An integrative approach to depression ~ from one Aspie / autistic perspective [Mental Health Monday]

I can slowly feel my inner wheels beginning to catch on and take hold.  The only way I know this … More

An open letter to natural, holistic, alternative, or integrative / Functional Medicine doctors…

Dear These Types of Doctors… I am one of you.  If I were sitting beside you at a conference, you … More

Stagnating, hesitating, and contemplating

I’m having a tough time getting motivated today.  It’s like approaching an escalator that’s moving at a palatable speed, but … More

Benefits of listening to classical music for Asperger’s / autistic people [Mental Health Monday]

I stumbled upon a fascinating article about the health benefits of listening to classical music [1]. These benefits are mostly … More

Sometimes I don’t know what I’m feeling

“What are you feeling?” “I don’t know.” “What’s wrong? “I don’t know.” “Why are you crying?” “I have no idea.” … More

Sometimes I’m almost afraid to check social media…

(I apologize for the downer post here.  If you’re not in the mood for emotional and mental pretzels colored by … More

Asperger’s / autism and the significance of self-talk [Mental Health Monday]

When no one is watching, what do we say to ourselves?  Whose old tapes play in our brains?  What are … More

Standing at the intersection of Asperger’s / autism & physical disability (or blessing??)

A disability, in itself, can be an advantage.  It can be an innate physiological survival strategy. In fact, it can … More

Asperger’s / autistic characteristics are a double-edged sword

Is it possible for a “gift” or advantage to also be a disadvantage or disability?  Can one trait fit both … More