Something You Should Know about Forgiveness

Making Peace With your Past

November 27, 2015


Interview with Debbie Ford, author of the book The Dark Side of the Light Chasers




Mike Carruthers:
You often hear the advice that it’s important to make peace with your past, but what does that mean exactly?


Debbie Ford:
Well in the simplest terms, I think making peace with your past is finding something good, same value, some gold in it.

Debbie Ford

How You Handle Change

May 1, 2015


Interview with Ariane de Bonvoisin author of The First 30 Days: Your Guide to Any Change (and Loving Your Life More)




Mike Carruthers:
When you ask most people how well they cope with change in life, you typically hear….


Ariane de Bonvoisin:
“I hate change, I resist change, I’m bad at change…” So I know that is a very classic, typical response.

Ariane de Bonvoisin

How You Talk To Yourself

September 4, 2014


Interview with Pam Brill, author of the book The Winner's Way : A proven method for achieving your personal best in any situation




Mike Carruthers:
Do you talk to yourself? Of course you do, whether silently or out loud we all talk to ourselves.


Dr. Pam Brill:
Whenever I ask people how they talk to themselves, if you talk to the person sitting next to you the same way you talk to yourself you think that person would want to be your friend?

Pam Brill

Reconciling Estranged Relationships

February 20, 2014


Interview with Laura Davis, author of the book I Thought We'd Never Speak Again: The Road from Estrangement to Reconciliation




Mike Carruthers:
People hold grudges and stop speaking to friends and family members for important reasons or at least they seemed important at the time, however…


Laura Davis:

When you hold on to a grudge against someone for something they did in the past it can really be counter-productive because what seems like a bitter rift at one point ten years later may look very different.

Laura Davis

The Incredible Power Of Forgiveness

December 9, 2011


Interview with Gerald Jampolsky, author of the book Forgiveness The Greatest Healer Of All




Mike Carruthers:
Do you consider yourself a forgiving person?


Gerald Jampolsky:
The act of forgiveness is really a way of stopping suffering because when we're not forgiving we're really suffering and we think we're kind of protecting ourselves but we're really doing the opposite.

Gerald Jampolsky

When You Can't Or Won't Forgive

March 25, 2011


Interview with Gary Egberg, author of the book The Forgiveness Myth: How to Heal Your Hurts, Move on and Be Happy Again When You Can't or Won't Forgive




Mike Carruthers:
To forgive someone typically means to let go of a hurt or a grudge.


Gary Egeberg:
The trouble with the definition of "letting go" for forgiveness is that many people can't or won't do it.

Gary Egeberg

A Better Way To Disagree

January 14, 2010


Interview with Lisa Earle McLeod, author of the book The Triangle of Truth 



Mike Carruthers:
When we disagree with someone we typically take the position that, "I’m right and you’re wrong."


Lisa Earle McLeod:
We can’t hold onto the idea that, "I’m right and you’re right." Because I think if I acknowledge that you have a point then my point is going to go away. And that’s a completely false premise.

Lisa Earle McLeod

The Consequences Of Decisions We Make

November 27, 2009




Interview with Andy Andrews, author of the book The Traveler's Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success


Mike Carruthers:
When you think about it, it's the decisions we make that determine whether we succeed or fail.


Andy Andrews:
And I think more people fail because of an undecided heart than anything else.



Andy Andrews

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