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Ready to be uplifted by Hero stories? Read about how others have tapped into their inner heroes and activate your own drive to find a positive way forward!


How I got over my husband's sudden death

We seemed invincible. We had a wonderful life, two amazing young children, a beautiful house, an interesting job and, above all, a very clear and exciting future life planned ahead of us. The news was waiting for me when I returned from work: my husband had died in an accident[...]
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abusive relationship

Only YOU can end a toxic relationship

It all started as the most beautiful love story you can imagine. At the age of 29 I fell in love for the first time, and who would have thought that after almost 10 years what began as an idyllic story turned into something dark from which I desperately needed[...]
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Surviving Leukemia 3 times

In November of 2018, I was living a typical late-20s fast paced lifestyle. I had gone to 7 weddings in 10 months in 5 different states. I was always on the go! That all changed on Wednesday November 14th 2018. I wasn’t feeling well and I went to get blood[...]
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eating disorder

Pulling myself out of my eating disorder

Since I was very little I felt that I did not fit in. My tastes did not match those of society, of what was expected of me. I felt out of place. The summer when it was time for me to go to college, I was nervous and bewildered. How[...]
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How Reiki helped me find my inner hero

I came to find energy and Reiki complementary therapies because I was going through a very negative personal situation in which I felt very desperate because I could not see a plausible solution. Every day things looked darker and darker, so much so that at one point in my life[...]
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A Stage 4 Lymphoma at 22 years of age

At 22 years old, when I felt like my life was finally coming together, it suddenly fell apart. I had just accepted a job offer at my dream job and was two months away from graduating university when I received the news that I had stage 4 cancer – Primary[...]
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galaxy of stars

You are a galaxy of stars

Sometimes just breathing can leave you feeling crushed and not revived Like you're an ocean so ravaged of salt you question was I ever an ocean at all, Or a mountain beginning to crumble asking yourself how far do I have to fall before I'm no longer a mountain but[...]
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bipolar disorder

Turning my bipolar disorder diagnosis into my purpose

In 1993, I went off to college and I was longing for acceptance and approval.  That is when I came across Body building.  Body building would be the driving force that allowed me to shine and hide my true colors.  I was committed and disciplined, and it felt good.  The[...]
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