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Alannah's story

I wanted to reach out today and share my story of Anorexia and how I turned such a dark time into a thriving business and full-time career, encouraging Australian and New Zealand women to prioritise self love. My wellness journey started in 2012 after being diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa. I had reached a critical point of my mental illness where I had to make some serious changes, or be hospitalised.

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Torre DeRoche
Georgia's Story

I quit the degree I was studying halfway as I started to realise it wasn’t for me. I decided to work full time trying to get an idea of what I would like to do in the mean time. I felt so much pressure from those around me to be studying and I think that’s where the anxiety really came into play. The question so many people would ask was “what are you doing, what are you studying.”

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Kristine Ross
B's Story

I was in an abusive relationship for 6 years. It began when I was 19 years old. Six years of my life I spent with someone who I did think I truly loved and loved me back. There was always excuses for his behaviour, which made me see past it. He had mental health issues, drug addictions, so it was always the excuse for his actions. I spent 6 years scared, walking on eggshells.

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Kristine Ross
Yvette's Story

For the rest of my pregnancy I struggled to keep food and drink down. I started feeling exhausted from trying to stop myself from vomiting and looking after my daughter. I started thinking ‘what have I done?’ ‘Why did I turn my life back upside down when it was going so well?, ‘why did I think having a baby would be a good idea?’ ‘My freedom that I just started to enjoy is gone for at least 5 years.

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Kristine Ross
Peta's story

I thought February 26th 2011 was the worst day of my life, at 11.5 weeks pregnant I lost my baby. I remember laying on the bed at the hospital waiting for someone to do my ultrasound, it felt like the bed had no mattress, just cold hard steel, it's like my thoughts were preparing me for the onslaught.......there is no heart beat! What followed that day in hospital is what nightmares are made of and I now know that’s where my story began.

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Sam Frost
Renee's story

I’m 30 years old. I’ve suffered with anxiety pretty much my entire life. I would scratch my legs until they bled, they formed scabs, which I would keep picking at. My mum ended up making me a bracelet with beads to fiddle with to distract myself whenever I felt anxious. As I grew older, in to my senior years of primary school, it got worse. Kids would ask what was with my legs and I would just answer “mozzie bites”.

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Sam Frost
Caylie's story

Anxiety is a cloud of worry that constantly hovers. It scares you into running back to your comfort zone, and it makes it incredibly easy to do so. There is no other time when you yearn for that comfort zone more than when you have an anxiety attack. The attacks are like a fun little lucky-dip, so many possible symptoms and you don’t know what you’re going to get. Shaky hands and legs, nausea, pounding heart, and trouble breathing to name a few.

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Sam Frost
Emilie's story

In 2010 my life changed forever, I was only 11. My family was falling apart and my parents were going through a nasty divorce. I was living alone with my mother while she was struggling with depression, she took all her anger and frustration on like out on me. My mum turned to a family friend Rick, my mum fell in love with him and he was always around. Rick started staying over at my house a lot it was at the point he saw his chance to get me alone and sexually assault me.

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Torre DeRoche