I’ve started a side branch blog called “Starlisa Stories” at starlisastories.wordpress.com I will do a lot of this deep journaling, philosophizing, mental health, ADD AND Autism, and self-help kind of posting on that blog and keep this one for Photography. Truly they often get mingled anyway! My thinking is there are certain people who areContinue reading “Blogging changes”
At long last, some research and discussion on stimming, from the perspective of actually autistic adults. “Through interviews and focus groups, we asked 32 autistic adults to share their perceptions and experiences of stimming, including the reasons they stim, any value doing so may hold for them and their perceptions of others’ reactions to stimming.Continue reading “Stimming as Self Therapy”
ADD/ADHD THOUGHTS 11/15/2018. Warning, this is long and thought stimulating. 😁👀❤️ I am getting to that point of finding my strengths instead of beating myself up for my “faults”. The negatives get more attention typically, because those are the things that bother other people most such as chronic lateness, distractibility, difficulty following through on tasks,Continue reading “Understanding ADHD”
I challenge you to list at least 2 qualities about yourself that you find to be good. Then think of 2 good qualities about someone you fear or despise. I am not saying you have to like them now… some things and some people we need to stay away from for our own sanity andContinue reading “Wisdom Within”
Notes on PTSD I was asked “How has PTSD changed my views about myself”? How indeed? In the beginnings I learned to trust less, doubt more, and hide from trouble and confusion. I became less confident in my choices, in my abilities, my art, and my love. I learned to be stronger in myself overContinue reading “Notes on PTSD”
This woman presents an audio clip giving a very factual description of what an #ActuallyAutistic meltdown can be like and what can cause them to occur Last week I posted a very short video explaining what autistic meltdowns and shutdowns are in just over two minutes. Since posting I’ve had some questions so this weekContinue reading “What is an Autistic Meltdown?”
Studying more on ASD and ADD has given me many insights; not only into the autistic community, but also myself. Long blog post!