Mental health has always been an important topic to me – and even more now that I’ve learned I’ve lived with Anxiety for a long time. Today I share how I’m turning to my bullet journal to manage it. View more awesome inspiration via Managing Anxiety in the Bullet Journal: Part One — Pretty Prints

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I once believed my faith in God would keep me free from depression and all mental illness. I found out that this is a commonly believed myth. Depression has no common denominator except that one be human. No matter what you might think, depression affects all people no matter what race, economic class, religion, gender, […] […]

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8 Proven Strategies to Attract and Retain Candidates on the Autism Spectrum by Samantha Craft Here are several strategies for attracting and retaining autistic job candidates, based on my experience working as a job recruiter and community manager for an innovative technology company that provides employment for individuals on the autism spectrum in the USA. […]

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If Only You Could See! The world of invisible diseases isn’t a small world. Many suffer from a multitude of things that nobody can see with their own eyes. As I sit here today writing this blog the tears roll down my face because I suffer from an invisible disease. The world does not see […] […]

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There are some disabilities which are invisible, meaning you can’t tell the person has the disability just by looking at them. Hearing impairment is an invisible disability and that can lead to all sorts of misunderstandings. If someone greets you and you don’t respond, they usually assume you are rude. They may never consider you […] […]

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Give me your heart, I will carry it, when you feel too weak to carry it alone. Give me your pain, I will comfort you. You are not bearing it alone. Share with me your burdensome struggles, I will listen and make it my own. As we carry one another’s burdens, it seems lighter, bearable… […] […]

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“With God we shall gain the victory, and He will trample down our enemies” (Psalm 60:12). When, Lord, we’re feeling defeated, Your Word gives us great encouragement. The battle isn’t ours. It’s Yours. The victory isn’t ours. It’s Yours. In the heat of the battle, You are our “strong tower against the enemy” (Psalm 61:3). […] […]

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A few weeks ago on social media, someone I know was discussing a moment which truly knocked them for six; a moment where ignorance became arrogance and invisible illnesses meant having to prove yourself to people. The a few of the comments which appeared underneath their post made me feel sick and a bit upset, […]

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Making the world an easier place for our children This series of linked posts are largely based on my experience with my son, who is verbal and has no intellectual disability. After I abandoned using rewards and sanctions I started to explore different ways of reducing anxiety, increasing emotional regulation and improving problem-solving skills as […] […]

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Practical solutions for reducing anxiety, increasing self-regulation and managing violent behaviours This is the third, and final, part of this series of posts exploring ways to reduce violent behaviours which present as a result of heightened anxiety. We’ve looked at what doesn’t work and we’ve made the world a better place for our children. Now […] […]

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Sometimes life can present us challenges that seem impossible and unfair. It’s easy to feel good about yourself and your achievements when things are going well. But what about when things aren’t going so well? Then, the criticism and self-doubts start to creep in, and it comes harder to feel good and believe in yourself.… via […]

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Autism Awareness

Explosions, meltdowns and school problems This post started out as a simple piece on strategies to improve temper control and manage meltdowns, but as I started writing it became more than that so I have split it into three parts. This part will give some background to my experience with my son, explain a typology […] […]

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Have you noticed an increase in the ways God wants to communicate uniquely with you yet? Have you found that you are starting to recognise His voice more easily? Hopefully, the answer to these questions is yes? If not, re-read some of my earlier blogs in this series on how to hear God’s voice for […] […]

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