Would you support me to keep blogging?

I want to ask you something… would you support me to keep blogging?

One of the things I struggle with most is believing that other people truly value my work. I get so many Continue reading

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Dealing with Emotions

When there is nothing left to feel, all that remains is peace. Last night I had the best sleep I’ve had in a long time. I normally sleep well needing an average of about 9hrs per night to feel rested, but this morning I woke up punching the air with energy after only 6½ hrs. That’s because yesterday I finally found a way to express something I’d been holding in for months.

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I have learned from an early age that my emotions are Continue reading

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