Prepare to enter the wild and wooly world of an adult with Aspergers Syndrome, a form of autism characterized by intellignce, quirks, social difficulties and downright strange and oddish behaviours.

People with Aspergers generally are high functioning in everyday life but have great difficulty connecting with others due to the inability to read faces, body language and subtle verbal clues. They also tend to take words literally and have a hard time multi-tasking.

Oversensitivity to touch (clothing has to be soft and often the tags removed), light (do not leave home without the sunglasses), sound (loud noises and noisey places are avoided), taste (many Aspies have quite a limited diet and are frequently very picky eaters) and smells makes the everyday existence more of a challenge.

Fasten your seatbelts and come on in...
To find out more about what Aspergers is..please check out my earliest blog entries

Friday, November 11, 2016

Visual Starvation or Seasonal Affective Disorder

Last winter I suffered a deep, unrelenting depression. Prescribed medication and light therapy offered me no ounce of relief. The six months of bland and stark northern Michigan conditions forced me to realize that I had, what I like to call "Visual Starvation." The lack of sunshine wasn't the problem...it was the lack of color, plants, trees, flowers and clouds. I needed to see Something Alive and Vibrant and Real!
I lived 2 treacherous icy highway hours away from the nearest cultural center, indoor gardens, museum and zoo. My brain, my highly visual brain was slowly starving day by day and I was unable to find any sights to feed upon and sustain me.
It makes perfect sense to me. I thrive on visual stimulation of all things. Hmmm, maybe I'm autistic, lol.

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