Five Ways to Express Your Emotions (Without Showing Everyone!)

Five Ways to Express Your Emotions (Without Showing Everyone!)

You can, of course, share your feelings, but not all your feelings are for everyone. Some of your feelings, you would rather keep to yourself. Instead, sometimes I have to find ways to express my feelings without telling anyone. Here are five ways to do it! I use...

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When They Call Your Normal Lifestyle ‘Quarantine’

When They Call Your Normal Lifestyle ‘Quarantine’

Corona came to the Netherlands around January 2020. China and Italy were already affected and chaos seemed to arise. A month later, the government decided that quarantining as much as possible - close to lock down - was the...

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Laughter is The Best Medicine

Laughter is The Best Medicine

“Comedy Crushes Cancer.” I believe it! Or maybe I could also say “Laughter is the Best Medicine.” From an early age, I learned to handle my difficulties with humor.  As a young teenager, I left home in the middle of the night and moved into the spare room at my...

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I AM….

I AM….

June is celebrated worldwide as Pride Month and to show solidarity to our LGBTQIA+ community members, our team at Shadow’s Edge wanted to share Brian Garcia’s story about what it was like coming out to his loved ones and learning how to accept his true self. Brian is...

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7 Ways to Communicate With Someone Going Through a Hard Time.

7 Ways to Communicate With Someone Going Through a Hard Time.

When I want to support people who are dealing with a difficult period emotionally, I start by assuming nothing. It’s like I pretend the person is from a fascinating foreign land and let them tell me what it’s like for them. This way, the person I’m talking with has a...

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How Drawing Helps Me Heal!

How Drawing Helps Me Heal!

At 3 years old I held a pencil and it made me happy. I still draw every single day, now using my Wacom tablet to make comics, or my easel to make paintings. At 15 I passed out almost every day, I shrugged it off and my doctors didn't take it seriously. Now I know I...

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Mental Health In Rural And Remote Areas

Mental Health In Rural And Remote Areas

I grew up in a small village in the English countryside and I feel very fortunate to have enjoyed a childhood where I could be baking in my kitchen before running straight across to my friend’s house in my wellies to borrow more sugar. We had a fantastic community...

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My Furry Friend Supports My Mental Health

My Furry Friend Supports My Mental Health

Emotional support can come in many forms. My therapy is a 4-legged beast. I have often asked myself what I would do without my little dog Douglas. Hey may not be a licensed therapist (meaning a registered emotional support dog) but he is the first to offer a paw when...

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