Supported by my family, friends, and therapists, they asked me to try alternative healing practices, like craniosacral therapy, energy healing, and Tai Chi. That’s when a whole new world opened up. I learned to surrender and accept myself as I was and stopped working so hard to get better. As a result of the treatments, my cognitive processing improved enough so that I could resume my studies and take driving lessons again. A new sense of freedom, confidence, and empowerment came over me. My physical symptoms declined further and my mental capabilities were constantly improving. I welcomed possibilities back into my life and in less than five years, I finished my Ph.D. with honours.