In order to move on, you have to forgive (them and you)

Let me start by asking a question – Where has not forgiving someone gotten you? If you’ve been badly hurt by someone in the past then it’s normal to find it hard to forgive, but not forgiving only holds you back. Think about it…when you can’t forgive someone you hold on to anger, bitterness and […]

Forget revenge, try sympathy instead

Sometimes it’s hard to move on from being hurt because you can’t stop thinking about getting revenge. In this post, I want to talk about a rather controversial topic that I believe is at the heart of being able to move on. Instead of wanting revenge, I’m talking about having sympathy for the abuser. This […]

How being bitter only poisons you

I love that quote by Nelson Mandela because we are capable of creating our own prisons if we’re not careful with our feelings. If we hold on to bitterness and hatred then we will be imprisoned in our own mind, unable to achieve the freedom that we deserve. I get it. When you’ve been hurt […]

5 key differences between anger and bitterness

Do you know the difference between anger and bitterness? A lot of people don’t because the two are so closely related to each other that things get a little confusing. Two weeks ago I wrote all about anger. I said anger was a short-lived reaction while bitterness was a sustained feeling. In this post I want to […]

Further proof that the effects of bullying last

A new study came out this month that’s been getting a lot of attention in the bullying world. This is because it’s the first study to show that the effects of childhood bullying can last well into adulthood. A previous study published earlier this year, which I referred to in the post “Why do people […]