(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

Learning to say “no” can be fun [Mental Health Monday]

In my chronic quest for acceptance from others, I have often tried to be socially correct.  My default definition of … 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

The ABCs of social awkwardness

When writing the notes for my previous post about unsuccessful mimicking, my brain diverted suddenly, off on a tangent, kind … 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

Everybody else is doing it, so why can’t I?

Some days are bright and sunny in my brain.  On those days, I feel almost invincible.  Whatever I touch turns … More

How to choose a good counselor / therapist as an Asperger’s / autistic adult

AutChat, an amazing group of autistic people on Twitter, bonded together to create a Safe Space for other Aspergian/autistic and … More

The Coiled Snake ~ a tale of then-unknown-Aspie/autistic empathy

“Ground yourself,” they said. But it wasn’t that easy.