Tag Archives: forgiveness

Take out the Garbage

I once facilitated a group for people recovering from severe mental illnesses. We met once a week and they talked about how things were going for them. They tried to support each other. One day a man came in and … Continue reading

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Relationships, Part 35: What Breathing Can Teach Us about Relationships

Sometimes people have trouble grasping what it means to let go. If that’s the case, I have metaphors. Lots of metaphors. Here’s another one. Letting go is as simple as breathing; exhaling, to be precise. The entire breathing cycle can … Continue reading

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Relationships, Part 34: The Crock

While we’re on the subject of forgiveness, let me tell you about another object in my office that I use as a therapeutic tool. It looks like this: One client aptly named it Keith’s Crock of Shit. I think it … Continue reading

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Relationships, Part 33: Forgiveness

Let’s get one thing straight about forgiveness. You don’t do it for the person you’re angry at. You do it for yourself, so you don’t have to carry around the burden of your resentment. Here’s another thing about forgiveness. It … Continue reading

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