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Sensory Defensive Nail Trimming – an Adventure in Motherhood

It is for the moms of young SPD children that I write about nail trimming. To anyone who would judge me for writing about such…

Sensory Defensive Nervous System – drawing

I created a drawing that illustrates how a person with a “sensory defensive” nervous system may react differently to ordinary stimuli than a person with a “normal” nervous system. Feel…

Bright Star

Mother of the Bright Star – Movie for a Highly Sensitive Adult

I watched a lovely movie last night, Bright Star, the story of Fanny Brawne’s love affair with the poet John Keats. More than a historical…

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…

Sensory Processing Disorder verses Autism

What is the difference between Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)? People with SPD & ASD exhibit difficulties with high-level tasks involving…

Sensory Processing, Arousal & Rumsfeld

When anything moves in the backyard, Rumsfeld, the 75-pound poodle, leaps to attention. His DNA was programmed over eons to be ready at any moment…

Lost 2 – Dead Reckoning

Orienting ourselves in space is one of the most complex activities our brains perform. It relies on a myriad of cognitive functions. Different individuals rely…

Hungry Lizzy

Lane’s Food Sanity Rules

Rule #4: When homicidal rage blurs your vision, ask, “Could you be hungry?”

Watson and I rarely argue. Thirty years of wedded bliss has given us plenty of time to compromise on and respect our differences of preference and opinion.

But neither of us is perfect. Sometimes while feeling around in the gray area for compromise, one of us may stumble upon something unbearable.

Modulation Madness

Small-scale Modulation Madness Think of what it would be like if every time you wanted to exit the freeway you had to overcome the concrete…