Autism in lockdown

With a compromised immunity and cerebral palsy I am high risk Covid_19, made difficult because I have autism. After 2 months of lockdown I feel I am finally adjusting better.

Until I am able to make the connections there is no joined up thinking. With our liberty being been snatched away, my regular autistic routine has slowly been replaced with a different routine that …

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27 May, 2020

Benefits of selflessness

Being able to do anything selflessly means we are helping to expand our sense of who we are, a sense of self. It means we become less mean, jealous and vanity focused.

When we act selfishly, we limit ourselves to a thinking that only benefits ourselves. Where selfish acts hinder emotional and spiritual growth, selfless acts build on emotional and spiritual growth. Being selfless …

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25 May, 2020

Exercise benefits children

Two new studies published recently in the journal Paediatrics, show how exercise can help children combat depression as well as behavioural disorders.

Physical activity strengthens a child’s muscles and bones, prevents excessive weight gain, and reduces the risk of diabetes, cancer, and other conditions. However, physical activity is also beneficial to the …

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24 May, 2020

Other people’s beliefs

As a child growing up, I accepted other people’s beliefs as my own, beliefs that were right for them, living those beliefs as if they were my own.

Like me, you may also have been expected to take on those beliefs unconditionally, without question. My parents’ beliefs became my beliefs. They were beliefs given to them by their parents, never questioned by …

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23 May, 2020

Ego and Privilege

The world is full of people with egos, who see themselves as privileged. Ego and privilege, when put together make an explosive combination. Even those who proclaim to be spiritual are getting it wrong.

Take for instance, spiritual retreats. They sound lovely helping people find spiritualism, going beyond egoic thoughts, but often wonder about retreats and the formation of a spiritual ‘elite’ class …

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21 May, 2020

My Anxiety strain

I am high risk coronavirus because I have cerebral palsy. I also deal with and have to manage autism and anxiety which is often made worse when I have no control over things like lock down and COVID_19.

The virus according to Dr David Nabarro via @Twitter, the WHO’s special envoy has warned that COVID_19 may be a constant threat, as potential vaccine research continues. His words also echo the words …

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20 May, 2020

Without full closure

In the book I talk about my disability, going into detail, growing up not knowing I had a disability or what that was. My biggest struggle was not piecing together the truth behind others not wanting to know about my disability.

Not knowing about my disability or what my symptoms were growing up made it harder because I wanted to talk about how I felt. When I found out about my disability it was already too late, I was …

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19 May, 2020