Book: Towards Understanding by Lillian Brummet
categories: Book, Poems, Writing, Anger, Abuse, Teenage, Youth, Discover Passion, Passion, Purpose, Value, Writing, Poetry
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Lillian Brummet about this book: Towards Understanding offers 125 non-fiction poems that show the healing process that victims of violence and neglect go through. The author wanted to share this emotional journey to help others realize that they are not alone. But second to that Lillian wanted to offer a road map that social workers, counselors and victims can follow - enabling them to feel more compassion for themselves and for others. By knowing what their clients will go through, social workers and counselors can provide better support.
The poetry explores and plays with many different poetry styles and rhythms, creating a new experience with each turn of the page. The author celebrates her love of nature, the beauty of BC (Canada's) wilderness. Readers will also watch the author discover her purpose in life, giving her a direction and a sense of having value. Some of the poems have brief captions at the bottom of the page, setting the scene for the reader.
After surviving an abusive and unstable childhood, Lillian found herself on her own at the age of 13. After putting herself through school, and offering her home as a refuge for others, she learned how to set up boundaries and these walls kept her from allowing others from penetrating. She fell hard after her first love and then took some college courses, started her own business, met and married her husband - Dave - and then the world collapsed around her after a vehicle accident she was involved in. However the accident proved to be one of the best things that happened to her, as it helped her discover the world of writing and led to the publication of 5 books, hosting an international radio show, managing a popular blog and partnering with her husband to run Brummet Media Group. Watch this journey through the first of her two poetry books - Towards Understanding.
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