COVID-19. Pandemic. Lockdown. Quarantine. These are the only words we hear and read about these days. Even if we think of ourselves as sane and pragmatic individuals, the never-ending reports of statistics of cases and deaths can gnaw at our minds, causing anxiety and stress. Unchecked, they lead us to the paths of depression and […]
I find that it’s always good to start from the beginning and say what I am in order to inform what I am not. I am an autistic social worker, author, and motivational speaker from Derry City in Ireland’s northwest. Like many autistic children, I went through mainstream school, and compared to everyone else, I […]
Gardening has been present in human life for thousands of years. Once mostly observed as a source of food, today its benefits are considered wider and more significant. This leads to gardening therapy, as a means that can improve physical and mental health. Right now, gardening therapy is more important than ever. The cities are […]
We share the world with billions of people. Whether it’s at work, in public, or even at home, you are going to run into other human beings and not everyone is going to agree with you. Some people may even become hostile toward you simply because your thoughts and ideas contradict theirs.
This far down the road, you’ve probably thought about what matters most to you. You have acquired the requisite gadgets, car, and house, even have a family. But there’s a dissatisfaction that eats at you. One reason for this is because you don’t really know what your priorities are. So you’re stuck in a job […]
Have you ever choked? Not in the usual, expectation and subsequent failed execution sort of way. And not in the way that something, perhaps, got physically stuck in your windpipe. I’m talking about when you’ve been in a position where you’ve had to literally swallow an instinct in order to fit the flavor of the […]