This is not as you may have thought a blog about things I like to do like say sailing, swimming or skydiving. (I don't like skydiving but was on a role with S's)No this is part one of the things I like to do such as particular stims, I will included what I like about … Continue reading Things I like
For the last week and a half I have as much as possible dropped out, devoting what spoons I have to the essentials to get through the day. This is largely due to the avalanche of problems that hit in one week from which I am yet to recover and in part because of the … Continue reading Dropping Out
Stimming is short for self-stimulating, which doesn’t sound great so you can see why it is shortened to stimming. A quick Google search (other search engines are available) will tell you that stimming is repetitive movements, sounds or use of objects. So that’s straight forward then what else is there to say? Well quite a … Continue reading Stimming: We’re more alike than you may think.
There is only one you, so they say. Well that may be true but it's not the whole picture. There's the me at home, at work, in public and a thousand variations on this theme. This is the case for everyone I suppose, something we all share to some degree is the adaptation of our … Continue reading The different versions of Me
I think it may be that I'm happier today than I have been for a longtime. That's not to say that getting through the day is a breeze, it's not. The world is still tiring and there are days when I feel there is a sneak thief stealing my spoons (Spoon Theory). The difference is … Continue reading Descending Into Hell
I always heard that you hit rock bottom and then you could start the climb back up. It hasn't been like that for me, I was still falling, in fact Im not sure there is a bottom just the never ending decent. Does this fall lead anywhere or are there just stops along the way … Continue reading Climbing Out of Hell
Trauma and the Stress Response Can everyone experience trauma? If so are some more susceptible than others? On the surface these questions are fairly straightforward, yes everyone one can be traumatised and there are a significant number of risk factors that not only make it more likely that you will experience trauma but that also … Continue reading Trauma, Autism and an Attachment Disorder