(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

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 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 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

The Coiled Snake ~ a tale of then-unknown-Aspie/autistic empathy

“Ground yourself,” they said. But it wasn’t that easy.

Knock it off ~ an open letter to the recent Twits (Twitter Trolls)

(Just a quick edit to add that this is not, in any way, directed at nor inspired by the conflict … More

Depathologizing Asperger’s / autism ~ it’s a normal and healthy neurological orientation

I’ve been wanting to write this post for a very long time.  The thought struck me sometime in April of … More

An interesting look at the history of the Autism Spectrum and its ties with mental illness

The fact that the Asperger’s/autism spectrum has stubbornly been included in the Diagnostics and Statistics Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM), … More