Hero Quotes

The importance of community in healing journeys

In each situation I considered how I was feeling and what I needed, and I subsequently started to modify my behavior to respond in a way that was more aligned with what I needed. My inner hero came to the rescue. I felt very empowered!

JESSA DE LA MORENA

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5 steps to build resilience and boost energy

Everyone has their own challenges, so try to understand and empathize with others when unexpected circumstances occur.

Rafael P.

A heart attack taught me the essence of being

This “extraordinary” experience of love for life helped me understand who I am, what is behind life and help other people understand each other, always with the utmost respect and affection, because we are all unique and each life has a meaning

Sara Dobarro

A Stage 4 Lymphoma at 22 years of age

Health is truly wealth and I will never take my health for granted ever again.

Mags Bujalski

A stroke taught me that life is a gift

My life changed, and it taught me that life is a wonderful gift that cannot be wasted. That you have to value the things that are done every day, and that in the end, the most important is family.

Agustín

An emergency landing reminded me what really matters in life

Joy reappeared, and we all breathed deeply. There was some nervous joking around, as well as some tears. The shock of being alive. It’s good to be reminded of this. We have to make the most of every second.

Impossibleisnothing

Anorexia almost took my life

I will always remember the day when I went slowly to the bathroom and said to myself, looking at myself in the mirror, “You are going to fight, you are strong and you are going to defeat this disease.”

Gaëlle Charvin

Burnout lead me to start a new life

I have changed my way of working, practicing Yoga, listening to my body when I feel too stressed.

Pascale Caron

Cancer made me fully embrace myself

And for the very first time in my life I was left with no choice but to face all those parts of me that I have been neglected.

Klodjana

Diluting the resistance of our ego to heal

What is interesting and revealing about this approach is that we stop having ideas or pretensions about what we believe is best for ourselves.

Roque Bondarevsky

Don’t wait any longer to do your annual pap smear

Please don’t wait. Just do it. It might save your life like it did mine.

Jacqueline Whitmore

Endometriosis as a wake up call about my unbalanced life

I realize now that in this journey it was critical for me to change my perception of my reality and try new things, as well as to share my fears and challenges.

Julia R.

Anorexia almost took my life

I will always remember the day when I went slowly to the bathroom and said to myself, looking at myself in the mirror, “You are going to fight, you are strong and you are going to defeat this disease.”

Gaëlle Charvin

Energize your soul

But above all, it’s your soul that needs love and attention. This is the place within that you need to energise to deal with the shocks and fears.

S.K.

How an aggressive cancer unleashed my inner hero

This is the essence of what I want to share with you: how managing my perspective has been a vital tool in managing my mood and my disposition throughout this journey.

Jessa de la morena

Experiencing Uterine Cancer came with a gift

I have understood that life is a gift, that we do not know how much time we have but that every day is important. That it is not worth spending a second disconnected from love.

Montse Hidalgo

Getting Out of a Toxic Relationship

What I learned: don’t give up, don’t lose hope, and that every bad situation no matter how bad, can end if you choose it to.

C.D.

Getting out of the dark hole of drug addiction

If you don’t do it for you, time will do it for you, as the brain gets tired of stagnation and you enter into an inner dialogue where you wonder if you want this forever.

Joan Rubio

There was only one goal: to LIVE

Having overcome Breast Cancer and Uterine Cancer, the best is yet to come

Claudia Pacquola

Healing breast cancer from within

I learned to have confidence in myself that if at some point something does not please me, it is never too late, and that we all have within us the strength to choose another path

Natalia

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma led me to discover how healing food is

Instead of thinking “I feel like life can’t be this good,” I’ve shifted my thoughts to “I know life can be this good and I am lucky to be here living it.”

Madison Pollack

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after 3 years of being misdiagnosed

Sometimes when you think you’ve been buried, you’ve actually been planted.

Jessica DeCristofaro

How divorce made me resilient and prepared me for the COVID crisis

It seems I am meant to swim upstream. I can only say that in these moments, I go against the grain with a huge smile on my face and a deep feeling of gratitude.

Natalie

How I got over my husband’s sudden death

Do not set long-term goals but live in the short term as much as possible.

Beatriz Alvarez

How I made my dream a reality

I got frustrated, I was afraid, nervous and I dared to face it, to surpass myself, to know that when you get to a Limit, if you want, you can… consciously, seeing myself as a spectator who as she sees herself, feels more and more proud to be starring in the film.

Zaira

How I overcame depression

They have been years of intense personal work and accompanying other women to overcome this disease that undermines us as people, but the result has been more than satisfactory in my life.

Cristina Amor Bodega

How my migraines led me to a more healthy lifestyle

Adversity makes us stronger but that said I will never give up my search for a migraine free life!

Anna K.

How Reiki helped me find my hero

Reiki came to my life in a very difficult moment. It helped me improve my emotional and physical states, and from the beginning I knew that I wanted to learn as much as possible in order to help others, to be a hero for others, just like others have been heroes for me.

Adelaide Silva

How to overcome the sudden loss of a loved one

We accepted the situation and began to live in our new circumstance, substituting hugs and kisses from our dad for those from friends and family members, and always knowing that I have the opportunity to “speak” to my dad or “see him” on special occasions like when my brother walked me down the aisle at my wedding, or when I graduated from college.

S.S.

I broke away from my beliefs to free myself from depression

I have been growing and achieving emotional independence, an empowerment that makes me feel self-sufficient and happy without needing more.

Su Gomila

I challenge the stigma around addiction and mental health

My compulsion to use drugs was a way of self-medicating; an uneducated choice I took in an attempt to try and numb the pain and trauma I suffered throughout my life.

Thomas Delaney

I changed my job to be in harmony with myself

When we make small changes inside ourselves, big changes happen in our environment. I naturally started setting boundaries around what was not in harmony with me.

M.M.

I conquered my depression and so can you

I started focusing on myself. The mirror became my trusted companion. Each day I assured the person staring at me that he was good enough. He was loved.

Matt G. Morris

I have increased my assertiveness and self-esteem thanks to COVID-19

I took up routines that favored my tranquility, and I identified what was the most difficult for me and worked on it.

M.J.

I lost a son but I never lost faith

My awareness today is that our body requires not only energetic but also physical therapies.

Betty Paredes

I no longer do. I am.

I just opened up to life and the infinite possibilities it offered me.

Ana Martínez

I was born with cancer (ERMS)

This was my chance to create the life I wanted – to reinvent my life and get to know myself and love myself.. I became the author of my own story.

Emilee Garfield

I’m grateful for my breast cancer

I’m grateful for what it’s taught me and the new life I’ve been given on the other side of the fight. I fully understand that worry adds nothing to my life.

Lindsey Garcia

Lessons from my divorce

In a way all the inner work that I did helped me see the light while I faced all the grief, as it gave me hope and positive feelings to cling to during this difficult time.

I.S.

Living with peritoneal cancer

I would like to tell people who are going through a process like mine to love themselves, to think about their life, to imagine what it would be like if they were already healthy and to do a lot of what they like. You have to always keep going despite everything and you can be fine despite your illness!

Trini

Living without fear

But what makes it a truly loving act is the trust that comes with knowing that it is their path to walk. Because that’s the point.

Liz Hayes

Meditation helped me realize that I am responsible for my own happiness

I didn’t resign myself, I transformed the poison into medicine and I could see the value of that situation. I had the opportunity to put all my efforts and energy into being well.

Nerea Diaz

My 5 key principles to living a successful life

The mindset that has helped me forward all along has been Persistency, Practicing, Patience with Prayer, and Perseverance. My 5 key principles to living a successful life.

Jay Phantom

My body refused to live an unbalanced life

So, without any indication of how to manage this, I decided to take charge of my health and my destiny and create my new me.

González G-N

My daughter had dilated cardiomyopathy

I reflect often on the meaning of life’s occurrences, and how I am to carry forth my life’s experience to be in service to others with love. Love is at the heart of everything, literally and figuratively. When a moment is challenging, I think, “What would love do?”

Whitney Ortiz

My daughter with autism has changed the way I see the world

They are an important part of our society who have come to teach us many things and that we should not miss the opportunity to be part of their lives.

Hugo Sanmartín

My divorce and bulimia were in actuality a starting point for a new life that makes me happy

I now know I deserve everything my heart desires. Not because of how I look, if I’ve done enough with my day, or because of what another person thinks of me. Just because I’m me. And I know I can get it. I believe you can, too.

Lindsay Shack

My journey to be the captain of my life

I know that if I had not repaired my boat along the way, I would have sunk many times. As the adversity/water rises, the boat rises, as long as you take good care of it.

Vincent Reutt

My migraines, depression, and anxiety are a warning

And what happens when you try to ignore something? It shows up in other places. At first it was stress, then apathy, then sadness, until it became anxiety attacks due to minor problems and sleepless nights without knowing how to fall asleep.

Marta

My mother committed suicide

So, without any indication of how to manage this, I decided to take charge of my health and my destiny and create my new me.

Ramón Reyes

My mother has Alzheimer´s but we are not alone

I joke that it’s a club none of us wanted to be a part of, but now that we’re here, we can’t help but be there for each other.

Kathryn F.

My patients are my heroes and show me how to manage my emotions better

They [our patients] are the true heroes

E.V.

My spiritual awakening journey to self love

I shed generations of pain, suffering and sadness. That had been carried within me and weighing heavily on my heart. Impacting every molecule of my life.

Amy Jones

One race, one life

This race was a metaphor for my life, with moments of loneliness and wanting to quit and, in turn, moments of euphoria where you smile and you like life English.

Hector Lozano

Only YOU can end a toxic relationship

I learned to trust in MY INSTINCT because it captures the small signals that at first you do not consider important, but that over the years turn into tears of pain.

Mapi

Our son with down syndrome came to save us

Down Syndrome people have a mission in this life: to show that far beyond your abilities you have a value related to your ability to love.

Luis Chiva de Agustín

Our strong community helped us overcome the sudden loss of my wife

Grandparents, friends, brothers, uncles, etc. appeared. A better version of them. We were not just three. We had an army accompanying us.

Matias

Overcoming post-partum depression

This experience taught me to expect the unexpected…there are no guarantees.

C.D.

Personal development has led me to take the reigns of my life

Learning to understand myself in the depths of my being, little by little and over time I have managed to become a new and better version of myself, and I have managed to free myself from the fears that paralyzed me and prevented me from achieving my dreams.

Ivan Aznar

Pulling myself out of my eating disorder

It’s a process that you relapse into, but you keep going. A process in which the steps backwards do not have to demotivate you, but rather serve to gain momentum.

Marta Tena

Recovering from burnout

I shone a light on all of the darkness, all of the sadness, all of the fear that I had accumulated over my life – trauma that I had previously chosen to ignore, and I called myself out on my own limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours.

Claire Rogers

Rheumatoid Arthritis Won’t Stop Me

So, in short, her belief is strengthened and she affirms: It is not what happens to us, it is the attitude we take before things that happen to us.

Maria Jose

Staying sober is my proudest accomplishment

I have to say I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. My sobriety is my proudest accomplishment to date, and it’s something I’m grateful for everyday.

Christina Kimbrough

Struggling to conceive despite PCOS

This journey taught me the beauty of duality. I experienced joy and pain, vulnerability and resiliency, courage and fear.

Anibel Tejada

Surviving cervical cancer changed my life

I wanted to help others as others did with me, and give people a more natural vision, alternative options, and provide them with better decision-making capacity.

CARMEN CID

Pulling myself out of my eating disorder

As of last month, I am still cancer free! Due to COVID, I’m not allowed to do many things, but I am trying to be hopeful for my future and take advantage of this time in quarantine.

Christie Finley

Thanks to my daughter I gave up control

I realized that my daughter said to me what I say to her many times. And when I say this to her, it is because I truly believe that we are all doing things the best we know how to at any given moment, with the resources we have and our current capabilities. So why did it feel so foreign to me to hear her say this to me?

M.C.

The importance of community in healing journeys

In each situation I considered how I was feeling and what I needed, and I subsequently started to modify my behavior to respond in a way that was more aligned with what I needed. My inner hero came to the rescue. I felt very empowered!

JESSA DE LA MORENA

The world has come to a halt

It served me to be more mindful of the present moment and to not attach to any future moment.

D.J.

Through Overcoming Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, I gained empowerment

But being able to stop fighting the situation and accepting my reality was a liberating experience. It brought a serenity inside me I had never felt before.

DACIL ACOSTA

Tough experiences lead us to grow

We are here in passing and what better footprint to leave than the one we can plant in what surrounds us from compassion, empathy and love …there are things that we will never understand but we can change our way of seeing life and those around us.

PATTY

Turning my bipolar disorder diagnosis into my purpose

The shame has been lifted and my diagnosis has become my purpose.

Stacey Raina

Two miscarriages led me to start taking care of myself

Let’s be honest, it is possible to find that daily moment for ourselves, or to change certain habits for healthier ones (little by little, a new habit each time).

Natalia

What I learned about grief

Grief is just the price of love, and that pain is worth the cost.

JEN

Yoga and meditation helped me find my way in Qatar

Our mindset limits before our body does it. Our own fears limit us.

BARBARA

Your Health is Yours. Own it.

Once I turned that switch on in my head I was unstoppable. I had regained control.

Florence C.

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U Are The Hero is a safe place for people around the world to share their stories and connect with others who have shared values, who have lived through the same loneliness, and who need or can provide a beacon of light to others.

THE APP

A safe place.

U Are The Hero is a safe place for people around the world to share their stories and connect with others who have shared values, who have lived through the same loneliness, and who need or can provide a beacon of light to others.