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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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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Now I Miss the Small Problems

Now I Miss the Small Problems

Do you want to know the best part about having a boring hobby? It’s simple: people don’t ask too many follow up questions when you tell them what it is. I’ll be honest - being stubbornly introverted my whole life, I like it that way. Sure, I could lie and say I do...

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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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The Three Battles of Lupus!

The Three Battles of Lupus!

When you have got a chronic illness like Lupus, you face three battles. One being the illness itself, the others being either proving you are ill enough or not that ill at all. And it just sucks! In this blog, I write about the three battles of lupus I have faced in...

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I Can’t Help But Be Angry Right Now

I Can’t Help But Be Angry Right Now

Since the start of the pandemic, I have had plenty of time to be alone with my thoughts. Thoughts of who I am, thoughts on my experiences, and thoughts on the current state of my mental health. I know I’m not alone in this. For those of us dealing with past traumas,...

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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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If the swelling doesn’t kill me, the itching might

If the swelling doesn’t kill me, the itching might

I am sure you have seen a movie where someone had a severe allergy. Mostly it is in a comedic restaurant setting, where a poor schmuck gets a rash all over his face, his throat swells up or eyes swell shut and someone comes running with an EpiPen. Well, that’s me. But...

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