We know what we do

Anyone with a conscience will know if their actions have hurt someone. Being in denial doesn’t get anyone off the hook. Denial intensifies the problem even more. We know what we do.

Just because we choose to ignore what we’ve said or a deed done, doesn’t mean those things weren’t said or the deed didn’t happen. Denial is developed for us to ignore and deceive others, for us to ignore …

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12 Apr, 2019

Holding a candle to someone

Having Autism means I get to see the world in black and white. I see the good, the bad and the ugly in the way those realities present. Where others are not able to do that, they genuinely may not see another person’s faults, and instead will hold a candle to them.

And where on occasions those people are given the benefit of the doubt, I am able to see when someone has been wronged, or whether they deserve to have credit. But it is important whatever our circumstances …

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11 Apr, 2019

Our wrong thinking

When we’re born with a disability and we present differently, other people’s perceptions of how we present will always differ from the norm.

As I began to grow because of my neurological struggles, it became obvious to me I was being labelled. But it’s not for us to fix another person’s perceptions of us. If we’re getting things right, we don’t have …

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10 Apr, 2019

My accomplishments don’t compensate

Although my experiences form the basis of my blogs and without being able to draw on those there would be no blog, but my accomplishments can never make up for the trauma I have had to go through over the years.

They never can because the time scale is too long and those responsible haven’t accepted or apologised for their behaviour. Although my disability wasn’t something talked about, when I did manage to get …

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8 Apr, 2019

Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month. Stress can make us feel upset and out of control. It can also make us feel burned out. Through stress and where we have responsibilities, it is easy to forget to look after ourselves properly. We all fall prey to living with the effects of stress.

We need to ask ourselves whether we continue to worry about things to the point of physically making us ill and whether we bottle things up and fail to talk about how we feel. Stress can affect us both physically …

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7 Apr, 2019

Seeing what’s in front of us

Not knowing I had Autism as a child and growing up knowing nothing about my disability, made it more difficult for me to notice or understand my symptoms of Autism in myself or others.

Even when I came into contact with someone whose behaviour was rather pronounced, and their behaviour seemed slightly odd, I couldn’t work out why their behaviour was odd, and didn’t know …

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6 Apr, 2019