What makes a person weird?

It’s pretty straightforward actually. A person is considered weird when they are inept at wearing the mask.

You know what I mean. The mask of conformity. The mask that doesn’t make waves and the mask that does what it’s told.

It’s the mask that pretends everything is okay when it isn’t so no one else is inconvenienced by their problems.

Weird is the person that challenges the status quo simply by how they see the world and make their way through it.

Who walks to the rhythm no one else can hear. Who questions the lockstep manner in which everyone else lives their lives.

Wierd is the person who is gifted to society to awaken them from the sea of monotony they swim in.

Weird is the seed that launches the root, that feeds the tree of an innovative spirit. One that moves society forward because it asks the simple question, “What if we didn’t do things the way they’ve always been done?”

When is the last time you were weird, tell me about it?

Movement can be help you work through your emotions

Listen to this post … One of the best reasons to include movement breaks into your schedule is because movement plays an important role in relieving stress. Feeling trapped is a hallmark of a traumatic experience or an anxiety attack. Feeling like you can’t fight or flee. An example might be a child who is having severe

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Can you be a little mentally ill?

Listen to this post … Think of it this way.Say you gently poke your skin with a needle. You feel a slight pain. One that isn’t going to let up as long as the needle is there. But you could keep going if you had to. Though it would be hard.The needle is mental illness.Now

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There’s no such thing as a stupid question

Listen to this post … There is no such thing as a stupid question when you live with neurodiversity. I read an email from my son’s school this morning about registering him for classes for the next term. It listed the instructions on how to do it, but guess what happened? I began reading it

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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

You’ll have your share of naysayers when you’re neurodivergent. When I first enrolled in the Social Work Program, I had a professor who didn’t like me. She went out of her way to try and get me to drop out of the program. It was the early 1990’s and about a decade before I’d learn

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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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