Eli's Story

ELI BROWN IS THE FOUNDER OF SHINE THE LIGHT ON. THIS IS HIS STORY. From the outside, my life looked perfect. I was in college, playing tennis in the NCAA, surrounded by friends, coaches, and peers. I’d checked all the right boxes and yet I was struggling with depression and anxiety. I knew something was wrong, but I stayed silent.   For years I...
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Allow Yourself To Feel What You Need To Feel

Throughout our lifetime, we lose many people – friends, colleagues, and family members. Sometimes we lose people naturally, such as moving to different schools and changing jobs. But sometimes we lose people because of a force completely out of our control. Those tend to affect us the most.  In early 2017, I lost a co-worker and friend to suicid...
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Shine A Light On Your Own Story – Twenty Twenty

2020 has been a year of shifting our focus away from ourselves, and onto the events that are changing our world as we know it. For many of us, it has become second nature to mentally prioritize other people’s struggles around the world, while tucking our own away. By tucking ourselves away like this, we may begin to feel disconnected from oursel...
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