Asperger’s and addiction

Over the past couple of years I’ve been ridding myself of the harmful behaviours and practices that I’ve let become a part of my stimming and my meltdown management. It’s been an interesting ride and I’m not quite there yet.  Here is a list of the things I’ve accomplished: No more scratching until I’m bleedingContinue reading “Asperger’s and addiction”

London, Easter 2016

A week away in London, a week of minor stressful moments, but overwhelmingly a week of reaffirming and making friendships, growing closer as sisters, and taking the time to see things normally missed in a long weekend away. This week has been amazing. My body has mostly behaved in regards to pain levels, I randomly metContinue reading “London, Easter 2016”

Travelling as an Aspie with other disabilities 

I love travelling. I love being somewhere with different sights. In that I’m not that different from my NT (neurotypical) sister. But I have a checklist that relates to my Aspie nature as well as my Arthritis, my Irlen Syndrome, my PTSD, my Asthma, and my Endometriosis that others wouldn’t even think about. If I’mContinue reading “Travelling as an Aspie with other disabilities “

Meltdown – a poem

Wanting to crawl out of my skin, Creatures move as anxiety sets in. Doubts rush through my head, It’s the frustration that I dread. Vocal chords and brain detach, Can’t find the key to open the latch. Lights are too bright to see, Sounds seem to deafen me. Hard to explain to an NT, HowContinue reading “Meltdown – a poem”

Grief with Asperger’s 

If you read my blog regularly, you know that I recently lost my Grandad. It’s been tough. Grandad was and is my first hero. He was the man who gave me a love of so many things and taught me about language. I still feel like I’m caught in some terrible dream. Everyone goes throughContinue reading “Grief with Asperger’s “

One of those days?

When I woke this morning, I could just tell it was going to be one of those days. You know, the ones where absolutely nothing goes right. I woke with the sinus headache that sent me to bed at 8pm last night, somehow, despite following my normal routine I was five minutes late in leaving homeContinue reading “One of those days?”

Where things are 

I’ve been dealing with a lot of emotional crap lately and wading through it as best I can. But I’m coming out it the other side and things are looking brighter emotionally. I was able to keep a promise yesterday that even a year ago the reminder I got wouldn’t have been enough to stopContinue reading “Where things are “

Mental Health Check-In

Things are changing when it comes to my mental health. They are slow and gradual changes, but they are changes nonetheless. Things are taking a gradual move into the positive direction and I want to document that here on my blog. I’m not going to cut any corners in this post, so I suggest youContinue reading “Mental Health Check-In”

Spirituality when faced with anxiety

One of the things that gets pushed to the back of my mind when I’m anxious is spirituality. I’m generally a quite spiritual person but when my anxiety has been as it is lately it gets pushed to the side by the all consuming darkness.  Momma reminded me recently of the power of prayer, mantras,Continue reading “Spirituality when faced with anxiety”