Tag Archives: My story

20 things/20 minutes – Surfing your way through change

Often we do things simply because we get the urge to do it. No thinking, we just want to, we just feel like it, so we do it. Sometimes this urge is so powerful that no matter what we think … Continue reading

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The Pokies Play Tricks On My Mind

In the week I had a message from JKS who is struggling with keeping gambling under control – in particular pokie machines. They talk about the tricks their mind plays and how they feel about telling lies to their family … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Notorious Gambler

‘Nick the Greek’, the world’s most notorious gambler is perhaps one of the most well known examples of a person with problem gambling desperately chasing his losses – a sure way to cause yourself more harm and potentially get into … Continue reading

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Women and Gambling

Hi All I have just read Catherine, Rosa and Caroline’s stories again and it prompted me to think about how many other women are out there trying to gamble away their sadness, grief, losses, horrible memories, anger, frustration and loneliness? … Continue reading

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Brad’s Story

I recently received this email from Brad who wanted to share his story with me. I’m only 18, and gambling is starting to ruin my life.. I dont play pokie machines because I know the chances of winning. I love … Continue reading

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