Getting Control

Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. So, you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic illness. Now what? There are things that you can do to help find balance in your life (regardless of the diagnosis or even if you don’t have one).

While this list is going to be simple, it is important to remember that they are things that are hard to implement. Life style changes are hard and take time to master. You are more likely to be successful if you work on one area of your life at a time. Shoring up even one area will increase your well being, even if there are other areas that still need work. Remember to be patient with your self and to keep in mind that change takes time.

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Festival of Sleep

Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and visiting me today, I’m glad that you are here.

Today is actually a holiday. Admittedly, one that most people have never heard of and one that few people celebrate. Today is the Festival of Sleep Day. It is also National Straw Drinking Day, Weigh-In Day, National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day, and Humiliation Day. There are a lot of strange, little know holidays out there that few people know about or celebrate. I’ve decided that I will be highlighting some of the ones that I think are fun or that highlight important issues. If you’d like to know more about these strange little holidays, you can go to Days of the Year or Holiday Insights. Because the strange fact of the matter is that there is a holiday on every day of the year and on most days, there is actually more then one.

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Canary in the Coal Mine

Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thank you for coming and hanging out with me. I’m glad that you are here.

Today I want to talk about how neurodivergents are the canary in the coal mine. Those of us with neurodivergence frequently talk about needing accommodations because we are not able to tolerate the environment that we are being asked to work or learn in. But the truth is that these environments are harmful to all humans. The difference is that those of us with neurodivergence are more sensitive to our environment and thus are more likely to experience an overt negative outcome from a poorly designed environment. The reality is that this topic is huge and way more than I can possibly cover in a single post. There are entire books written on this topic. [14, 15] Because of that, I’m going to focus on the topic of being able to freely move within our environments as an example, but keep in mind that there is much more to this such as the lighting, the noise level, the amount of space each person is afforded, the uniforms required for the job and so much more. So, let’s get into it!

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