(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

How discovering that I’m on the Asperger’s / autism spectrum has changed me 

So anyway, as y’all know, yesterday I celebrated my “Aspie birthday” (please pardon the term–that’s just what it feels like … More

Annual cycles, neurology, and reframing of life

It fascinates me how, when thinking back over a previous 12-month time span, I’ll feel “closer”, in a way, to … More

Relief and grief ~ the reality of adult Asperger’s / autism discovery

When one is diagnosed as Asperger’s/autistic (or otherwise realized to be on the spectrum) as an adult, an interesting dichotomy … More

(My) Asperger’s / autism and bitterness

I’m not exactly sure when it happened, but I acquired the tendency to be bitter at times.  The reason I’m … 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

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

Dear recently-diagnosed Aspie / autistic adults <3

(Image Credit: Keri Bowers, a co-founder of one of my favorite sites ever, The Art of Autism collaborative (an article … 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