Stimming & Autistic Movement – An Autistic Perspective (Live Video Replay w/Transcript & CC)

 

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[00:00:00] Whoa! Surprise!!!  Neurorebel in the afternoon. I don’t think anybody knew that was coming. Actually, a few people may have seen the Patrion story today that I was said. This week. It’s going to be an afternoon live, but I’m changing up the day. It’s Tuesday, so I haven’t locked in on one day yet, so I hope you enjoy the surprise.

[00:00:27] I will leave this live video up for. I guess I can leave it up indefinitely because it’s Facebook. I will leave this video up after it concludes in case you miss it or didn’t get to see all of it or find it useful and feel like sharing. Um, anyway, because this is a surprise and pretty much nobody knew this was coming.

[00:00:51] Sharing is caring. If you can give me a signal boost by sharing this video so that people know this is happening, that would be really awesome because I [00:01:00] don’t think otherwise people will have any idea. Um, anyways, so we’re going to dive in this week

[00:01:07] I wanted to talk a bit about stimming and autistic movement, uh, because I am a very, very stimmy autistic person, and that is one of the things people tend to notice about me first if they spend enough time with me, is that they say things like, you talk with your hands a lot or. You are very animated or you don’t sit still. Do you? You know, these kinds of comments I’ve been getting my entire life and because of that, this topic is very near and dear to me and I thought I would get into it in detail.

[00:01:49] So hopefully I’ll be here for maybe 30 to 45 minutes today. Uh, it is a Q and A, so if you pop questions into that little chat box as we go, I will pause at one [00:02:00] point and try to address those. Hopefully, if I can get through everything, I’ve got my notes prepared to keep me from going too off track.

[00:02:07] Um, so we’ll go ahead and dive in. Uh, first, you know, I’ve got some of the most common questions I get and I will go through these common questions, and if you have additional questions, let me know. Uh, so anyway, first I get the question from people who are new or don’t know what, what the heck is stimming, what is this stimming?

[00:02:31] And, and for – –  –  a lot words come out. Mouth words. Okay. Yeah. Yeah. So stimming, you know, is something that we specifically mentioned and call it stimming when it’s in autistic people, but it is. Technically something that every human does to some degree. What makes autistic stimming actually, and even animals can kind of stim I, I will say, I think like if you see animals [00:03:00] pacing in the zoo, they’re stimming.

[00:03:01] Um, you know, I think animals. stim too. I don’t think even humans are the only ones who stim. But autistic stimming is specific to autistic people because of the frequency and the necessity to which we do it. It is just a part of how we experience and regulate, uh, the world and our emotions and sensory experiences.

[00:03:26] And we are just people who are often perpetually in motion. I know. I am. Um. Like, for example, earlier today I was on a, on a webcast with a colleague and we were talking about neurodiversity in the workplace and we were talking about stimming and I was just trying to be perfectly still and continue to articulate my thoughts as I am doing with you right now.

[00:03:51] And the minute I was still like I couldn’t get a clear continuous strain of thoughts train of thought anymore. I can’t, I’m thinking too much about being [00:04:00] still, it requires too much mental energy. If I am relaxed, I am just moving. It is my natural ebb and flow. Stimming is like breathing. It just happens and trying to be still is like holding my breath.

[00:04:21] How long can you have to do it? You can’t think straight when you’re concentrating on holding your breath because all you’re thinking about is holding your breath. Please don’t make me do it. I can be still or I can engage and listen. Not both.

[00:04:35] So stimming, autistic people, you know, we sti-. I said, you know the main differences, you know.

[00:04:44] We stim more often and more frequently, uh, than the rest of the population. But you know, you’ll see like neurotypicals they might tap a pin or they might a drum their fingers on the table. People when they have excess energy, they move [00:05:00] to get it out. Autistic people. We are, we are getting our energy and our emotions and regulating our senses by moving, at least this is, this is my experience.

[00:05:09] Let me know if this is your experience too. Uh, but so know, for example, with me, if I. In suddenly excited by something like, my hands are going to go up. And I’m like, I’m really, really happy, really happy. And all the happy comes out with my hands, you know, really happy. I’m really, really happy. And it was just coming out, you know, that’s, that’s where the happy comes.

[00:05:34] Um, but you know, if I am scared and you scare me, it’s very similar, but a little different. You know, like my hands might go up here and I’m like. It’s still a stim, like it’s a, and that’s an involuntary, instantaneous reaction. Or, you know, I might like, I’m often rocking back and forth and I’m not even realizing I’m rocking back and forth.

[00:05:56] If I’m really relaxed and I’m alone, I might start humming or [00:06:00] talking to myself. Those are verbal stims and those are just things that I do, but. I can, I can hold that in for a certain period of time, but it makes me a less productive human being and it takes mental energy to hold that in. So I rather not.

[00:06:18] So can I just not, you know. No. Thank you. Um, the stimming, like I said, is often unintentional. Uh, and then sometimes, you know, I know I can’t, I need to be more discrete, like, like right now. Um. It looks like I’m being still, but you have no idea under the table. My legs are crisscross applesauce and I am doing this butterfly bounce thing like really, really bad at the end of the table like this.

[00:06:42] This is, this is happening under the table. You have no idea – right? I look like I’m being still, or my fingers could be doing this off camera. You’d have no idea. It’s quietly strummung. I’m strumming right now – it looks like I’m being still right? I’m not still, I’m never, still, [00:07:00] something is always moving and if I’m still like, my brain is like off done.

[00:07:05] Um, so like I said, it can be those involuntary movements that the body just naturally is doing to regulate everything. Or I can voluntarily engage in stimming and it can act as something that is very soothing and very calming and very relaxing and very intentional. Uh, you know. For as long as I can remember, before I was even diagnosed, I didn’t know I was autistic.

[00:07:38] I didn’t know this is what I was doing, but I would just jam out in the car to the same song on repeat, like singing badly and you know, doing weird hand dances in my car at the stop lights that were basically like, you know, hand stimmy dances that I’ve always done. [00:08:00] You know? And it’s, it’s things I can do on purpose to intentionally make myself feel better as a kid.

[00:08:09] I loved staring into box fans and ceiling fans, and I enjoyed pinwheels a lot. Uh, now I love. Like as an adult, you, you gravitate to things that are socially appropriate for adults. I re, well, actually I have a lot of things that aren’t, I ha I have all kinds of fidgety goodies now. I don’t care what you think is socially appropriate for an adult.

[00:08:32] I, if I like it, I got it. Like it’s so fun. This is awesome. I love it. I don’t care if it’s for adults, it’s for me, you know? Uh, but you know, also like, I like essential oils and, um, you know, you can stim with just the strings on a shirt or a piece of jewelry. I often it like  stim with my hair. [00:09:00] Oh, doggy barking.

[00:09:02] Ah, yeah. Hey, let’s not do that right now. Pig – Sadie. Hang on a minute. Hey, no, ma’am.

[00:09:24] Okay, I’m back. What was I saying? Hang on. Notes. Refer to the notes and – I do that the car. Hang on.

[00:09:34] No, actually it’s a good time. I’ve been off track. Let me read your comments. Let me read what you guys are saying because I’ve gotten off track and this is a good time to pause. do-do-doo -oh yeah. I can totally relate.

[00:09:46] Um, I can be still or I can engage and listen. Not both. Yes. I wish more schools would understand this. Yes. And you know, the other thing that was bad about schools is I would get punished for not being able to [00:10:00] sit still. And one of the punishments, and I hear they’re still doing this, and it kills me, is taking away recess.

[00:10:06] From a kid because they can’t sit still. You punish your kid who needs more recess and more time running around and moving and regulating like seriously. If I’m tired, I actually will stim a lot less because my body is regulated. Like I stim more when I have excess body energy that hasn’t caught up to my brain energy, like my brain gets burned out faster than my body gets burnt out and my body is dysregulated from my brain.

[00:10:33] If I don’t move enough, it’s really important I need to move enough and like if I’m not moving enough. I get to where I can’t sleep at night and my sleep cycle gets disrupted. Everything gets disrupted. It’s all interrelated. My sensory system gets disrupted. It’s not, this is really bad. It’s not a good thing.

[00:10:58] Um, [00:11:00] yes. Car. I just, it’s so fun to just be locked alone in the car with your favorite song on repeat over and over and over again. I love it. It’s like one of my favorite things and. You know, sometimes you’re listening to radio and your jam comes on and it’s like, Oh my gosh, it’s my jam. You know? I haven’t heard this in forever, and I still remember every single word.

[00:11:26] And just those random little things like music. Music is like a big thing for me. A big intentional stim for me has always like been revolving around music, listening to music. Singing to music. I can’t dance. I have terrible balance, so I dance. For me, it is not for anyone else. It is definitely not sexy or attractive, but it’s, it’s fun.

[00:11:51] It’s, it’s therapeutic. It’s, it’s just something I do because it feels good. I don’t care how it looks all, I rather not do it in public, but I’m getting to the point where [00:12:00] I’m like, Hm, this is me. Deal with it. Because it feels good to do it, but I am not graceful, but I love dancing around and wiggling my body.

[00:12:11] It just feels good. Um, I, I need movement. I was never really good at like team sports in school. I can’t catch very well, like hit throw very well. My depth perception is, you know, not great. Um, I’m always running into things and bruising myself. Like I’m not an athlete in the traditional sense, but certain kinds of activities like solo sports.

[00:12:37] That you do on your own were been good for me. I was really into aerial silks and acrobatics. Uh, I’ve been really into yoga. Uh, I was really into, uh. Circus style, hula hoop dancing and fire dancing, because either things you can like sit alone and [00:13:00] teach yourself with YouTube videos. Uh, and they’re very stimy activities like hula hooping.

[00:13:06] You just sitting there, you know, going in circles over and over. Oh, it’s such a great stimmy activity. I actually still have the hula hoops in the, in the bus and I want to get them out soon. Um, but you know, we’re all supposed to stay indoors and not go anywhere. Um. So maybe – there’s no room to hula hoop in here.

[00:13:27] Well, something might get broken. I could try. That would be a funny video. I’m not going to do it right now. Trying to hula hoop in the RV. Not advisable.

[00:13:40] Let me read, let me read you guys. Let me read some of the road surface sounds here as to road surface sounds and another one that Dave, Dave and I really love is like when you’re walking in like that crushed like gravel or crushed granite, like sidewalk.

[00:14:00] [00:13:59] Path stuff that they have in a lot of parks. It’s like this crunch crunch. I guys know what I’m talking about. It’s a really good sound. That’s a really good sound. I like the sound.

[00:14:14] That’s one of my favorite sounds ever. I walk around doing that a lot. I’ll come up here and I’ll do this by my ears for a second. Hear that sound? It’s like a stim. I have. Um, you know, these stims can be like really discreet and not bother anybody. Uh, you know, and they’re just, they’re just little things, little habits.

[00:14:31] And, you know, I can do, I do this. I can do this intentionally. It’s, you know, I do it because it’s comforting. I do it because it’s grounding, uh, before. Before I found out I was autistic, I had already gotten really, really into yoga and meditation and mindfulness and all of these things that are meant to help try and help you slow down in life and [00:15:00] be in the moment.

[00:15:01] And take some breaths. And really, I was dealing with anxiety. It had no name for it, and it was really not good. Anxiety is not good, especially if it’s left unchecked. It just kind of reaks habit on your life. And, um, when I was diagnosed autistic, I also had got an anxiety diagnosis with it. And at first I kinda was like, nah, I don’t have anxiety.

[00:15:25] And eventually when I let that sit, when that actually sink, it sunk in. And I like accepted that I really had anxiety issues too. It was one of the best things ever because the autism diagnosis, I really just kinda needed to adjust my life and live a more autistic lifestyle. And I go on with my life and my life has gotten so much better since I know now, but the anxiety really was…

[00:15:46] Causing me stress and making my life not as good and impacting my relationships in a lot of really bad ways. Um, [00:16:00] so getting the anxiety under control has just been so, so important. Uh, and. So essential, and it’s not perfect. I’m not perfect. I still have days where things aren’t great, but you know, every day is a little better.

[00:16:17] And you feel like you slip into your like dark place mindset where you’re kind of stuck and you’re, you know, everything seems worse than it really is. And you’re telling yourself, you’re, you’re, you’re, you’re a crap person and you’re no good at everything. And then. It’s like, it’s the point where those time periods like last shorter and shorter because you realize they’re happening and you’re like, Oh, this is that thing again.

[00:16:38] It’s just my head, my head lying to me. Okay. And you get out of it, you snap back quicker. Um, but that’s off track that a little and a little to do with the stimming and unless you get into masking and hiding yourself and not being true to your identity, but that’s a whole nother video in a wormhole we’re not going to go down right now.

[00:16:55] I actually, um. Though that, [00:17:00] that is another question that I get, and I guess I will address that here too, uh, is people ask a lot is, can autistic people hide their stims? And the answer is yes. And I’ve kind of said it a little bit earlier. Like, I could, I’m bouncing my legs on the table. You have no idea.

[00:17:16] Um, I could be discreetly playing with a string. On my shirt and this is a stim and you don’t know, I could be playing with my hair. And that’s a stim. It’s a socially acceptable stim for someone who is female presenting, fiddling with your hair. Well, it’s no big deal. You just fiddling with your hair.

[00:17:34] Something with my hair all day, all day, all day on aid. Cause it’s okay, you know? Um, it’s just these little things. So yes, autistic people can totally hide their stims. And there’s another live video about autistic masking. And I will, I’ll link that, um, because it is a whole nother topic. And after I end this one, like in the comments, I’ll link it and then I’ll put it with the video with this video.

[00:18:00] [00:17:59] Um, but. You know, basically to sum it up, um, you know, autistic masking is basically when another autistic or what else? No brain. Okay.

[00:18:15] Reset the brain. Oh, Oh. And then my computer just freaked out. So anyway, basically autistic masking is when an autistic person is conscious. Or unconsciously hiding their autistic traits and behaviors, and that might mean hiding or suppressing your stims. That might mean if you are having auditory processing issues or you’re not understanding something, you may not admit it. You may just act like everything is fine

[00:18:53] If you’re in. Sensory discomfort or overwhelmed. You may mask and hide that and act [00:19:00] like you’re not in pain or uncomfortable. Uh, you basically, uh, kind of going around like you’re not autistic. And like I said, I already did do the other video about this, so I won’t go into it too deeply, but it has a ha, it has some impacts on your self esteem and also it can lead to autistic burnout because you are consciously using up energy to suppress.

[00:19:30] You know how how you would naturally move. You’re even kind of trying to sync in a way that’s not how you naturally would think. Sometimes. It’s really kind of a complex process and all of that is just so exhausting that in the longterm an autistic person can get burned out, and I have another video for that that we did last week.

[00:19:53] I will link that video as well. Uh, because that’s a whole nother topic too. Um, [00:20:00] uh, so that, that’s just really important to think that all of these things, uh, the masking have, has consequences for autistic person. Uh, because you know, our, our, our movement, it’s really essential, um, to how, how, how we are, and our health.

[00:20:20] It’s essential to our health, and if we’re not moving, it’s very artificial. It’s not good. Let me read a  crunchy sounds good. I lip sync in the grocery store to the music. Then I didn’t even realize I was making that noise. Now I didn’t even do it like a. The other day, I think David was backing up the RV and I was going beep-beep-beep-beep

[00:20:51] and I had no idea I was even doing it and he’s like, he pointed out that I was doing it and I was like, I didn’t even know I was doing that. [00:21:00] I thought I did it. You know, I just, uh, anyway, um, yes. I’m always freezing in the grocery store. The grocery store is always too cold. I have to bring a jacket to go to a grocery store, my sens and that, you know, that it’s another thing too, if I forget my jacket.

[00:21:21] Oh, thank God. But thank you. I get that again, if I, if I forget my jacket and I go in the grocery store. I will be like this T-Rex arms walking around the entire time, like my body gets really tight and really intense and really hard. Or if I’m freezing my butt off in the grocery store, I will be like this walking around like this the whole time and jumping around like I’m so cold.

[00:21:43] I’m so cool. I lookung like I have to pee cause I’m like so cold. I can’t handle life right now because I’m cold. Uh, because that movement really does and can help with that sensory regulation. When. I’m in a loud or an uncomfortable environment, I naturally will start to [00:22:00] rock and move a lot more. If I kind of get up and like pace around, it can make, uh, an experience or an environment more tolerable, uh, you know, for, you know, the, the stimming.

[00:22:12] And all of that. That tends to, well, always, there’s always a cause, you know, it’s usually the energy is coming from somewhere. It’s a displacement of energy is what the stimming really is for me.

[00:22:25] So for example, once I slammed my thumb. In the door and it really, really hurt really bad. And so to cope with that, I took my other hand and we’re not, I’m not gonna do it cause we’re talking about cooties right now.

[00:22:37] I did it and I put the other hand in my mouth and I bit it as hard as I could because in that moment it made it. Cancel this pain over here. You know, there was another pain. So I heard myself somewhere else to deal with the other pain. I was displacing energy, and this happened just so naturally for me, you know?

[00:22:55] Or, you know, if I’m cold, I’m really going to be like, uh, and [00:23:00] I think eventually, if non-autistic people are cold enough, they’ll start doing this too. You know? I just get cold easier. Um, and I seem to have maybe more energy and more intense emotions and then other people. And so that comes out in my, in my movements.

[00:23:18] Um, yes, the movements and the stimming. Uh, and so something else going on. There’s, hang on, hang on. Let me read comments. Believe me. Read comments. I need to remember to pause and read comments. Okay. Here, so hang on, thank God. Even at a hundred degree day outside the supermarket, AC is set, I know. It’s like ridiculous.

[00:23:39] Why they going to make it so cold in there? I think it’s because they don’t want people to hang out and stay too long. I randomly make noises like blump or, yeah, like. I, I just, I make, I Meow a lot. Male. I can make a really good animal noises. I think maybe, I don’t know. I, when I was a kid, I would just walk around making a lot of animal [00:24:00] noises and I still do.

[00:24:02] I also burst into song randomly a lot. Uh, words always remind me of song lyrics. So I will hear someone say words or I will say words, and then immediately it will trigger a song to start playing in my head and I will burst into song. That’s me. If I’m relaxed, uh, if I’m not masking, uh, you know, that, that’s just what I do.

[00:24:26] Um, I’m a sensory being. I’m a sensory being. And music is, like I said earlier, a really huge part of that experience for me.

[00:24:36] If my arms are cold, I’m miserable. I know. Okay, tell me, does anyone else hate this sensation is the worst sensation on the planet is when you’re just get out of the shower and your skin is wet and there is air circulating on your skin.

[00:24:53] It is death. It is the worst feeling ever, and I hate the feeling of like air circulation or movement on [00:25:00] my arms. Like I almost always have them covered. I was wearing a sweater right before I started the live, but it was covered in dog hair, so I took it off and put it on the other side of the table, but my arms are usually covered.

[00:25:13] Um, but they’re not right now, but they were covered all day because I like to have something covered on my arms. I don’t like air touching my skin. It’s like I say. And the other thing that pops into my head a lot now too is like movie things. And so I heard air touching my skin. I thought of like Castaway the air got to it.

[00:25:33] And it like that movie quote popped in my head like right away, as soon as that, and then there was like, uh, I don’t like touching. And I thought of Moulin Rouge. I don’t like people touching my things and like all these movie things are like always popping in my head and all these songs, like these things are just happening.

[00:25:48] My brain is a bunch of soundbites. It is the reality of being in my head.

[00:26:00] [00:25:56] do-do-dodo-do-do.

[00:26:07] Yeah. They need to just make a supermarket warmer. It’s too cold. All of them. They’re all too cold. Yeah. Babies like weird noises. Babies think I’m fun. It is true. And babies seem to like this brightly colored hair a lot. I don’t know. I’m a, I’m a giant cartoon. I am a walking cartoon.

[00:26:34] Let me see. I’m reading, I’m meaning, uh, fans.

[00:26:38] Oh yeah. I know. I like to listen to a family and falling asleep, but they can’t circulate on me. And Dave. Dave is the opposite sensory thing. He is hot more and he likes fans. And I think he’s always putting up with being hot for me, which is really nice of him. And I’m grateful. [00:27:00] Uh, I need to wear a sweater.

[00:27:02] It’s worse if you’re hairy, the wet arms with the air circulation. Okay, thank. Thank you for putting the note, cause I was like, wait, what’s worse? We’re hairy. I have like executive functioning could be, couldn’t remember like what we were talking about and I’m like, wait, what’s worse? Right. Okay, I get it now.

[00:27:21] Okay. Kids -kids – kids. Yep. Okay. Hang on a minute. I think there was anything else. I’m looking at my notes here because I brought things prepared to make sure I didn’t miss anything. Uh, some things I – I –  I just wanted to also note, uh, so further support this, this claim that autism and movement are really.

[00:27:46] Essential and interweaving and tangled together words with would just say, um, a lot of autistic people also have other movement, [00:28:00] um, issues that maybe may or may not be diagnosed. For example, autistic people also have, you know, maybe Tourettes and ticks, uh, autistic people also is really common, um, for, uh, autistic people to have apraxia, uh, motor control issues and maybe be clumsy.

[00:28:23] As I said earlier, I am very clumsy and always tripping over my own two feet. I can hang onto something so I can dance around a little bit and have a little bit more balanced, but I can’t balance. I like dancing while sitting in the chair because I’m not on my feet and they don’t feel like I’m going to fall over because when I’m on my feet, I literally feel like I’m going to fall over if I’m dancing around.

[00:28:47] Yeah. And so a lot of autistic people have similar issues with movement. We have differences around movement, and we also have differences around sensory processing. [00:29:00] And for me, my experience has been that all of this is very, very heavily related. Uh, and. It’s interwoven and I can’t, I can’t ignore it or deny it.

[00:29:13] Uh, so those are the things I had here. Uh, it has been, I think there’s no timer on this. I wish there was a timer and I always forget when I started. I need to maybe start writing that down because I literally can’t remember. So let me read you guys’s. Uh, comments before I pop off. And thank you guys so much for hanging out today.

[00:29:32] Uh, and re bringing your good thoughts.

[00:29:35] I love to go swimming, but hate being soaked. Oh, I don’t see an, Oh gosh.

[00:29:45] See, I love swimming. I hate being in the rain. I will straight up run with, like if it starts raining on me, I don’t like water falling on me. Uh, I miss my bathtub. I actually [00:30:00] hate showers.

[00:30:01] We don’t have a bath tub in the RV and I had a really nice tub before and that is the only thing I think I miss about having a house is being able to soak in a tub of hot water, scalding hot water.

[00:30:18] I’m boiling myself like a little lobster until all my toes are red. It is the best. I will stay there until I’m a prune. Uh, I miss it. But anyway, that’s another sensory thing that used to be my sensory retreat at the end of a long, hard day was to go retreat into a nice tub of scalding hot water, full of essential oils and bath bombs. Sigh.

[00:30:45] I’ve, I’m finding new sensory retreats. Uh, and retreating into nature is a good one. I like hammock swinging in a hammock. That’s a new one. Um, but I, [00:31:00] I miss my bathtub. I miss my bubble bats and my essential oils and my bath bombs. Uh, so anyway, let’s see. Let’s see what else. Uh, I just realized I couldn’t sit still and I went pacing back and forth while watching the video.

[00:31:13] Yeah. Sometimes you just got to get up. Like I’ve been sitting criss cross legged too long on my ankles right now, and I just realized it’s actually starting to hurt and I need to probably get up and move soon. And I think my toes are asleep. Yeah. My toes are asleep. That’d be, I think I have had my legs like that for, I don’t know how many hours now.

[00:31:32] Ooh, I lost track anyway. Yeah. It’s about time for me to wrap up and get up and stop hurting my legs.

[00:31:38] Um, people always think I’m drunk. Oh yeah, yeah. No, and see, that’s the only thing I, I’ve said this before in other videos, when I’m really being myself and I’m stimming and I’m moving the way I move, not even, not even if I’m just dancing.

[00:31:54] I’ve had people since I was like really young, even like middle school, I think the first time this happened, like asked me, are [00:32:00] you high? Are you on drugs? Are you on something? She’s on something. Say things like that. And it’s like. Wait, no, I was totally, and I was like, as a kid, that really freaked me out cause I was totally sober and I’m like, no, I don’t want to go to jail.

[00:32:12] I’m not doing any drugs. I didn’t do anything. I’m just being myself. No, what are you talking about? You know, I really freaked me out. Um, and so it kind of was something that made me mask more, especially arag- around authority figures and teachers like, okay, well don’t act like you’re on drugs because I know that can get you in trouble.

[00:32:28] You can go to jail. So you have to not, you know, don’t, don’t be weird if there’s a cop, be still. You know, it’s like, Oh, okay. You know, all of those things, they make it, they ha has an impression on you. Um, and especially when you’re not autistic, you’re not autistic, you’re not diagnosed and you don’t know you’re autistic.

[00:32:48] You really can do a number on your head. Honestly. You know, it makes you, it makes you feel like a weirdo and you don’t know. And doing that now with the ankles. I’ve uncrossed them [00:33:00] in there under my chair doing this on the floor now, but I really do need to get up and walk around and um, David should be home at any minute, which means the dogs and the chaos will be loud.

[00:33:10] And so I should be off before that happens. Where everyone’s mental health and sensory processing protection. Anyway, guys, thank you so much for hanging out with me today on this week’s live video. Uh, if you have questions or thoughts or requests for next week’s topic, drop them in the comments below.

[00:33:31] If you found this useful, um, share and maybe somebody else might find it useful too. And I will talk to you guys next week. Thank you guys. Bye.

[00:33:43] Oh, wait, how do you end it?

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