Loss of any kind shakes my soul. A part of me is diminished. Swept away in a tide of tears, even if those tears do not fall from my eyes. Feelings in my body as the electric connection is disrupted, short circuiting, searching for peace and flow again. Sharp, painful shocks manifesting as anger, fear,… Continue reading Bereavement. Goodbye. Thank you. I love you.
My Queen, our Queen. A human who chose her role on a soul level and came into her life to leave a lasting impression on us all. Whether you feel love for Queen Elizabeth II or you do not, it cannot be denied that her Majesty kept a promise for 70 years and saw her… Continue reading A tribute to Queen Elizabeth II with reflections about life, loss and love.
I am Mum to a PDA daughter and today I want to talk a little bit about the stage of life we are at. When we first became aware of PDA as a neurotype, my little one was only 12 years old. She fell into a breakdown at the same time as diagnosis and as… Continue reading Flying the nest, empty nest and feathering the nest. Stages of life with a PDA perspective.
WordPress have just let me know that I’ve reached 6 years with this blog. It’s certainly not been a boring 6 years that’s for sure. I’ve loved telling my thoughts and our story and it’s good to look back on the years. Some have been more quiet writing wise, as life dips down and rises… Continue reading Quick update.
Darling girl left school last December 2021, aged 18. She had missed most of her education due to years of illness, but I feel lucky we flew under the radar and were not prosecuted for her not being able to attend as kids are in other countries. Today she began a new chapter, a course… Continue reading First day of college. July 2022.
I’m often contacted by parents whose little ones and young ones are developing OCD, anxiety, phobias, difficulties functioning from day to day. I was just going to respond to a message I received this morning and scanned through my mind preparing for my answer and I thought, wow, there is so much to it, perhaps… Continue reading Advice for parents whose child is presenting with anxiety and phobias (OCD) Sharing our experiences.
Hi. I’ve not written much on actual PDA for quite a long time. I guess, going through the years of learning about, adapting and accepting, I’ve come to a place where PDA is just normal for us now and we have settled, but some thoughts have popped in my head today, so here they are.… Continue reading PDA. The future.
So. We survived without any issues the first step of our withdrawal plan, which was to change the tablet form of SSRI to a crushed version dissolved in a suspension liquid. This was decided with much research, thought and professional advice. The change making it more precise to measure the fiddly dose and avoid cutting… Continue reading The first drop. Hopes and horrors.
A useful explanation on how to withdraw and whats going on in the brain. I hope this also helps anyone who is considering putting their child on these drugs who may not want to go on forever. It is especially important to taper even more slowly at the final drop. With love. x
Following on from my last post which outlined our reason and wishes to withdraw from SSRI, in this post I am going to talk about the plan and how we came to it. After much studying of the experiences of others who have withdrawn, it became clear that there could be serious issues if not… Continue reading The Plan. May 2022.