Life and Creativity of a Person living with Multiple Neurological Disorders

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Living, learning and experiencing life with my multiple neurological disorders, I have gained knowledge and insight which I aim to share with anybody who can benefit from it.

Learning disability or a flawed education system

I don’t struggle with learning a subject that I have a keen interest in and when the learning is done my way and my pace which can be extremely fast but can also cease at the drop of a hat… Continue Reading →

Living with fatigue after a severe infection.

A quest for answers I always had issues with my sinuses, nasal tics did nothing to help either. After speaking with a consultant, it seemed I had a badly deviated septum and an operation to correct this would be beneficial,… Continue Reading →

Hiding Neurodiversity in plain sight: A lifetime of Masking, Suppressing and Acting.

Growing up in a violent home, being unnoticed was important, from a very early age I learned the art of masking and suppressing the conditions I didn’t even know I had. The skills that I mastered as a child and… Continue Reading →

Cerebral Visual Impairment: Finally, answers as to why objects become invisible to me.

I have always had issues with finding things and began to realise quite often it was down to remembering the colour, especially if the item had been recently replaced and the colour was not the same. This morning I filled… Continue Reading →

My resilience doesn’t protect me from the past: Living with Complex PTSD

People who know me, know I cope very well in chaotic situations and that traumatic events have little effect on me. I live daily with complex PTSD and a large range of triggers that come from a decade of emotional,… Continue Reading →

Positivity attracts positivity

Our physical and the virtual worlds can become what we allow into them good, bad, or indifferent. Jo Cole, Sadhguru and Jordan Peterson are three names I can say began changes in the direction of my life and self-image. The latter… Continue Reading →

Acceptance is for life

I do not have any issues with awareness and acceptance days, weeks, or months. In fact, I think they are essential and make a big difference, it’s the time in between that I have issue with. I think that we… Continue Reading →

Ode to my Demons

Poetry always seems to come to me at the most unusual times and often links to strong emotions or extreme times with my neurological and mental health. The brain never ceases to suprise me and this time it creates a… Continue Reading →

Neglecting the Physical while concentrating on the Neurological

While I am so heavily focused on my mental and neurological health I often dismiss or put aside My physical health. In recent years this has come back to bite me. The anxiety and stress caused by my neurological and… Continue Reading →

PTSD and Me

Having so many things to mask and hide growing up and in early adulthood I never realised that I had PTSD until I met somebody much like myself, somebody who also had an abusive childhood, Tourette’s and ADHD. It wasn’t… Continue Reading →

Hidden tics the reality of my stealthy Tourette’s

There have been many occasions I have sat at the end of the day and thought to myself “I haven’t tic’d today”, then one night I realised I had been ticcing and in fact ticcing quite a lot all day…. Continue Reading →

Obsessive balancing the need for things to be even

Obsessive balancing a term I use personally but what am I referring too? Imagine that your body was so sensitive and in tune with itself that any touch, feeling or sensation is registered in such a way that your brain… Continue Reading →

Fight or Flight needs a freeze

From personal experiences, observing friends, family and acquaintances I have concluded that the term fight or flight, a term I use often to describe many situations should have a third addition and that is ‘freeze’. Personally, while under a sensory… Continue Reading →

Happy to see you, disappointed your alive

Living with ADHD, Tourette Syndrome, Autism, PTSD and the other conditions that come along with them can make the most ordinary part of the day into something quite extreme, even if it is in my head. One such moment is… Continue Reading →

Sensory processing a superpower or an affliction?

I would like to share my personal view on my sensory processing issues linked to my ADHD, Tourette Syndrome, Autism and PTSD. When we think of superpowers we think of superhero’s, people who can fly, have amazing strength or other… Continue Reading →

Finding my lost tribe

Without realising it I have been searching for my lost tribe most of my life. I only realised I had been looking and that they exist when I finally found them. Even then at first glance they seemed alien to… Continue Reading →

No filters or efficient communication ? ADHD,Tourette’s and me.

Living with ADHD, Tourette’s, ASD and all the other things that tag along, communicating with Neurotypical’s can often end with misunderstanding and offence. This is usually because I have no filters, I do not see the offence in things and… Continue Reading →

Even numbers and multiples of 5

Among the many issues I deal with daily one of the many that drives my wife crazy and adds to my anxiety is the obsession for things to be even numbers or multiples of 5. I will try to explain… Continue Reading →

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