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The Power of CHOICES

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Our CHOICES empower us and set us Free.

— Ellie J. Hart (Author of ‘I Choose… 52 Quotes to Inspire and Empower through Choices)

To choose or not to choose, that is the question…

I couldn’t choose. I was stuck.

Stuck in a holding pattern in my life – no moving forward or going back. It was like Groundhog Day, replaying the same bad scenes time and time again. This was my life for a long time. Too long.

My marriage was going down the pan. Two people living together in a state of bitterness. I’m not going to go into the details here, perhaps one day I will feel strong enough to tell that story, but not yet. I think you get the picture. Two people driving each other nuts, knowing how to press each other buttons to grate and provoke. Oh, unhappy days!

It was a cycle, one I knew only too well and one I knew deep down in my heart that it needed to end. Many of you will say ‘why didn’t you just walk away’, and I would agree with you, but FEAR kept me frozen in the never ending loop that was my reality. I guess I had secretly hoped that he would have walked away first, but then I should have realised that my pain and suffering was feeding his narcissistic ego.

Anyway, the Universe stepped in almost two years ago and put the spanner in the works to force the change. I had joined a bookclub, something for me and a chance to escape one night a week from the draining combat. The group were fun and friendly, and I derived great pleasure from the books each member took turns to select.

Then came a book that literally changed my life. The book of the month was ‘The Choice – Embrace the Possible‘ by Edith Eger. This book touched my soul in a profound way. Her experiences during the Holocaust wrenched at my heart and tears poured down my cheeks. Her story of survival through such cruelty was unbelievable, and it all came down to a CHOICE.

The CHOICE to survive no matter what.

This realisation shock me to my very core. Here was I stuck unable to make the CHOICE I needed to make to set myself free. It struck me that if a young Edith Eger could make a CHOICE to survive through such incredible suffering, I was capable of making the CHOICE to set myself free to live my life on my own terms.

It takes COURAGE to make big life changing choices, and I will admit it took me a further two months to get to a point where I believed in myself enough to go through with it, and when I did voice my decision, I was surprised at how calmly I was able to do it. My heart was fully onboard and knew it was the right thing for me.

Making the big difficult scary CHOICE was liberating.

From that point in my life I realised the power we have with the CHOICES we make. I no longer take a flippant view towards making important choices in my life. I now take time to examine and deliberate over them and check-in with myself to feel if they are right for me.

Taking back control of my CHOICES had given me back empowerment. I am no longer a victim — I am the boss of my life. I am now able to set clear boundaries, so I don’t feel taken advantage of. I find when I tune in and make a choice, I have clarity on my life purpose and where I’m heading.

Taking back control of our CHOICES is an important step in aligning with who we really are, and what we really want in our lives.

— Ellie J. Hart

My advice to anyone reading this, who feels stuck, is to really take a step back and consider carefully your choices. Tune in and listen to what your heart is telling you and then take the big brave step of making that choice with 110% conviction. Believe me, it will make a huge difference and set you free to enjoy your own miracluous life journey.

Dr Edith Eger’s book inspired me to change my life and through my experience I have learned about THE POWER OF CHOICES. In turn I wanted to pass on what I have learned, so I wrote my quote book to inspire you, and me, to make good choices every day that bring us further along the path to joy and happiness.

Life is full of fun, joy and happiness when we make the right choices to lead us there, so enjoy making those worthwhile choices.

With lots of love & blessings
Ellie J. Hart
xxx
Lover of Life and Purveyor of Joy

Ellie’s debut book ‘I Choose… 52 Quotes to Inspire and Empower Through Choices’ is now available to purchase on AMAZON in both Kindle and Paperback formats.

Available in Kindle and Paperback formats on AMAZON >>> mybook.to/Ichoose52quotes

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Write Your Story

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Sharing your personal healing journey offers hope to others who are suffering. That’s your gift to the world!

— Janet Groom (Author & Book Coach)

Perhaps you are like me, you have read lots of books by people sharing their own story, their personal journey through a major life challenge. And importantly, how they found their way through the pain and suffering back to feeling alive again. Back to a place of finding joy in the little things in life. 

These books have inspired me on my own trauma to triumph journey. They provided the much needed glimmer of hope. They provided a beacon of light to follow through until I was once again back on safe ground, able to breathe again and see the world from a new perspective.

The best of all, most of these books were written by people, normal people, just like you and me, who suffered and found their way through. They then used their learnings to grow and develop. They learned important life lessons that profoundly changed their lives. And, then, they went one step further – they made the huge decision to write a book about their experiences in an effort to share their story and pass on the baton of hope, while sharing the important lessons they discovered. These books are capable of making a powerful impact on the right person. 

Your Story will offer Hope to others

It takes courage to step up and write a book, sharing your innermost pain and suffering, and sharing your vulnerability. Some authors are even brave enough to unveil secrets. Secrets kept hidden away from the world for fear of judgement and criticism. These writers truly are valiant heroes.

When I wrote my non-fiction book ‘Write to Heal: 10 Ways to Use Writing and Words to Boost Your Well-Being and Transform Your Life’. I felt called to share my healing journey through the pain of my infertiliy. It has been such a dark and scary time, taking several decades to finally come to terms with the reality that I would never have my own children.

The pain was so deep and raw, and I choose to become numb in order just to survive. I hide the truth away behind a wall, pretending to get on with my life. It was only when things hit rock bottom, that I finally got the help I needed. My healing journey began, and it took time to learn the skills to reach a point where I had accepted my fate and it no longer held my emotions to ransom. That was the pivotal point for me, I knew I could start to share my story with others, with the strong desire that it would go out into the world and offer that glimmer of hope to someone else who suffered as I did. It would let them know they are now alone, there is hope and guide them to start their own healing.

Writing the book was at times painful when, on occasions, some lingering deep-seated emotions broke through. Yet by doing so it was extremely cathartic. It allowed another layer of healing to take place at a much deeper level. 

Writing my story was healing.

It was as if by writing down the words, I was setting myself free from my ‘old story’. The tight grip of pain lessened, and I could breathe again.

So many people I have spoken to who have been brave enough to share their hero’s journey, often claim to have experience the same results. And, there is nothing like receiving feedback from a reader, who has found the book an inspiration and helped them to make the changes they needed to find their path to heal.

Your Book is like a Helping Hand

Do you have a Trauma to Triumph story to tell?
Are you ready to make a difference to someone’s life by writing and sharing your story?

Let’s talk and start your book today and kick-start your book of hope.

Write Your Book and Spread Hope

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Book Coaching

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Books are the way to the soul. The words you write and the stories you tell touch hearts and transform lives.

— Janet Groom (Author & Book Coach)

Over the past few months, as I finally step up to become more visible in my capacity as a BOOK COACH, I have been asked ‘What is Book Coaching?’

Therefore, I felt I would answer the question and explain more about book coaching and my role in empowering amazing people to share their stories and bring uplifting and inspirational books into the world.

Before I get into the ins and outs of book coaching, I want to start by explaining how and why I found my way to this role, so that you understand it is much more a passion and I am driven to do this work, with a big vision in mind.

My love of books started back in my childhood growing up in the midst of ‘The Troubles’ in Northern Ireland. As a highly sensitive child, I struggled with what was going on around me. All the bitterness, hatred and killing were too much — books were my way to cope. I escaped into my imagination, enjoying adventures in new fantasy worlds with incredible characters. Books saved me.

Later in my mid-20s, I was hit with the trauma of being diagnosed with early menopause. This rocked the very foundations of my dreams and aspirations. With no support offered to help me deal with such a monumental blow, I coped, the only way I could at the time, by shutting down my emotions to numb the pain. This went on for decades until the emotional dam burst. I was forced to face and accept the reality. It was the catalyst in my own transformation and healing journey. And, once again, books and words played a pivotal role in my healing process.

Eventually, through years of healing, I found my way to writing my first fiction novel (The Naked Knitting Club). Becoming a published author was something I had dreamed of doing since childhood. The muse delivered a great book idea and it stayed with me for over 15 years until I was ready to write it, when I did give myself permission to sit down and write the book, it was liberating.

My creativity flowed and I found my voice. I found a way to express myself through the words I wrote. Even though it was a fiction book, I was able to use it to transform my pain and promote further healing.

Writing is a powerful healing tool

Writing is deeply healing for me, and I felt compelled to share my learnings, which led me to pen my first non-fiction book ‘WRITE to Heal: 10 Ways to Use Writing and Powers to Boost Your Well-Being and Transform Your Life’. An easy-to-use guide of practical exercises to use writing and words in the healing process. Simple, yet highly effective, techniques — boosting well-being and transforming lives in a powerful and positive way.

It was after this I realised my BIG VISION.

I feel a strong desire to share the incredible power of writing with others, and to encourage amazing HEART-LED ENTREPRENEURS to share their own AUTHENTIC VOICE with the world to inspire and spread JOY.

Books, filled with your stories and words, are an incredible way to share your message and touch the hearts of readers across the world.

IMAGINE YOUR AUTHENTIC VOICE,
YOUR TRUTH,
IGNITING THE FLAME OF INSPIRATION
AND JOY IN HEARTS WORLDWIDE.

Write Your Book and Spread Joy

How can a BOOK COACH help you?

Using a plethora of skills gathered over a lifetime, I am here to support YOU on your author journey, making it an experience filled with EASE, FUN, OPENNESS and CREATIVE JOY.

I serve my Author-preneur clients with INTEGRITY, CREATIVITY and JOY, in the following ways:

Accountability

We work together to create an action plan, breaking the project down into digestible chunks. You set the goals and we have regular calls giving you deadlines to work towards. As a former project manager, I know how overwhelming a project may seem, and how with the right approach it becomes easily achievable.

Structure

In the planning stage we brainstorm your book idea and together create a plan and structure outline for you to work on. This is the ‘backbone’ of your book, which we then build on. This is a key stage of writing your book and good planning creates a solid foundation on which to work.

Feedback

Open and honest feedback is a valuable tool in the creative process. You have a sounding board to bounce ideas off, and you receive feedback on your writing, including editorial input to improve the delivery and flow of your message.

Mindset & Motivation

Ask any writer and you will hear how ‘self-doubt’ can often lead to inaction and that dreaded ‘writer’s block’. With my background as an NLP and Transformational Coach, I have great tools to assist you in building a confident writer’s mindset and keeping the creative flow open.

Technical Expertise

Having experience of publishing several books, and working with an Independent Publishing House, you have the value of my experience to ensure you are aware of all the ‘little details’ you need to consider when compiling a book to publish. You also have access to an amazing editing and publishing team to remove frustration and allow you to bring a professionally produced book into the world. Additional marketing strategy ideas are offered to promote your book and your visibility as an expert in your niche.

AS A BOOK COACH, I EMPOWER ENTREPRENEURS
TO CREATIVELY EXPRESS THEIR AUTHENTIC VOICE,
INSPIRE JOY AND GAIN FINANCIAL FREEDOM.

Writing a book is a powerful journey for the author and when the book is written in the right way with the right energy, that comes across to the reader. It is a valuable tool to connect with people on a more profound level.

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