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My changing attitude from cringeworthy to celebration

When you are closely tied to your career, like I am sure most of you are, it will come as no surprise that when you have been made redundant from a senior executive position, without notice, your whole life seems …

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When life shows you the way

Having always thrived on adventure and variety, I moved to the UK for a ‘gap year’ before university, to Canada for work at 26, to Papua New Guinea for my partner’s work at 30, then to Tasmania, to start our …

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Discrimination fuelled my passion as Young Australian of the Year

I am Deaf and was born deaf. Luckily I have very supportive, loving parents who taught me Auslan (Australian Sign Language) right from the start, giving me the ability to communicate and express myself. As I matured I became a …

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My life with high functioning Autism

I was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of 12, just as I was starting high school. But I refused to believe anything was wrong so I spent the following years in a state of confusion. I was so …

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Through my deepest grief, I found added meaning in my life

In late 2011, I was driving home from work when I received the telephone call, that everyone dreads. “Hurry home”, my son said “dad’s collapsed”. I was on the highway, not too far away, so thought I would see him …

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My 30th birthday awakening

My name is Ruby. My story should have been straightforward. A good girl from a good family, there were high hopes for me. I had high expectations of myself. I would never have believed you if you had told me …

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Understanding I could choose to change

When you’re facing adversity, you have to remember that Change is Your Choice. For 18 years I battled Rheumatoid Arthritis, living a tough, rural life with years of drought and financial burden. During that time, I underwent years of IVF, …

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The day I stopped shaming and started healing

I entered recovery in 2011 and have been on this divinely arranged and zig-zagged journey ever since. My strongest addictions were to alcohol, uppers, food, cigarettes, love relationships, people-pleasing & perfectionism. My black-out, binge-drinking, pack-a-day-smoker days lasted until just after …