Ana loves her work as a recovery coach, author, poet and peace educator. She holds a BA in Peace Studies and an MA in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law. She is also a certified Domestic Violence Counselor and Radical Forgiveness Coach.

Coming from a difficult childhood, she knows firsthand the benefits of using recovery skills in order to experience inner peace and freedom. She is a big fan of deep trust, conscious breathing, and exploring all aspects of ourselves with an honest and positive outlook. Over the past twenty years, she’s worked with thousands of people, including individuals, couples, prison inmates, at-risk families, juvenile offenders, non-profits, businesses, and schools.

Her books include Forgive and Be Free, The Edges Are Friendly, and a chapter in Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Mindful Living. She is also the creator of The Healing Power of Forgiveness audio CD and three e-courses. She’s worked for over 20 years in the field of recovery and reconciliation, and she looks forward to teaching you practical skills for living boldly in harmony, health and empowerment!