My guest is Rosie Aiello. History is being made today on Surviving Abuse Podcast. It’s the first time I’ve hosted two guests…and it’s the first time I’ve had the opportunity to gain the perspective of domestic abuse from a child who lived it. Rosie is joined today by her daughter, Sunny. Yes, she’s the daughter who plead with her Mom…”get me away from my abusive father.”
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Abigail Manning is an Awareness Coach who speaks, writes, and conducts workshops on Authentic Health, which defines abuse as repeated mistreatment. Having experienced childhood abuse by both parents and domestic violence as an adult, she combines firs-hand experience with five years of intensive research on abuse and mental health.
With a light-hearted, empathetic approach, Abigail creates awareness and moves all forms of abuse out of the silent darkness where they start and thrive, into the colorful light of mainstream conversation.
Learn more about Abigail at https://abigailgmanning.com
My guest escaped the abyss of abuse through pinpoints of light. Her analogy is being in a pitch-black cave, when a tiny pinpoint of light is seen…and it grows…and leads us out of the darkness. It’s a perfect metaphor for our journey into, through and out of the abyss of abuse.
My guest is April Tribe Giauque. She is a Mother to nine children, an author, a teacher and a coach. She also shares her amazing story of living in abuse, escaping with five children in tow, and creating a safe, happy, healthy life after her escape.
The other person in April’s marriage was a huge surprise to me. John was her abuser’s business partner. He made family decisions and controlled all the money. Her husband talked with John on the phone. He met John at work sites. “John” was her schizophrenic husband’s alter ego.
Don’t miss this inspiring and insightful conversation.
Listeners may learn more about April at https://www.apriltribegiauque.com
April’s book, Pinpoints of Light; Escaping the Abyss of Abuse is available on Amazon.
Feeling silly in this episode… a cute analogy of life being like popping popcorn.
When we pop popcorn, we have to make decisions…timing of our decisions is important, or we’ll burn it, right?
You’ve got to listen to the kernels pop, paying attention until the popping is far apart, and you have to stop the microwave before the popcorn burns.
Just like life, we have to keep our eyes and ears open to the opportunities in front of us. We have to be patient and time our decisions as best we can.
Life is like a bag of popcorn…much more like life than I ever considered before!
Like many of us, Justine said a lot the early signs of abuse were just missed. Her guy was her Russian tutor…he was exotic, charming, bright and caring. Those are the traits she chose to pay attention to. She was a young college student, 19 and vulnerable.
Justine Wentzell transformed from domestic abuser to an advocate for survivors. Her book, Pocket Full of Dreams, is available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=a+pocket+full+of+dreams . Her You Tube Channel is called “Tea with Justine” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hJpc1GqaDk and it falls under her blog, “Love, Justine.”
A busy woman, for sure. High energy, enthusiastic about creating the life she loves, and helping inspire and encourage women on the path to healing and recovery from domestic abuse. Meet Justine Wentzell.