Tag Archives: Mental Health

For Stories Yet To Be Written

In early September, my family whisked me away to a delightful cottage (a one time Calvinist chapel) in the heart of the beautiful Sussex countryside. This was my ‘big’ birthday getaway, plotted and planned with great secrecy. With stunning views … Continue reading

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Back Up: 99 Word Flash Fiction And The Stigma of Asperger’s Syndrome

When my daughter was sixteen and battling chronic anxiety which made school practically impossible for her, our GP referred her for counselling.  She took her time to do her make up and dress in her unique, slightly goth/punk style and … Continue reading

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The Dark Side Of Asperger’s Syndrome

Tomorrow my daughter, Aspie D, will celebrate her 22nd birthday and I will have all my chicks back home in the nest together again for the first time since Christmas.  Hip hip hooray! The plan is to go out to … Continue reading

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Far From Okay But I Want To Be Happy

Do you ever feel so weighed down that you want to stay in bed, pull the covers up over your head and go to sleep for days on end?  That’s how I’ve been feeling lately.  No spring in my step, … Continue reading

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