10 Top Reasons to Forgive And Let Go Of The Past

      1. What’s past is past. You can never change what happened, so let go of it. 2  Hanging onto hurtful situations makes you bitter, angry, resentful   and unhappy. 3. Holding onto painful stories and circumstances creates negative emotions that destroy your health, your   happiness and your relationships. 4. Carrying anger and bitterness is [&hellip

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    CREATING PEACE

      September 21 was International Peace Day. In honor of that day, I posted the following statement on Facebook that I want to share with you here in my blog even though Peace Day has passed. On this International Peace Day, may we each do our part in creating peace through the power of apology [&hellip

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    The Profound Impact of Forgiveness 18 Years Later

    THE PROFOUND IMPACT OF FORGIVENESS 18 YEARS LATER Three brothers, their mother and cousin were sentenced to life in prison without parole after killing my brother, Soren in Virginia in 1999. Due to recent changes in US law, teenagers cannot be sentenced to serve the rest of their natural life in prison. As a result [&hellip

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    THE PARALYZING EFFECT OF FEAR

    THE PARALYZING EFFECT OF FEAR Over the last few weeks and months I’ve observed that some individuals are so fearful in life, they allow negative feelings of anxiety, uncertainty and dread to paralyze them, causing them to feel incapable and unwilling to do something that could be of great benefit. Many experience a fear of [&hellip

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    Why People Refuse to Forgive

    WHY PEOPLE REFUSE TO FORGIVE, LET GO AND MOVE ON  We often refuse to forgive, let go and move on because:  We believe our future or our happiness has been taken from us or we feel damaged beyond repair.  We feel the pain is so great we can’t even ponder forgiveness. We believe the harm that [&hellip

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    PETUNIA PICKING PHENOMENON IN RELATIONSHIPS

    Who would have thought petunias could teach us important lessons about relationships? Petunias create colorful and spectacular focal points in a garden, deck or patio, especially when planted in a solid mass of one particular color. To ensure that petunias remain healthy and beautiful with an abundance of blossoms we must carefully examine the plants [&hellip

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    START THE NEW YEAR “GRUDGE-FREE”

    “My New Years Message to You” Last week at a crowded event I recognized a face I hadn’t seen for many years! I couldn’t recall her name or the circumstances, but definitely remembered her face. I approached her and introduced myself. She also recognized me from a distance, but not sure from where. When she [&hellip

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    “Grudges”: A Self-defeating Relationship Game

    “GRUDGES”: A SELF-DEFEATING RELATIONSHIP GAME  Do you hang onto a grudge? When you carry a grudge in your heart, it becomes like a heavy burden that shows up in your face, attitude, actions, heart, and in your happiness. While facilitating a coaching session with David (not his real name), he was seeking help in letting [&hellip

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    Anthony Burbidge

    “Annette has been doing amazing healing work focused on the power of forgiveness, not only here in Canada but around the world. She’s published books on the subject and has a powerful personal story to share as well. If you “google” Annette Stanwick, you’ll see she’s the authentic deal.”

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    LC

    “Annette, I want to thank you for helping me to forgive and let go of so much pain in my past! My whole family is a mess and separated. I’ve lost 2 marriages and millions of dollars. People have hurt me and taken advantage of me. I know I haven’t always made good choices, but [&hellip

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    ANGER – DEALING WITH PENT-UP EMOTIONS

    Are you hanging onto anger in your life? Are you aware that holding onto anger, bitterness, hatred and the need for revenge could be killing you? Increased heart rate, increased chance for diabetes, increased blood pressure, to say nothing of the psychological damage those negative emotions have on your entire body, soul and spirit. At [&hellip

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    PETUNIA PICKING PHENOMENON

    PETUNIA PICKING PHENOMENON I love petunias! They are colorful and create a spectacular focal point in a garden, deck or patio, especially when planted in a solid mass of one particular color. To ensure that petunias remain healthy, beautiful and showy and to encourage an abundance of blossoms we must carefully examine the plants everyday [&hellip

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    We’re Not Immune to Being Hurt or to Hurt Others

    None of us are immune to being hurt and unfortunately none of us are immune to hurting others – intentionally or unintentionally.  What we choose to do with that hurt is crucial in our homes, our workplace and in our communities as well as in the world.  When we are hurt in big ways or [&hellip

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    How To Accept An Apology

      When hurtful situations happen in life, and they will from time to time, apology and forgiveness are important steps in soothing the pain created by the problem.  A well-given apology can be a healing experience for both the offender and the one wronged by   the offense. When someone apologizes to you, it isn’t always [&hellip

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    The Power of a Meaningful Apology

      THE POWER OF A MEANINGFUL APOLOGY  A meaningful apology has the power to foster healing in a compromised or difficult   situation.  An apology has the potential to wash over a situation like a soothing balm, bringing some relief to the painful circumstances.  Beverly Engel says, a meaningful apology should include the 3Rs: “REGRET, RESPONSIBILITY [&hellip

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    LAUGHTER & TEARS ARE GOOD FOR YOUR HEART!

    LAUGHTER AND TEARS ARE GOOD FOR YOUR HEART  February is Heart Month, but it is also the month where we think about Valentines, chocolates and sentimental thoughts as we celebrate love and relationships.   While many focus on their “Sweetheart” on Valentines Day, the intent is NOT just for those in a romantic, married or [&hellip

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    Annette’s upcoming semiar

    If you live in the Calgary area please consider attending this powerful seminar

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    LET GO OF THE PAST – BRING IN THE NEW

    LET GO OF THE PAST; BRING ON THE NEW!  As nations around the world watched and celebrated the life of the inimitable Nelson Mandela recently, a statement he made stands out in my mind that is so poignant as we enter 2014.  He said, “What’s past is past!” As he was being released from prison after [&hellip

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    Attitude is a Choice

      ATTITUDE IS A CHOICE     Did you know that everyday of our lives we have the power to choose the attitude we have regarding life. We may not be able to choose WHAT happens, but we ALWAYS have a choice in how we respond.   We can choose to be negative, critical and judgmental or [&hellip

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    RELATIONSHIPS AND MEANINGFUL CONNECTION

    Relationships are at the basis of everything we do in our homes, in our families, in our work situations, our churches and in our communities.  Meaningful connection is an essential ingredient in maintaining the relationships in our life. We recently returned from two weeks of vacation. The focus of our vacation this year was connection [&hellip

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