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  1. Leo Zed

    Don’t get too upset. It‘s happened to me. Keep praying and look forward to your penance...

    Don’t get too upset. It‘s happened to me. Keep praying and look forward to your penance. Reconciliation is a beautiful sacrament!
  2. Leo Zed

    How to promote and advertise my website

    You could ask others to volunteer posting flyers at local churches. I would be more than happy to help. I live in a relatively large city and there are a plethora of Catholic churches. I will correspond with you via email within the next day or so.
  3. Leo Zed

    Trance music for depression improves mental health.

    Also, playing a musical instrument will drastically change my mood. Playing the guitar will take me miles away from where I am at - especially when composing.
  4. Leo Zed

    Male aspies and masking

    I can definitely relate. I was known as the black sheep of the family - and this was before I was diagnosed with ASD. I didn’t know what was the matter with me, neither did anyone else. I suffered low self esteem issues, and I’m just now pulling myself out of a vicious depression. The worst...
  5. Leo Zed

    Meltdowns make me more sensitive in the aftermath...

    I can relate. Many of my meltdowns have resulted from interactions with my two insensitive brothers. It is difficult especially when it has to do with family. My therapist has recommended that I assemble a “grounding box.” A grounding box contains items that helps ground your five senses...
  6. Leo Zed

    The last thing you bought?

    6 oz of powdered tragacanth gum. I learning to make incense.
  7. Leo Zed

    How Long Do People Live

    I think genetics and lifestyle have a lot, if not everything, to do with becoming a centenarian. Almost all my relatives (from Sicily) were centenarians. Sardinians (Sardinia being just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Sicily) are well-noted centenarians. I think if you focus on these and...
  8. Leo Zed

    Need help finding text app for iPad

    While on the topic, I have been wanting to create some basic apps for my iPad. I have/had some programming knowledge. Is there particular software that is required to create apps?
  9. Leo Zed

    What stategies do you do, that seems wild to others, due to Agoraphobia or social anxiety?

    I generally have a lot of social anxiety, so I don’t get out as much as I would like to. Going to a church with the smallest attendance helps me. I’m an early bird and wake up between 3:00-4:00 a.m. So I do my shopping as soon as the stores open. I also request to work the early shift...
  10. Leo Zed

    The world is fancy, too fancy?

    At work we have a dress code. Fortunately, my father was a tailor and taught me how to dress for my profession. Otherwise, I would be lost. For me, comfort trumps any other reason why I would dress a certain way. For example, I don’t like wool or synthetics. Give me a plain cotton T-shirt...
  11. Leo Zed

    Are you a coffee drinker?

    I absolutely cannot go a day without coffee. I am a little finicky about what I drink though. There’s an online vendor that imports raw coffee beans from around the world. So I like to roast and grind my own. Dark roasted from Central America is spectacular. I am okay with the caffeine as...
  12. Leo Zed

    I was baptized at Assumption Grotto - the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary...

    I was baptized at Assumption Grotto - the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is a very special day for my parish. I will pray the Rosary for your prayer group. God bless you!
  13. Leo Zed

    Future children’s names

    Those are all beautiful names. I don’t have children and I’m probably too old to have them. If and when I get married I would like to adopt if possible. The Sicilian tradition has always been to name your first born son after your father. It gets too redundant after a few generations. But...
  14. Leo Zed

    Direct eye contact when interacting with NTs

    Eye contact can be a big problem for me. I had a professor who thought it would be funny to do imitations of me on the last day of class. I thought it was very disgraceful to say the least. I seem to make others uncomfortable. Many people begin to look away from me after the few beginning...
  15. Leo Zed

    Sharing Claritan emails.

    Sounds interesting. I googled Claritan and nothing showed up except allergy medication. What is a Claritan?
  16. Leo Zed

    BLUE

    “The Blue Marble” (Apollo 17, 1972)
  17. Leo Zed

    Thanks

    I have to say thanks to you. When I was diagnosed over a decade ago, I didn't believe it either. Now, it makes a lot of sense. I realize that I am not the only one who felt this way.
  18. Leo Zed

    Noise

    I had the same problem. My cousins live in a small town in the state of New York. In the 70's the town used an air-raid siren to alert the volunteer fire department. That siren terrified the hell out of me every time it sounded. In fact, fire drills and tornado sirens send me into a panic to...
  19. Leo Zed

    Thought of killing myself when I was 17

    I am not familiar with life coaches, but this sounds like a good idea as well. If one approach doesn’t work, there always other options.
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