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

Our conscience

I have always had and lived with a conscience. As a pleasing child, always caring about others, made me think about my conscience. For those who don’t think about, live or work with their conscience, they may work under the guise that a conscience is for others.

A conscience is the complex ethical and moral principles that inhibit or controls the actions of thoughts of an individual. The conscience is part of the cognitive process that elicits rational associations and …

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4 Apr, 2019

Sleep Disorders

It is important we lessen the burden of sleep problems through prevention and management of sleep disorders. Adults should be getting between 7-9 hours of sleep every night. However around one third still get inadequate sleep.

Our bodies have an internal clock that makes us feel sleepy at night and awake during the day known as a ‘circadian rhythm.’ This clock influences sleep and other bodily functions like hormone levels …

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3 Apr, 2019

Juggling feelings around

Because I am trying to juggle so many things around, my head feels like it’s stuck in a vice. I can’t multi-task I think that’s part of the problem.

I’ve been putting new re-edits for my Manuscript together, whilst continuing to write and run my website, so mentally I’m tired. Not an easy task for someone who is better at completing single orderly tasks …

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2 Apr, 2019