Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Forgive to Live: New Research Shows Forgiveness Is Good for the Heart

 

For thousands of years the world's religions have been preaching—if not always practicing—forgiveness. Now the medical community is finding that there are more benefits to letting things go than just better relationships and peace of mind. As the results of long-term studies on the physiological impacts of forgiveness trickle in, the evidence is stacking up behind a single idea: Truly forgiving those who have wronged us is good for our health in myriad waysit lowers blood pressure, improves sleep, and increases life span.

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