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New heartfelt memoir reveals how it is possible to heal from abusive relationships and a painful past and live with passion, purpose and fulfillment.

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‘A Brave True Story’, the heartfelt and inspiring memoir of Natalie Jovanic, provides an insightful exploration into the world of abusive relationships, emotions and recovering from dark experiences of the past.

Stories have the power to heal. Stories can support you when painful memories impinge on your daily life. But stories can also prevent you from living fully, especially when they are buried deep within your soul.

If you have experienced violence or struggled with unhealthy relationships, A Brave True Story can help you see that you are not alone and that you have many choices to transform your life. You can get rid of negative emotions like pain, shame, or guilt. You can increase your awareness about areas where you need to look more closely. And you can gently explore your untold stories and search for their beauty.

Natalie’s memoir shows that the power to heal resides within yourself. It helps you to find new ways to nurture and unfold your full potential.

A Brave True Story does not give you the one-and-only recipe, but a human experience with inspiration and thought-provoking impulses for your healing journey. This book encourages you to become whole, to say no to violence and unhealthy relationships, and to live life fully. It can also help you to restore hope and find meaning.

As the author notes, “I share my story not for me, but for you. A Brave True Story is my deeply personal account of a healing journey from violence and unhealthy relationships to a life lived with fulfillment, passion, and love.”

She continues, “As a young child, I was not supported or protected and, as a result, I grew into a woman who had abandoned herself. A trip to Thailand opened my eyes enough to start listening to my inner voice. I left behind loveless relationships and released painful emotions. And I finally recovered my deep love for myself. This is how I ultimately became whole again.”

A Brave True Story is a story about accepting, forgiving, and ultimately finding inner peace and joy.

A Brave True Story is available to buy from, Barnes & Noble, amazon.com, amazon.uk and other online retailers.

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About the Author

Natalie Jovanic is a relationship expert, systemic coach and trainer and now the author of ‘A Brave True Story’.

She works with individuals and couples to help them heal and transform themselves. People who come to Natalie are mainly successful professionals who have difficult or painful experiences in their relationships and who want to connect to their essence and to have healthy relationships.

For Natalie, life is a continuous process of change and her intention is to make the best of out it, learn and gain more wisdom each day. By being committed to her own personal growth, Natalie is always driving herself and her clients forward in their personal development journey.

In addition to working with individuals and couples, Natalie introduces coaches, counsellors and therapists into the magic of stories and how to use storytelling to heal trauma and violence. Natalie says that ‘stories are a powerful tool to support healing processes and to connect in a deep way with our souls’.

Natalie is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor and Shiatsu Therapist. She is trained in different healing modalities. You can find further details about her qualification under Qualifications.


“[A] delicate memoir about a woman’s path to healing the darkness of violence and suffering.…[The author’s] utter simplicity and directness—her impeccable inner child’s innocence—win our trust…as she shines her gentle, steady light through the scary woods to open roads and unexpected opportunity.”

- R. S. Evans, human ecologist, author of RICE

“This true and inspiring story of sadness and joy, disappointment and happiness, will touch your heart and help you to release your full potential for living.”

- Brain Tracy, Author of 'No Excuses', briantracy.com

If you loved Angela's Ashes, you'll love - and be incredibly moved by - A Brave, True Story.”

- John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books"

“A Brave, True Story captivates and inspires at the same time. Natalie shows how dark experiences in relationships transform into light-filled insights, how fear changes into courage and confidence, and how a painful past heals, becoming a joyful now and a hopeful tomorrow.”

- Fanny Ritter, Relationship Expert, Author of Butterfly Habits: How to Make Your Honeymoon Last Forever

“Enjoyable from the beginning to the end. An intimate and soulful description of a woman’s journey that gives hope to everyone who struggles with their relationships.”

- Olga, psychologist, president of SOI - Street Heroes of India

“A Brave, True Story is an inspiring gift. Natalie, through the beauty of her words and infinite bravery, will take you on a journey of profound healing and self discovery. Remembering over and over that every moment is a gift, despite the wrap around it. Enjoy it!”

- Maria T. Febreiro, life and business coach, www.mtcoachingroup.com

“A Brave, True Story gives an intimate vision of what true healing is all about. An inspirational, from-the-soul book and a very personal message with light and love.”

- Urs Milz, executive coach, author of ‘The Trillion Dollar IT Revolution?