In 2019 I carried out a study to explore how late-diagnosed autistic women (like me) managed their health and wellbeing. This is the second of four blog posts describing the themes I identified when analysing the interviews
There’s a well-kept secret that no one tells you about being creative; you don’t have to be good at it, to get the benefit.
These days the physical pain, fatigue and overwhelm I used to live with has virtually gone. The forest has released me from constant fight or flight mode and I no longer feel nervous around people.
Life is often a series of compromises, but let me tell you a story of the day I decided to completely revolutionise my world.
Having this self-knowledge gives me autonomy, having the support to put it into practice gives me health and happiness.