Unforgiveness has been linked to bitterness, anger, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, chronic back pain, obesity, depression, anxiety, and more. Often it’s not always what folks are eating; it’s often what’s ‘eating’ them. This interactive webinar will help us see that unless we can address the root causes of these issues, we may find that we are unable to achieve the quality of life and positive health outcomes that we desire. Participants will have the opportunity to complete a forgiveness assessment, discuss the concepts of forgiveness and unforgiveness, describe the benefits of forgiveness, and list the consequences of unforgiveness and its impact on health. The session will end with participants practicing the five steps to forgiveness and developing forgiveness contracts that will help them take control of their lives.
Monday, March 9, 2020 2pm – 3pm EDT
Dr. Magon M. Saunders DHSc, MS, RDN, LD
Dr. Magon Saunders, educator, registered and licensed dietitian, author, and forgiveness advocate, is the Founder and Executive Director of Forgive for (Forgive4) Health Ministries in Stone Mountain, Georgia. A forgiveness researcher, Magon, is particularly interested in how forgiveness affects the health of minorities, especially African Americans. Magon holds a doctoral degree in Health Sciences with a major in Global Health from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. She is a graduate of Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, where she received a master’s degree in Nutrition Education and a bachelor’s degree in Community Nutrition. She completed her dietetic internship at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, and holds a degree in Institutional Management from the College of Arts, Science, and Technology in Kingston, Jamaica. Magon has extensive experience working with diverse clients to improve their nutritional status and to manage their medical conditions. For more than 40 years, she has worked at the state, local, national, and international levels in public health, and understands the connection between unforgiveness and health.