Yvonne Ellis

 

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THE MARATHON

It is easy to assume because you survived through the initial brutal battlefield of childhood abuse that once you become of age, the road to healing suddenly becomes plain sailing, but nothing could be further from the truth.  In my experience I have found the challenge of overcoming my past a continuous journey of deliberate [...]

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ABUSE TAG – POEM

It happened to me but it is not my identity It was my past but it is not my present or my future I was a product of its effects, but it only served to strengthen and build my character It is a chapter in my life not my whole life story   People used [...]

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BLOGGER BIRTHDAY!

This is a very special month for me. February 2016 marked a turn in my life, a decision I decided to make to commit my time, energy and thoughts to sharing my knowledge with the world. I did not think in this particular area I could consistently produce what was required to enrich and empower [...]

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FOCUS 2017

Happy New Year! As we all already know this is the time of year where people make resolutions for all sorts of things. Whether it is breaking bad habits, losing weight or achieving new personal goals the New Year signifies an opportunity to start afresh with a clean slate. Personally, I have never been one [...]

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Reflection

As 2016 nears to an end I thought it would be a good idea to look back on my year. I have shared with you in previous posts, that I have kept journals over the last twenty years of my life; the struggles, trials, growth and personal victories. My journey has never been easy or [...]

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As I Am

I remember as a child reading the story ‘the ugly duckling’ by Danish Poet and Author Hans Christian Anderson. It tells the tale of a duckling born different to the other ducklings and because of that suffered abuse and isolation. I always found the story such a fascinating tale and as I recently came across [...]

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Full Circle

I had yet another wonderful opportunity to organise, manage and co-ordinate the annual foster carers reception for the local authority where I work part time. Over 160 people including the Mayor, councillors,staff and foster carers attended the event. After weeks of manic organising, conflicting work and huge pressure as I finally sat at my table [...]

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Identity Theft

  Earlier this year, in a radio interview I was asked by the presenter how in the aftermath of such traumatic experiences, did I manage to piece my life together.  I never thought about that question before. My ability to just get on with life was not done out of choice but more out of [...]

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KEY

The battle for survival and healing after something as traumatic as abuse is a tough journey that requires patience, strength, endurance and time. One minute you may feel optimistic, strong and full of hope convinced you will make it through whatever setback that comes you way, and the next feel overwhelmed, drowning in a sea [...]

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TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS

One area in my life where I learned the biggest lessons is in personal relationships.  I have learned that the people you surround yourself with can either hinder or help you and I personally believe surrounding yourself with the right people is not only detrimental to your mental wellbeing but also in helping you reach [...]

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