“It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you.” — Oprah Winfrey
What about the women who are thriving today after horrendous stories and lives of abuse? Who are they? How did they do it? Could you be one?
What does “thriving” mean to you?
The dictionary defines the word as “to grow vigorously, to gain in wealth or possessions, to progress toward or realize a goal.”
In Entering the Thriver Zone: A Seven-Step Guide to Thriving After Abuse, Susan defines a thriver as:
A thriver is a happy, self-confident and productive individual who believes she has a prosperous life ahead of her. She is on the brink of a new life, ready to follow her dreams — go back to school, find a new job, start her own business or write her story. She believes in herself and in her future so much that she will not return to an abusive relationship.
She speaks knowledgeably and confidently about her experiences and is not stuck in her anger or need for revenge. Living well is her best revenge. With her eye on the higher social good, she is a fierce advocate in her community and in the broader political arena for realistic, workable solutions to eliminate and prevent violence against women. She has found a network of women who understand and share her desire to move forward after abuse.
You too can become one of the new breed of women who are moving on after experiencing violence and abuse. You can push through your fears, rediscover the positive energy in your life and forge a new future for yourself and your children.
Success Stories from Entering the Thriver Zone
“I am doing for myself now and making friends with positive, supporting people who tell me, ‘You are a beautiful person!’ I have responsible, friendly people around me now who truly care about me.”
More Thriver Success Stories!
“I remember the moment when things began to get better for me. I got myself out of court and I felt that things were going to be okay. The peace I was looking forward to is finally happening. I have the freedom of waking up when I want, to sleep and eat with no time tables, no boss, no deadlines. I have the freedom and the joy of doing what I feel like doing.”
“The first time I had a moment when I felt I was going to be okay was when I moved into my own apartment and began living by myself. I found that so many of my imagined fears and the beliefs that I had about loneliness and unhappiness were not there. Actually I was more lonely, isolated and unhappy in my marriage. Now that I have left and live on my own, I experience joy and peace every day.”
Take the Journey from Victim to Survivor to Thriver today and reclaim your life! Thrive!