Jesus was on to something (well, duh!)

According to the Mayo Clinic, forgiveness is good for your health:

Holding a grudge appears to affect the cardiovascular and nervous systems. In one study, people who focused on a personal grudge had elevated blood pressure and heart rates, as well as increased muscle tension and feelings of being less in control. When asked to imagine forgiving the person who had hurt them, the participants said they felt more positive and relaxed and thus, the changes dissipated. Other studies have shown that forgiveness has positive effects on psychological health, too.

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2 comments

    • Edward Willett on January 4, 2008 at 11:53 pm
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    I’ve only had rabbit once (to my knowledge). It wasn’t bad, but that Thumperish drumstick lying across the plate certainly gave others at the table (this was at a fancy banquet) paws…er, pause. 🙂

    • Ranurgis on January 4, 2008 at 11:45 pm
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    I heard of this fact several years ago though I don’t know if it gave actual “scientific” proof there. I’ve mentioned the psychological benefits of forgiving on at least one blog. I’m glad to hear that this is becoming more widely spread.

    I’ve just looked at your explanation of Hasenpfeffer and you’re right, it’s a type of stew made with the innards of the rabbit, something I’m not very likely to have after seeing the movie “Weekend” by the French film-maker Godard. It’s too long to explain but after seeing that I only ate rabbit unsuspectingly once before giving it up forever.

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