Forgiveness, Mindfulness, and Health

  title={Forgiveness, Mindfulness, and Health},
  author={Jon R. Webb and T. Dustin Phillips and David J. Bumgarner and Elizabeth Conway-Williams},
Forgiveness and mindfulness have both been associated with a variety of salutary health-related outcomes. Though thought to be related to one another, very little empirical work has examined the association of forgiveness and mindfulness, including in the context of health. Consistent with theory regarding the forgiveness–health association and the definition of health behavior, we hypothesized that mindfulness would play a role in the relationship between forgiveness and health. Cross… 
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