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Why Your Asperger’s-NT Relationship is Failing

Why Your Asperger’s-NT Relationship is Failing

Aspie-neurotypical relationships often start out with intense passion, then fizzle and devolve into disaster. For the purpose of this article, I have used the word “aspie” instead of “autistic;” however,...
This Is Not A Rehearsal

This Is Not A Rehearsal

This is not a practice run. This is all we get. I will not get a do over of this day. I will not get to try this week again....
Today I Love Spring Flowers

Today I Love Spring Flowers

Today I love Spring flowers popping up all over the place. I love that I am sitting out on the front porch writing my posts for the second day in a row....

Clarifying Your Diagnosis

Although people who live with bipolar, depression, or other psychiatric illnesses often are relieved to receive an explanation for why they are feeling the way they feel, they rarely, if ever,...
Best of Our Blogs: April 23, 2019

Best of Our Blogs: April 23, 2019

It’s hard not to feel down about the state of the world today. I’m writing this on April 22, Earth Day. If you google Earth Day 2019, you’ll see articles...
Openness Before Honesty

Openness Before Honesty

How do you feel when someone starts a sentence with “If I’m being totally honest,” or “May I be honest with you?” Are they lying the rest of the time?...
Counterintuitive Ways to Combat Anxiety

Counterintuitive Ways to Combat Anxiety

Through the years I’ve learned to douse the ongoing wildfire of fear with productive tools such as exercise, meditation, replacing negative, irrational thoughts with positive, rational statements, and tapping into...
Always Something

Always Something

It’s always something. A word, a phase, a song. Maybe a springtime breeze, the smell of a dog, the look in a boy’s face. Always. A time of year, a season,...
What is Emotional Abuse?

What is Emotional Abuse?

Ron was reluctant to start the conversation with his wife, Robin, about their vacation plans this year. In years past, he would take a week off from work to spend...
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How to Overcome Perfectionism

How to Overcome Perfectionism

I’ve been a perfectionist for as long as I can remember—always caring about what other people think, worrying about being judged, and overanalyzing everything....
Happy Birthay, Elaina J

Happy Birthay, Elaina J

Tomorrow, April twenty first, is my thirty eighth birthday. In a way, I never thought this day would come. At the end of my twenties I was in the dark pit of depression....
Logic Can Suffer When it Comes to Political Beliefs

Logic Can Suffer When it Comes to Political Beliefs

New research has found that, regardless of political affiliation, tribal instincts kick in and people’s ability to think logically suffers when it comes to arguments related to their political belief...