Recent Stories

Trudie’s Story – Broken Crayons Still Colour

I come from a happy home; two loving parents, an older sister and a childhood shaped by the comforting rituals of family and church activities. I have always been a sociable person and I expected that school would be a place of fun and friendship. Sadly, this was not my experience. During primary school, I was the victim of bullying and teasing that undermined my confidence and....

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Angie’s Story – The Road Less Travelled

‘The sickness isn’t the scary part; the healing is.’ To commit to healing means that I will lose my safety net, my coping strategies that allow me to tune out the truth and turn a blind eye to the things staring at me in the face, breathing down my neck and trying to get my attention. It means not retreating to the comfortable and familiar sadness. ‘Choosing to heal is ....

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Deb’s Story – The Sea Remains The Sea

I will never forget our first morning in Australia. The previous day my family and I had boarded a plane in rainy, grey England to fly to the other side of the world. We landed in Australia at night but the following morning we woke up to the most blinding sunshine. It was incredible. Parrots of vibrant colours flitted by our apartment, filling the air with their raucous screec....

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I am not forsaken – Bec’s Story

In September 2012, I was 35 years old and a busy mum to five kids. After an intense season of hands on parenting I was looking forward to having four of our five children at school the following year. I would finally have time for some long overdue coffee catch ups and a bit more thinking space. A new season of greater freedom lay ahead, or so I thought.  It wa....

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Annette’s Story – Finding Purpose in the Pain

In the summer of 2007 I contracted a cruel and demoralising disease. After being afflicted with a nasty bug I then developed pneumonia and glandular fever and following that I was eventually diagnosed with Acute Post Viral Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with Fibromyalgia. One day I was active, healthy and loving life. It never occurred to me that the very next day I could wake up sic....

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