Health

burnout

Recovering from burnout

I didn’t recognise the signs that I was heading towards burnout until I found myself suffering from that first panic attack. Pre-panic attack I projected an image of confidence and strength to colleagues, senior management, my staff and clients; however, I was like a duck – smooth and calm on[...]
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drug addiction

Getting out of the dark hole of drug addiction

After a period of domestic violence and cocaine abuse, I overdosed after 10 years of psychological famine. Suffering was my normal state, and fear was the norm! Being at home was terribly lonely. Once through the door, it was better to put on the anti-word vest, as  it only retained[...]
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migraines

My migraines, depression, and anxiety are a warning

It's Tuesday night and I just saw a lovely conversation between a hero from this community and the founder, Jessica, on Instagram. Carmen, the hero, encouraged all of us to experience the disruptions that happened to us from the point of view of the hero and not from that of[...]
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depression

I conquered depression and so can you

I was a broken, depressed kid. My mother died from a plane crash, and I spent a month in a coma. My once normal, happy life transformed into a walking nightmare in the blink of an eye. I felt inadequate, unloved, and useless.  My mother’s death brought albatross-like obstacles before[...]
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Your health is Yours. Own it.

Your health is Yours. Own it.

I lost the use of my left arm progressively between 1989 and 2001. At the beginning there were tremors and loss of strength in certain positions. Then I started losing muscle in my back, having dreadful migraines. I had to stop working, stop participating in fun activities people my age[...]
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Gracias a las migrañas llevo una vida más saludable

How my migraines led me to a more healthy lifestyle

It was January 1995, I was preparing for a 72 hour case study exam at university when I suddenly started getting a strong headache and my eyes hurt - I was convinced that I had the flu. I managed to get through the exam on painkillers. During my 20s the[...]
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The hero that made me believe in myself

Believing in myself helped me to overcome Perthes

When I was 4 years old, my parents started noticing I had a slight limp. It never went away, and some months later, I was diagnosed with perthes. Do you know what that is? Do you remember Forrest Gump running like crazy with his leg braces? I had the same[...]
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Struggling to conceive despite PCOS

TK and I were trying to conceive for 2 years. I never thought of having kids until I met him. I remember our first conversation about this topic; we were at a club and he asked me to move in with him. I jokingly said, “and have 3 kids?” He[...]
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To dare to go into unknown territor

Endometriosis as a wake up call about my unbalanced life

It happened again: my body had formed a new endometriotic cyst just 4 months after my last surgery, which was the second one related to the same issue. It wasn´t possible to operate again without harming my reproductive capabilities. At 36 years old and with dreams of being a mother,[...]
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