Anthea Van Der Pluym


Anthea is a thought leader and change agent on women's issues. A successful Motivational Speaker and author, she uses personal transformation and authenticity to connect with her audiences, and to bring healing and joy.

She is a great believer in women, and their ability to be great in our society and works to further this at all levels, whether in non-violence, gender discrimination or LGBT.

She uses art in the form of music. painting and ceramics as a creative outlet for her own growth and supports women in their journeys of self empowerment.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I trust life! it sounds strange to say this after having experienced violence, but I draw deeply on my own inspiration and that of my friends and family. I feel that life is good, I I'm glad to be alive and share my life with others!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
All over South Africa - literally!. My parents moved a lot for work, and I went to many different schools as a child.

I learnt that change is a fact of life and best handled with a sense of adventure.
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Where to find Anthea Van Der Pluym online


Go Within - Anthea Van Der Pluym
Musical meditations on recovery and consciousness.

Measure Me - Anthea Van der Pluym
Worship and meditation music


Plaasaanval Oorlewinsgids
Price: Free! Words: 2,500. Language: Afrikaans. Published: May 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
Dit is 'n artikel van een plaasaanval-oorlewinder na 'n ander, wat leiding gee oor wat om te verwag nadat jy plaasgeweld ervaar het. Dit is 'n gratis artikel geskryf vir Suid-Afrikaners wat geraak word deur plaasgeweld. Die artikel fokus op die emosionele, fisiese elemente, sowel as veranderinge aan geloofstelsels wat voorkom. Dit bied advies oor hoe 'n slagoffer hul eie herstel kan fasiliteer.
Letting Go Of Pain, Embracing Wholeness
Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 25,710. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: May 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
While a winter represents the ending of a season it simultaneously represents the start of spring and new beginnings. 'Letting go of pain, embracing wholeness' is a beautiful discovery of life and meaning, in the face of daunting personal challenges. Its a inspirational validation of our individual value and ability to create meaning in the world today. Be inspired! Create!
Farm Attack Survivor's Guide
Price: Free! Words: 25,700. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: May 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
This is a short article providing guidance from one farm attack survivor to another, on what to expect after having experienced farm violence. it's a free article written for South Africans affected by farm violence. The article addresses the emotional and physical elements, as well as changes to belief systems that occur. It provides advice on how a victim can facilitate their own recovery
Anthea se Reis
Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 24,050. Language: Afrikaans. Published: April 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Anthea se Reis is die verhaal van 'n Suid-Afrikaanse vrou se herstel ná haar pa se moord in 'n wrede plaasaanval. Hierdie merkwaardige storie is oor die triomf van die menslike gees oor tragedie. Dit gaan oor die sleutel bepalende oomblikke en insigte wat gelei het tot haar herontdekking van die vreugde van die lewe. Anthea vertel haar baie persoonlike verhaal om hoop en ondersteuning te gee.
Anthea's Journey
Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 21,500. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: April 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Anthea's Journey is the story of a South African woman's recovery after the murder of her father.. This remarkable account is about the triumph of the human spirit over tragedy. It is about the key defining moments that allowed her to deal with her pain and rediscover the joy of living. An excellent read, a real story, an amazing women. Read and be inspired!

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