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

How Overprotective Parents Cause Trauma in Their Children

31 Jul 2022 2 minute read 0 comments valo

Meaning good is not necessarily healthy   We all have experienced some form of trauma as children. Sometimes it came through an accident that nobody could have prevented. Or, it could be school bullying. In some cases, the trauma happened at home. I...

You Fool, You Failed Again! — A Life Lesson on Perfectionism

28 Jul 2022 3 minute read 0 comments valo

A personal experience meeting the reality of failed goals Being ashamed of one’s failures is toxic for one’s mental health and deters success. (Photo: Canva Pro) There are times when one feels ashamed of their mistakes. You may worry that others wil...

Neuropsychological Conditions: What Are They and How Do They Affect Us

26 Jul 2022 3 minute read 0 comments valo

A list of the common disorders and their descriptions Neural cells (neurons) connect with each other, forming synapses. (Picture: Canva Pro)   There are many different neuropsychological conditions that can cause a person to experience cognitive, em...

Celebrate your achievements — and be proud of yourself!

25 Jul 2022 1 minute read 0 comments valo

Appreciate them. Analyse them. Enjoy them.   It is important to celebrate your achievements and understand what their strong points are. Make a list of them. Guess if you have to. Apparently, there was at least something good in your performance or c...

Proud To Be Me — A Blueprint for My Life and Well-being

18 Jul 2022 2 minute read 0 comments valo

Pride in the positive sense has been a rather popular topic lately, though I will not ponder on the usual association with LGBTQ. People can be proud of their achievements, family, and identity. Identity goes deeper than just your name, your professi...

Living with ADHD: struggles with time management and executive functioning

13 Jul 2022 3 minute read 1 comment valo

Time management is a real struggle. Many neurotypical individuals have issues with it, but in neurodivergent people, it is particularly impaired. (Photo: Pixabay) People with ADHD often struggle with time management and executive functioning. This c...

The Journey to Recovery from a Mental Breakdown: Back to Step One

11 Jul 2022 2 minute read 0 comments valo

Re-sitting an exam on life lessons Everything in life is an exam. (Photo: Pixabay) In the past three weeks, I have been recovering well from the mental breakdown I experienced in April. I thought that I had left that world behind and headed on the w...

How Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Way We Understand Text and Words

8 Jul 2022 2 minute read 1 comment valo

It is mind-blowing Written expression is part of human nature, and it is understandable that we expect our tools to grasp it, too. (Photo: Pexels) Artificial intelligence has been around for quite some time, but it is only recently that we have begu...

What causes one to stop dreaming?

6 Jul 2022 1 minute read 0 comments valo

This is a profound question, and I have no claims to be an expert. I am just sharing my thoughts. What is a dream? A dream is more than a wish. It is something we yearn for and something that would bring a feeling of fulfillment if it comes true. The...

There are times when you have a dream

5 Jul 2022 1 minute read 0 comments valo

You do lots of hard work. You are on the right track. And suddenly, lightning strikes out of a blue sky. Trees and rocks collapse on your way. You barely survive. At least you did, after all. Time to go on with the journey. But how? The road is block...