goodbye allie maelynn… HELLO finding soulace

Maybe you noticed. Which probably led to confusion. So, let me clear the air: welcome to Finding Soulace. I really never wanted to have everything I do to be under my name. It just makes me feel uncomfortable. There’s so much more […]

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when you live in a world not made for you.

When it actually sinks in, that you live in a world not made for you, it inevitably leaves a bitter taste in your mouth. And a ton of other feelings. Confusion. Inadequacy. Always feeling lost and falling short of where you “think” […]

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Is optimism ignorant?

I am on a path of spiritual discernment. With that comes with the baggage I lug around with me. I dance with a sense of heaviness that anybody else on a similar trajectory would also be managing. So often, I feel the […]

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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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i’m a born-again Christian. here’s why.

Don’t be taken aback by my proclamation. I’m not about to jump into the rivers and have twenty more baptisms. I won’t be emulating Billy Graham or any popular evangelist. No, when I say I’m a born-again Christian, it means that I’m […]

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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 Rain Man is probably becoming an outdated example, but for the younger folks, think Sheldon Cooper.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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the next chapter: my life with autism

I thought I had just started to figure out life. But sometimes the “figuring out” process goes a completely different direction. Which just so happens to be a life with autism. Yes, through a slew of online research and testing, I have […]

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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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