Michael is bald and I don’t like it. Heads should not shine under the light. It makes me uncomfortable, so Michael wears a hat. It is a nice hat, with a bobble on top. He also wears glasses but I don’t like those because they are not round and they are not square, they are oval and I don’t like that shape because it is like someone has taken a circle and stamped on it.
It’s been years since I started losing bits and pieces of my memory. Everyone has a different reasoning for my memory lapses, and the doctors never seemed to have any answers at all. Per most of my “health” issue, I simply got a “you’re too young to have that problem.” Too young or not, I am not making these ailments up. Is memory loss an ailment? I am not sure, though I know it’s a common side effect of one of the medications I was on for multiple years that were meant to help with an anxiety disorder (maybe that’s why it worked, it erased the memories that were tied to my anxiety). Whatever the reason, I have picked up a few books over the past year that said they would help me with my memory issues and then I forgot about them on the bookshelf. Is this irony?
Yesterday's words were unkind, hurtful and terrifying which makes today look scary. It may seem as if the world is against you in many ways and that it is about to collapse at your feet, the world is a bitter place to live in when its negativity comes crashing down, causing nothing but pain to spread within you. Unfortunately we do not pick who gets what, or who deserves more, or even who will wake up the next morning with a simple smile on their face. This world is made of a million different concepts that are planned out ahead of us without us really knowing what tomorrow will bring, however what we do know and must accept is that the true challenge is who will be able to confront whatever it is that may come their way and not only win the battle but also win the war!
Autism is a very complex condition and has a vast spectrum with many variants. Among the many variants, you will find autism on the higher end of the spectrum such as Aspergers syndrome, high functioning autism and ADHD. These are very complex variants as the effected person ordinarily has a very high IQ, and some have an intolerance to additives, preservatives and many chemicals making it impossible for them to freely enjoy the treats many take for granted! As a general rule, those with autism lead a very different life to that experienced by many of us, that in itself can bring on a whole new level of stress so it's vital you have the right support when needed. I can only really touch on high functioning autism with any degree of accuracy as my son has this variant of autism. We have had the highs, the lows and everything in between! So I hope you find the following testimony helpful and hopefully it may act as an insight for relevant authorities such as the police, justice system and education system, as awareness is everything and without it you cannot ever hope to engage in protecting your young person! Now, where to begin?!
We all wake up with the same thoughts.
I am writing this not only from an educator’s perspective, but also as the mother of a son with Asperger’s. In a way, autism has become my specialist subject. I have not only read widely on the condition, but I have experienced firsthand the challenges and the rewards of living with someone with Asperger’s. I have decided to write this article as recently a minor celebrity appeared on the This Morning television programme with her child, whom she suspected of having Asperger’s syndrome. During the conversation and in front of her child, she referred to him as "odd." I found this horrifying. As challenging as Asperger’s can be, I have never seen it as something negative. I am writing this, therefore, to educate more people about the condition. If Asperger’s individuals are taught in the correct educational environment, then they can become very happy and successful.
I always felt weird as a child. I was very shy and didn't interact with many kids my age, yet I felt more comfortable with adults and people who were older than I was; the teachers were more appealing to talk to than the kids. I felt isolated from social settings and social interactions, and I still do to this day. Growing up, I felt different from everyone else, more different than anyone else could have ever imagined or understood.
When was the last time you read a book, novel, or a thrilling journal to the very end? It will interest you to know that reading is one of the oldest cultures known to man. Reading has been refined over the years with more techniques invented and reasons for reading. However, one thing that is common about reading is that it involves stimulating your brain. Besides, making reading a daily habit it comes with lots benefits. As such, below are some of the top reasons why you should make reading a daily habit.
With my head still hazy and full of tiredness I opened my eyes to the bright sunlight through the crack in the curtains; the curtains that seem strange and different although I couldn’t put my finger on why.
In this fast paced world, we are often put under a lot of stress to always do our best and constantly produce the best results. Whether that means making a lot of money, keeping perfect grades, impressing your boss, or keeping up with your toddlers, this can seem like a monumental task. In a world that asks so much of us, we are bound to get burned out and worn down. The ingredient often left out of the recipe to success is self-care. No one can be Superman 24/7, 365 days a year, but there are some steps that you can take to maintain your focus and boost your mental health. While self-care will look very different for everyone, here are some tips to get you started.