Category Archives: Taking Care of Yourself

Taking Care of Yourself…

Here are a few blogs that can give us that push to take care of ourselves a little more.

PTSD and Autism

There was an article a while back that talked about autism mothers having brain scans that matched those of soldiers returning from war who had been diagnosed with PTSD.  It’s no shock to me that there is a link.  Trauma of … Continue reading

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Quelling Anxiety

Anxiety is an awful beast that comes in and steals your happy child and turns him or her into a miserable, frustrated animal. We were dealing with anxiety before we even had a name for it. And I noticed something: … Continue reading

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I’m sure I don’t have to tell you, the life of an autism mom/warrior/superhero/booty-kicker isn’t for the faint of heart. It means different things for different people, but for most of us it equals sleepless nights and exhausted days as … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget Your Oxygen

A couple of weeks ago, the Rev wrote an amazing piece called, “Heal Yourself, Heal Your Child.”  If she hadn’t already written it, that would definitely have been the title of this one.  The heart of LJ’s blog has been … Continue reading

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Lost: One Identity. If Found, Please Call . . .

Today is the second anniversary of the day I met my boyfriend. At my age, the idea of a “boyfriend” is a little ridiculous, but nobody has come up with a term I like better, so . . .  Next weekend is … Continue reading

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Emotional Freedom Technique–Tapping Your Way To Better Mental Health

I know what you’re thinking.  Those Thinking Moms are at it again.  Emotional Freedom Technique?  What the heck is that?  What kind of nutty alternative hocus pocus are we selling now?  Trust me, when I first heard about EFT 3 … Continue reading

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Heal Yourself, Heal Your Child

I spent the bulk of my week following Autism One doing what most attendees do: looking at pictures and wishing I was still there.  Pictures of Thinking Moms at our booth, pictures of us with celebrities, authors, doctors, scientists – pictures … Continue reading

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Malaysian-Style Bone Broth

Sup Tulang is the Malaysian version of bone broths. It is a traditional recipe, a humble but nutritious broth eaten for generations as comfort food. In Malaysia, you will find Sup Tulang sold in road-side stalls as well as in chic cafes. Sup Tulang (pronounced soup … Continue reading

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My Happiness Project

 Last month, one of my dearest friends offered me a book called “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin: a book about a woman who apparently had everything (a supportive family, a sympathetic husband, healthy kids, a good job, nice friends) but somehow felt … Continue reading

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