You Are Beautiful

May 13, 2021 | Newsletter, Video

Dear Friends of The Sunny Center,

A beautiful overhead view of the Sunny Healing Center.

For so many of us, building a positive self-image can be difficult , especially after the trauma of wrongful conviction and incarceration. But we are all beautiful, no matter what we look like on the outside. In this week’s video, I go over the tools you can use to learn to accept the beautiful person that you are.

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Your Beautiful Self

It doesn’t matter what shape you are or what size you are. It matters how you feel inside. You are who you are. That’s you. The beauty comes from the energy that you radiate from within.

This involves a certain amount of acceptance. We have to work at that sometimes. Yoga, meditation and prayer are tools you can use to do the work. Forgiveness and gratitude are tools to use, too.

Often these days, Peter and I are so outwardly focused and busy with our work, maintaining the Sunny Healing Center and working with Exonerees around the world remotely. We have to remember to do things that bring us back inside ourselves: to explore creativity, to practice yoga, to just sit quietly together with Barney, Millie and Bogey curled up next to us and look out at the wild Connemara landscape.

The world outside is beautiful. But we are part of that world and are beautiful. Going inside ourselves we can find that beauty and bring it out.

That’s what we try to share with Exonerees who are going through this incredible experience of coming out of a dark place and into the light. That they are deserving of beauty and happiness. They can take their place in the world and exchange pain for beauty and happiness and peace.

Your assistance is so absolutely needed as we work with Exonerees. Even a small contribution helps us to work with Exonerees, to help them see the beauty in the world and in themselves. Thank you for all that you do!

You Can Help Exonerees

Three men stand arm in arm.

Support an Exoneree directly by purchasing a needed item for them!

Terry’s wish list
David’s wish list
Paul’s wish list
Danny’s wish list
Joseph’s wish list
Robert’s wish list

Thank you so much for your support! And don’t forget, you can purchase through smile.amazon.com and select The Sunny Center Foundation USA, Inc. as your charity of choice.


Support for Exonerees

f you are an Exoneree who needs someone to talk to, or needs help in some way, contact us. Even though we are not yet allowed to travel or bring others to us, we can connect over the phone or online.


Peace and Love,

Sunny and Peter

An incredible opportunity to support The Sunny Center

We are so excited to announce that our board member, artist Peter Tunney, is auctioning two of his masterpieces.  You can go directly to usatoday.com/nft to get all the details.

It Takes A Community to Help Exonerees Heal

What an amazing summer this has been. We’ve been at home, raising a litter of kittens in our polytunnel and collecting eggs from our hens. And at the same time we have been able to reach out into the world and continue helping Exonerees.

Have you seen Sunny on YouTube?

Yoga and meditation are so central to our life and work at The Sunny Center. We meditate each morning to help us approach the day with a calm, clear mind (and some extra energy)!

Exonerees are succeeding, thanks to you!

Helping people exonerated of crimes they did not commit, setting them back on the path to a fulfilling life, is a monumental task that we depend on the dedication of volunteers, both near and far, to achieve.

For Exonerees, life’s little legal challenges can be huge

Exonerees face many challenges as they rebuild their lives after a wrongful conviction. One of the things that takes a backseat, as they struggle to access essentials like a place to live, medical care, and work, is thinking about how they will be cared for if they get sick.

Sometimes, it takes a (small) army

Terry Wanzer fought for more than 20 years to have his record cleared, even though he was exonerated in 1996. Our friend and volunteer Carrie is working to stop injustices like this.

How to Avoid Toxicity

At a time when it seems so many people in the world are expressing so much anger and hatred, how do you maintain your balance? Watch my latest video and share with us on social media!

About Our Wish List Program

One of our most impactful programs that arose during, and because of, the Covid-19 pandemic is the Wish List program. Through this, people who want to help an Exoneree directly can do so.

Wishing You a Summer of Healing, Hope and Joy

While the start of summer certainly feels much calmer and more certain than it did last year, plenty of activity is going on at The Sunny Center!

More Than 2,700 Exonerees Need Your Help

The need for resources and change within the system is immense. But together, we can start making a difference right away!

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