Getting Relief

ShareI have evolved a complicated routine for “resting.” Exhaustion is a common byproduct of every type of SPD. The past few years, it has followed…

Autism?

ShareYears ago, the first time I heard about my bizarre sensory symptoms was in something I read about autism. I immediately wondered if I was…

Random Design Flaws?

ShareSymptoms like motion sickness and no sense of direction sound like random design flaws. However, in the context of Sensory Processing Disorder, they fit like…

My Dyspraxia

ShareDyspraxia comes in two flavors. I have experience with both: Physical: If you are graceful, it is because you practiced your moves. You, early on,…

Buying the New Prius

ShareBuying Prius 2 is a four part story. It illustrates the light and dark side, maybe even a green, blue and red side, of living inside a “sensational” body. Lightly, I…

Prius part1 – Dealership

Share Thursday, my husband Watson and I spent two hours inside a noisy, bustling car dealership. It was the preliminary attempt to replace his 2001 F150…

Prius part2 – Leaving Home

ShareI couldn’t navigate successfully into Friday. I forgot key components of my morning ritual. Every time I sat down at my computer I remembered something…

Prius part3 – Navigation

ShareDriving can replenish my energy or deplete it, depending on the circumstances of the trip and the road. On this day, the goddess of the…

Prius part4 – Pain and Despair

Share“That’s it. We got $3K for the pickup. He’s going to put the paperwork together and it’ll be over except for the signing.” “You’re going…