Hey everybody, this is Christa Holmans, Neurodivergent Rebel here and may is mental health awareness month. And however, you know, autistic mental health can differ from non-autistic mental health for a few reasons. And today I am back with Paul Austin, our resident “NT” and Haley Moss, who is the first openly autistic lawyer in Florida, to digest this issue. Continue reading Autistic Mental Health – Neurodivergent Rebel with Haley Moss & Paul Austin
If it’s really bad, I’ll start touching my chair with my hand next to me. I might close my eyes and listen to the sounds in the room around me. I will probably count and do breathing exercises. Continue reading Managing Anxiety & Panic Attacks – an Autistic Perspective
This week I had the pleasure of being invited into The Anxious Truth Podcast. We discuss some of the overlapping issues found in both anxiety disorders and autism and other neurodivergent conditions such as ADHD. Continue reading Anxiety and Autism/Neurodiversity Issues on The Anxious Truth Podcast
I LOVE a good plan. I’m a planner. Sometimes it hurts when unforeseen kinks appear in my plans. This week I talk about some things I do to manage my own expectations, in case things don’t go exactly the way I plan them. Continue reading Expectations, Change, & Growth – Oh my!!!
A friend once said to me that she remembered that I “wasn’t good at anything” when we were kids. This week I talk about what’s changed over the years. Continue reading Zero to My Own Hero – The Evolution of Me
I am a creature of habit. I love my little rituals and routines. I am very aware of this and take advantage of my ability to form habits. Continue reading Habit-forming – The Art of Creating Good Habits
Anxiety is on the rise globally. Many people, including some anxiety sufferers, may not know what anxiety is or how to deal with it.
It’s time we swallow our pride and start having these discussions. We need to talk about mental health. Continue reading Fear & Anxiety – Do you know the difference?
I have a deep love for the peaceful quiet that only solitude can create. When the dogs are sleeping, and the only sounds I hear are birds chirping, my introspective mind comes alive.
The blank in between the interactions, where I can find my true self, uncluttered by the sounds and feelings of others. This is my chapel, my holy place, where I speak with my soul. Continue reading The Quiet Place – An Addiction to Solitude
“You look like you take good care of yourself.” – What a strange thing to say to someone.
Self care is the deepest affection that you can show to yourself.
It has taken me years to get to where I am now in regards to self care. As I grow and age self care has become a much bigger priority for me.
Love yourself! Continue reading Take Care of Yourself
Written words are enchanting magic spells, casting thoughts out into the wider world. As I relax into a quiet space behind my keyboard something miraculous happens.
Many people complain about how much they hate writing papers, but my experience with writing (typing) has been very different. Continue reading Coming Home – The Road to Writing