Friends on the Asperger’s / autism spectrum

Throughout my life, I’ve always had a hard time making friends.  I’ve always ever only had three good friends at … More

A Little Withdrawal is Good For The Soul [Mental Health Monday #2]

Sometimes you have to just pull back, retreat, and turn the world down–or off.  Sometimes you need a good reset.  … More

Asperger’s / autism, inertia, and motivation [Mental Health Monday]

You’ve probably heard the words… “Get moving.” “Don’t wait until the last minute.” “You’re lazy.” “You’d do so much better … More

Exclusion, inclusion, and … the autism spectrum

When someone tells me they have good news and bad news and they ask me which one I’d prefer to … More

Blanketed :)

My Christmas present came yesterday!  And I had gotten my partner’s gift a little while back, too, so yesterday we … More

Dear World: please withhold / reserve judgment. Thank you ~ one autistic person

Despite my attempts to be a no-frills, drama-free queen, what some see is not always what they get.  In my … More

The importance of self-care for people on the Asperger’s / autism spectrum ~ Part 2: Ideas & strategies

In my last post, I spelled out the seemingly doom-and-gloom situation people on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum are sometimes up against … More

The importance of self-care for people on the Asperger’s / autism spectrum ~ Part 1: Self-care and its deterrents

Self-care is a human need that gets overlooked and forgotten.  I would venture to say that it’s a basic need, … More

“What do *you* do?” and other ways to trigger an Aspie/autistic person

Some of you are aware, at varying levels, that I’ve had a hilariously crappy week.  As in, so crappy that … More