Getting Relief

I 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?

Years 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?

Symptoms 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

Dyspraxia 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

Buying 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

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 pickup…

Prius part2 – Leaving Home

I 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

Driving 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

“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…