18 episodes

The Gift of Forgiveness explores what forgiveness means, how it affects us mentally and physically, and what it takes to truly move on. Hosted by Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt and inspired by her book, The Gift of Forgiveness, these are the true stories of forgiveness from the people who’ve lived them. You’ll hear exclusive interviews from some of the people featured in Katherine’s book, and in-depth conversations with some of your favorite celebrities who share their own stories of forgiveness like you’ve never heard them before.

The Gift of Forgiveness Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 495 Ratings

The Gift of Forgiveness explores what forgiveness means, how it affects us mentally and physically, and what it takes to truly move on. Hosted by Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt and inspired by her book, The Gift of Forgiveness, these are the true stories of forgiveness from the people who’ve lived them. You’ll hear exclusive interviews from some of the people featured in Katherine’s book, and in-depth conversations with some of your favorite celebrities who share their own stories of forgiveness like you’ve never heard them before.

    Sean Hayes

    Sean Hayes

    Actor, comedian, and one of Katherine’s oldest friends Sean Hayes joins her on the first episode of The Gift of Forgiveness to talk about coming out, where he gets his drive to succeed, and the forgiveness journey he didn’t realize he was on.
    You can get a copy of Katherine's book, The Gift of Forgiveness, wherever books are sold.
    Photo by Johanna Brinckman
    This episode of The Gift of Forgiveness is sponsored by Indochino. Get an extra $30 off your purchase of $399 or more by using code CADENCE at checkout.
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    • 36 min
    Chris Williams and Cameron White

    Chris Williams and Cameron White

    Chris Williams was driving his family home from the ice cream shop one winter evening, when a drunk driver hit his car, totaling it, and killing his family. Chris sat among the wreckage, waiting for help to arrive and in that very moment, forgave the other driver.
    You can get a copy of Katherine's book, The Gift of Forgiveness, wherever books are sold.
    Photo by Johanna Brinckman
    This episode of The Gift of Forgiveness is sponsored by:
    Green Chef - Visit GreenChef.com/Forgive80 to get $80 off at checkout.
    Purple Mattress - Visit Purple.com/Forgive and use promo code "Forgive" for $150 off any mattress worth $1500 or more.
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    • 31 min
    Jessica Simpson

    Jessica Simpson

    Katherine got to join Jessica in her home studio pre-COVID to talk about forgiving but not forgetting, how self-forgiveness helps her stay sober, and how her faith plays a role on her forgiveness journey. 
    You can get a copy of Katherine's book, The Gift of Forgiveness, wherever books are sold.
    Photo by Johanna Brinckman
    This episode of The Gift of Forgiveness is sponsored by:
    Daily Harvest - Go to dailyharvest.com and enter promo code FORGIVE to get $25 off your first box!
    Stamps - Go to stamps.com, click on the microphone at the top of the homepage and type in FORGIVE for 4 weeks free.
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    • 31 min
    Sybrina Fulton

    Sybrina Fulton

    One February afternoon, Sybrina Fulton got the call no mother should; her son, Trayvon Martin, was killed. It’s been eight years since Trayvon’s death, and Sybrina celebrates his legacy and the movement he inspired, and is open about the fact that she has not forgiven.
    You can get a copy of Katherine's book, The Gift of Forgiveness, wherever books are sold.
    Photo by Johanna Brinckman

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    • 20 min
    Lewis Howes

    Lewis Howes

    An outburst on a basketball court sent Lewis Howes to group therapy where one day he told the secret that he’d kept buried for years. After he decided to share, he couldn’t stop. Speaking openly and publicly was one of the ways that Lewis Howes was able to forgive his abuser. 
    Listen to the full episode of The School of Greatness where Lewis shares his abuse story.
    Listen to Katherine on The School of Greatness.
    You can get a copy of Katherine's book, The Gift of Forgiveness, wherever books are sold.
    Photo by Johanna Brinckman
    This episode of The Gift of Forgiveness is sponsored by:
    Thrive Market - Visit ThriveMarket.com/Forgive and start your risk-free membership and get your free gift today.
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    • 35 min
    Camila Coelho

    Camila Coelho

    Fashion Designer & Beauty Entrepreneur Camila Coelho joins Katherine today to share her story of forgiveness. She talks about self-acceptance, living with epilepsy, and a forgiveness journey that began on her wedding day. 
    You can get a copy of Katherine's book, The Gift of Forgiveness, wherever books are sold.
    Photo by Johanna Brinckman
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
495 Ratings

495 Ratings

Lucas@1021 ,

Great/awesome …….and then

Chelsea………ugh pathetic!

Marie Olin ,

Life changing

Dr. Dan Segel changed my thought process and assisted with allowing myself to forgive my ex husband who killed himself earlier this year and all the pain he cause myself and my children during our marriage and afterwards. Instead of living in the past and the future, I will begin to center myself in the present.
Thank you Katherine for helping others.

RobTargos ,

Self forgiveness and social conformity

The Sean Hayes episode was awesome! I learned so much about self forgiveness especially against social normalcy and values. The way Sean Hayes went through in his head the ping pong of questions and valuesAnd the lack of education. It was really helpful. Even to realize that Sean‘s own behavior in the car was sometimes counterintuitive. Realizing his own mistakes against trying to be helpful and understanding for others what is something I really identified with.I was born with a disability, cerebral palsy. Conforming to able-bodied standards because of my physical training before the ADA, Also left me with guilt because I could do more than some of my friends with disabilities.Yesterday I forgave myself for conforming to ability and disability standards. Thank you!

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