How I Learned to Love Shadow

My shadow friend protects me and keeps my peace.

It’s not what you’d expect at first. Shadow used to sulk, block out and conceal. She was quick to twist and turn when emotions were high. But working with Shadow gives me gifts that I wouldn’t have on my own. Shadow gave me autonomy and helped me find my authentic self. She taught me how to respect and value myself and what a journey that was. She taught me how to love and honor others but not at the expense of myself. She taught me if I took care of myself, I could do more to take care of others.

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

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Marissa Abram, PhD

Marissa Abram, PhD

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Educator, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Addiction Researcher and Founder of Strategic Wellness Management.