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We all have good times and bad. Unfortunately there is direct correlation between the amount of crap that people go through and whether or not they are going to suffer depression. It sounds like a topic for another time, eh? Well, today I want you to feel better about yourself. I woke up with this song in my head and I want you to have it in your toolkit. Remember, you're human, you may have made a few mistakes, but you're alright. It's not like you're growing horns and a tail, are you? No, really, are you? Cause that's a...

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I hear a lot of ignorant people saying "oh, seems like everyone now is getting diagnosed with autism/adhd/ neurodiverse condition xyz..." as if implying that there's an over-diagnosis or "epidemic" going on. The reality is that there are thousands of women and non-binary folks who were missed while the boys or male-presenting autistics got diagnosis, help, and tools to manage their own needs.   Women, female presenting, and queers alike (we) were all missed as youth and children because we were so "odd" and like any women who has been hurt, we were blamed for not trying hard enough to...

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I'm working now on a show proposal for the Terrace Art Gallery. I applied for a grant to do it. Regardless of the grant monies, I'm doing the project. It's the biggest art project I've ever considered doing myself. The show is based on part of my recent health journey. Unfortunately, this journey was a dark one and it's not that uncommon. Until recently I wasn't getting all of the treatments I needed in my life. It turns out that I am autistic. The confirmation came when my daughter was diagnosed with autism last year. Ironically, we're not that unique....

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      There's this odd feeling I have about "Kindness" like some folks just don't get it. I really enjoyed this article recently, which I'm about to share on the FolkWoman Facebook page because it's just a great piece about the difference between "kindness" and "niceness." I haven't always been a nice person, but I've always been kind when I have the chance. When someone is being critical or rude, I can reflect their behaviour right back. I call it mirroring. Some might call it parroting. When dealing with their own idiocy, some idiots do shut up. Unkind people...

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