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Elizabeth Upton is the acclaimed author of titles such as, “Secrets of a Nun: My Own Story,” “The Shaman and The Mafia,” and “Exuberant Women Don’t Age – No Time to Waste.”

Prior to publishing her first book, Upton was a nun for more than 20 years. She also worked as a family counselor, social worker and probation officer for troubled youth. She is a graduate of Syracuse University and earned her M.A. in psychology from Chapman University. Elizabeth and her husband live in Santa Barbara on the beautiful California coast.

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Forgiveness is the Greatest Teacher in Life

The wisdom I’ve learned is how to release the emotional pain of the past. During my time on Earth I’ve spent many years realizing that forgiveness is a lifelong process. It isn’t something that can happen overnight; it starts with small steps and can take a lot of time and effort to release these destructive emotions. Placing blame on others and focusing on negativity only harms you, not anyone else. An important step on the path to forgiveness is looking within to pardon yourself before you can release someone else of blame and move forward positively. Remember, you don’t have…

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