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Lisa Daniel
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Because Autism Researchers DON'T Listen: An Ode to the Victims of "Normalization" Therapy.
Steve Silberman is the author of a new book, Neurotribes , which I have started to read.  He is also an advocate for the idea of "neurodiversity", the idea that autism and other disabilities are part of the human condition and should be accepted not elimina...

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My Safe Place
I have been working on relaxation techniques.  One of them is to have a "safe place" that I can call up with all my senses so I feel as if I am there.  It is the place where I go when I am stressed or I need to think or talk about something difficult.  I ch...

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Life Can Be Hard, But I'd Like to Say...I Lived
Having read about traumatic events and PTSD, I know that it's not as simple as saying "Move on", "Get over it", or "Just think about something else".  There are events that have happened in my life that to this day have long-lasting repercussions.  I think ...

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It's been hot in Bakersfield. Good to know that Grumpy Cat is still practicing the power of negative thinking :-D

#grumpycat #Bakersfield 
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And Now For Some Grumpy Cat Humor
My last few posts have been rather serious, so I thought I would post something humorous.  Featuring my favorite celebrity, Grumpy Cat:

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Getting Off the Runaway Train and Going Back to the Start
Sometime in January, I had a conversation with a friend that got me thinking.  She remarked on how carefree I had been when she first met me and noted that I was much more somber now.  She wondered what had happened to change me.  After giving it some thoug...

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Dear Stressed Out Mother Blogger, Mental Health Issues Are Not Your Joke
Recently, I had the misfortune to come across a blog post written by a stressed out mother who thought it would be a nice break to get a 5150.  For those of you who aren't in the know, it's California code for an involuntary psychiatric hold ( read more her...

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Dear Stressed Out Mother Blogger, Mental Health Issues Are Not Your Joke
Recently, I had the misfortune to come across a blog post written by a stressed out mother who thought it would be a nice break to get a 5150.  For those of you who aren't in the know, it's California code for an involuntary psychiatric hold ( read more her...

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It's Dark Inside, But You Don't Have to Be Alone
From the first time I heard this song, it has resonated strongly with me.  I'm not sure what the writer's demons are, but I know mine all too well - constant fear, worry, and obsessive thoughts. It started when I was child.  My first fears were basic: fear ...

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Racist Remarks About the Ferguson Situation - No, Black People Do Not Have Equal Standing Our Society
One of the Facebook pages I follow is HLN, or Headline News.  They have had ongoing coverage of the Ferguson situation,  with copious amounts of comments, many of which are stomach-churningly racist.  I spent two hours reading through disgusting remarks, an...
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