My Daughter Has Autism and That Is Hard to Say Out Loud

It’s official…my 16-year-old daughter is on the autism spectrum.  This is not really a surprise since for the last several years we have been to OT’s, special schools, psychologists, psychiatrists, etc.  So why announce this out loud now…because its for my own mental health. When raising children, you will do whatever you think is best… Continue reading My Daughter Has Autism and That Is Hard to Say Out Loud

The Agony of Sharing your Feelings in a “Safe Space”

I have been married for 18 years and divorced for over 5 years now, and I can tell you the moment when I think I understood that our marriage was not going to last. I have converted over the years to be an advocate for mental health services.  Psychiatrists, psychologists, etc, are all important when needing… Continue reading The Agony of Sharing your Feelings in a “Safe Space”

The “D” Word

Do you remember the first conversation? I mean sure you had arguments, discussions, therapy sessions etc…. BUT, do you remember when the word “Divorce” was first said out loud? Friggin A….I do and its something I’ve learned to laugh about with my friends and family all the time now. Picture the scene…. beautiful home in… Continue reading The “D” Word