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Recommendation: Therapist Uncensored

Mon, 07 Nov 2022 by Melissa Smith / misc

What if you could carry the kind, thoughtful voices of therapists with you wherever you go?

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The Mystery of the Penguin Footprint cPTSD

Sun, 09 Oct 2022 by Melissa Smith / misc

A painting created by penguin footprints triggered my cPTSD.

While this statement is factually true, it’s also an oversimplification and very linear explanation. Unpacking the details yields a story that is much more circuitous, which is entirely on brand for my experience with cPTSD.

So let’s start at …

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I’m Not Just the Owner, I’m a Client Too

Mon, 19 Sep 2022 by Melissa Smith / misc

One of the strengths I bring to my coaching work is lived experience with my own neurodiversity. And that lived experience is something I'm still accumulating. While I’ve read many solutions and strategies and created plenty of other solutions of my own, I still struggle sometimes with many of …

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Building a Tidying Habit: The Graph Paper Method

Sun, 04 Sep 2022 by Melissa Smith / misc

Summary: This method provides logistical and emotional support for building a tidying habit if you have ADHD, Autism, or other struggles with executive functioning. Its companion piece, How Executive Functioning Impacts Tidiness, explains the underpinnings of difficulties with tidying. Each step in The Graph Paper Method is intentional, and I …

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