“Mum, I feel awkward”

We have made a good start to the new school year; getting back into the normal routine, at the moment things have been calm and less pressured. I promised myself I would just take each day as it comes, not to try as hard and go with the flow. This morning, while we were waitingContinue reading ““Mum, I feel awkward””

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Well, last nights storm did very little to clear the air; the heat this week has been unbearable. Don’t get me wrong, I love the sun and warm days, but it has been far to hot for me. I feel uncomfortable when it gets to hot, also, I find my tolerance levels decrease a little.Continue reading “Decisions, Decisions, Decisions”

Mental Health Walk

Today I decided to go for a walk with my partner and daughter; I know its good for me and that it really helps my mood, so why do I stop doing it. Once I get going it’s great, but trying to persuade myself to do it……………. not so great. It was a lovely day,Continue reading “Mental Health Walk”

Lavender – Its a Sensory thing

Purple is my favorite colour, have I ever told you that, it is one of the colours that have a calming effect on me. I have a purple Journal, which was intentional as I use the colour purple to help reduce my anxiety. It’s only in the last few months that I have realised thatContinue reading “Lavender – Its a Sensory thing”

Just Me

It has been a stormy day here today; not that I really mind, I love listening to the wind and the rain. I find it quite relaxing, although it may have been a different story if I had to go out. I have recently taken to watching my friend at her pony training lessons, sheContinue reading “Just Me”

Empathy and Sixth Sense

Last week I found A YouTube Video by Dr Tony Atwood called Good Mental Health for Autistic girls and women, it describes what I call Emotional Noise down to a T. In a much better way than I ever could. It was a “WOW” moment, a moment of realising that it is actually a thing,Continue reading “Empathy and Sixth Sense”

Experiencing Burnout — My Upside Down Life

How do you know the difference between Autistic Burnout and Mental Health Burnout? One of the things I have noticed is that I seem to cope for so long, before I can’t any longer, and then I will crash. I will experience extreme exhaustion, pain and Depression. Whether it is mental health burnout or autisticContinue reading “Experiencing Burnout — My Upside Down Life”

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