Stories of Survival
September 22, 2020
4 Countries. 3 Continents. 1 Constant.
At 74, Rose Todd has changed continents five times, witnessing first hand a terrorist war, gone through a heartbreaking divorce, and created a business she loves, sharing her knowledge and passion with others.
In this episode Rose shares some of her journey and the one constant that has gotten her through it all.
Guest Info Show Notes
In 1987 Rose moved from Zimbabwe to England with her then husband and two children under the age of 11, arriving with less than £150 in their pocket. Whilst her husband had a job when they arrived, in 1991, just as they were just beginning to settle in England the company he worked for went into liquidation. By now the family had grown to include cats.
Fortunately, within three months he secured a new position … in Hong Kong.
However after two years – and leaving her husband in Hong Kong to continue working – Rose returned to England with the children and the cats for higher education (the children’s – not the cats). It wasn’t long before Rose’s husband announced he ‘needed’ to leave his job or it would kill him, and so headed back to England to join his family.
Another job, and another country later… this time, Dubai, Rose left the children and took the cats.
In 2008, at age 62, Rose decided to leave her husband and returned to England, opting to settle in Hertfordshire, where I’m happy to say, she decided to settle.
The one constant for over 35 years has been her love of the Bach Flower Remedies and homoeopathy, along with a ‘knowing’ that beliefs and emotions about ourselves and life show up in our bodies as symptoms and ailments. Curious about who she was – Rose has an insatiable thirst to never stop learning.
Today, at 74, having changed continents five times, witnessing first hand a terrorist war, and going through a heart-breaking divorce, Rose has created a business she loves, sharing her knowledge and passion with others.
I’m grateful for what my
life has become.
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Telling the story of the prophet Al-Mustafa and his conversations with various acquaintances as he returns home after a long absence, the book touches on subjects of universal concern, including love, friendship, passion, pain, religion and freedom.