness part 3: the forgiveness garden and other rituals for letting go of resentment

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on February 8, 2012 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (0)


Finding a way to forgive a person who has caused harm can be one of the most difficult tasks in life to undertake, but also one of the most important. This 4-part series examines why forgiveness is necessary, how to reach a state of forgiveness, rituals that support forgiveness, and the consequences of unforgiveness.

Many indigeno...

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Forgiveness part 2: how to forgive using the 4-View Process

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on February 8, 2012 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)


Finding a way to forgive a person who has caused harm can be one of the most difficult tasks in life to undertake, but also one of the most important. This 4-part series examines why forgiveness is necessary, how to reach a stat...

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Forgiveness part 1: why bother to forgive?

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on February 3, 2012 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Finding a way to forgive a person who has caused harm can be one of the most difficult tasks in life to undertake, but also one of the most important. This 4-part series examines why forgiveness is necessary,

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