The wires in my brain seem to be con­fig­ured by some elab­o­rate prac­tical joke.  There are either way too many or too few con­necting this input to the cor­re­sponding cortex, or they are just con­nected to the wrong places.  It’s

Read more “A Funhouse of Horrors: 8 Ways Autism, OCD, Dyslexia, Sensory Processing Disorder, & Synesthesia Intersect”

My family has a thing for knives. It all started when my Aunt chased her sister down the street with a butcher’s knife, a nat­ural reac­tion to news­paper theft. Her third grade teacher sent her home with a news­paper with a bizarre med­ical story she

Read more “A Creative Take on Sensory Processing: Part One”

There is some­thing within the chronic ill­ness com­mu­nity known as the “Spoon Theory.”  In this analogy, the spoons stand for the amount of energy a person living with a chronic ill­ness (such as Fibromyalgia or Lupus) pos­sesses in a day.

Read more “The Jar Principle: On Over-Stimulation & Social Exhaustion”