Charlene Costanzo




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Charlene Costanzo

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Charlene Gorda Costanzo is an award-winning author, workshop facilitator, wife, mother of two adult daughters, and grandmother of twins. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy from St. Bonaventure University and an M.A. in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.

Originally from New Jersey, she has resided in New York, Texas, Arizona, and Florida. During a one-year book tour to launch The Twelve Gifts of Birth, Charlene and her husband enjoyed living in an RV in 48 of the 50 states.

The Twelve Gifts series of fables began in 1987 when Charlene wrote The Twelve Gifts of Birth as a life message for her own, then-teenage, daughters. Twelve years later she published the book and discussed its message in schools, shelters, prisons, church
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“From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.”


                             ~ Dr. Seuss


Everything has the potential to be funny. Even cancer. You may remember Gilda Radner and her book, It’s Always Something. Gilda was great at finding the funny.


When facing cancer – or any illness or life challenge – it helps a lot to tap into our inner strength, to hold hope, and to f...

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The Twelve Gifts in Marriage

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“The first gift is Strength. May you remember to call upon it whenever you need it.”
Charlene Costanzo, The Twelve Gifts of Birth

“May your heart open.
May joy emerge.
May love flow through you.
May you heal and help others.”
Charlene Costanzo, The Twelve Gifts for Healing

“No matter who we are, where we live, what we look like, the circumstances of our birth or the situations we face; each of us has gifts within us. Strength, beauty, courage, compassion, hope, joy, talent, imagination, reverence, wisdom, love and faith are among them. They are not like material presents we unwrap and hold in our hands. We can’t see these gifts with our eyes. But they are real and powerful. When we open ourselves to them, they can enrich every aspect of our lives. They can help us transform challenges into opportunities and tragedies into triumphs. They can help us make a difference in the world.”
Charlene Costanzo, The Twelve Gifts for Healing

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