Mount Shasta continues to attract and inspire a growing number of artists and leaders who are having positive impacts locally and worldwide in healing, health, and peacemaking.

Ana Holub, owner of Clear Path To Peace, recently discovered that one of her books, “Forgive and Be Free: A Step-by-Step Guide to Release, Healing and Higher Consciousness,” has been translated into five languages: Spanish, French, Romanian, Polish and Czech.

“I couldn’t be more pleased,” Holub said of finding out about the translations.

A forgiveness counselor, volunteer, facilitator, and adventure traveler, Holub’s “Clear Path to Peace” mission is to provide tools and skills to deepen individuals’ direct experience of inner and outer peace.

“These are times when coming together as a local, national, and international community is so vital,” she said. “I believe there is a need and an ability in all of us to forgive, to learn effective communication, and to experience peace.”

Holub has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Peace Studies, a Masters in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law, and is certified in Domestic Violence counseling and Radical Forgiveness coaching. She teaches the art of peacemaking locally and worldwide.

Her work impacts a growing audience of more than 10,000 people who have been reached through her writing, online courses, volunteer work, conflict resolution seminars, restorative justice classes at Yreka’s Juvenile Hall, and through her work with inmates in San Quentin Prison.

Kevin Penn, a former San Quentin inmate of 23 years and one of Holub’s former students, stated in a quote for Holub’s book jacket, “The class we had in San Quentin with Ana opened up many doors, leading us to freedom and a deeper sense of self – even behind bars.” Since his release, Penn now offers peace education and substance abuse training.

Holub said, “I’ve come from a difficult childhood. I know firsthand the benefits of using recovery skills and forgiveness in order to experience inner peace and freedom. I'm a big fan of deep trust, conscious breathing, learning new skills, and exploring all aspects of our selves with an honest and positive outlook.”

In addition to her seminars and counseling, Holub provides free online forgiveness tools, new perspectives, and articles at Her most recent blog post provides insights from the North Dakota Pipeline protest:

For more information on the art of forgiveness, free tools, and to learn how to support the peacemaking work of Ana Holub go to