Jewish Cultural and Community Center
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
NO MORE DRAMA WITH MAMA
THE SECRET TO FINDING FORGIVENESS
Did you ever feel like you were born into the wrong family? I did. According to my mother, I couldn’t do anything right and my brothers couldn’t do anything wrong. My nose was too big, my hair was too frizzy and my butt too fat. All I ever wanted was out, out of her way, out of my house, away from the constant barrage of criticism, orders and demands. After I left home, went to university and built an Emmy-award winning career, underneath my successful façade I was seething with anger towards my mother. My struggles with trust and abandonment sabotaged many aspects of my life including my personal and romantic relationships. Most people don’t believe that I even talk to my mother today much less she is my closest friend. My story is about forgiveness. How I came to understand, forgive and cherish my mother. By discovering the secret to forgiveness I was able to find my power and freedom – freedom from emotional bondage. And in doing so, realized that the biggest obstacle in my life, my challenging childhood ended up being the biggest gift I received. Learning how to forgive empowered me and released my fears of being judged. As a result, I was able to open up my life to the world with a deeply personal film that has connected profoundly with audiences. Now, I teach others how to walk through the door of forgiveness and set themselves free. Anyone can do this.
JOIN GAYLE KIRSCHENBAUM for a talk about her journey and method to finding forgiveness and screening of trailers for her films MY NOSE and LOOK AT US NOW, MOTHER!