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All About Finding Courage and Leaving Your Comfort Zone What do you expect will happen when you finally destroy the walls of fear once and for all?
Ah, the comfort zone. It’s where we like to be, but there are times when it’s not where we should be. In order to grow as individuals, we have to push ourselves beyond our comfort zone and get out there and be afraid sometimes.read more
Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired? Have the Courage to Conquer Fear and Fake It 'til You Make It
Believe it or not, I’m not as comfortable with myself as most people think I am. Even with the purple goatee, a large, colorful collection of Converse and an array of cardigans and vests that I love to wear. The truth is, that most days I don’t feel good about myself and frankly, I’m sick and tired of feeling that way.read more
Depression Is Deadly. This 1 Tip Will Blow Your Mind You can't win the fight alone. You need help from a friend
Depression is no joke. It affects everyone differently and for me, depression completely takes me off my game. I know I can’t focus to write or do any other work, so I sit around and stress out. That does no one any good, least of all me and my health, both mentally and physically.read more
Sick and Tired of Drowning in Depression? Turn the Tables and Be Happy I can't remember the last time I was truly happy
Drowning is what it feels like for me on a daily basis as I battle depression and do everything in my power to find the happiness that I know is out there. It feels like my chances of finding happiness are slim to none, though that’s absolutely not true.read more
For the First Time In Your Life, Conquer The Path To Your Destiny As a song reminded me, we can always change where we're headed
Do I take the path that keeps me on the same ol, same ‘ol or do I choose the path that I know is better, but that I’m afraid to go down because it’s something I’m not used to? I want to conquer that fear, but many times I don’t. I find that to be sad,read more
The Astonishing Confessions Of an Unknowing Autistic Boy Imagine never having heard the word "autism." And what's a spectrum?
The word, “Autism” was first used in schools ten years after I graduated in the min ’80’s. There was no spectrum until four or five years ago and, “Asperger’s Syndrome” wasn’t too far behind, “autism.” It was a weird time to be autistic.read more
“Is there a point to this?” You may ask. Of course there is. There’s hope for us all We may not be happy with who we are or where we’re at in life, but we can keep chasing greatness, figure ourselves out and become the best versions of ourselves that we can be. At least that’s what I get when I hear this song.read more
Identify, Accept and Celebrate Your Sexy Inner Nerd We all have one, so why not fly your nerd flag high?
My name is J.R., and I'm a nerd. I'm proud to be a nerd, but that should come as no surprise as, whether we like to admit it or not, we're all nerdy in different ways. Our job is to find that way, accept that it's part of us and have fun with your inner...read more
I’m just going to lay it all on the line. When we as high functioning autistics (HFAs) get hurt, excluded, lied to, screwed over or otherwise wronged, whether intentional by the person(s) involved or just perceived by our brains, it quickly turns into bitterness and we have a hard time letting go of it. We want to let go of it and have the bitterness go away, but as hard as we try, it lingers like one of my autism service dog’s toxic farts.read more