Beginning in January, I started having regular panic attacks. It began as every few days, and by the end of the month they were every day. Panic attacks aren't uncommon for me. Usually they're in the form of sensory overload, and I have coping formulas I use to help myself overcome them. These new attacks… Continue reading What Happened to Jess?
It's important to know who you are. As you grow to understand yourself, your awareness allows you to shape yourself. This in turn, creates self-acceptance and love. Knowing yourself protects you from those who would seek to take advantage of you. THIS is why I share who I am, because while diversity and inclusion are a big "to… Continue reading Wash. Rinse. Repeat.
Change. Change makes my mind go haywire. Change spins my world into chaos, and it drives me to the brink of my patience and capabilities. My mind becomes foggy, my emotions reign out of control and I become inebriated with fear, anxiety and hazy thinking. Change is my undoing. Most everyone I've met with Asperger's… Continue reading Uncomfortable, Incandescent Joy
As I’ve become more open about Asperger’s and my life, the question of how I maintain a corporate job comes up quite often. “If you have social anxiety, how do you hold a job in communications?”Don’t worry, the irony isn’t lost on me!Truth of the matter is, my love of people is greater than my… Continue reading The Corporate Aspie