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Miss Wheelchair India’s comeback from coma

When I had just gotten out of my coma and I was discharged from the hospital, I was like a new born baby, except that I was 15 years old. What I mean by this is that I had minimal …

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Finding love and happiness after my divorce

Jen Ream, OSO™ Sisters. As a self-proclaimed “Spirit junkie” I have been reading and studying self-help/spiritual books since my early 20’s.  I grew up going to church on occasion and attended parochial schools for junior high and high school.  I …

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A cartoon bear saved my son’s life

My name is Julie Hazell and my son Sam survived mental health issues and suicidal thoughts thanks to a cartoon bear. During Sam’s teen years he was bullied and suffered depression which led to him withdraw from us and spend …

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Discovering the key to sustainability

I went to Cambodia for a holiday with my family in 2009.  I had a great time exploring the country but my strongest memory from that trip was seeing children living in poverty.  It made such an emotional impact on …

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My journey to wellness began when I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis

In 2004, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and by 2009, I had completely lost the ability to walk, wash and feed myself. 

My world was turned upside down. It was in this time of true loss, I had …

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What I gave up to find my freedom

I was a positive, upbeat young adult who had just finished university, and was going about getting my first “real” job in the workforce. After landing my first job, I initially enjoyed the working life and started to learn about …

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Finding my worth in the freezer of the earth

I was coming out of an acrimonious divorce that lasted two long years and I was emotionally and psychologically destroyed. All I wanted was to take time off to gather myself together again and think about my future … At …

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How a blind man opened my eyes

I used to be the warehousing manager for a large company and was in charge of the whole Middle East. I travelled extensively through the region and one trip I took from Dubai to Oman stands out in my mind……

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Learning to let go and love

I grew up in a household where things were kept behind closed doors, hidden from the outside. My father oscillated between serious bouts of depression and alcoholism, so we lived in constant fear of his behaviour. My mother wasn’t emotionally …

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How my daughter taught me self-belief

As a parent it is easy to assume the teacher role and your child the pupil; however, it is often the child who teaches you a lesson, which leaves you not only speechless and shocked, but also forces you to …