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  1. Learning what it takes to socialize

    One great result that came from getting my anxiety under control is that now I'm willing to approach new experiences. From each of these experiences I'm able to learn and do better each time afterwards, which is how I'm getting better at job interviews. The frustrating part about this is actually getting the interviews. I can only get better the more I go to, but employers don't make it easy. I can't tell you how many times I've been told "we're not actually hiring right now" or "we just...
  2. IDK

    I really don't know what to do anymore. I need a job but it has to have some very specific requirements which my parents continually remind me of. And until I get a job I am going to have to deal with living in a corner of their basement. Any mistake I make causes my mother to go crazy with lots of screaming and yelling in a way that's not really criminally abusive but still not fun to deal with. She will then text complaints and recently pictures of whatever offended her to my dad and then...
  3. KITTY NOMS

    KITTY NOMS Created by treebranch1 This I started in May of 2019. I was thinking I'd make it as favorite cat treats for particular Warrior Cats. Then in June of this year (2020) I realized I didn't care about Warrior Cats. Using their names would make for many many results, but that wasn't the point of the idea. So I made it only about food options. Title: KITTY NOMS Descriptor: Meal choices for your adorable purr factory and discerning eating machine. Button: noshtime Format:...
  4. ~The Grand Opening~

    Watch this become a Tgcf blog soon and me gushing over hualian as usual Well since i had a break i have only been studying legal texts for about.. 2 weeks? I am really not sure I'll have to get back to my fandom activities soon! A good news is i have succesfully dissociated myself from her. February last year seems like a joke now but what's new about that? It's really reassuring that life goes on and makes everything insignificant.
  5. Eye contact

    A few tips to make eye contact easier.
  6. Being yourself - How to act around other people

    How to be yourself and why it's good advice. Learn the difference between adapting versus masking and how to act in social situations.
  7. Knowing Yourself - How to improve your self-esteem

    Do you find social interaction stressful? Do you get upset easily? Are you sensitive to criticism? These are all signs of an unhealthy self-esteem. Learn how to improve it by changing the way you think about yourself. A healthy self-esteem is essential for positive social interactions, making friends, and long-term relationships. Be the best person you can be by learning how to improve your self-esteem.
  8. My Disabled/Low Income Resource List For 2020

    An ongoing list of pandemic relevant resources for disabled and low-income that will help us all (I hope!).
  9. Why social interactions are stressful

    Learn what scientific research shows causes stress and unwanted emotions in social situations and how to overcome it.
  10. Chapter Two: Celeste

    On the North Eastern side of Azai, in the city known as Prosperita, gracing the coast line lays The University of Ustav. Professor Harold Yama sat in the café right outside the university sipping his favorite refreshment, Night Flower Tea. Night Flower Tea is good for the Heart or so his doctors told him, but Yama also believed it was also good for his soul, which his doctors were indifferent towards. He had finished his last lecture for the week, yet was not convinced his pupils fully...
  11. This Zen Lark

    So, how on earth did I get into this Zen lark? It's a fairly typical story, I should imagine. I discovered the wonderful power of mindful meditation to manage the stress, pain and uncertainty of this strange condition that we're all on this site discussing. I'm sure most of you will have discovered your own techniques for dealing with ASD-related anxiety issues. Well, mindfulness is kind of a big deal in the West as a so-called third wave intervention, often complementing CBT-style...
  12. A Bit Past Alpha Centuri

    Chapter one: A Bit past Alpha Centauri From the view from our planet, a bit past Alpha Centauri and a little to the left, is another yellow sun solar system with six planets, four planetoids, and a handful of asteroids. Two of these planets in particular are of interest however, for they both support human like life of varying intelligence. One planet known as Univah is closer to the sun is 75 percent desert, 10 percent grasslands, 15 percent swamp, home to the galaxy's best golf course,...
  13. Making things not so scary

    Whenever I was faced with exploring new territory such as: meeting new people, going to a new part of town, learning to drive, etc. I felt like just avoiding these new experiences altogether, but I knew I couldn't if I wanted my life to go somewhere. Since these were new things in my life I couldn't relate it to anything already in my life, which is usually what I would do to make them less intimidating, so I figured that I would have to implement that familiarity into what I was doing. I...
  14. Making things not so scary

    Whenever I was faced with exploring new territory such as: meeting new people, going to a new part of town, learning to drive, etc. I felt like just avoiding these new experiences altogether, but I knew I couldn't if I wanted my life to go somewhere. Since these were new things in my life I couldn't relate it to anything already in my life, which is usually what I would do to make them less intimidating, so I figured that I would have to implement that familiarity into what I was doing. I...
  15. Hippy Bathday To You...

    There is no such thing as a coincidence. Happy Birthday is an almost perfect anagram for "Hippy Bath Day". Today is my once yearly bath. But since I'm a hippie and as such, care about the environment, I will save water by bathing in patchouli oil, and save precious water to bathe in until next year
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