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Ideas to help your team develop personally and professionally.

How could it be a health issue? 

It may seem less satisfying than holding a grudge and revisiting our moral high ground, but the evidence in favour of forgiveness is clear. It's an investment in our relationships with rewards for both the forgiver and forgiven. Forgiving ourselves is just as rewarding.

It may seem superficial, but it's surprisingly powerful. Researchers have found that people who fill in 'gratitude diaries' are significantly happier than people who just record events. Writing a letter or visiting someone to express your gratitude can make the receiver and you happier for up to three months.