A day in the life… of a dream

The following is a recollection of a dream I had this week. It affected me so much that Continue reading

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Confidence: My first time on a slackline

As a friend once said to me: “Confidence is the product of knowing who you are in a given situation”.

We all know confidence is the key to success in many areas, but why is that? Is confidence a product of competence? Or is it possible to fake it before you make it? To illustrate the mechanism behind this complex set of phenomena, let me tell you the story of how I first learned to walk a slackline. Continue reading

The ‘Problem’ of Body Language – Part II

In my first post on this topic I spoke about how the ‘problem’ I experience with body language is that people often misinterpret my actions. In this post I wanted to talk a little bit more about what that actually looks like and how seriously damaging it can be to otherwise healthy relationships. And then, as a happy ending, I’ll tell you about the freedom I’ve felt in certain ‘autism-friendly’ spaces where all of these issues disappear completely Continue reading

The ‘Problem’ of Body Language

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CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO: Aspergers and Body Language

Do you remember who taught you how to smile? Who told you that you should clench your fists when you’re angry? Or jump up and down when you’re excited?

You’ve probably heard the stereotype that people with Aspergers aren’t good at body language. Today I want to flip that completely… Continue reading