I didn’t know my life was a lie

I didn’t know my life was a lie. When I look back that is exactly what it was, but it did encourage me to work through my bad days. I wasn’t done.

Living a lie without knowing about my disability transformed me into the person everyone expected me to be. At the age of 46, I found out about my disability, later finding out that I had been diagnosed at …

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11 Dec, 2019

Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the anniversary of the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights.’

This is a milestone document declaring the rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being, regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status, including a right to education, a decent living, health care …

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10 Dec, 2019

Realities and self-worth

I believe to a certain extent, everyone lives in their own version of their realities, no matter how much of that reality they perceive, even if it is different to that of someone else. We detect information in our realities.

Ever since I was a small child I’ve always thought about things. I learned to function well living in my own little world. I believe our self-worth relies on our realities being positive. No matter how much negativity …

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8 Dec, 2019

Challenging anxious thoughts

With or without autism, it’s natural to worry about things. It’s part of being human, we worry about a job interview, we worry about the what ifs, but what if those thoughts are with you daily? What if you struggle to clear the mental clutter in your head, the bad thoughts and general anxiety, then what?

Negative thinking and constant worrying can take its toll on our emotional and physical health. Anxiety can sap our emotional strength, leave us feeling restless, can cause stomach aches, muscle tension …

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7 Dec, 2019

Working with the Universe

As a child I wasn’t encouraged to have any aspirations. I merely conformed to my circumstances. Yes, I was angry, but when I wasn’t angry I was the sweetest child.

Growing up, I couldn’t know why I struggled to get past the starting block in school, or why I had mental challenges, why I couldn’t motivate myself, but even living with those issues, I was innately aware I was …

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6 Dec, 2019

Feeling claustrophobic

Claustrophobia comes from the Greek word, ‘phobos’ which means fear and Latin word ‘Claustrum’ which means, a closed-in place. If you have a fear of tight or small spaces, a fear of elevators, a fear of being trapped, the fear of being closed in, you’re dealing with claustrophobia.

It could be related to dysfunction of the amygdala, which is the part of the brain that controls how we process fear. It is an anxiety related disorder brought about through stress and anxiety. In some circumstances having claustrophobia can result in a panic …

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4 Dec, 2019

Using reflection as a tool

Having come through my life, I seem grateful for the life I’ve had, even with its ups and downs. I know that without the life I’ve had, with the things I’ve had to work through, I would never have found this level of success. I wasn’t done.

Through using reflection as a tool, I have learned that although the past cannot be changed, those times are when we learn our most precious lessons and it is important we continue to pull through …

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3 Dec, 2019

Changing for something better

There is no point in change unless you’re sure what you’re going into is better than what you have now. Never let yourself unconsciously believe you can’t change or that you’re not capable of change that change is for others.

Don’t allow your past, or your future be limited by your circumstances. Stop telling yourself you can’t change. Instead of being afraid of what might or could go wrong, think about the things that could go right.

Change happens when we change our mentality. Having the wrong mentality is the reason we stay …

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2 Dec, 2019
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