Trading Your Awful Past for a Beautiful Future

[powerpress] Forgiving those who hurt you is a powerful healing act of grace. Author and Founder of The Teen Project, Lauri Burns shares her powerful story about forgiving her physically abusive father who put her through turmoil. By her teenage years, she found herself spiraling down a road of drugs and dangerous behavior. By 19 years old, she was working the streets as a prostitute and addicted to heroine. Now 27 years sober, she has completely turned her life around Read More

Full Circle Healing: One Woman’s Forgiveness Heals Generations in Her Family

Healing often has a domino effect. This series of interviews shares the remarkable stories of two women who have been affected by each other and are spreading the healing in their family and beyond. Simply amazing. Lauri Burns grew up in turmoil and in an extremely physically abusive home. By her teenage years, she found herself spiraling down a road of drugs and dangerous behavior. By 19 years old, she was working the streets as a prostitute and addicted to Read More

Freedom Comes From Forgiveness

In light of recent events with the murder and trial of Trayvon Martin, Boston bombing and the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, I’m sharing a beautiful work of love and truth by Author, Speaker and Kirsty TV guest, Chappale Burton. If anyone knows the power of forgiveness, it’s this man who was abused as a child by his step father and witness the murder of both of his parents as a young boy. Watch our interview about his childhood trauma Read More

Oprah’s Lifeclass Helped Amy Baumgardner Recover and Heal

 My experience on Oprah’s Life Class was both exciting, because I’m meeting Oprah, and terrifying. I had no idea how the audience, Iyanla, Oprah or my town was going to react.  I was nervous to share my story but I also felt I needed to do it.  I discussed it over and over with my husband and we both came to the same conclusion.  How can I attempt to reduce the stigma of addiction and recovery if I don’t have Read More

How To Forgive Someone Who’s Hurt Us – Kouch Time On Kirsty TV

[powerpress] How do I forgive someone who has hurt me so much? We all have asked ourselves that and want to know how we can move through those hard times and life altering events? Kirsty and friends discuss how to forgive when it’s hard. Sometimes intervention and counseling is essential, because there a need to form a new sense of security. Forgiveness is also key. Lisa tells us, “The forgiveness first has to be against the person that perpetrated these Read More

Witnessed the Murder of His Parents as a Child, Chappale Learned How To Forgive The Assailant

[powerpress] Chappale Burton witnessed the tragic murder of his mother and stepfather in his childhood playground in Chicago, Illinois. He has gone on to live an inspirational life and teaches others how to move on from tragedy and find forgiveness in your heart. In his book titled, Choose Happiness, Chappale talks about his difficult childhood. He was physically and emotionally abused by his stepfather who would sometimes starve him as a toddler. He goes on to describe what he saw Read More

Forgiveness Set Me Free From A Lifetime of Sexual, Emotional and Physical Abuse

  There is a Buddhist proverb that states, “That which I do not forgive in you, lies unforgiven within myself.” At the age of fifteen I had already faced many challenges in my life. One of which was sexual abuse at the hands of my stepfather when I was fourteen. My mother and father were estranged at that time and had been divorced for a few years. The lack of acceptance with this occurrence brought me to a place where Read More