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Rapid-fire digital communication, remote employment and the airbrushed world of social media can leave people feeling disconnected, divided and disillusioned. Basic social graces are sometimes nothing more than afterthoughts … watered down by emojis and acronyms. The ability to express authentic apologies, accept forgiveness and make peace with pain are vital skills worth nurturing — perhaps now more than ever.

In her new book, 101 Ways to Create Mindful Forgiveness, gratitude expert Kelly Browne addresses the modern-day art of how to mindfully forgive and make amends for the sake of individual self-care and wellness — personally, publicly and electronically. Offering personal stories, priceless practical guidance, journal prompts and therapeutic tools to open the hearts of readers, 101 Ways to Create Mindful Forgiveness is an imminently useful guide for anyone seeking to embrace the power of forgiveness to forge a happier, healthier life.

“True forgiveness does not mean you are condoning or forgetting the difficult event that occurred,” Browne writes in the book’s introduction. “But that you are freely choosing to move forward in peace, enveloping yourself in love and compassion for your wellness.”

A survivor of personal trauma, Browne’s insights are meaningful and heartfelt, as she covers both personal and professional relationships in her book, teaching readers:

– How to Apologize Using the 6 Rs
– Electronic Apologies: Text, Emojis and Emailed Apologies
– The Three Faces of an Apology
– Meaningful Apologetic Words and Notes
– Moving Forward Toward Forgiveness
– The Forgiveness Thesaurus
– Releasing Grudges
– Choosing Compassion Over Revenge
– Overcoming Trauma
– And much more

In addition, the book includes inspiration from The Book of Forgiving by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu, which contains wisdom that humanity desperately needs for healing the racial divides in current times.

“In a world that can feel divided and disconnected, everyone wants a quick fix to solve their personal issues,” Browne added. “It’s not easy to just ‘get over’ something that has hurt us deeply. But with the right mindfulness tools, we can enjoy a daily lifestyle of personal awareness and wellness.”

About the Author

Trauma survivor Kelly Browne evacuated her parents during the SoCalGas Aliso Canyon Blowout over Los Angeles — the worst environmental gas disaster in U.S. history. As her mother spiraled into a fatal cancer diagnosis from the toxic exposure, Browne’s daughter was thrown from a horse at an unlicensed equestrian camp, breaking her neck. Browne sought trauma therapy for herself and family, digging deep to embrace the tools she teaches in this book, forging ahead with tenacity, acceptance, forgiveness, and navigating a way to find her personal peace amidst the pain.

Browne is a well-known gratitude expert on thank-you notes for adults and children. She is the author of the bestselling series in its category: 101 Ways to Say Thank You: Notes of Gratitude for All Occasions (Sterling 2008, 2nd edition, 2015); 101 Ways to Say Thank You! Kids & Teens (Cedar Fort, 2015); and 101 Ways to Say Thank You: Notes of Gratitude for Every Occasion (Adams Media/S&S, 2022).

To learn more, visit https://www.kellybrowne.net/, or follow the author on IG at https://www.instagram.com/kellybrowne6/.

101 Ways to Create Mindful Forgiveness:
A Heart-Healing Guide to Forgiveness, Apologies, and Mindful Tools for Peace
Publisher: HCI Books
Release Date: March 7, 2023
ISBN-13: 978-0757324581
Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Available on Amazon.com


Reviews, photos, links to previous interviews and Q&As are available upon request.