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

Gratitude for a Life Beyond Recovery

Gratitude for a Life Beyond Recovery We hear it all the time, we all have something to be grateful for. And at a times of pain and misery it may even feel nauseating to hear the word. . . gratitude. Yes, I know, you’ve heard it before. However, let me share my take on it.…
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January 9, 2017 0

Why Meditate?

By Eva Angvert Harren What is it about meditation that’s supposed to be beneficial? How does just sitting quietly help? Just sit there? And do what? Nothing? To answer those questions, I have to tell you a story about a difficult time in my life. I had picked up my three-year-old daughter and “put her…
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December 7, 2016 0

I Just Stood There!

  I just stood there! The woman had looked at me and asked “didn’t you wear this shirt last time I saw you?” I froze! How did she know? How could she remember? Was I not supposed to? Is it wrong to wear the same shirt again? How could I know that she was going…
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December 6, 2016 0

Why Do I Not Enjoy the Holidays?

What is it that makes it so hard to enjoy the holiday spirit? People are smiling and getting ready for family and friends. And I just want to crawl into bed and wake up when it’s all over. Or do I? At this time of year many of us struggle with feelings of loneliness, depression,…
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November 30, 2016 0

My Brain and I

By Eva Angvert Harren I wake up! And my brain woke up before me . . . again! Every morning it seems as though “it” beats me to the time of awakening. And every morning it has some startling message to bring: your husband’s going to die, your daughters don’t love you, nobody loves you,…
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November 15, 2016 0
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How to Hold onto Your Self and Still Fit In

By Eva Angvert Harren, Core Coach and Educator What is it about relationships that’s so hard to get? I know that “everybody” has challenges with relationships. However, when you are also on the autism spectrum or suffer from PTSD, and on top of that are socially blind, the odds against you are just so much…
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October 21, 2016 0

Stop. Drop. Check.

Social Blindness is not a Life Sentence. Social Ease is possible! 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 I know now about body-awareness, trauma, and healing,…
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October 13, 2016 0