Why I’m still hiding my Asperger’s / autism from some people 

In the grand scheme of my life, my knowledge of my Neurodivergent neurological orientation is still fresh-ish.  After all, my … More

An open letter to natural, holistic, alternative, or integrative / Functional Medicine doctors…

Dear These Types of Doctors… I am one of you.  If I were sitting beside you at a conference, you … More

“Look me in the eye.” (No.)

I guess I don’t understand the preoccupation with eye contact in western culture. In certain Asian cultures, it is customary … More

Asperger’s / autism, socializing, and respect

(Beginning Note: This post was inspired by Rhi’s beautiful synopsis of the recent National Autistic Society (NAS) conference in the … More

Living the ‘lie’

I’ve written a lot before about acting and masking.  For the cheap seats, it’s a prevalent theme throughout the Asperger’s/autism … 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

The fondness spectrum

In the neurotypical world, there is generally a limited gradient in terms of the type and intensity of fondness that … 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

When mimicking fails…

I’ve written about mimicking before (here and here, to name a couple).  Mimicking other people takes on many forms.  Sometimes … More