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A Neurodivergent Perspective

October 2018 to present

November 17, 2017

With the upcoming holiday, food is on my mind.

Having SPD affects my digestion and overall gut health, so I have to eat mainly gluten-free and plant-based in order to feel good. Which is really difficult during social events and even more difficult during holidays.

No one, including me, really wants to eat a tofu turkey.

Around the holidays, I am surrounded by things I want to eat, but know I shouldn't. Like breads, cheeses, dips and...

October 27, 2017

Halloween is my favorite holiday. Probably because it is the one time of year the bizarre, or abnormal, is viewed as normal.

When you have SPD, everyday life feels abnormal. Sometimes, even scary.  Here are 10 reasons why:

1 You lose your ability to perform basic functions.

You enter into a primitive state: fighting, fleeing or freezing.

You find it difficult to be in public.

You find it difficult to engage with others.

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