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  1. Lest we forget

    Therapy last week came with a book recommendation. When my therapist emailed me the title, she asked if I was ok? Initially I was a bit confused, as I thought we conversed through therapy sessions only. I don’t know, I probably read it wrong, but the part few therapists I have seem to take a shine to me. I guess I assumed it was some alterior motive, as odd and conceited as that might sound. I said I was ok. But that evening, and ever since my aches and pains have gone nuclear. Had several...
  2. 'jim' - Theme Tune

    Hi Everybody! Here is my original composition/performance/recording called 'jim'- Theme tune for: Cello (under £200 from Ebay and bowed with a german (underhand hold) double bass bow), Flute (Yamaha YFL311) and Virtual piano (midi from yamaha P45 and 'The Grandeur' from Komplete 10) Recorded with a £200 condenser microphone and Sequenced in Ableton 9. Rhythmic divisions, fifths, octaves and unisons are employed to give a sense of waxing and waning (and/or to provide a sense of...
  3. Where to

    Getting a similar feeling here that I got years back on the Anxiety Forums. Looking for a sense of belonging, but feeling like I've almost outstayed my welcome. Not that I'm encountering animosity or anything of the sort. I just find myself checking this site multiple times a day. A lot of the posts and comments I struggle to relate to. Not that the emotions and situations people encounter are alien to me - far from it. More the fact that a lot of posts on here are very emotionally...
  4. New audioblog

    Figured I'd do a new recording as it's been a while. Things continue to improve in the whole. 3rd of June gets ever closer. Goodbye rat race Ed
  5. Energy, love and the universe

    Seth quote: The universe actively loves itself and all of its parts. The world loves itself and all of its parts. It is not true that energy is neutral or indifferent. Energy is active, positive, propelled by what can almost be called an instantaneous pleasure with itself and its characteristics. Despite all concepts to the contrary, energy is indeed at its basis, love. It is also composed of highly charged consciousness that operates almost in a leapfrog fashion, with great bursts of...
  6. Brief Update

    Rain and cloud for the next few days. We had some very clear weather last weekend. I remember the drive home after I dropped mum off at her sisters. It was getting on for 18:30 and yet the clear skies really highlighted how long it stays light for in the evenings now. Upset one of my pec muscles again whilst staffing on the weekend. So I'm not doing any staffing until Saturday when I have this performance at this music event. Work continues as normal. 91 days until it's all over. I'm...
  7. To be understood as to understand

    Ahh, this journey of discovery continues. Mum is having a spiritual awakening as am I. It's been very profound to have such in depth discussions with her about similar beliefs. Reincarnation, ascension and learning of the soul - helping other people. Mum has been learning a lot this past year since attending the spiritualist meetings in Ely. She is also doing a lot of work with pendent readings and past lives. Too "new age" for many I'm sure. But your beliefs create your reality - never...
  8. The storm

    As I don't read the news, I feel the storm was anti-climactic. I wasn't bombarded with melodrama, or pictures and videos of damage and death etc. Truth be told, I thoroughly enjoyed myself yesterday. I struggled to sleep on Thursday night as I knew I had to be up early. When there is that expectation - getting to sleep takes a little longer. Nothing major though - perhaps 15-25 minutes rather than under 5. The drive in was good, although a wake and bake did make the drive seem initially a...
  9. Things Are Looking Up

    Done my fair share of venting on here. But here is a very positive post: Been doing a lot better in recent months. Knowing I'm quitting my office job literally took a weight off my shoulders. Since then, there has been a gradual decline with anxiety and depression. This has in turn led to less aches, pains and symptoms. Self care is notably improved. Sleeping for at least 8 hours a night. For the past month and a half I'm eating a lot better. Cut out the vast majority of snacks I used to...
  10. Feedback for TV Pilot about an Autistic Girl with Psychic Powers

    Hello I'm Arran Bull and I am an animation masters student currently developing a TV pilot for a show called "Psychic Maria". It's about a teenage autistic girl with psychic powers learning to control her powers while fighting society aliens and getting through school. The pilot revolves around her and her neuroptypical sister Sam, who is also psychic, fighting cats in a night club to get Maria's stolen city pop record back. It will be aimed at 7-15 year olds but I want the show to be...
  11. Self-Advocacy

    A question that often plagues my mind in my day-to-day life is: How can I advocate for myself and my needs, without feeling or seeming selfish? Say I'm at work, and the lights are too bright. Luckily, at my office, the lights can be dimmed and the color temperature can be changed. This is great, unless everyone else in the office seem satisfied leaving them on their brightest setting. Even though I may be really struggling with how bright the lights are, and can feel distracted and...
  12. Make a Fidget Toy from a Straw

    Here, I'll show you how to make fidget toys from straws. They are free - all you need is a straw! They're also small and easy to carry around. When I know I'm going to an event that I know will be stressful or distracting, I will bring two or three of them with me. I can use one discretely with my hand hanging at my side, or just fidget with it while it's still in my jacket pocket. First, get a straw. If you used this straw to drink from, wash it first. I prefer to use milkshake straws,...
  13. Drowning

    A poem I wrote.
  14. Beyond the Waves

    This is a personal piece I wrote about myself and my feeling of drowning.
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