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My Shadow / My Friend

My Shadow / My Friend

The month of September was rough for me on a personal level. Just those series of days where it feels like nothing ever goes right... from the big things like grief from a very recent loss, down to the smallest little thing like spilling a tiny amount of coffee on a...

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I Know I Can: What My Body Was Telling Me

I Know I Can: What My Body Was Telling Me

I know I can't do it. I gesture him to not fill my plate much, at all even, but he doesn't listen. Betrayal bites my heart bitterly, but I'm in public. Surrounded with friends and strangers, and I cannot let them see. I have to keep the appearances up. It feels like...

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Beating the Summer Blues by Hunting for Buried Treasure

Beating the Summer Blues by Hunting for Buried Treasure

Do you ever get to feeling down with the change of the seasons, particularly during summer break? I sometimes do. I’ve talked to others who have felt the same way, so I wanted to share with you how I have been beating the summer blues by hunting for buried treasure!...

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The Masked Me

The Masked Me

Last month when the CDC made the announcement that fully vaccinated people no longer have to wear masks, it felt like a weird fever dream. I feel like I can’t remember what life was like before the face mask became a daily accessory, and I’ve come to associate it with...

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“Are You Okay?” – My Review of the Animated Short Film

“Are You Okay?” – My Review of the Animated Short Film

Last week, a good friend of mine sent me a link to an animated short on YouTube. We met each while studying animation in college, so we frequently share animated short films with each other to keep us inspired. We’ve come across a lot of awesome shorts, but I really...

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To Choose Love Over Bitterness

To Choose Love Over Bitterness

My name is Lacey, and I am the Community Manager for Shadow’s Edge. I have frequently written for the Shadow’s Edge blog, oftentimes about subjects relating to my life experiences and tips I want to share based on them. With April being Autism Acceptance Month, I...

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Am I Adulting Right? – Part 1

Am I Adulting Right? – Part 1

The Oxford Dictionary describes it as “the practice of behaving in a way characteristic of a responsible adult, especially the accomplishment of mundane but necessary tasks.” In other words: “doing crap adults should do, even when it sucks and they hate it. ”You may not use the exact same word, but all of us do at some point (and in our own way of phrasing it) ask ourselves “am I adulting right?”

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10 Things Dogs Teach Us About What Matters Most

10 Things Dogs Teach Us About What Matters Most

All of us on the Shadow's Edge team love animals - and a few of us have dogs of our own! They are great companions, but they also have a few wisdoms to share with us on how to live the happiest life. This week's guest blogger, Debbie Gisonni, shares her...

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Mobility Aids and the Stigma Around Them

Mobility Aids and the Stigma Around Them

When I’m out and about using my mobility aids (like my wheelchair, crutches, or cane) I get comments and questions like these a lot: ‘You are too young to use a wheelchair!’‘What happened to you?!’‘You are just using those to get attention!’‘Can you work, can you do...

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