(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

Giving up vices on the Asperger’s / autism spectrum

I’m kind of a mess.  I’m more sedentary than I should be.   I engage in the use of a … 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

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

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

Asperger’s / autism and aging ~ I’m a little worried

(I’ll issue a Content Warning, in that this might be an anxiety/depression-inducing subject; we also have cats that we’re concerned … More

In this quiet little place

I love quiet little places.  As someone on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum, I frequently find myself going off to be by … More

Building a Depression Survival Go-To Kit ~ [Mental Health Monday]

Preface Note 1: This idea was not mine.  I’ll more-than-happily give credit for the idea where it is rightfully due: … More

Lost, and how music saved (saves) me

When I awoke from today’s highly unusual 4-hour nap, I had been dreaming about being lost, looking for someone, eliciting … More

Let me tell you about my “mild” form of autism…

By official standards, I’m considered an Aspie (internationally) or “high-functioning” autistic (in the US and other places that use the … More