These Helpful Nuggets Could Improve Your Life Beyond Measure…

Joyce Buford shares some thoughts on the enormous topic of forgiveness, clearing up some common myths about what it is and what it isn’t. She will also explain how withholding forgiveness can adversely affect health and happiness.

Joyce is a Life Coach, Author, Speaker, and Internet Podcast Host. Having experienced transition in her own life, she shares her secret to facing the fear of change with total confidence. She supports listeners and clients during various significant transitions in life and helps them reclaim their true purpose and strengths.

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What You’ll Learn from This Episode:

  • Some kinds of situations that are made easier by forgiveness
  • Some of Joyce’s personal issues that needed forgiveness
  • Why forgiveness is important
  • Why forgiveness does not mean that the offending action was okay
  • What makes us want to “get even” and how this prevents us from healing
  • Why it can feel like letting go of grievances is the hardest thing you can do
  • What forgiveness really is — and what it isn’t
  • Some discussion of Barbara J. Hunt’s book “Forgiveness Made Easy: The Revolutionary Guide to Moving Beyond Your Past and Truly Letting Go”
  • Hunt says there are five obstacles to forgiving and Joyce shares the first one
  • Why we are vulnerable when forgiving
  • The hidden price you pay when you don’t forgive
  • Why forgiveness is for you and not the person who hurt you
  • Bradford Brown’s powerful description of what forgiveness really means
  • Why forgiveness is not a sign of weakness
  • One of Nelson Mandela’s most powerful teaching moments
  • Why our brains are hard-wired to need to forgive without us realizing it

Featured on the Show:

Barbara J. Hunt’s book – Forgiveness Made Easy: The Revolutionary Guide to Moving Beyond Your Past and Truly Letting Go | Dr. Lawrence Wilson | Nelson Mandela

“Forgiveness is the absolute refusal to hold ill will against someone for what they did or didn’t do.”

Bradford Brown

“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.”

Nelson Mandela