BLOG POST - FAMILY IS EVERYTHING - SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER - PART 10 - Podcast "Two Old Guys Talking"
Click on this Blog post to my interview with "Two Old Guy Talking" about my inspirational book, "Anastasia and The Ghostly Owl" written metaphorically with the two themes of hope and adversity presented simultaneouly. If you're looking for a book that doesn't describle the raw graphic details of abuse and violence, this is the book for you! I also discuss my real story of what happened to me as a result of being abandoned, abducted, and abused.
Also available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBVW9kxXKv0
BLOG POST - FAMILY IS EVERYTHING, SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER - PART 03 – Our Future Belongs To Our Children
“Our Future Belongs to Our Children.”
We need to be good examples for our children and help them to feel special, loved, and accepted. Together, let’s build strong children.
The month of April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The theme for this year is “Thriving Children and Families: Prevention with Purpose.”
You can find “The National Child Abuse Prevention Month 2021 Outreach Toolkit“ at: https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/ncapm-2021-outreach-toolkit.pdf
You can find tools, tips, and resources at: https://www.childwelfare.gov/preventionmonth/
Let's strive to make everyday child abuse prevention day!
Silence and Secrets work hand-in-hand, they are both dangerous.
The abuse of children is the world’s greatest silent crime. It becomes the silent, hidden secret. Child abuse is a world-wide epidemic.
If we can break the wall of Secrecy, abuse cannot continue. Abuse is an epidemic that relies on Secrecy! ~ Anita E. Wladichuk
We do live in a dangerous world. Be one of those individuals who will step in and offer to help. Remember, the three (3) wise Japanese monkeys (“see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil”). Let’s not turn a blind eye.
In celebration of Women's History Month, March 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021, please click on this Blog post to learn some of the history of a woman who survived years of upheaval but she never gave up. This woman is my Mom.
She is one of many who survived the death of her parents at a young age, living in an orphanage, WW2, living in a refugee camp with her son, and finally receiving immigration status to come to Canada in an attempt to make a better life for herself and her children.
Personally, I would give my Mom a reward for her hard work and bravery for all the skills she learned to survive the many obstacles of her life.
If you're looking for a book that doesn't describle the raw graphic details of abuse and violence then "Anastasia and The Ghostly Owl" is the book for you!
Please click on this Blog post to learn the purpose of my Blog posts and how they have been written.
Metaphors can make writing more personal, more memorable, and more persuasive. ~ Henneke.
Using metaphors is a good way to help reader's imagination. "Anastasia and The Ghostly Owl" is riddled with metaphors to inspire them to "think-outside-the-box" and "read-between-the-lines" because that is the way this story is written! ~Anita E. Wladichuk
...Anastasia does provide a vehicle for helping others to see certain elements in themselves–the power of self-identification, the power of outside symbols, the power of seeking help from others...to navigate the tricky turns of life.
~ FrKurt Messick, one of Amazon's Top 50 Reviewers
"Thank you for the copy of your book. I found I could relate to it on so many levels. You are very good with words and I believe your book has the potential to help many, many people. It probably already has! Thanks, again, very much!"
~ Gail, Customer, BC 2018
. . . Anastasia's story does not read like your typical fiction, as it features layers of metaphors that infuse the writing with significant depth and meaning. The meat of the story is definitely between the lines. It is sometimes difficult to ferret out the details of Anastasia's story, but the important thing here are her feelings, and they shine through. . .
~ Daniel Jolley, one of Amazon's Top 50 Reviewers
"Thank you for all you do. The future is good for many because of the way you look at things. Your book is an icebreaker amongst many victims towards understanding and self-awareness regarding the inner suffering from abuse. At any age, it is an excellent, valuable learning tool. Your book provides self-help through your inner peace regarding the abuses you suffered."
~Danny Scheltgen, Customer
E-Book available at Kindle, the Applebook Store or www.ghostlyowl.com!!!~👻🦉
All versions of my book are available on my website. Check it out, you'll be glad you did.
Please click on this Blog post to the overwhelming consequences of a separation between two parents which caused six of the seven children to be taken away and put into the foster care system. For many families, the consequences of a separation were different and many did not survive.
Click on this Blog post to discover how different yet similiar life was living with our Mother.
As a family, we continued to have many difficulties to deal such as abusiveness, violence, depression, homelessness, and suicide.
Click on this Blog post to the metaphor where Anastasia creates an imaginative mental chess game to protect herself as the pawn, her will power to be happy. She also draws upon the help from her stronger chess pieces. She uses her imagination to escape the reality of her surroundings allowing her to continue to pursue with her studies and reach her personal goals in life.
Review: ". . . She seeks to escape her despondency through being in nature, through working her job diligently, through pursuing a college degree, through pursuing sports, and through creating a mental chess game with herself . . ."
~ Richard MacKay January 24, 2021 - Poet, writer, and creative artist. His poetry is about our conscious awareness and the healing of nature, expanding our spiritual awareness, and the reality of our interconnectedness. https://www.amazon.com/author/richardmackay
In Anastasia and The Ghostly Owl, the metaphor of Mountain Climbers explains how Anastasia utilizes her inner strength to get on with her journey to feelings of self-esteem and self-worth.
This metaphor in my book expands on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs of climbing your own mountain without relying on others to get you up the mountain.
Review: "Anita's book is a must read for Maslow fans that realize the only way to 'peak experiences' is getting your life in order, no matter what personal history you have to accept."
~ Edward McCann, Author of Rare Books in California
e-Book available on any smartphone, iPad, or computer at Kindle, the Apple Bookstore or ghostlyowl.com!!! ~👻🦉
To understand my personal feelings towards the homeless, please click on the Blog post to learn more.
We all matter! One day, we may have everything, a roof over our heads, a job, and food. The next day, we may find ourselves on the street for different reasons turned into panhandlers, alcoholics, drug addicts, or prostitutes as our new means for survival. My heart does go out to these homeless individuals because of experiencing two siblings who were forced out of our home.
The number of homeless people is growing, the number of deaths amongst the homeless, due to drug overdose, is also growing. We need to do more in our community to help those less fortunate than ourselves.
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