This may sound hopelessly cynical, but the concept of “self-love” has always seemed a little eyeroll-worthy to me. Maybe it … More
‘More autistic’ after Asperger’s / autism diagnosis / discovery?
The first inkling I had that I might be Aspergian/autistic came from perusing medical journals. I browsed through their archives, … More
I’m not a bad friend
As you’ve already guessed, being discovered to be on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum has been a huge relief for me, in … 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 regret
Statistically, at age 39, I’m only halfway through the predicted human life expectancy. But I made a “Bucket List” a … More
No longer pretending
I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but a little while back, sometime after finding out that I “have” Asperger’s/autism, … More
Asperger’s / autism and shame…
This morning, I realized I had lost my keys. This isn’t the first time. In a furious combination of panic … More
20 things TO say to Aspies/autistics (or people with Asperger’s/autism): My edition
This post got long, too 🙂 Aspies/autistic people are all-too-well-aware of how awkward it can feel to interact with other … More
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