Lost

Where am I?

What an odd thing it is to lack a sense that most people take for granted. I can get lost anywhere. When navigating in a…

Motion Sickness

As a child, I suffered severe motion sickness. This presented a problem for my mother who was known to wake up any morning and (preschooler in…

Self-love vs Self-hatred

I can hardly write about this without disliking myself on a certain level. All my life I have struggled against the belief that what ails…

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…

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…