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Debo’s Heaven

I want to be in Debo’s heaven. In regular heaven all the napkins are folded and the debits and credits line up. In Debo’s heaven…

Celexa vs Wellbutrin

The Transition from Wellbutrin to Celexa for Anxiety

I’m starting a new life today. In my new life, when I wake up at 4 in the morning, I get out of bed, drink…

Sensory Modulation - Exhaustion or Depression

Sensory Modulation Disorder and Depression? Move It! Move It! Move It!

“In 1979, I needed to learn more than biology or chemistry or how to deconstruct literature. I needed to learn how to navigate my life as…

Yes! Adults can be Over-Responsive to Sound in the Grocery Store

Before I learned I was an adult with Sensory Processing Disorder, specifically hypersensitivity (or sensory defensiveness) I had no idea how over-responsive I was to sound. Screaming…

Cockroach on the Freeway!

Stimming with Cockroach on Freeway

I caught motion in my peripheral vision – driver’s side window. It was over an inch and a half long, reddish brown. It was in…

New technology for diagnosing Sensory Processing Disorder?

Marketers and scientists love to measure arousal. Arousal – whether Lizzy is alerted or sleeping through a specific environmental cue is a key component of…

My Blanket

For those of you reading about weighted blankets for the first time, professionals suggest twenty minutes under a weighted blanket has a calming effect. It…

Squeezed into Calm

I have heard multiple interviews with Temple Grandin, on NPR, over the years. When she talked about her cattle squeezing machine, I found it interesting…

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…