Dig deep to find the root…

Don’t pick at the scab and wonder why it never heals when the infection is still there….

Today I felt so low. I cried driving the car into counselling; it’s been three weeks because of holidays and I needed to hear her words, her reassurance that I’m ok, that I’m doing ok, that I’m normal.

After feeling much empowered at the end of my hour in The Chair, I felt it was the perfect day to introduce you to a fellow blogger, fellow writer and also a respected friend. I have not met Jennifer Gilmour face to face yet, but I’ll make it happen soon I promise you that. She, too, has been through counselling for her own reasons and is one amazing, strong survivor of domestic abuse.

Jennifer has down days I know.. because repairing the damage is not an overnight job. But Jennifer is striving to continue her new life and the positive steps she has taken bravely in the past two years are leading to her new self. And I’m loving watching her grow; she is beautiful.

Her debut book, Isolation Junction, is a story which will have you horrified, upset, and even angry.

The drive behind this book was to raise awareness of domestic abuse, and this week you can read it for free on kindle. Thanks to a change in UK law in December 2015, with the Coerce & Control Act, many more victims are coming forward. Men suffer from abusive partners too; not just women.

(photos .. Jennifer’s own)


 Rose is the mother of two young children, and finds herself living a robotic life with an abusive and controlling husband. While she struggles to maintain a calm front for the sake of her children, inside Rose is dying and trapped in ‘Isolation Junction’.

 She runs an online business from home, because Darren won’t let her work outside the house. Through this, she meets other mums and finds courage to attend networking events, while Darren is at work, to promote her business.

 It’s at one of these events that Rose meets Tim, a sympathetic, dark-haired stranger who unwittingly becomes an important part of her survival.

 After years of emotional abuse, of doubting her future and losing all self-confidence, Rose takes a stand. Finding herself distraught, alone and helpless, Rose wonders how she’ll ever escape with her sanity and her children. With 100 reasons to leave and 1,000 reasons she can’t, will she be able to do it?

 Will Tim help her? Will Rose find peace and the happiness she deserves? Can Rose break free from this spiralling life she so desperately wants to change?

Find Jennifer’s website here


I really hope you download this explosive book … free all this week on kindle.

It may help you to help someone you know is suffering but dare not speak out.

It may help you….

13 thoughts on “Dig deep to find the root…”

  1. Sending you blessings and love, ‘Viola Bleu’.

    It is brave of you to share your journey, and it is courageous to seek help rather than stewing in the pain.

    Keep shining, friend, and know that all we have to do is live in this moment as best we can.

    I hope you will find a few messages of encouragement on my blog, on life in general and on keeping on keeping on.

    God bless,

    Holly x


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  2. Kate, what can I say? I know you will one day feel truly free of anything that comes in your way. I now feel that anything that comes up I can get through, I never used to feel like it.
    I hope one day to meet you also and let me tell you that friends like you uplift me and give me the motivation to continue.

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  3. Kate what a lovely post and so honest! I get down days a lot and trying to push through, even if I haven’t had any bad experience to make me feel this way. We all fight our own demons. Some of us completely alone, but we don’t have to be. Beautifully written!

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