A talent for pushing myself beyond where I should push myself

Autistic burnout. I got this idea and blog title from Neurodivergent Rebel, and like her, I can only really say how burnout affects me. Burnout is defined as a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. With autistic people, it can be less prolonged than that. I always stress …

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Back at church: In the aftermath of the celebration

Going for God: Faith and Family Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield, Sunday 20th October 2019 I have not blogged about being at Church for the last couple of weeks, that's because neither I nor my wife attended one. We holidayed in Spain and were unable to find an English speaking service close to our resort of …

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Autism and Meltdown. 5 Pillars to be aware of

I have autism. My brain is wired differently to most people. I want to blog about my problems dealing with the world. (Please, other Autistic people, if any of this is myth, legend or just-plain-wrong please let me know. I have no psychological qualifications, I'm just an autistic person sharing his thoughts.) Sensory Occasionally this …

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Invalidation: 9 ways of belittling people

Judgmental ways of communicating   Ordering you to feel differently Get over it Don't be so sensitive Ordering you to "look" differently Don't look so serious Don't look so proud of yourself Denying your perception, Defending You've got it all wrong But of course I respect you Trying to make you feel guilty while invalidating …

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Why Tom Clements’ Guardian feature on autism draws criticisms from the autistic community – Spectra Blog

I thought this was worth reading. It's longer than my usual blogs, but then it needs to be. Over to Spectra Blog... The recent UK newspaper article ‘What is autism? How the term became too broad to have meaning any more’, by Tom Clements, has drawn criticisms leans towards Aspie supremacy, e.g. wanting to distance …

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