This is the second part of an article on the differences and overlaps between being highly sensitive and autistic (which I see as two types of being neurodivergent). The first part of this article – my journey figuring out that my quirks and sensitivities are not just high sensitivity – is here. And this one … Continue reading How neurodivergent traits blend in a family. Inheriting the highly sensitive, the autistic, both, or neither.
My health-food obsessed atheist Jewish friend has a mantra: Your diet is the religion of your body. I'm not quite sure what he means by that. But let's say that he means that food is important. Amen. I would add, it is particularly important for sensitives. During my hippie hermit phase in the countryside, after … Continue reading Food energetics for sensitives
... since the one purportedly means being over-empathic and the other lacking empathy? Let me start by saying that both these definitions are wrong, and then tell some stories. The gossip Last year, a close friend of mine moved out of her ramshackle town up to Ottawa. She is not only diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, … Continue reading Can an empath be autistic?