My Autism model

Four weeks today post Autism diagnosis and I’m still working through it, trying to get to grips with my diagnosis and my symptoms. Below is the Autism model that my Consultant says is relevant to me.

Some of the information below is also based on a copy letter from my Neurologist, explaining my particular brain damage, which I gave to my Autism specialist. From this letter he goes on to explain in more …

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11 Feb, 2019

Meditation benefits

We  know that the physical, spiritual and emotional benefits of meditation have been well documented for thousands of years. Scientists, spiritualists, philosophers and religious leaders have heralded the power of meditation by witnessing awareness.

Known as deep reflection, mindfulness, or contemplation, meditation allows us to drift into the space between our …

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10 Feb, 2019

Over-indulged children

Parenting correctly is the most important thing we will ever do. If we get it wrong, whatever else we do potentially won’t matter very much. The over-indulged child is the easiest way for parents to mess up their child.

Parents may choose to overindulge, because their parents under-indulged them, and they want their children to have what they …

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9 Feb, 2019

Talking about mental health

It’s ‘Time to Talk Day 2019.’ Time to talk day encourages us to talk about things like mental health. Mental health problems affect one in four of us and yet people are still afraid to open up and talk about mental health.

Talking about mental health, helps bring people together, helps improve relationships, helps break down stereotypes, it also helps us work through recovery from issues around mental health …

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7 Feb, 2019

Adjusting into our lives

I love the fact that I get to blog about things that I’ve never been able to speak about. Not being able to speak about those things in my formative years is exactly why I have my blog and why I write now.

With a recent Autism diagnosis it very much feels as though I’m back at square one. I lost the battle to bring closure earlier, but once the opportunity presented to me and that is exactly how it happened, for the first …

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6 Feb, 2019

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is an International Day marked on 4 February each year to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment. Its goal is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer.

This year marks the launch of the 3-year ‘I am and I will’ campaign. ‘I am and I will’ is a call-to-action urging personal commitment from us, by advocating increased awareness and accurate information and …

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4 Feb, 2019