Welcome to Journey into Hope. I am a qualified social worker, with many years of work experience with children and adults who have experienced trauma.
My writing name is Melody Wells and my first book, The Dream Tree, was published this year, aimed to help children who have experienced the trauma of domestic abuse.
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold, embracing the flaws and imperfections to create an even stronger, more beautiful piece of art.
In the same way through writing, my heart is to reveal hope for your own journey, as I share honestly from my own paths of brokenness to beauty. I hope these the thoughts and experiences may be a blessing to you, especially if you have suffered trauma.
- The Kindness diaries update
- Kindness to those who suffer
- Ten reasons for being kind
- What does bullying look like?
- The power of words
Posts of Interest
I have been having many conversations about parenting recently. I will post more about the research undergirding the concept of parenting that I am exploring, however one concept which I fully endorse is that of the tribe.
The Power of Ruthless Simplification
I like beautiful things. But for multifarious reasons I have needed to trim down my belongings and this has been a hard path. I was so reluctant to do this. However I have found that almost being forced into a corner regarding this has made me look at things in a different way.
More on Kintsugi
The beauty of golden scars