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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.

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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.

3 Comments on Dear Mrs O – a letter to my teachers
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Dear Mrs O – a letter to my teachers

I trust you will share this with the others, as they need to see this as well. You were not the only one. Not by a long way.

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!

1 Comment on The language of ‘functionality’ does not function
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The language of ‘functionality’ does not function

I have been told that I am a ‘high-functioning’ Autistic. 90% of the time this is a last ditch attempt to try and get me to stop talking.

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?

1 Comment on Emotion as a sensory experience
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Emotion as a sensory experience

I can feel it physically: hear it, taste it, smell it, see it. Emotional overload is no different to me than sensory overload.