Monday, January 28, 2013

Author preaches forgiveness tips at Charlotte church

From North Carolina-

Do yourself a favor: Practice forgiveness.

That was the prescription Sunday from Dr. Ned Hallowell, a psychiatrist and best-selling author who addressed a packed house at Charlotte’s Christ Episcopal Church. Those who don’t forgive, he said, only hurt themselves by carrying around poisonous anger, resentment and hate.

And that goes for America’s polarized political system, too, said the author of “Dare to Forgive: The Power of Letting Go and Moving on,” who has appeared on “60 Minutes,” “20/20,” and other national TV shows.

If he could get President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner and America’s other political leaders together in a room? “I’d say, ‘Shut up and listen.’ ”

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