For Lyn Traill, childhood was scarred by violence and abuse ranging from the emotional to the physical. But through it all, a shimmering flicker of hope stubbornly refused to be extinguished. Now she shares her story, told with honesty, pathos, and humor.
Lyn’s resilience in the face of abuse illustrates how life can change dramatically when we are open to becoming better observers. Her journey travels down some dark pathways before revealing a remarkable transformation. Here, she shares the strategies that have taken her from victim to victorious.
A major turning point in her life appeared when she discovered ontology, the study of being—what it means to be human. Ontology focuses on the dynamic interrelationship among three areas of human existence: the language we use, which creates our reality; the emotions we live in, as our moods and emotions have a direct bearing on our actions; and the effects of both on our bodies. The role of the body in sustainable change has been greatly underrated.
Are you seeking a way to untangle and improve your life? By clearing away the dead embers of old flames, you can ignite the sizzle you may have thought had disappeared. Lyn’s victory is proof that it is never too late to start sizzling!
It was the extreme right angled tilt of her head that really heralded the onslaught of the hideous, angry outbursts which were so frightening. I was often subjected to these outbursts. I would even go as far as to say, being a naturally adventurous tomboy, I was rather gifted in the area of unwittingly provoking them. The banshee verbal scream would invariably be accompanied by heavy physical abuse which would sometimes result in yet another broken nose. I can still visualize the look of hatred on her face as she raised her hand to give me yet another wallop which would knock my head sideways and leave my face stinging. At such times her face would be distorted with rage and she seemed to exude a demonic, animal power which rendered her victim helpless.....this was my childhood!
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Lyn Traill is a successful author of children’s educational material, and an executive coach, trainer, and public speaker. A mother of three and grandmother of four, she and her blues musician husband live on the Gold Coast of Australia. Sizzling at Seventy is her first book for adults.
Lyn Traill is one of the most amazing people I know. She has had a profound influence on my growth and development. The methods she uses in her coaching practice are very successful and I recommend her highly.
Kathy Gilbert www.kathygilbert.net