(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

Make it stop

(Note: this isn’t to criticize the people involved; the situation just is what it is, due to differing neurology.) 🙂 … 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

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

The downside to being (autistic and) “bright”

“You’re so smart; why can’t you do this or that?” “You could have gotten an A, if only you’d done … More

Ugh Christmas cards – one Aspie / autistic perspective

I can hear some people now:  “O. M. G.  Now she’s going to rip on Christmas cards!  What’s wrong with … More

Because I can’t

“Why can’t you just meet with someone later today?” Because I can’t. “Why not?” (Me): … (Painfully rearranging my schedule … More

Standing at the gates (of formal Asperger’s / autism diagnosis)

Well, the first official consultation appointment, anyway. Tonight is the eve of my first meeting with my specialist for the … More