How Losing Everything in Prison Helped Me Create a Better Life

Loss is painful, but it can become the birthplace of gratitude, self-awareness, and transformation.

Charles Amemiya
Feb 19 · 8 min read
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The Things We Lose

We Become More Humble and Grateful

We See Ourselves as We Are

We Get a Chance to Reinvent Ourselves

We Find the People Who Matter the Most

Conclusion

The Ascent

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Charles Amemiya

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Formerly incarcerated life/business coach, speaker, writer, social responsibility advocate. www.charlesamemiya.com

The Ascent

A community of storytellers documenting the journey to happiness & fulfillment. Join thousands of others making the climb on Medium.

Charles Amemiya

Written by

Formerly incarcerated life/business coach, speaker, writer, social responsibility advocate. www.charlesamemiya.com

The Ascent

A community of storytellers documenting the journey to happiness & fulfillment. Join thousands of others making the climb on Medium.

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