Danielle Downey Best Selling Author It's No Secret,Thriving After Surviving

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It's No Secret, Thriving After Surviving

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Danielle knew early on that she was not like most children at her school.

With a chaotic home life riddled with violence, neglect, abuse and poverty she learned early on how to survive and adapt.

Every challenge taught her a valuable lesson about resilience and self motivation allowing her to develop an unshakable positive mindset, along with a sense of humour.


This book, It's No Secret, Thriving After Surviving  takes the reader on a journey detailing the life changing events which tested Danielle’s resilience and willpower.


 She bravely shares the difficult choices she was forced to make in order to safeguard her precious family as long forgotten secrets are revealed.

This uplifting, shocking and empowering book chronicles Dani’s story and her determination to never let her past define her future.


It promises to inspire the reader that change and choice is absolutely possible and that nothing is ever insurmountable

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I absolutely believe that no problem is insurmountable. 

I know, having faced some of the toughest personal challenges that mindset, belief, courage and a sense of humour can get you through the darkest of days. 


Feel free to share how you thrive and live your best life.

If you are facing challenges, adversity or  need to work on building your resilience  I am here to mentor you on an hourly, weekly or monthly basis to work through the challenges and bounce forwards from them.


I can be reached through contacts danielledowneyresiliencementor@gmail.com

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It’s No Secret, Thriving After Surviving takes the reader on a journey detailing the life-changing events which tested Danielle’s resilience and willpower. 


She bravely shares the harrowing details

of her childhood abuse – growing up in poverty, being abused by her father, being ostracized by her family, her suicide attempt – and how these traumatic events have shaped the person she is today.


The story also documents how, as an adult, Danielle has dealt with her past and overcome the flashbacks that once controlled her life as well as the difficult choices she was forced to make in

order to safeguard her precious family as long-forgotten family secrets were revealed.


This uplifting, shocking and empowering book chronicles Danielle aged 45's story and her determination to never let her past define her future.


As well as retelling her harrowing story, It’s No Secret, Thriving After Surviving recounts the lessons Danielle has learnt along the way, offering practical advice to the reader on topics such as

self-motivation, love, resilience and hope.

Her message at the end of her book is: “Negativity can constrain our hopes and our goals, fill our minds with negative chat and make us exude a negative persona that is not who we truly are. I

knew that one day, I was going to write a book, that this was written in the stars, and in tablets of

stone. Yet, had I listened to my negative inner voice, the one who criticizes, chastises and ridicules me I would never have even considered putting my words onto paper. 


What I know, having learnt

to ignore that inner voice, is that my story, of hardship and transformation may inspire just one person to make a change, to just hang on in there and move their situation forward. 


If this is the

case, my job is done. I have left the world a better place than whence I landed on it forty-four years

ago. I knew early on that my destiny was so much more than the suffering, anguish and pain which I was enduring. 


I want to use my trauma as a force for good and to show you that YOUR destiny is exactly that, IT’S YOURS. You always have a choice and can chose to have a voice. “


She adds: “Today I will not hear the word CAN’T. It is not in my vocabulary. As a child laying a carpet with a pair of scissors, tacks and a saucepan was a turning point for my confidence and

belief that IF I WANT TO DO ANYTHING, I CAN. Whether it is starting a new business, running a

half marathon, moving a seemingly immovable object or conquering a fear. 


I can, and I WILL. No excuses, no bull shit sob story, JUST FINDING A WAY. I may have had many setbacks along the way, but I know that I will always find a way to do achieve my goals and move forward. 


Having honed my skills at resilience I am willing to help you through a challenge in your life by showing you how you can increase your resilience in a situation and in turn move through the challenge. I want to help you to bounce forwards, and not just bounce back.