and I'm neurodivergent. Huh? I myself woulda said huh a few days ago, until I came across the concept of neurodivergence while writing for National Mental Health Awareness Month in May. And it is what I am, through and through. So I want to continue writing about Mental Health, thus this blog. Easy enough, right? … Continue reading Hi, I’m Kathy K
...since I've posted anything here. Why, you might ask. Or maybe you didn't ask and I just thought you did. Whatever the case, I'll tell you why. The month of May was a lot of National Awareness this or that month, but the one I focused on was Mental Health Awareness. And I wrote an … Continue reading It’s Been A While…
Yesterday, my husband and I had a long talk about me. He confronted me lovingly with some things that he feels that I need to work on. And I agreed with him. FOCUS I'm out of focus. I don't stop long enough to think about something, I'm impulsive, restless, spontaneous, rash. He said to just … Continue reading Focus and Pay Attention – Becoming More Aware of Me
Talk about opposites attract! Looking back on my growing up years, I can see now why there was constant bickering, anger, disrespect, and secrecy. My dad (Ray) didn't understand my mom (Shirley) and Shirley didn't understand or even want to understand Ray. I have the same situation in my marriage, except we may both be … Continue reading My Dad was Neurodivergent and my Mom was Neurotypical
New publication on Medium dedicated to understanding neurodivergence https://medium.com/inside-neurodivergents Writing = therapy Some people would disagree. Some would agree. So many different opinions. We could have a whole debate with these two simple yet profound words. Is writing therapy for you? It is for me. As my thoughts flow onto paper with my fingers flying … Continue reading Inside Neurodivergence on Medium
Introducing stories read by Affect a Change on YouTube. Have you heard of the terminology of neurodivergence? It's really a very interesting and controversial topic. This short video will take you to Micheal Woodruff's YouTube channel where you can subscribe, like, and comment. This may look and sound like sci-fi, but neurodivergence is a real … Continue reading I’m Listening to This Channel on YouTube
I've been reading a lot about neurodivergence in the past few days and I've noticed that the words used make a huge difference to some people. When talking about neurodivergence, a lot of people have a lot of different ideas. I myself want to understand and use the vocabulary of the topic of neurodivergence correctly. … Continue reading Neurotypical, Neurodivergent, Neurodiversity – What’s the Difference?
Me and my new puppy, Lucky. Born 10/10/21, mini Aussie Who am I? Why don't people want to be with me? Why don't other people understand what I'm saying? This has been the cry of my heart for as long as I can remember. I didn't really know that I was SO different from other … Continue reading Finally, I Can Understand Myself a Little Better – Diagnosis Makes a Difference