I am a Professional Forgiveness Coach and owner of this amazing blog at Forgiving Connects. Through personalized coaching, I work with clients both individually and in groups to make peace with themselves and create more of what they want in their lives. A key in our work together is the powerful practice of Self-forgiveness, or freeing ourselves from the judgments we make inwardly.
This website & blog is a safe space for all of us to share our stories on forgiveness. It comes out of my own journey learning how to love myself and what works to truly help me forgive … fully.
I struggled with an eating disorder starting in puberty and on a deeper level, battled with self-criticism and even self-hatred. This changed when I learned the powerful practice of Self-forgiveness. One day at a time, I began to accept and love all the parts of myself I’d judged.
Then, my mom was murdered in my 30s. Facing the grief and judgments from this act was a life-changer for me. It opened me to a profound experience of compassion and letting go. I deepened in my ability to forgive and choose love—no matter what.
I am committed to knowing this completely and have been practicing and sharing about forgiveness for many years. I have a Masters in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica and was valedictorian of the public policy program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. I also earned a Doctorate in Spiritual Science, where I completed a Practical Treatise on self-forgiveness as a key to living in your heart as a practical, day-to-day experience.
Most recently, I founded #ForgivingFridays, which is an international movement for people to share their stories and experiences, release judgments, and connect with each other through kindness. I’ve spoken at the Annual Conference of the Institute for Individual and World Peace and am a regular attendee at the U.N. Spiritual Caucus group in New York.
I invite you to participate with me however you are called to do that. Please contribute your stories to Forgiving Fridays! Sign up for a Forgiving Coaching Session or join our Forgiving Group on Facebook! Watch a Forgiving Fours video! Ask me questions on forgiveness at my Contact Page!
Thank you and many blessings to you on your own path of forgiving.
With Great Love,