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I am

I no longer do. I am.

In February 2016, life offered me a new opportunity to stop outside noise and enter myself. In the same week, a migraine attack, two left shoulder problems, the annual compression bandage treatment for my left leg lymphedema, and an outbreak of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. True to the beliefs and[...]
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breast cancer

Healing breast cancer from within

At the end of January 2018, when I was 47 years old, I was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. It was a very aggressive cancer, it was extended, and I would have chemotherapy and a mastectomy. My elderly and ill-health mother, my young children who needed me so much. At[...]
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Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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

At 24 years old living in Austin, TX, working at my new, exciting corporate job, starting a new, fun relationship, I remember thinking to myself “I feel like life can’t be this good.” Well, lo and behold, a few weeks later I was diagnosed with cancer. I was having chest[...]
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abortions

Two miscarriages led me to start taking care of myself

I was 36 years old. For about eight years I had been working in a classical theater company where, in addition to being an actress, I was in charge of management tasks. I had also been giving private English lessons for more than fifteen years, going to the homes of[...]
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peritoneal cancer

Living with peritoneal cancer

Hi everyone! I'm Trini, and after seeing so many stories of heroes around here and driven by my friend Nubes Azules, I have decided to tell my own story. It was the year 2019, I had finished my course as a yoga teacher and yoga therapist, I started dating the[...]
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5 Principles

My 5 key principles to leading a successful life

A few years ago, I reached a particular low in my life when I was heartbroken as my dog of 11 years had to be put down, my job was falling apart, and the relationship with the girl that I thought I was going to marry ended. In a moment[...]
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anorexia

Anorexia almost took my life

I am 26 years old and I have anorexia. I am currently in the process of recovering a normal life for a woman my age. Since adolescence I had a fixation with my body, but it was not until I was 18 that everything began to get out of control,[...]
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physical abuse

Overcoming physical abuse and thriving

One never truly knows how fragile life is until you nearly lose it. I’m a physical abuse survivor and I’m grateful for being alive every single day. I’ve been physically abused by a family member 3 times in my life. Out of those 3 times, twice I was worried my[...]
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stroke

A stroke taught me that life is a gift

To begin with, I had gotten a scholarship at the best university in the country, and I went to Montevideo from Salto, my hometown in Uruguay. I left for the capital at 18 years of age. So there I was, alone, and in my little flat. I was independent.
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