I believe in forgiveness. I believe forgiveness will heal your body, your relationships, your issues at your job as well as your brain. Yes, your brain.

Your frontal lobe, the cognitive area of your brain, is also the area of the brain responsible for problem-solving and morality, as well as higher functions of thinking and reasoning. When you are in a forgiving mood, this area lights up and is highly active.

What could you do if this important part of your brain was working at top speed?

You could solve problems efficiently, reason, make judgments, make plans and choices, take action, and generally control your living environment.

A healthy frontal lobe allows you to be the human being that others want to be around; one without grudges and resentments.

The frontal lobe also controls your voluntary muscles, muscles that allow you to throw a baseball, ride a bike, and jog.

Your frontal lobe helps you in most social interactions. It helps you to figure out how to respond to others, how to understand what people are saying to you, allowing for critical thinking.

All this from forgiveness. I think it’s worth it to forgive others, from your heart, to help your brain.

Just so you know, I am not talking about Joe telling all of us that he tried to forgive Lorraine and she would not accept his apology.

I am talking about quietly forgiving yourself..for whatever you did that may have hurt Lorraine and in turn, yourself.

There is a distinction.

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Joanne Victoria

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Joanne Victoria