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Maura’s Story: Free From Isolation and Despair

Maura Free From Isolation and Despair FEATURE
I am still on my journey but I have faith, hope and love.

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What are you free from?

Isolation and despair.

What does ‘freedom’ mean to you?

Being free from self-imposed rules and from the feeling I need to earn everything.

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I have struggled with anorexia and anxiety for many years and have been fortunate to have strong faith, loving and supportive family and friends, and an excellent doctor and treatment team.

I am still on my journey but I have faith, hope, and love.

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How would you compare your life before finding freedom from “isolation and despair” to your life after?

I felt ashamed and alone before.

What message do you have for others who can relate?

Please reach out to others!

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