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BLOG POST – FAMILY IS EVERYTHING, SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER – PART 13 - Survival Skills

BLOG POST – FAMILY IS EVERYTHING, SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER – PART 13 - Survival Skills

Please click on this Blog post to learn about my mother who survived the many obstacles in her path and never gave up.

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.

#womenshistorymonth2021 #nevergiveup #mothers #survivor #orphanage #ww2 #refugeecamp #canadianimmigration #bravewomen #survivalskills #canada #family #hope #children

 

 

BLOG POST – FAMILY IS EVERYTHING, SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER – PART 15 - Goals of Blog posts

BLOG POST – FAMILY IS EVERYTHING, SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER – PART 15 - Goals of Blog posts

Please click on this blog post to learn the purpose of my blog posts and how they have been written.

If you're looking for a book that doesn't describe the raw graphic details of abuse and violence then "Anastasia and The Ghostly Owl" is the book for you!

Metaphors can make writing more personal, more memorable, and more persuasive. ~ Henneke.

Using metaphors is a good way to help the 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

Reviews:

...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 is 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

#metaphors #imagination #metaphoricalstory #inspirationalstory #truestory #hope #faith #adversity #help #suffering #growth #teachers #goals  #selfhelp #selfesteem #selfworth #selfawareness #identity #life #storytelling #success

 

BLOG POST – FAMILY IS EVERYTHING, SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER – PART 14 - Siblings

BLOG POST – FAMILY IS EVERYTHING, SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER – PART 14 - Siblings

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.

#separation #mentalhealth #suicideprevention #divorce #families #children #depression #parenting #fostercare #survivors #siblings #parents #grief 

BLOG POST – FAMILY IS EVERYTHING, SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER – PART 11 - Suicide/Depression

BLOG POST – FAMILY IS EVERYTHING, SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER – PART 11 - Suicide/Depression

Please click on this blog post and read the comment (located in Comment Section) - "Family Is Everything, Siblings Belong Together"- Part 11 - Suicide/Depression
https://ghostlyowl.myshopify.com/blogs/news/tagged/siblings-belong-together-part-11


Click on this blog post to discover how different yet similar life was living with our Mother.

 

As a family, we continued to have many difficulties dealing with abuse, violence, depression, homelessness, and suicide.

#mentalhealth #suicideprevention #depression #grief #anxiety #family #abusesurvivor #abuse #violence #homelessness #suicide

BLOG POST – FAMILY IS EVERYTHING, SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER – PART 12 - Game of Chess

BLOG POST – FAMILY IS EVERYTHING, SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER – PART 12 - Game of Chess

Please click on this post to the Blog postings and awesome review (located in Comment Section in Part 12 ) - "Family Is Everything, Siblings Belong Together"- Part 12 - Game of Chess

Click on this Blog post to the metaphor where Anastasia creates an imaginative mental chess game to protect herself as the pawn, her willpower to be happy. She also draws upon the help of her stronger chess pieces. She uses her imagination to escape the reality of her surroundings allowing her to continue to pursue 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

#writer #author #poetry #inspiration #creative #artist #art #comment #storytelling #games #depression #imagination #goalsetting #happiness

BLOG POST - FAMILY IS EVERYTHING- SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER - PART 09 - Inner Strength

BLOG POST - FAMILY IS EVERYTHING- SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER - PART 09 - Inner Strength

Please click on the Blog post to the metaphor of Mountain Climbers and 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 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

#life #author #happiness #love #inspiration #success #strengthfromwithin #maslow #hierarchyofneeds #motivation #metaphors #mountain #selfesteem #selfworth #acceptyourself #alone #selfhelp #Maslow

 

BLOG POST - FAMILY IS EVERYTHING - SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER - PART 07 - Life with Mom

BLOG POST - FAMILY IS EVERYTHING - SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER - PART 07 - Life with Mom

Please click on this blog post to understand and learn more about my personal feelings toward the homeless.

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 of 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.

#mothersday2021 #families #help #food #health #people #community #homelesslivesmatter #survival #anxiety #drugoverdose

BLOG POST - FAMILY IS EVERYTHING - SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER - PART 08 - Homelessness

BLOG POST - FAMILY IS EVERYTHING - SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER - PART 08 - Homelessness

Please click on this post to the Blog postings - "Family Is Everything, Siblings Belong Together"- Part 08 - Homelessness
https://ghostlyowl.myshopify.com/blogs/news/tagged/siblings-belong-together-part-08

Please click on this Blog post to the metaphor of baby owls falling out of trees and on the path to homelessness representing the many growing numbers of homeless individuals on the streets. We do not know the path these individuals have been on to get them to where they are, yet we are judgemental. I lost a brother and sister to homelessness, and I know how heartbreaking it is to lose a loved one. I spent years of my life wondering if the homeless man I had just passed on the street is my brother, and I constantly questioned my brother's whereabouts and his safety.

I dedicated this part of my story in "Anastasia and The Ghostly Owl" to my many years of thinking about my brother, his whereabouts, and his safety. After 50 years, we were reconnected and able to speak with each other over the phone.

I never knew what happened with my oldest sister until about five (5) years later when I learned that she was a single mother with a beautiful two (2) year old daughter.
#metaphors #owls #homelessness #siblings #safety #love #hope #families #support #parenting #community #giveback #mentalhealth #drugaddiction #alcoholic #prostitutio

BLOG POST - FAMILY IS EVERYTHING, SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER - PART 01 - Family Reunification

BLOG POST - FAMILY IS EVERYTHING, SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER - PART 01 - Family Reunification

Please click on this post to the Blog postings and awesome review (located in Comment Section) in Part 01 - "Family Is Everything, Siblings Belong Together"- Family Reunification

https://ghostlyowl.myshopify.com/blogs/news/tagged/siblings-belong-together-part-01

 

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BLOG POST - FAMILY IS EVERYTHING, SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER - PART 02 - Lion Cubs

BLOG POST - FAMILY IS EVERYTHING, SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER - PART 02 - Lion Cubs

Please click on this blog post to learn how Anita utilizes the metaphor of lion cubs playing naturally and then being traumatized when an intruder conquers the clan and dispels them all in "Anastasia and The Ghostly Owl".

#love #children #siblings #life #community #metaphors #trauma #hope #faith #adversity #danger #intruder #mentalhealth #awareness #preventchildabuse #youngadults #blogpost #kids #parenting #support #separated #families

BLOG POST - FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

BLOG POST - FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

Anastasia discovers the secret that there is a fountain of youth. Check it out in “Anastasia and The Ghostly Owl”.   e-Book is available on any sma...

BLOG POST - NEVER LOOK DOWN ON ANYBODY UNLESS YOU'RE HELPING HIM UP. ~JESSE JACKSON

BLOG POST - NEVER LOOK DOWN ON ANYBODY UNLESS YOU'RE HELPING HIM UP. ~JESSE JACKSON

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up. ~ Jesse Jackson     "Anastasia and The Ghostly Owl" is available on any smartphone, iPad,...