The Apology - effusive or elusive?

Apologies -- so neeedful, so misused. It seems people either apologize too much or too little. Yet a well placed apology can heal (or begin to heal) very deep wounds. An apology can say that the other person matters, and that their feelings are being heard in deep ways. ...more

I knew someone who had a horrible time apologizing. When I explained it was like bumping into ...more

Asking For Forgiveness - How Specific?

I sent out emails asking for forgiveness. I'm starting anew in a new home. I feel like I have a new life. And I wanted to clear the slate with people I've hurt in the past. ...more

September's holy days: Part III - Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement

Yom Kippur begins an hour before sundown tonight and lasts for 25 hours. For Jewish communities around the globe, Yom Kippur ends the “Days of Awe”, a 10 day period that began on Rosh Hashanah. Yom Kippur is also called “The Day of Atonement”. This day is a day for fearless self-examination – for looking back at the past year and seeing how one may have transgressed or fallen short, and how one might best make amends with G-d.. ...more