An Interesting Shadow. An Interesting Life?

An interesting shadow?

The shadow makes me curious…

Who is the shadow giver? What mark is he leaving? Is he more than his shadows?

We don’t need a floodlight to learn more about ourselves. When we explore our shadows, all we have to do is just bring a little light. Some days all that we can manage is 1% brighter is all we need.

Some shadows need shoes, but not to walk away. Some shadows only reveal themselves when you wear shoes because sometimes, “you have to to kick at the darkest till it bleeds daylight” (Bruce Cockburn).


Having a shadow is a powerful thing. We all have one, but some of us have larger shadows because we are unaware (or unwilling to be aware) of what lies just behind us.


If you enjoyed this piece, I invite you to check out some of my other writing:

Yes I Pray, And Yes, I Am Crazy.

7 Ways to Build a New Relationship With Your Thoughts

Healing is What Happens When You Really Just Want a Cure

I write articles that talk about the kind of changes I am trying to make in my own life. I hope that my writing also helps you. My topics include addiction and mental health recovery, relationships, and personal growth. I work as an Addiction Therapist, an Editor for the Good Men Project and freelance writer, and Adjunct Professor at City University, Edmonton. But what is most important is that I have a family and I am in recovery from depression and anxiety. My mental health experiences are part of my personal University degree, but they do not define me.

I hope to inspire you, to inform you and on occasion to entertain you. But most of all, I want to connect with you. Sign up for my blog if you want to receive the latest and best of my writing. If you like what I have to say, please share my work with your friends.

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