Did you know that forgiveness carries with it a myriad of health benefits? By releasing anger and resentment you can actually reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure, improve heart health, and therefore extend your life. Holding on to anger is linked to heart disease and stroke, possibly taking years from your life. If you truly want to live longer and be healthier, don’t wait for someone else to take the first step. Be the initiator and extend the hand of forgiveness. When you forgive others unconditionally—without expectations—you are generating ultimate mind and body health.