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Blog:Pharaohs World!- Blurb! Living in the fog.

This is weird. 

And I do mean weird. Strange. Odd. All of those. 

I’m having new treatment for fibromyalgia. So far it’s done, partially, what was intended in that the fatigue, that gnawing muscle ache has reduced. 

So far, so good. 

I can still feel the pain in my joints and there’s still a lot of stiffness, a dull tiredness in my limbs  and although I physically feel a bit brighter I am still very

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Blog:Pharaohs World!- Something wicked this way comes

I was dragged back. 

I wasn’t getting through. I just wasn’t connecting. The frustration was growing and I felt helpless so, once more, I am here. 

I was so angry. In fact the frustration was so intense it was like a physical pain clawing at my insides. I felt my head was about to explode and flashing lights flew before my eyes. 

So what had caused this ?. 

The self destructive nature of the Autistic

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Blog:The Other Side- Soft clothes day. #autism

A brain aches.

But this we know. You and I are different.

We look the same.

And it’s a now you see me, and now you don’t.

Because I am fluent in passing.

This is my great skill. I look like you. I sound like you.

And when I am tired there is an introvert model – on social mode – which  dies inside to flick the switch.

Ridiculously, I walk home quite earnestly desirous of

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Blog:Married: With Aspergers- #Autism Eclipse – The Dark Side of Passing

A Facebook post earlier got me thinking about the effort we expend in passing as non-autistic. The lengths we go to to conform. And what that costs us.

What is “Passing”?

Passing is a term deriving from the phrase to pass for, as in being accepted as something you’re not. In this case it’s when an autistic person isn’t seen as autistic, when the typical, instinctive behaviours are successfully masked.

It’s acting, mimicking the behaviours

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Blog:The Silent Wave- 'We' and 'us' vs 'I' and 'me'

When I first realized that I’m on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum, it became paramount to find out more about autism as it relates to females, and those of adult age at that. 

I already knew what the Powers That Be wanted me to know about autism.  I knew what the charity organizations were touting.  Their “awareness” campaign worked, for their purposes.  The images of the most “severe cases” were etched into my mind. 

In discovering my

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Blog:Paginated Thoughts- Expecting ways of communicating to define an Autistic person

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Autistics have largely argued that no one should assume we are alike. Our differences include communication styles, external presentations, or supports needed. Being human like anyone else, we also differ in goals, interests, and hobbies. We’re all still Autistic, but we need others to stop basing all their assumptions on that. In particular, people make assumptions from communication styles. Some of us communicate

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Blog:Married: With Aspergers- Family, Like Home, Is A Feeling

Some places feel right. They’re comfortable, they support you and suit your needs. They feel like home, even if you don’t live there. There’s even an expression, to “feel at home” that expresses this emotion of being where you belong.

Belonging is the key. The word itself derives from an Old English root with the sense of being held. That can be ownership (the book belongs to me), but it can also mean being within

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Blog:The Secret Aspie- Bad Mistress

It has been a while since I have written here and to be honest I go through stages of not wanting to write…where I feel totally overwhelmed with life and issues and depression.

As an update, I have not been going so crash hot… I fell off the wagon with my exercise and eating healthy and with my budget… so not good but Im getting back into it slowly…

I have been struggling with issues

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Blog:My Anxious Suppositions- Stuck

I am currently in a sticky situation. I accepted a job offer and now they seem to be a bit sketchy. I’ve got an unsettling gut feeling that I should back out, but can’t seem to. I tried to let the lady down easy, but she is not accepting my resignation. Now I’m in too deep to back out. Not quite sure what to do.

I think I am just going to fulfill my last

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Blog:Aspie Rude Girl- My weekend attempts at being a social butterfly…

My weekend was filled with social ups and downs, but none the less it was great to meet new friends and new relatives.

Saturday started like every other one pretty much, slept in got up and did my normal routine with the hubby. I took most of the day to relax and try to gear up for a big family dinner. We went over to my husband’s uncle’s sister’s place (His uncle is married into

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Blog:The Silent Wave- Asperger's / autism, alexithymia, and apathy

Today is a good day to connect dots.  Dot-connecting brings calm and contentment, weaving together various loose ends that might otherwise hang out helplessly, waving in the air.

Historically, I have often struggled with where to start.  And here lies another liberation brought to me by my autism spectrum discovery: when in doubt, start there, with the autism.

OK, so I’ll start there, mapping it in the center of virtual paper and drawing lines between

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Blog:The Silent Wave- Standing at the intersection of Asperger's / autism and depression (?) [Mental Health Monday]

And I’m not sure which light is which.  I can’t tell what’s green, what’s yellow, and what’s red.  I can’t tell which way I should go, which street I should cross, which path I should take.

All I know is that there is walking to do and designated crosswalks to guide me, but I don’t feel like walking just now.  And I’m not sure when I will again.

I’m not sure of anything.  I’m not

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Blog:The Silent Wave- Sharing: How to Live Better With Executive Dysfunction [Mental Health Monday]

This is such a fantastic post that I found extremely helpful!  There are real, realistic, and doable suggestions in this lovely, comprehensive post, and the info is spot-on!   This post is a follow-up to the Executive Function post I reblogged a few weeks ago, and this post is every bit as awesome!  I figured it would be perfect for another Mental Health Monday post.  Enjoy!  🙂  ❤

So Much Stranger, So Much Darker,

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Blog:The Silent Wave- How Asperger's / autism helps to shape my worldview

As someone on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum, I look at life, the universe, and everything from multiple angles.  My Asperger’s/autistic operating system plays no small part in that.

Autism is not my cage.  It is not my limitation.  In reality, it is my infinity.  It may appear to erect certain barriers, such as the dreaded social situations and navigating tumultuous waters of unwritten social rules.

But it also removes other barriers.  Barriers like demographics and the

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Blog:Married: With Aspergers- In #Autism We Trust

Trust underpins most relationships, but it’s fraught with anxiety. It’s certainly something I’ve struggled with. It’s not that I don’t trust people. Quite the opposite: I can be very trusting. And I’ve been hurt, I’ve been taken advantage of as a result.

My mum recognised this about me. She always said I wasn’t streetwise. I didn’t really understand what she meant at the time; I thought, “I’m intelligent. I know things. How can I not be

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Blog:The Silent Wave- FAQ, FMC (frequently made comments) and FTR (for the record)

It’s Sunday, which means that I’m doing a little cleaning, organizing, and clarifying, and today, that includes this blog (!).  I’ve been considering an FAQ of some kind, and perhaps I’ll write one, but this will probably suffice for now.  Baby steps and all that. 😉

Over the past few months of this blog’s growth, I’ve gotten a lot of neat questions and comments along certain themes, and I figure that for now, I’ll answer

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Blog:Planet Autism- Worrying Perils for ASD-PDA Parents: the “Perfect Storm” for misunderstanding

This is a very hard post to write, for various reasons.  There are some in the autism community who feel very strongly about autism parents accepting all autistic behaviours and that parents should not speak negatively about them.  Being autistic myself, I see both sides and I don’t like seeing autism ‘martyrs’ who humiliate their children online with real names, videos and photographs of their child’s difficult moments and speak constantly of the negatives

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