(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

A letter to my younger self…

(Content warning: brief, indirect mentions of suicide) There are times in which I wish I could go back and talk … 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

Jumping to assumptions

As I journey further up (not down) my personal Asperger’s/autism spectrum discovery path, I’ve come to view human nature in … More

Sometimes I prefer to be invisible

People on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum often find ourselves under scrutiny we didn’t ask for and don’t necessarily want.  Some of … More

Autistic, Staring, and Silent

I’ve heard some parents of autistic children mention that their child stares into space, sometimes for long periods of time, … More

(My) Asperger’s / autism and resentment

I reached a horrifying realization a few weeks ago… Please bear with me as I explain the backstory, a backstory … More

Top 28 Goals for surviving the Holidays as a newly-late-diagnosed Aspie (Notes to self)

Say “hi” to everyone; speak to everyone at least once. Determine an “escape route” early on, before I need it. … More

Navigating Unwritten rules ~ the gift-giving edition

Apparently, you’re not supposed to blurt out the answer when you already know what’s inside a gift box.

Sneaking a peek (at what others had to say)

So anyway, I’m going through my formal Asperger’s assessment (well OK–the first of what I hope will be two assessments). … More