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What Is It That Holds Us Back?

Apr 22, 2019

By Eva Angvert Harren, Core Coach and Educator

What is it that holds us back…truly?

Fear? Of what?

Personally, I hate feeling stupid, so of course, when I am put in a situation I do not understand, given directions I do not understand, and expected to “get it...

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Coming Out With Autism

Apr 22, 2019

By Eva Angvert Harren, Core Coach and Educator

Often when we get into recovery we think, “Oh, THAT’s what’s wrong with me! Now that I know what’s wrong with me, I know how to fix it.”

If I use the 12 steps and do what they tell me, I’ll...

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A View of the World from the Autism Spectrum

Apr 22, 2019

View of the World from the Autism Spectrum
By Eva Angvert Harren, Core Coach and Educator
There is something about autism that has made me suspicious about the diagnoses we are given. These diagnoses are made by non-autistic people – “normal, regular...

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Why Meditate?

Apr 22, 2019

By Eva Angvert Harren

What is it about meditation that’s supposed to be beneficial? How does just sitting quietly help? Just sit there? And do what? Nothing?

To answer those questions, I have to tell you a story about a difficult time in my life.

I had picked up my...

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I Just Stood There!

Apr 22, 2019

I just stood there! The woman had looked at me and asked “didn’t you wear this shirt last time I saw you?”

I froze! How did she know? How could she remember? Was I not supposed to? Is it wrong to wear the same shirt again? How could I know that she was...

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Why Do I Not Enjoy the Holidays?

Apr 22, 2019

What is it that makes it so hard to enjoy the holiday spirit? People are smiling and getting ready for family and friends. And I just want to crawl into bed and wake up when it’s all over.

Or do I?

At this time of year many of us struggle with feelings of...

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My Brain and I

Apr 22, 2019

By Eva Angvert Harren

I wake up! And my brain woke up before me . . . again!

Every morning it seems as though “it” beats me to the time of awakening. And every morning it has some startling message to bring: your husband’s going to die, your daughters...

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How to Hold onto Your Self and Still Fit In

Apr 22, 2019

By Eva Angvert Harren, Core Coach and Educator

What is it about relationships that’s so hard to get?

I know that “everybody” has challenges with relationships. However, when you are also on the autism spectrum or suffer from PTSD, and on top of that are...

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Stop. Drop. Check.

Apr 21, 2019

Social Blindness is not a Life Sentence. Social Ease is possible!

After years of dealing with anxiety and panic attacks I have found a place of peace and comfort. What I can say about that journey is that it was unnecessarily long.

Had I known then what I know now about...

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So, I’m diagnosed! I have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Apr 21, 2019

What It Means to Be Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

By Eva Angvert Harren, Core Coach and Educator

So, I’m diagnosed! Crap!! I have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I would have been diagnosed as Asperger’s three years ago, but as of 2014 they call...

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