Finding Self-Esteem Through Adversity
My guest was Anita Wladichuk, author of ANASTASIA AND THE GHOSTLY OWL (The Choice Was Hers!). She has a degree in Education and has taught in the Mohawk College Administrative program. She been a Dale Carnegie graduate assistant and is a member of Toastmasters International.
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[audio:dtl070523a.mp3]She shared that her book is really her personal story. She chose not to discuss details of her abuse, but rather to focus on overcoming any kind of adversity so any kind of reader could relate. The book was targeted for teens, but is relevant for any age.
We talked about what it takes to keep good values in the face of living with adversity. She shared the things that helped her maintain her goodness, which included her faith, her dog and a center for teens that she attended. She stressed that the purpose for the book is to provide hope and show the choices one can make to overcome adversity.
We discussed the things that helped her overcome adversity: nature, fantasies, sports, work, fun, therapy and her love of owls.