Life and Creativity of a Person living with Multiple Neurological Disorders

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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 →

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 →

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 →

My Neurologically Challenged Journey

Sticky Post

I was asked to write a brief narrative of my life in the context of my neurological disorders and mental health to be used as a part of an educational book. I needed to fit in everything from the abuse… Continue Reading →

This is the way I am, it is who I am

Living with Tourette Syndrome, ADHD and High functioning autism means there are many times I confuse or offend people. I try to explain that I am not deliberately offensive and that this is the way I am, it is who… Continue Reading →

A little more than OCD? The obsessive-compulsion that almost took my eye.

When I took delivery of my new Henry vacuum cleaner and removed it from the box it was not long before the obsessions began. The suction is quite powerful and there is a button to boost the power, for some… 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 →

My anxiety and obsessions when catching a train

The phone rings briefly followed by my wife shouting with excitement “your taxi’s here Gordon”. She is not coming with me she is just happy to get some respite from me and have a quiet day. Although I have packed,… 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 →

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