Can’t Sleep? Here Are 7 Simple Tips To Use Tonight

Have you ever wanted to kill sheep instead of counting them? I mean, people tell me to imagine sheep going by in my head, and that will help me sleep. But one night on a vacation in lower Michigan, I was so frustrated I felt I could kill those imaginary sheep! Don’t worry, I’m not […]

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5 Startling Ways that Lack of Sleep May Cost You

What's The Problem with Lack of Sleep?

Sometimes we don’t know how valuable something is until we pay a big enough price. Check out the following story someone who learned how valuable sleep is. About five years ago, I fainted from exhaustion. I hit my head on my desk. I broke my cheekbone and got four stitches on my right eye. It […]

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Here Are 11 Ways To Start Conquering Medical Phobia

How To Begin Your Journey

“The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” –Nelson Mandela There are those among us who avoid doctors because we hate clinics. Or those of us who would rather get sick than deal with getting injections. Or maybe you have an upcoming surgery you’ve put off […]

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What Everyone Should Know About Treatment Anxiety

Why You Need To Know About Medical Phobia

Do you fear hospitals, doctors, and/or medical procedures? Here’s what one of our Thrive with Autism/Aspergers community members said one day: “Hi guys. I have to get surgery Tuesday for my foot (running injury) and I’m anxious. Any tips? I hate blood draws and IVs. Mostly I just don’t know how surgery really works, like […]

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Autism, Employment, and Small Talk

I am completely unable to navigate small talk. I am great at introductions, public speaking, etc. I just can’t seem to have a conversation that works. Worse, I am often totally misunderstood. Walter, Self Employed, Watchmaker (excerpted from Aspergers on the Job, by Rudy Simone). Have you ever seen ants on a wooded path? They […]


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