NHS delays on Asperger testing – thoughts

About six months ago my therapist suggested that I probably have Asperger syndrome. I’m still currently awaiting formal diagnosis. Apparently it will take about another six months for me to get through the waiting list for testing. This alone is a bit worrying. Most people I know with formal diagnosis have had to be tested privately…

The joyous stress of Christmas

This year, I’ve been very selfish regarding Christmas. Normally I get presents for all the people I can think of. Multiple presents for everyone. At least a dozen cards sent out. Food bought, biscuits made, the meal cooked (or at least helped with if a more skilled cook wanted to take over). Normally, I am…

The Myers-Briggs test – my thoughts

Okay, so I had this sat as a draft for weeks, and it was apparently blank. Still, I figure I have something to say about the Myers-Briggs test…. sooo… For anyone who doesn’t know, the Myers-Briggs test is also known as the sixteen personalities test – there’s no right or wrong, and results come back…

My personal Deadly Sins

Another interesting topic I was discussing with N – the idea of our personal deadly sins. N asked which of the seven deadly sins I most associate with. I found this a fascinating idea. It actually links into why we do a lot of the things we do. It took me a little while. At…

Let’s stop silencing health problems

‘I just can’t explain hay fever to someone who doesn’t have it. What it’s like to not have a runny nose for once.’ ‘Is it like after a long cold?’ ‘Yeah, like a cold which lasts forever, and you’re not allowed to complain about it. Like you’re not allowed to complain about period pain. It’s…

Amateur psychologists and why they’re dangerous

We’ve all done it. Lets be honest. We’ve all voiced opinions on things where we’re not an expert – or even, sometimes, where we’re not remotely knowledgeable. Hopefully, however, we all make it known that we’re not the leading authority on those subjects. Hopefully it’s all harmless and meant well . . . because sometimes,…