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

Distant to life

3 Oct 2022 3 minute read 0 comments valo

The toxic thoughts that sometimes obsess our mind "Distant" - an AI-generated artwork I prepared in starryai Distant to myself Stress takes its toll on us. Demands come from every direction; for many of us - most of the tight demands come from the i...

Feeling empty and blocked

29 Sep 2022 1 minute read 2 comments valo

Do you know the feeling of trying to do something that you’re interested in, you gather your energy and dedicate some time to it, and… when you are about to start it, it is like hitting an invisible wall, like you no longer know how to do it? Well, t...

The Top 3 Motivational Tools That Even Your Grandma Used

18 Sep 2022 3 minute read 0 comments valo

No apps or online tools. This is what truly matters. I put a click-bait title, trying to slightly joke with (though not in an offensive way) many articles which provide valuable tips by using yet another magical tool that will organise your life and...

I am autistic, not an alien

12 Sep 2022 2 minute read 3 comments valo

I got really upset recently. The challenges Being autistic has its challenges. It is a fact that we live in a world led by and meant for neurotypical individuals. When you stand out from the crowd, you tend to be the odd one out. Being different is k...

In my own world

11 Sep 2022 2 minute read 0 comments valo

When everything feels overwhelming Do you know the feeling when you just want to be alone and not disturbed by anything or anyone? There are plenty of nice and fun things out there but yet hiding in one’s nest feels the best option. For some people,...

10 Things I Want To Tell My Young Undiagnosed Autistic Self

22 Aug 2022 3 minute read 1 comment valo

If only I knew how to handle my differences back then The world is not a friendly place. (Photo: Unsplash) Young, confused about social norms, even naïve — this holds true for many autistic people. You know that you are somehow different. There is s...

Learn something about life every day, even if it’s really small

12 Aug 2022 1 minute read 2 comments valo

Learn something about life every day, even if it’s really small Today I learned that even when you reserve a generous time buffer before an important event, it can still fail you. A friend of mine had an important meeting and ended up locking his...

Why being a people pleaser is the same as being a slave

8 Aug 2022 1 minute read 2 comments valo

Some of us are particularly sensitive to others’ opinions and go far to earn a single word of praise. Essentially, we are so desperate that we would tie ourselves into a double bow to fit in what others’ expectations might possibly be. We ignore our...

The monster in my head called migraine

5 Aug 2022 1 minute read 1 comment valo

I have a monster in my head. It comes often and tells me what I'm allowed to do. You probably think I need a psychiatrist, but my beast's name is migraine.  I want to go out on a hot summer day. Sometimes it's fine, but my beast is afraid of the sun....

You’re autistic; you don’t understand emotions

2 Aug 2022 1 minute read 1 comment valo

“You’re autistic; you don’t understand emotions.”  This phrase can be hardly any more wrong. Maybe the assumption came because of the struggle of autistic people with fitting in and being socially clumsy. Still, being odd and sometimes responding t...