Trauma In A Foreign Country

Trauma in a Foreign Country – A Life without Meaning until… By Eva Angvert Harren What happens when you leave your roots, your “home,” where you “belong?” How do you connect and establish your Self? How do you find your tribe? How do you belong…again?   Or, did you ever belong…because you’re the one who…
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August 9, 2018 0

February’s Balance and Behaviors

As we moved from January, focusing on the body, into February, focusing on behaviors, we can see how they might be connected. How we feel will affect how we behave. How balanced we are in our body will affect how we feel about our self. How we feel about our self affects our judgments of…
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February 22, 2018 0

January’s Balance & Body

So, it’s that time of year again. I put on a couple of pounds over the Holidays, followed by a little anxiety grumbling in the background, “I can’t believe I did it again!” This Holiday I was going to be ‘good’. It happened so quickly! I just had one (ONE!) cookie, one chip, one piece…
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January 26, 2018 2

Is “Normal” Different for Those with Autism?

Is there a “normal”? Where does that word come from, and how come it has such power? Statements other people throw at you, such as “That’s not normal.” or “You’re not normal.”, can set you on a downward spiral into a life of isolation and addiction. Behaviors or habits that divert from the social norm…
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April 16, 2017 0

How Someone on the Autism Spectrum Finds Friendship

  I used to look around and see people in groups, congregating, laughing, and looking happy. They seemed confident, as though they knew what they were talking about…were having fun. I didn’t know them as close friends, but I had seen them before. So I would tell myself, “I think I’ll go and join them.”…
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March 22, 2017 0

When I Slept in the Back of a Car

I was 29 and clueless! The sad part of the story is that I didn’t know how to get help. I didn’t know I should get help. I didn’t know there was help…for people like me. I didn’t know my life could be different. The thoughts that were swirling in my head were about survival,…
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March 11, 2017 0

Social Blindness is not a life sentence. Social Ease is possible!

Social Blindness is not a life sentence. Social Ease is possible! By Eva Angvert Harren, Core Coach and Educator After years of dealing with anxiety and panic attacks I have found a place of peace and comfort. What I can say about that journey is that it was unnecessarily long. Had I known then what…
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February 21, 2017 0

What Is It That Holds Us Back?

By Eva Angvert Harren, Core Coach and Educator What is it that holds us back…truly? Fear? Of what? Personally, I hate feeling stupid, so of course, when I am put in a situation I do not understand, given directions I do not understand, and expected to “get it done!” I become defensive and find myself…
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February 6, 2017 0

Coming Out With Autism

Coming Out with Autism By Eva Angvert Harren, Core Coach and Educator Often when we get into recovery we think, “Oh, THAT’s what’s wrong with me! Now that I know what’s wrong with me, I know how to fix it.” If I use the 12 steps and do what they tell me, I’ll become a…
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February 4, 2017 0

A View of the World from the Autism Spectrum

View of the World from the Autism Spectrum By Eva Angvert Harren, Core Coach and Educator There is something about autism that has made me suspicious about the diagnoses we are given. These diagnoses are made by non-autistic people – “normal, regular people” who appear to know how “normal, regular people” are supposed to behave…
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January 16, 2017 0