Finding My Own Happiness

Finding My Own Happiness

This part of my journey goes back about 2-3 years.  Finding my own happiness. To make a long story short: I had a good and lucrative career in IT sales; I was living with my girlfriend in a nice apartment in a nice city; I could afford to travel and eat out at...

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A Letter To My Body

A Letter To My Body

I live with lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease and it is attacking my kidneys. My body changed a lot since my diagnosis, but my relationship with it improved. I now write a letter to my body. Hey body, it is okay Hey, sorry it took me so long to write a letter to...

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Everybody Died so I got a Dog –  Book Review

Everybody Died so I got a Dog – Book Review

Just a few weeks ago, my beloved dog Douglas died, so you can imagine that I wasn’t sure about reading a book titled “Everybody Died so I Got a Dog.” by Emily Dean. I had bought the book on an impulse while in London last January and it has sat on my nightstand ever...

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What I Learned from my Depression

What I Learned from my Depression

This week is Suicide Prevention Week, so I wanted to share my experience with the hopes that this blog gives some camaraderie to someone going through something similar and gives insight to those who love someone with depression. I think everyone has, or eventually...

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You’re Done with Cancer Treatment (Now Comes the Hard Part…)

You’re Done with Cancer Treatment (Now Comes the Hard Part…)

"Done with cancer treatment now comes the hard part." September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. This blog features a story by Sheri Brisson a cancer survivor, writing about her thoughts after treatment survivorship. So maybe you’ve already rung the “chemo bell”...

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My best friend’s struggle with cancer may be over

My best friend’s struggle with cancer may be over

…but my struggle with her passing continues. September is cancer awareness month. In honor of my best friend’s struggle with cancer, here is my story. When a loved one dies after a long illness, there is a period where you are grateful that it is over. Not for you,...

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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!...

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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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Healing Hearts Game Jam – An Interview with Michelle Chen

Healing Hearts Game Jam – An Interview with Michelle Chen

Did you know that tomorrow is National Video Game Day? Video games mean a lot to us at Shadow’s Edge – video games allow us to experience someone else’s story, make mistakes without judgment, and grow from what we have learned about ourselves while playing. Games that...

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Grieving The Suicide of Someone You Love.

Grieving The Suicide of Someone You Love.

Hello everyone, I’m 13 and this is my first time writing anything public, so please be easy on me! First off, I would love to acknowledge those who are struggling right now (everyone.) The world is crazy and full of problems, so you are definitely not alone. There are...

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