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

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

Asperger’s / autism and ‘black-and-white thinking’

Recently, the subject of “black-and-white thinking” has come up in the (awesome!!) comments section of a couple of the posts … More

Asperger’s / autism vs Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Discovering that I’m on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum has brought me through an unexpected scenic journey into the field of “abnormal” … 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

Blanketed :)

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

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