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0 Comment on There’s too much to blog about!
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There’s too much to blog about!

There’s too much to write about, to think about, to be worried about. And it can be so overwhelming that I end up unable to do anything. 

1 Comment on An ode to scarves and survival
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An ode to scarves and survival

In the end, there was simply too much to talk about. So I’ve decided to talk about scarves. 

0 Comment on So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye…
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So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye…

I sobbed as I delivered my speech. It was so cliche, I might as well have broken into a teary rendition of ‘For Good’. But it was all true.

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Leave my crazy pills alone! 

It took an internal war before I realised that these pills may be something that I would need for the rest of my life – and that that was okay.

2 Comments on Let’s talk about ‘Quiet Zones’
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Let’s talk about ‘Quiet Zones’

I don’t want to be an interfering busybody lecturing on the rules of the train carriage, but I’d rather be that than the meltdown monster I become when it all gets too much.

0 Comment on ‘But what if they’re dead?’ – catastrophisation and the anxiety of loss
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‘But what if they’re dead?’ – catastrophisation and the anxiety of loss

Sometimes, when I wake up at night and my dogs are lying around me, I have to reach out and check they are still breathing.

0 Comment on Holy Oxymoron, Batman!
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Holy Oxymoron, Batman!

I had a good day yesterday. I also had a meltdown in public yesterday. Holy oxymoron, Batman!

0 Comment on Bees In My Brain – on autism, anxiety and reaching breaking point
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Bees In My Brain – on autism, anxiety and reaching breaking point

Do you ever feel like someone has dropped a box of bees in your brain?

2 Comments on In defence of diagnosis
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In defence of diagnosis

Autistic people should not have their inalienable right to diagnosis and support denied because their autism doesn’t present itself in a way that fits into the correct boxes.

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Thor: Dog of Thunder

He is my beautiful, brave, loving, silly, pathetic, cowardly, loyal, protective, fabulous boy. Sometimes, I love him so much I could cry.