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Podcast: There’s More to Trauma than PTSD

Podcast: There’s More to Trauma than PTSD

 Most of us are familiar with post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD (deservedly) gets a lot of attention, largely focused on soldiers returning from service. But trauma comes in many forms,...
Autism: Why I Don’t Do Eye Contact

Autism: Why I Don’t Do Eye Contact

  I asked some of my autistic friends, and this is what they had to say: Because I forget that it matters to you when I’m focusing on what you are saying....
Social Media Surveillance for Disability Fraud

Social Media Surveillance for Disability Fraud

The New York Times ran an article on March 10 that’s been getting a lot of attention on Facebook. I just saw it yesterday or I’d have written this sooner. ...
Jealous Mothers Competing with their Daughters

Jealous Mothers Competing with their Daughters

What do you do when you realise your own mother is trying to steal everything your little sister holds dear? It’s not a new thing. My mother has been insanely jealous of her youngest daughter,...
8 Causes of Self-Sabotage

8 Causes of Self-Sabotage

Often referred to as “getting in your own way” self-sabotage implies that you are doing harm to yourself even though there are better options. Examples
Today I Love My Backup Computer

Today I Love My Backup Computer

Today I love my backup computer since my good computer has chosen this day to have a seizure fit and just sit there blank screened and half powered down, ignoring it’s on and off switch and being a pain....
Cultural strife leads to personal stress

Cultural strife leads to personal stress

More people today are concerned more about cultural stress than about personal stress. They are more stressed out by the conflict between Democrats and Republicans or the problem of race relations in America than they are about their marital difficulties,...
Traumatic Experience:7 Signs You Are Stuck

Traumatic Experience:7 Signs You Are Stuck

Have you ever experienced a traumatic situation? Trauma is a powerful word.  Many people almost stagger when I mention that I believe they have experienced “trauma.”...
How Pleasure and Pain Act as Motivators

How Pleasure and Pain Act as Motivators

“Pain is not a punishment; pleasure is not a reward.” Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön shares this thought that flies in the face of common wisdom in her book entitled Comfortable with...
Does Teaching Social Skills Teach Masking Asperger’s?

Does Teaching Social Skills Teach Masking Asperger’s?

There’s an emphasis on teaching social skills to those with Asperger’s or NLD. There are different ways of looking at why those who are neurodivergent could benefit from learning these skills: one can see it as “fixing” someone who is not good enough at a “normal” process,...
How to Teach Deep-Down Kindness to Your Kids

How to Teach Deep-Down Kindness to Your Kids

My husband and I are not great at teaching discipline. We’re also not great at schedules. We don’t have a good routine, our kids don’t always brush their teeth, and sometimes they wear the same underwear two days in a row....

Post-Traumatic Growth in Tyrion: Game of Thrones

“I have a tender spot in my heart for cripples and bastards and broken things.” Tyrion Lannister   Survivor of Narcissistic Abuse in Family of Origin Tyrion Lannister has won the hearts of many Game of Thrones fans (G.R....
Autonomy + Social Support = Good Job for ADHD

Autonomy + Social Support = Good Job for ADHD

Who doesn’t want a job where they have lots of control over how they perform their duties and lots of support from their colleagues? Pretty much no one. But it turns out these factors may be especially important for people with ADHD....
Lots of People Like a Little Kink

Lots of People Like a Little Kink

According to a recent study, paraphilic attractions (kinks and fetishes) are more common than most people might think.
A Useless Man

A Useless Man

Okay, I alluded to this a little while ago, but now I’m coming clean. There was some issues with my heart that just about killed me. No,...