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Has anyone considered the reality of being a wounded healer? Life and people wound us incessantly. If we conceal our wounds out of fear and hurt, even shame, then our inner darkness can neither be illuminated or become a light for others. We end up clinging to our bad feelings and beat ourselves with our lack of acceptance and hurt when what we should do is let go. When we dare to live as those who acknowledge the reality of hurt and brokenness and the reasons for it, vulnerable in the endless search for 'healing' and share this with others, then we become wounded healers. The wounded healer implies that grace and healing are communicated through the vulnerability of those who have been fractured and heartbroken by life. The fact is that in true love's service (yes, true love), only wounded healers can serve and benefit. Being tight, aggressive, angry, withdrawn only keeps one in a small world of self.
Let me give you a picture of one man who is a magnificently chiselled athlete,...
As everybody pretty much knows, I am obsessed with trains. When I attended the huge Autism Expo in Indianapolis early this month, a gentleman that I know from the local G scale model train shop had set up a loop of track and was running a train and advertising for the shop. That gave me 2 ideas. First off the shop needed to have trains there for sale, there were others with toys ideal for autistic children there. And that I wanted to build on my idea for a train decorated up specificaly for autism. At the that shop I found an old Kalamazoo brand set that fit the bill perfectly. The old time style locomotive is quite colorful as can be seen below. Along with the locomotive and green tender car, I got 2 passenger cars that I will redecorate for the Autism Express, there were also 3 gondola style cars with seats in them for figures to sit on. Kind of like you might see on a train at an amusement park. Most importantly was the train was affordable, large scale trains can be...
I am continuing to have issues in work.
I am an accountant with great maths skills and good technical knowledge however my interpersonal skills are weaker, and this has caused my problems.
I feel I have been overlooked in the past, and when I try to stand up for myself I tend to struggle, it is a very political environment and there are many socially manipulative people and I feel i have been used. So while my technical skills are great, I unfortunately occasionally get sarcy and snappy when stressed, which as you can imagine does not help my reputation.
Over the past few years I have not been considered for some roles, with people coming in taking over parts of my role.
Recently a new boss started and they know now about me having Aspergers, the problem is she has absolutely no idea how to handle me and I feel I might be discriminated against. Alternatively perhaps I am being paranoid, and work is only trying to help me, an issue I have is that I feel I cannot trust my...
As the subject line reads, I was just fired from my second job today. It's days like this that I am grateful for the education I got from the punk, heavy metal, and indie scene. The scene helps you to deal with people who think you just don't fit in. You learn to give people who don't like you because you're different the double middle finger. My boss said I just wasn't fitting in. I laughed and said, "Bye!"
The second job didn't pay worth a damn anyhow. Another weekly charter opened up on Saturday mornings from 6:45am to 11:45am and my boss at the bus company said I could have it if I want. I just take seniors to the train station in a van. Brilliant!
My seven year old son was given psychometric testing at age four because we had been told by many people that he was unusually bright. I was also concerned about some aspects of his behaviour. We had originally thought his development was pretty "normal" but I should've noticed sooner that none of the advice in parenting books reflected his behaviour, let alone worked on him. I had been concerned about his behaviour for a while because he seemed to be overly excitable, and socially/emotionally out of step, among other things.
A couple of months before the testing took place he went through a weeks-long depression. It was definitely depression, not just some fleeting sadness. Nightly he would cry before sleep that it was the end of the world, and at kindergarten every day he would wander from activity to activity not really engaging at all. He would want to play with the teachers, not the other kids. It was awful watching such a small child go through that isolation and...
Canadian National railway snow plow used in Northern Canada, 1958 apparently used in Manitoba and environs.
Here is a designated spot to put positive images of
How about one encouraging, positive visual depiction, per post.
The 'poster' type pictures can include words.
If you want to include a link to some article, OK.
But the idea is Positive Visual Images regarding
the subject of Autism/Asperger's, a sort of
Does anyone else have unusual things that bother them? Um, let me explain,
I get very angry and upset when I see an ad/commercial that assumes it knows what I think like 'You've always wanted to travel to blank...' And I'm like no. No NO NO. I've never wanted to do that. Don't assume you know what I want.
Also I get mad when an ad or sign tells me what to do, like a sign said I needed to buy more shoes or I need to stop and read the advertisement and I'm like, WTF no I don't. Don't tell what to do, that's stupid.
It makes me really upset and no one else understands why, I try to explain it to them but they say that it's just an ad or commercial. I drives me crazy.
I personally am unable to cope at all, even if I have a good idea why it is happening! It stripes me of all dignity and I become as though I am dumb; as though I have a blockage in my throat and cannot get the words out and when I do, it is ignored that causes me to go right deep into myself.
I thought that female and male snubbing would be different, but have found that they both have the same impact on me.
I rather not go into detail, but do feel very alone with this.
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