Before and After
Before and After Stories
Before and after a murder in the family
Ten or so years ago I was a very sad, miserable, withdrawn and ill woman … I was hurting and feeling shattered by the cold-blooded murder of my brother.
From feeling a victim to living a joyful life
Regina shares that when she was growing up, she felt totally misunderstood and a victim of life. So, she learnt to shut down; to shut herself away from a world that she found way too hard to live in.
For most of my life I have never thought I was good enough. I am pretty sure I didn’t feel this as a really young child, but as I grew I can see now how the idea ballooned one breath at a time . . .
Bringing self-worth out of hiding
My true self-worth is now out of hiding; I’ve come a long way in silencing my harsh inner critic, and I love that who I am now is so authentic and real.
A good night’s sleep
We all have some idea that we need a good night’s sleep in order to wake up feeling refreshed in the mornings, but for many of us this is not our reality as we often fall into bed at night exhausted and wake up with the same feeling of exhaustion we went to bed with.
A tender man – before and after competitive sport
I started to play competitive sport when I was very young. I played rugby union from when I was a thin, tender and delicate 9-year-old boy and in my second year my team lost every game.
Sun Shining Through
Looking outside for the ‘fix’ in life, to relieve the tension between her and the world, only to find it through connecting to the stillness within.
Coming out of hiding
Eleanor shares how hiding away from the world is possible but is definitely not a true way of living. While she was hiding, she missed out on life and the world missed out on her.
The Before and After Project
The purpose of the Before and After Project is explained – how being in a body that is of a dysfunctional weight leads to feelings of misery because your body does not reflect who you truly are.
Discovering self-care and bringing it into my life
“The way I had lived seemed quite normal to me. I had no concept that in fact I was living in a way that was disregarding to me and everyone else.”