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

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

Benefits of listening to classical music for Asperger’s / autistic people [Mental Health Monday]

I stumbled upon a fascinating article about the health benefits of listening to classical music [1]. These benefits are mostly … More

Change vs Evolution ~ an Asperger’s / autistic perspective

I am Aspergian (even a year later, it still comforts me strongly and softly–at the same time–to write that). True … More

They thought I was “controlling”…when I was just actually autistic

I didn’t know much.  I just knew that having my toys (or later, clothes) and other belongings organized felt good.  … More

Blanketed :)

My Christmas present came yesterday!  And I had gotten my partner’s gift a little while back, too, so yesterday we … More

The importance of self-care for people on the Asperger’s / autism spectrum ~ Part 2: Ideas & strategies

In my last post, I spelled out the seemingly doom-and-gloom situation people on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum are sometimes up against … More

The importance of self-care for people on the Asperger’s / autism spectrum ~ Part 1: Self-care and its deterrents

Self-care is a human need that gets overlooked and forgotten.  I would venture to say that it’s a basic need, … More

Sometimes I go mute

Although my speech was initially borderline-delayed, suddenly one day, I started talking fairly clearly at age two.  My mom marvels … More