Category: Autism

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

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
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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

So, I’m diagnosed! I have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  What It Means to Be Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder By Eva Angvert Harren, Core Coach and Educator So, I’m diagnosed! Crap!! I have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I would have been diagnosed as Asperger’s three years ago, but as of 2014 they call it all ASD. It wasn’t a shock. I had…
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September 5, 2016 2

How Emotional and Somatic Balancing Techniques Helped My Autism

Throughout my life I have not been able to relate to people on a level where I feel connected, understood, or accepted, and even more painful . . . in a way I feel loved. There was always a missing piece, a sense of being different, excluded, isolated, and just not part of. I used…
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September 5, 2016 0