Someone has done you wrong, and you can’t let it go. You’ve tried to breathe, meditate, or find closure, but nothing seems to work long-term. Maybe you even have moments of relief, but before long, you’re back to bitter thoughts of this person or situation taking up prime real estate in your mind. If left unchecked, resentment will poison your life and happiness. But what to do? Today I’m teaching you how you’ve been approaching resentment all wrong and the one evidence-based way to get it right.
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Listen to my Loving Kindness Guided Meditation to develop feelings of acceptance, compassion, love, and kindness towards yourself and other people.
Resources for The Key to Letting Go of Resentment
Everything You Were Too Pissed to Ask About Anger
How to Forgive Someone Who Hurt You in 5 Steps
Loving Kindness Guided Meditation
The Secret About Anger You’ve Got to Know
How Your Lizard Brain is Keeping You Stuck
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