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.


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 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

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