Misunderstanding Empathy

Empathy is quite the concept these days. Everyone wants others to "do empathy" better than they are. We all expect to receive understanding from others, but we aren't always willing or able to give it in the right way. But we all deserve to be understood, which is the essence of empathy. According to dictionary.com, …

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Things I Did as a Child That Could Have Been Indicators of Autism

Choosing to wear outfits of mixed patterns (plaids with stripes, as an example), bright colors and patterns, etc, especially rainbows. I also really liked jungle prints, tropical floral prints, neon colors and anything iridescent or shiny. Being obsessed with putting things in order by color (boxes of crayons, pens, other art supplies, toys, books on …

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Stuck

Until last week, I was owning the lockdown. I had a routine that wasn't all that different than my old routine. I was working from home, limiting my grocery shopping to twice a month, enjoying the forced slowdown. I don't say this to make light of others' struggles, but just to say, I was generally …

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