stop masking, start LIVING

Most of the time, we’re viewing our world through a filter, however that might look. We put on masks to fit in, letting our truest selves fall to the wayside. To stop masking means to start living your truest, most authentic life. The […]

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the healing nature of ecotherapy

Who knew the most powerful sources of healing were right outside our doors? It’s about time that we start embracing ecotherapy and nature’s therapeutic potential. It’s hard to believe a doctor could prescribe a struggling patient a certain length of time spent […]

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stop supporting Autism Speaks.

It’s the season for giving. But not all causes are worth your gifts and charity. As an autistic person, it’s time to set the record straight: stop supporting Autism Speaks. Seriously. I cannot emphasize it enough. On a surface level, you might […]

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a beginner’s guide to autistic burnout

Most of us know what “burnout” feels like. But what about autistic burnout? There’s a reason why, when doing a quick Google search, it suggests the phrase “autistic burnout vs. depression.” So, if you have or currently manage depression, you’ll likely understand […]

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am I autistic enough?: what autism looks like.

Realizing I was on the autism spectrum was very eye-opening. Like most people, I had typical stereotypes surrounding what autism looks like. Rain Man is probably becoming an outdated example, but for the younger folks, think Sheldon Cooper.  More prominently, my assumptions […]

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can Greta Thunberg save the world?

Yes, I do think Greta Thunberg will save the world. But not alone.  I’m unashamedly Greta’s biggest fan. She’s Swedish. A huge climate change advocate. Vegan. A fellow Aspie. #aspiepower Here’s the problem: one teenage Swede isn’t going to save the world. […]

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in a world of suffering, what matters most?

The Amazon is on fire. There are concentration camps along our southern border. People live on the streets, hungry and defeated. So many are dying worldwide from preventable diseases. Full-blown Nazis have a growing voice and expanding hatred. Except in our world […]

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a message for ashamed South Dakotans

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I’m outspokenly one of many ashamed South Dakotans. Yes, my entire life thus far has been spent here. This is where my family is. Beyond that? We might as well disown her. Simply […]

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teaching abroad in American Samoa: a year in review

After what felt like both a millisecond and a century, I have officially finished my year teaching abroad in American Samoa. I’m back in the States. Life’s moving onward. I came into this teaching abroad experience without expectations, and for that I’m […]

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rude awakening: my first time as a minority

My first time as a minority wasn’t until the ripe age of 22. Up until then, I’ve lived in the rural Midwest. People still think we ride horses everywhere. (Unless you’re on the west side of the Missouri, that’s bogus.) When I […]

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