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Thank you dear ex-husband, you were my biggest teacher

Two years ago today my world fell apart. What I had thought was real, turned out to be a sham and I lost all perspective of what the truth even was anymore. It was on this day my husband had …

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How I’m Overcoming My Anxiety this Holiday Season

If you’re a worrier, your holiday list, like mine, is likely endless. In an effort to be proactive this year, though, I’ve set about finding actionable items for personal change. I’m older, and in theory, I should be getting wiser; …

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From childlessness to visions of a bigger picture

 In 2012 my husband and I agreed it was time to start a family. I was excited. Over the course of a year, I downed hundreds of pre-natal supplements, put myself on a cardio regime, had acupuncture, massage, Chinese herbs …

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Breaking the cycle of abuse

From the age of 6 to 12.5, I was sexually abused by both my grandfathers, not at the same time but I moved from one grandfather to the next. When I finally disclosed the abuse and it came out in …

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No arms, no legs and nothing to stop me

I went overseas some 14 years ago and contracted a really strange infection, and as a result, I’m now a quadriplegic. I also have massive respiratory issues, a feeding tube in my stomach, and I can barely talk or even …

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Finding my soul calling; spiritual healing

As a young girl my one dream was to marry and have children. One day in a doctor’s office, when I was 15 years of age, I was given the blunt news that if I didn’t stop the destructive dietary …

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The discovery that helped me overcome anxiety

People see me as a confident person, but I haven’t always been that way. Anxiety used to have a tight grip on me; my inner monologue tossed around self-deprecating thoughts to the point where I was afraid to speak to …

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I was awakened through my deepest grief

Five years after the sudden and tragic passing of one of my amazing sons, I can honestly say that my feelings about Dan’s passing are those of love and gratitude.  I know this statement may shock a few people, especially …

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In my darkest moment I learned to fly

I wear my scars like a badge of honour; a testament to the strength, courage and determination I had to find to become the person I am today. Because it was out of my brokenness, my tears, pain and trauma, …

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Finding my voice ignited my dreams

My childhood in Singapore was a fairly average one until I turned 9 years old and my parents divorced. It was when I was placed into my mother’s custody that my life took a big turn for the worse. My …