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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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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Simple Ways to Show Someone Appreciation

Simple Ways to Show Someone Appreciation

In these stressful times caused by the COVID-19 crisis, it is especially important for each of us to feel like we matter and that we are valued for what we say and do. We may forget to show appreciation for those who are important to us and those we interact with...

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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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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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