(My) Asperger’s / autism & the self-like Within [Mental Health Monday]

This may sound hopelessly cynical, but the concept of “self-love” has always seemed a little eyeroll-worthy to me.  Maybe it … More

Learning to say “no” can be fun [Mental Health Monday]

In my chronic quest for acceptance from others, I have often tried to be socially correct.  My default definition of … More

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

The cost of bullying ~ through an Asperger’s / autistic angle [Mental Health Monday]

A natural introvert, I was often the target of teasing that bordered on bullying. No wait–it wasn’t just “borderline”; it … 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

Mindfulness on the Asperger’s / autism spectrum [Mental Health Monday]

Sometimes it’s hard to be mindful.  Today’s human brains are flying at least 250 miles a minute.  The average Asperger’s/autistic … More

Shedding [Mental Health Monday]

About three years ago, I decided I’d had enough. My father, an otherwise good hearted and decent man, had the … 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

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