Life and Creativity of a Person living with Multiple Neurological Disorders

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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 →

My Neurologically Challenged Journey

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 →

‘The Hyperactive Jellyfish’

As usual I set off late to school with half of a broken pen, splintered shatterproof ruler, rolling eyes and a tic in my neck. Although I arrive late, I just make it to registration, which surprisingly goes well without… 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 →

The Bunsen burnt bench

Something doesn’t feel right today as I walk to school, when i pass through the gates and approach the entrance my whole body feels a bit weird. Opening the double doors they creak loudly, the sound is very irritating and… Continue Reading →

Shopping with Tourette’s during a Pandemic, What could possibly go wrong?

I wake and my brain begins to load up like an old laptop. The surreal reality of the pandemic lockdown begins to take over my thoughts and feelings for yet another day. The words Covid 19 play through my head… Continue Reading →

The angry art teacher

I like Art, It’s a good lesson and I feel less twitchy when I’m busy painting and drawing. Mr Mizer our art teacher looks a bit like a farmer and the word around the school is he actually lives on… Continue Reading →

Pics, tics and blood on chips. Just another day of a photographer with Tourette’s.

Joe and I both have Tourette Syndrome and have spent most of the day wandering York on a street photography trip. Our tic’s have been bouncing off each other, but among the busy street we don’t stand out too much… 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 →

Corridors for classrooms

Its Biology with Mr Montego, we have only had him a few times before, he’s a nice teacher; his only downfall is he dresses like Michael Jackson, also he rides a motorbike to school which sounds like a hairdryer. 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 →

The solitary school cell

  Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy It’s Monday morning registration, Mrs Smales hadn’t started the register before Mrs Julene the head of year walks in, this woman hates me with a passion. She is stood… Continue Reading →

The leotarded footballer

Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy PE is always a guessing game; we never know what we will be doing until we are through the changing room doors even then all we know is if it’s… Continue Reading →

Who would have thought the worst kid in school would be doing what I am doing right now.

Being undiagnosed and in denial I have had to learn to navigate through life using many techniques. School was extremely difficult, but I managed to leave with 7 GCSE’s and a bad reputation. I attempted the military which ended after… Continue Reading →

Slapped face and broken panes

Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy The bell rings to signal end of registration, the class jumps into action and heads for the door. Its best to hang back and let them all get out first… Continue Reading →

School Trip Trouble

Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy The best school trips are the ones you spend the journey there and back with your mates singing and having a laugh on the coach, much better than being in… Continue Reading →

Express yourself and leave

Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy Music exam, brilliant, I love music. Miss McQueen is a great music teacher, she is often fun and frequently funny, I don’t get along with most teachers and most teachers… Continue Reading →

‘Of mice and men’ ‘Daydreams and Tics’

Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy English and I’m at the front of the class, this is a nightmare! I can feel eyes burning the back of my head causing it to flick back and forth… Continue Reading →

The soggy teacher

Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy Biology and no sign of Mrs Humes in the lab, the girls take the lead and we all go in. Everyone is taking their places like good little pupils. why… Continue Reading →

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