He's on to something here. I forgave the Sifters who were certain that I was a sock puppet. And boy howdy, I felt better. Full disclosure, a smidgen of valium was instrumental in helping me achieve nirvana during that trial by fire. Now you know.
YouTube: Professor Stephen Post is well known for his writings on the health benefits of helping others. In this video, he walks us through the many reasons why practicing forgiveness can be both therapeutic and rejuvenating. After all, studies show that people who show a proclivity to hostile emotions tend to die earlier due to heart failure. That's why the James Lang Theory of Emotions posits the emotional and physiological benefits of small acts of kindness.