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Best friends hugging each other

# DAY 25 AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE

The last 2 days have been really hard. I feel sad and lost and have no motivation to do anything. The sun is shining but the world feels like a dark place. And the most frustrating things is it doesn’t matter what I do, the feeling doesn’t go away. I ...
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How to recover from trauma

# DAY 23 AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE

Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to share their knowledge and experience about trauma with me. It’s been very helpful and enlightened me in many ways. I’m very proud & excited to share with you that we will host our first trauma healing class for the ...
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Guy kisses girl on her forehead

# DAY 22 AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE

No earthquake, no tsunami and the world didn’t end ; - ). The craziest rumors went around Lombok and the Gili Island the last days. Many people got incredible scared and flee into the hills. I’m so happy and grateful that Sunday the 26th of August passed by as an ...
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Trash collection on the Gili Islands

# DAY 21 AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE

I can’t believe I just typed that sentence. How is it possible that already 3 weeks passed by since that devastating evening? If there is one thing I learned in the last 3 weeks it’s that when you can’t find sunshine you only have one option and that is to ...
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Testing the water on the Gili Islands after the earthquake

# DAY 20 AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE

Since the first earthquake we’ve been talking about how the research team of our beloved Gili Shark Conservation Project can help the community of Gili Air to rebuild their paradise. We decided to focus on the three following points: 1. Healing the trauma of the children Every Saturday we visit ...
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Happy Couple in Love

# DAY 18 AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE

I’m on the toilet when my phone starts beeping. I quickly have a look and see a notification: “Dear Rose, you reached the target of your crowd funding campaign”. I’m confused and almost fall down in the toilet (for your information I’m on a traditional Indonesian toilet, which basically means ...
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Earthquake lombok and the Gili Islands august 2018

# DAY 17 AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE

Those days when you just don’t know how you feel. When your thoughts are left and right. Those days where you don’t feel sad but you are also not singing along when you hear your favorite song. Those days where you wake up in good spirit and full of energy ...
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Camp on Gili Air build after the earthquake

# DAY 16 AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE

I’m starring at the header of my story; 'Day 16 after the earthquake. Technically speaking this is not entirely correct. The big earthquake that we felt 2 days ago is been classified by BMKG as a new activity, separated from the M.70 earthquake on the 5th of August. According to ...
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Dutch girl sees her indonesian friends again for the first time after the earthquake

# DAY 15 AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE

No update yesterday. No energy, no words, nothing to tell. I always loved writing but haven’t been telling stories for a long time. I guess I was too caught up in paradise life. The day after the earthquake I was drawn to my notebook. It was the perfect way to ...
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two girls on a bench having fun

# DAY 13 AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE

I wake up most days feeling confused and lost. Every morning it takes me a few seconds to realize that it wasn’t all a bad dream and that we really got hit by a massive earthquake. On some days I want to scream to the Universe: “I showed you I ...
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