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"The Power of Forgiveness": The Health Benefits of Letting Go

The Power of Forgiveness is a collection of seven short stories that, taken together, reveal the limits, difficulties, healing qualities, and unforeseen effects an act of forgiveness can have in the lives of the people who give it. One of the stories focuses on Kathleen Lawler-Row, a professor of psychology who has conducted extensive research into the effects of forgiveness on the human body.

In this clip, Dr. Lawler-Row discusses her experiments probing the connection between forgiveness and symptoms of physical stress, like blood pressure. "When I bring people into the ...

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