Tag Archives: Shame

The Voices in My Head
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Welcome to another Tuesday with TED. This week we are watching psychologist Eleanor Longden describe her experience with mental illness. To all appearances, Longden was just like every other student, heading to college full of promise and without a care in … Continue reading

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The Art of Asking
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Welcome to another Tuesday with TED. Today we have musician Amanda Palmer who talks about “The Art of Asking.” Amanda examines the evolving relationship between artist and fan. I’ve seen this one several times and I still think it’s brilliant. How … Continue reading

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Creativity and Disability
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Welcome to another Tuesday with TED. Today we have Alberto Cairo of the Red Cross speaking about the disabled and how “There Are No Scraps of Men.” In this powerful talk, Alberto tells the moving story of why and how … Continue reading

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Building Your Creative Confidence
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Welcome to another Tuesday with TED. Today we have David Kelley talking about “How To Build Your Creative Confidence.” Everyone, including all you so-called “non-creative” types, should watch this. So what do you think about the idea that everyone can … Continue reading

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It’s Called a Spectrum For a Reason
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A few months ago I met a fellow autism mom through social networking. We shared a poop story (don’t ask; it’s an autism thing) and had a good laugh. I immediately liked her. The following week we both posted about … Continue reading

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Story Wins Award From Spruce Mountain Press
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I just learned that my story, “Twisted Love,” won honorable mention in Spruce Mountain Press’ Past Loves Annual Essay Contest! Here’s what the judges at Spruce Mountain Press had to say:  “[Y]our revealing story gives us an inside look at how … Continue reading

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Aiming for the Sky
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When my daughter Katie was four and using two-word phrases, someone asked how I handled the shame. I stared at her, confused. I’ve never felt shame over Katie’s autism. Sorrow of course, but never shame. My mother says I’d feel … Continue reading

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