Part of my autistic experience is being addicted to knowledge. If I’m interested in something, it is all I think about. My brain is sometimes impossible to turn off. When harnessed correctly, this attribute is what managers often like most about me. When I was a young adult, managing fast food was what I wanted to do more than anything else. I was hungry for all the training I could get. Continue reading An Autistic Entering the Workforce (Book Preview)
People sometimes use TRAUMA as an excuse hurt other people. Just because you went through some shit, that doesn’t give you a free pass to LASH out at others. Continue reading An Autistic Guide to Unmasking Abusive & Manipulative People
Paying close attention to my body has helped me to learn what’s best for me. Most mornings I have one “real cup of coffee” – a small mug with caffeinated coffee. If I want coffee after 11 am, I go for “the fake stuff” – decaffeinated.
Coffee is still my friend we just realized we were spending a little too much time together. Continue reading My Friend Coffee
Twenty perfect piano notes dance, tickle the car speakers as Mad World by Gary Jules takes over the car.
Once again Kat’s mind had floated away. Gone someplace else, lost in a music video created by her mind. “Teacher tell me what’s my lesson? Looked right through me. . . . looked right through me.” Continue reading NeuroRebel – Float Away Mind – Fiction Based on Reality
Fear of giving speeches. A baby step for me is reading something I wrote. Today is a first, I am including audio for this short piece. Don’t be afraid to shine. You were born to sparkle. Refuse to let them … Continue reading Don’t Be Afraid to Shine
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
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
Angelic notes give me goosebumps, making the top of my head tingle as the vibrations radiate through every inch of my flesh. If an artist is feeling a strong emotion while singing I become like a mirror, my mood instantly reflecting back the feelings of the vocalist.
My favorite songs have words that draw me in, painting a story. Sometimes I close my eyes, allowing myself to drift away to magical places that only exist in my daydreams. Vivid music videos playing in my head made up of clips and bits from things I’ve seen and imagined through my entire life. Continue reading Feel The Music Deeply
Mindfulness and meditation have been a big part of my life for several years now. I’m always happy to share with people how helpful meditation is for me.
Unfortunately almost everyone I talk to about meditation “can’t meditate”.
“I wish I could meditate. My mind isn’t made for that!” or “I can’t stand being still”, a few of the most common excuses why people tell me they “can’t meditate”.
People assume meditation was always easy for me, while in reality, nothing could be further from the truth. Continue reading To Everyone Who “Can’t Meditate”
Stay young, stay silly, be joyful. When a few close friends get together things get silly fast.
I’ve got friends who are really freaking out about turning thirty but I am excited, feeling rebalanced, recharged, and ready to take on the next ten years.
Last night we had a three course Keto meal. We started with mozzarella sticks, fried avocados, and queso. For dinner, we had a pizza topped with avocado and red peppers. To round it out we finished off with vanilla ice cream. and mixed in a few dance moves, just for fun.
Overall it was an amazing birthday. After all, age is just a number and you’re only as old as you feel. Continue reading 30th Birthday Shenanigans – Dancing in Our Kitchen a Keto Birthday