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Believing in Yourself: The Butterfly's Empowering Journey

Updated: May 10


In 2005 I self published a children's book titled, The Butterfly, Believe. I was overwhelmed with mixed emotions at the time. My daughter was 11 and helped me with the illustrations so bringing something to life that we worked on together was special.

The cover of the Butterfly, Believe children's book which has a colourful butterfly on a blue background with white fluffy clouds

I’m Grateful for the connections I made having written the book because without those connections I would not have been able to publish it. This book has continued to play a special role in my life, keeping me inspired and connecting with others along my way.

There are still a few signed copies left of the original and first edition. You can find it in my store at or find the direct link here or at the end of this post.

Dreams come true

I am excited to announce that both a coloured edition and a large print edition are now available on Amazon HERE.

Anita smiling holding The Butterfly, Believe book in each hand
(Colour 3rd edition and Large Print 3rd edition)

The Empowering Adventure Series

I will be completing the remaining books in the children’s series over the next year or two so keep an eye out.

I need your help

I’m looking for feedback on the book which has now been published as an ebook in colour through Amazon Kindle and in three paperback versions on Amazon (available in both 2nd edition black and white, 3rd full colour edition and 3rd colour edition in large print).

I would be forever grateful for your help via feedback. I'm especially curious to know what size of book you most enjoy reading from, the larger print or the smaller 8.5" print. If you enjoyed the book please support me by leaving your review on Kindle and Amazon.  If there is something you’d like to see different about the book or added for a future edition or in the remaining series please contact me directly at

Screen shot of Anita Elliott's Amazon Author page

Author page

You can find any of my books once they are published on Amazon by visiting my author page by clicking HERE.  Click follow when you get there to stay updated for new book releases.  

Thank you

To anyone that takes the time to follow me as an Amazon author, visit or subscribe to my blog at, review my book, like this blog post, leave a comment on this blog, or share this blog on their feed.  It is appreciated more than words can say!❤️

Believing in Yourself: The Importance of Self-Confidence

At the heart of "The Butterfly, Believe" is the message of self-belief. Believing in yourself is crucial for personal growth and achieving your goals and it is something I've struggled with on and off throughout my life. It allows you to take risks, embrace new opportunities, and overcome obstacles. However, it's not always easy to believe in yourself, especially when facing challenges, struggling with mental health or setbacks.

Here are some steps you can take to build self-confidence:

  • Identify your strengths and talents: Make a list of the things you're good at and the qualities you like about yourself.

  • Set small, achievable goals: Break down larger goals into smaller, manageable tasks to build momentum and confidence.

  • Practice positive self-talk: Pay attention to how you talk to yourself and replace negative thoughts with positive, encouraging messages. CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) can be very helpful.

  • Surround yourself with supportive people: Seek out friends, family, or mentors who believe in you and encourage your growth.

  • Take care of yourself: Prioritize self-care, including physical exercise, healthy eating, time in nature and adequate sleep, to boost your energy and mood.

Remember, self-confidence is a journey, and it takes time and practice to develop. Be patient with yourself and celebrate your progress along the way.


I Believe in you

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Find a comfortable position, either sitting or lying down. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths, inhaling slowly and exhaling completely.

As you continue to breathe deeply, imagine a warm, golden light surrounding you. This light represents your inner strength and potential. With each breath, feel the light growing brighter and stronger, filling you with a sense of confidence and self-belief.

Now, visualize a situation in which you want to feel more confident and self-assured. See yourself in this situation, handling it with ease and grace. Imagine how it feels to believe in yourself and your abilities, and to trust that you have what it takes to succeed.

As you continue to breathe, repeat the following affirmations to yourself, either silently or out loud:

I believe in myself and my abilities.

I am capable and worthy of success.

I trust that I have what it takes to achieve my goals.

Allow these affirmations to sink in, feeling the truth of them in your body and mind.

When you feel ready, take a few more deep breaths and slowly open your eyes. Carry the feeling of self-belief and confidence with you throughout your day.

Remember, the more you practice this meditation, the more you'll strengthen your belief in yourself.

Movement Exercise: The Superman

  1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart, toes pointing forward, and your arms by your sides.

  2. Take a deep breath in and raise your arms to the sides and overhead, keeping them straight. As you raise your arms, lift your heels off the ground, coming up onto your tiptoes slightly then lower back to the ground and find a strong feeling stance.

  3. Gaze forward, keeping your neck long and neutral. Stay in this Superman pose for 3-5 minutes, focusing on your breath and feeling the strength and confidence in your body.

  4. Slowly lower your arms and heels back to the starting position.

  5. Now, add some dynamic movement by repeating the Superman pose, but this time, alternate raising and lowering your arms, lifting and lowering your heels, and holding the pose for a few seconds each time. Repeat this movement pattern for 1-2 minutes.

  6. Finally, return to the standing position and take a moment to notice how you feel. Carry this feeling of confidence and strength with you as you move through your day.

Remember to listen to your body and move at your own pace, modifying the exercise as needed to ensure you feel safe and comfortable.

Music to move to:



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