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The brushing of the teeth.

Teeth brushing. A common problem in many an Autistic household. A problem which has, in the past, been a problem in this house. Whether it’s the feel of the brush, the taste of the toothpaste or the demand of having to brush our teeth, the problem seems to make something that should be a small, daily routine become a big mountain to overcome. 548 more words


OCD and Procrastination

When my son Dan’s obsessive-compulsive disorder was at its worst, he would spend hours at a time doing nothing (except obsessing and ritualizing of course), even though he so wanted to successfully complete his freshman year of college. 437 more words

Mental Health

A partial list of things I will do to avoid writing...

  • search for books about writing
  • fold socks
  • re-order my Pinterest boards
  • re-assess all of my 843 Etsy favourites
  • actually do housework
  • make cups of tea…
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Hey Now! My Healthy Place Guest Post is Up!

Yesterday, my guest post went up over at the Healthy Place.  I’ve been a long time reader and fan of their work.  Seriously, it’s like WebMD for mental health, but better!  336 more words

Mental Health

Avoidance and Escapism

There is no “Get Out Of Jail Free” card in terms of karma. Yet people try to “get away with it”, this is a kind of avoidance behaviour or escapism. 212 more words


Learning to Be Alone Is How We Learn to Be Together

Have you ever suffered through something that you initially thought was a travesty and later realized that it may not have been as bad as you thought? 819 more words


The end of criticism

I am sure there is more than one guy out there who would love to know why women criticize. And what they can do to stop it. 1,643 more words