I have made it my personal mission to read every (relevant) book on Autism Spectrum Disorder in my local library’s catalogue, especially as I have plans to write my own biography on my personal triumphs and downfalls as an autistic woman. Lucky for me, I came across Getting a Life With Asperger’s, which has definitely … More Getting a Job with Asperger’s
After my July 27th Counselling appointment, I took a step back to reflect on a month of weekly appointments I had with my Aunt Wendy ─ a loving term I have given to my Counsellor, who truly felt like instant family from session one. I had big fears about what we were set to talk about, … More Finding the Right Counsellor
It feels so weird to be happy. After a particularly damning battle with my depression, I’m finding myself feeling like a girl on fire ─ passionate, and ready to take on the world. You see, anxiety is the devil on your metaphorical shoulder that says all kinds of things to disturb with your mind. I … More Changing of the Seasons
Traditionally speaking, it is safe to assume that men are allowed the most leeway in terms of how they are allowed to act. Females, on the other hand, are typically expected to act “ladylike” and “feminine.” Fortunately, we have several million progressive minds out there who are encouraging women of all ages to push past … More A Guide to Being an Autistic Woman
After hearing the rather heart-breaking news that Spiderman is all but surely going to depart the MCU, I was left thinking about the sort of impact this type of character has had on me and how they can have an effect with anyone on the Spectrum. Having superheroes to look up to and worship is … More Why Heroes are so Important
Even at the age of just 25, I have been through a number of incredibly difficult periods in my life which have tested my resolve to no end. Looking back is a painful exercise for me when considering how much of my past has been blighted with periods of depression leading to incredibly harmful setbacks. … More Why You Shouldn’t Dwell On The Past
Having any kind of condition whether physical or mental is certainly going to provide its challenges, but there is also cause to believe that certain aspects of life are made easier as a result of being on the spectrum. Most people who have some form of Autism take sizable amounts of time mulling over how … More Are There Benefits to Having Asperger Syndrome?
In a World filled with hateful people and stressful situations, we are always looking for effective ways to dishevel some of the negative feelings that start to engulf our mind and well-being. Most would typically turn to prescribed medication or some form of exercise to break away all the negativity that starts to swirl within … More Can Owning a Dog Enhance Your Well-Being?
Given the fact I have spent most of this year applying for jobs and attending interviews, I thought it would be prudent to draw on my experiences to provide some tips and advice for anyone that struggles with the less than pleasant ordeal of job hunting. Getting an interview is actually the hard part, but … More Advice for Job Interviews
It’s been a fairly horrific year for myself having struggled to land full-time employment and enduring long periods of both anxiety and depression. There has been a real lack of focus and any kind of forward thinking on my part which has created feelings of both worthlessness and despair. I needed to do something and … More The Benefits of Volunteer Work