Follow your own stream when mainstream doesn’t fit

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As a neurodiverse person, your very existence is a challenge to the status quo.
 
Many will be frightened by your differences, threatened by any disruption to their own comfort.
 
Some will try to help you be normal, to fit in. To please others so you’re more likely to be accepted.
 
Then there are those who realize there’s more than one way to be human.
 
That mainstream means there’s also sidestream or crossstream or splitstream.
 
Your path is your own and the surest way for you to make your unique difference in this world.
 
The key is to learn the confidence and have the support you need to be who you are.
 
As you explore yourstream the livestream of the mainstream can get really extreme. Know what I mean?
 
It’s tougher to try and do it along. So don’t do it that way. You don’t have to do it that way.
 
It’s easier and more safe to grow among friends committed to each other’s growth than among people fighting to protect their comfort zones. Am I right?
 
There are openings for my Inner Circle. Now streaming.

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You can be sick and happy

Listen to this post … I work with many chronically ill teens.I make clear to them they can feel sick and happy.I have yet to experience anything that keeps you aware of the interplay of life’s opposites like chronic illness does.Working to find that sweet spot between pain and comfort, exhausted and rested.It’s often hard

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Thank goodness for second chances

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When Facebook wants you to friend a childhood bully

Facebook just recommend I friend someone who literally used to torment me when we were kids. We have FB friends in common it seems. I felt anger at first as I looked at his face. I tried to see evidence of that kid I resented so much. I couldn’t see him. I didn’t know the

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Self-care is about more than getting enough rest

Listen to this post … Self-care isn’t simply about taking care of the parts of you that take care of everyone else. It’s about so much more.  It’s about taking care of the “self”, who you are, what fills you up and makes you feel most alive.  I focus on the self-care that strengthens the

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Where do we go from here…

Listen to this post … I grew up being bullied by classmates, teachers, and even members of my own family.I was beat up at various times from the age of 5 through middle school. I finally fought back, decisively, and no one touched me again after that.To some, I should’ve acted sooner. In my mind,

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