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NFL power rankings: Ravens drop 7 more spots after loss to Bears

The Baltimore Ravens lost Sunday against the Chicago Bears and in a rather frustrating way. Their defense wasn’t able to stop the run despite the Bears having a rookie quarterback making just his second career start under center. 265 more words

Baltimore Ravens

A Sign from God?

In all my years of living in the United States of America, I cannot remember ever seeing (in this country, at least), a woman driving a motorcycle with a man riding behind her.   671 more words

Devotions

WAS I EVER NORMAL?

You get used to pretending or adapting your personality so no one notices just how different you are. I don’t think I was a genius at it unless I was drinking. 201 more words

Bipolar Disorder

Me Too. Me Normal. Be Normal.

You’ve seen the posts. They’re taking social media by storm today. People are reminding you exactly how often it happens by tweeting #MeToo. The amount of times that this hashtag has been used is unnerving. 688 more words

Normal

I’ve felt an odd sense of disquiet today and it has taken me a whole twelve hours to work out what is causing it. Or more correctly, what isn’t. 485 more words

Art

Happy Birthday To Me

Yes, it’s my birthday today I decided to write specifically about how I felt last year and how I feel now.

Same time last year I was so sad and depressed, I was bothered about my relevance in the lives of people I call my friends or my family basically people I felt I was supposed to be relevant to. 147 more words

Chris Packham on living with Asperger's: 'I’ve spent 30 years on the telly trying my best to act normal'

Chris Packham, the BBC presenter and naturalist, has criticised the ‘charlatans and sharks’ trying to cure autism, claiming he would not have succeeded without the condition. 21 more words

Neurodiversity News & Notes

Laina Eartharcher reblogged this on Laina's Collection - sharing Aspergian/autistic writing and commented:

Ah yes, the attempt to "act normal" (whatever "normal" is, but I imagine that it's a lot more subjective than the world at large would like to admit 😉). I spent most of my life doing this, not realizing how much energy it took to do it. Forgetting, after a while, that I was even acting at all. In the process, neglecting my own development and my own inner core in favor of an Acceptable Me. Heh. That train has left the station, kind of. Maybe it's in the process of leaving (?). Hindsight will be 20/20 😉 Anyway, this post is a *wonderful* read! Bravo 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼❤️