Life with invisible disabilities but full of opportunities. Mental health, autism, ADHD

There isn't just one word to describe love

26 Dec 2022 2 minute read 0 comments valo

A sanctuary Love is a sanctuary, a safe haven to retreat to and recuperate during hardship. Love gives you warmth and a source of energy to recuperate from the hardship that you face on a daily basis. Do you remember when you were a small child how y...

The weight of depression on your shoulders

8 Dec 2022 1 minute read 0 comments valo

We have heard time and again how common depression is, how harsh it can be on the individual, and how being understood is surprisingly rare. There is stigma around mental health conditions. And there is also a lack of belief. There is blame for being...

Mental Health Awareness: Key Lessons and Observations in 11 stories

3 Dec 2022 3 minute read 0 comments valo

May 2022 marked the beginning of a journey to spread knowledge and awareness about mental health, particularly for neurodivergent people. Here is an overview of those that concern mental health in general. Every link leads to the respective article....

Yes, you have time. But do you use it wisely?

30 Nov 2022 3 minute read 0 comments valo

Time and again, we hear Oh, I’m so busy, I just can’t do X. Yes, practically everybody says so, and I am no exception. However… Do we really not have time for an activity? Every human being, animal, plant, rock, etc., have 24 hours per day — not mo...

The Elusive Feeling of Being Energetic – The Experiences of a Neurodivergent Person

27 Nov 2022 3 minute read 0 comments valo

Feeling empowered gives you a boost towards achieving your goals and dreams. (Photo: sasing on Pixabay) This will be a bit of a personal post. I have had a difficult year for various reasons, but they all combined were leaving me totally drained and...

Self-made miserable life — is it worth blaming ourselves for the missing happiness?

21 Nov 2022 3 minute read 0 comments valo

When is the last time when you laughed for real? Do you remember what made you genuinely happy? What defined the moment when you were elated and feeling as if on cloud nine? If you are struggling to reply to these questions, you truly need to stop a...

What Is It Like To Live With Migraine

4 Nov 2022 2 minute read 1 comment valo

It is more than just a pain in the… head   “Headache” — an AI-generated artwork I prepared in starryai.   We all have a bad headache occasionally. Migraine = a bit of headache, after all… right? Actually, migraine headache is just one part of the fol...

What is the best thing you want in life?

2 Nov 2022 3 minute read 0 comments valo

Do you actually know what you want? Have you paused and pondered on what really motivates you? Many will say yes, but oftentimes, we simply have not asked ourselves this important question. Romance is short-lasting but sweet and necessary. An AI-gen...

I’m Autistic, But I Don’t Have Meltdowns When Routines Change

30 Oct 2022 4 minute read 10 comments valo

  That doesn’t make me less autistic “Daily routines” — an AI-generated artwork I prepared in starryai. One of the typical traits people associate with autism is the need for repetition and routines. For many of us autistic people, routines are very...

A blank canvas

27 Oct 2022 1 minute read 0 comments valo

There are times when your mind is blank, your thoughts are empty, and there is just fog everywhere around you. You are confused and lost, maybe looking for direction or just utterly scared to move. Maybe you are too weak and exhausted. This is fine....