Stroke of Gratitude: How To Find Truth, Love And Happiness In Healing After A Health Crisis
- About the Author
Stroke of Gratitude is the story of a journey back from the brink of death, and the transformative powers of illness, hope and love. A story for stroke patients and survivors, anyone going through a health crisis in life, as well as healthy individuals alike, this book reveals the true discovery and realisation that a health crisis or undesired events happening in our lives can also set the direction for us to become who we truly wish to be.
We see how the author’s acceptance of life changes he had to make, due to extensive sufferings and limitations from a devastating stroke that hit him in 2012, unlocked the key to reveal the next greater version of himself. Each and every stage of the healing journey emitted in Aanandha the power to discover truth, love and happiness, and to achieve dreams that would also fulfil his passionate wish to give back to society in support of the needy and humanity.
Filled with bountiful insights on enduring major life-changing challenges with an indomitable spirit throughout, be warmly inspired by Aanandha’s message of hope towards discovering truth, love and happiness through healing by:
Opening your heart and mind to your body’s fullest ability to heal, regenerate and be whole again.
Discovering ways to let changes in your life transform into a path to grow, with conviction and gratitude, to reveal the next greater version of yourself.
Sharing bridges made of love and passion with the world, through letting out the best in you powered by a commitment to heal deeply, and inspire strongly.
Transforming from self-pity to new discoveries, renewed strength and purpose in life.
A turnaround that begins with the spirit of acceptance and gratefulness for every little milestone of achievement.
Let a new-found dream within you shine out from all physical hurt and troubled minds, to fulfil every purpose and passion in your life.
Keep soaring high on your eagle journey to build strength, to share love and happiness with everyone passing through your life, and let all these rejuvenate the whole fountain of life within you to make beautiful dreams shine out of rocks and obstacles to bless the world.
Aanandha Sharurajah (formerly known as Ananda Rajah), founder of Atos Group since 1983, is a pioneer in the wellness and beauty industry. He came to Singapore from Malaysia in 1983 with 20,000 ringgit and a big dream to build his wellness business. With a start-up funding from his father, Aanandha started a business selling industrial cleaning machines and later on, selling spa products and beauty equipment. He is a highly respected person who in the course of building his wellness business, never forgets to give back to society and has contributed to the well-being of others in many ways. Even with the success of his spa and wellness business today, Aanandha still remains passionate about helping others. His company has contributed their innovative and state-of-the-art wellness equipment to a social project in Toa Payoh to provide holistic treatments for the elderly who cannot afford physiotherapy programmes.
From 2009 to 2011, Aanandha spearheaded the establishment of the Spa, Beauty and Wellness Alliance (SBWA) to offer assistance to customers who were left stranded by spas that had suddenly ceased operations overnight. Today, despite recovering from stroke and a busy schedule, Aanandha still spends time doing charitable work such as raising funds for community projects. 20 years ago in 2002, he participated and supported a charity ride organized by the Sikh Welfare Council where he rode together with more than 30 other cyclists from Ipoh to Singapore, covering 700km over 4 days for a good cause. He would also participate in other charity events as well. In 2009, he was awarded the Spirit of Enterprise Award.
However, due to a highly stressed work life, he suffered a devastating stroke in July 2012, which left him paralysed on the right side of his body, requiring the use of a wheelchair for 3 years. Slowly recovering and able to walk with assistance, Aanandha actively returned to work and to give back to society as usual. Aanandha was a stroke advocate and served in the executive committee of Singapore National Stroke Association (SNSA) between 2019 and 2020. He continues to give talks on recovery after stroke, stroke prevention measures to patients and participants of health and wellness workshops as well as giving talks to organisations. He was also invited to talk at the 13th World Stroke Congress on 28 to 29 October 2021.
His belief to serve and give back to society while doing business has formed a strong foundation for the group to grow the business. His strong will and determination as well as support from families, friends, and employees led to his recovery, which went against many odds as he was informed three month after his onset of stroke, that his recovery had plateaued.
During his course of recovery, Mr. Aanandha has documented his experience, reflections, and hopes in his new book will be a powerful inspiration to anyone reading it.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 194
Year Published: 2022
Size: 230mm x 150mm