Recent Stories

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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Sophie’s Story – Lost and Found

My family emigrated from Ireland to Australia when I was about to turn three. We knew no one when we arrived and so our family of four became a very tight unit. I was an anxious child and longed for the approval of others. When I began gaining weight in primary school I became the victim of bullying and taunts that rocked my fragile self-esteem. Fortunately, I had a very close ....

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Emily’s Story – Hope for Tomorrow

On the 14th November 2015, my life hit rock bottom. I sat with my psychologist and listened to her explain to me that I had no hope for a brighter future. She told me that I was too far-gone inside the eating disorders, anxiety and depression that controlled me. A full recovery should not be expected. She elaborated, saying that while I may possibly learn to manage my symptoms,....

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Jordan’s Story – Honey and Gold

It’s been just over a year since my sister died. My world has been forever changed. I have experienced emotions and thoughts I never thought I would. I couldn’t even put into words until now all the thoughts that swirl though my mind. I am still amazed at what angles and thoughts my mind can cover in just a split second, let alone a year. And even now, the words are all the....

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Andrea’s Story - One Smooth Stone

Andrea’s Story – One Smooth Stone

Deep in my heart I sensed that 2001 would be a difficult year for me.  My teaching contract in Hong Kong was coming to an end and I was not looking forward to saying farewell to all of the precious friends that I had made over the last two years. What I did not anticipate is that my time in Hong Kong would end so suddenly and traumatically. It all began with what I thought &he....

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