Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – June 11: Friends

Friends should be the people who inspire you, motivate you, support you, and lovingly call you out when you are being an idiot. I am so blessed to have so many of those people in my life. I haven’t always wanted to hear what they’ve had to say, but when it comes from a place […]

Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – June 10: Faith

Today, I’m focusing on faith – what it is and why it’s important. I will do my best to present the information as accurately and as fairly as possible. However, I am human. My preferences are likely to bleed through the sentences. This is my journey after all. Faith is a strong belief and trust […]

Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – June 8: Family

How many times do my family and I sit together and actually listen to each other? Like most people today, probably not many. Sure, we sit together. We have meals together, but do we actually listen? Do we give our full attention to the people who are supposed to mean the most to us? Are […]

Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – June 7: Finance

Earlier this month, I started rethinking how I spend my money. I wish I could say that I had spontaneously become enlightened about my spending habits and chose to take a more responsible path. The truth is, though, that my paycheck was almost $1000 less than it normally is. So, I had to take a hard look at where and how I spend my money. I had to make my lifestyle work within the existing boundaries of my bank account.

Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – June 6

Sometimes we all need to take an inventory of ourselves. The world we live in today pressures us to look outside of ourselves to find fault and blame and happiness and fulfillment. We as a society have been conditioned to hang our mood and self-worth on the conditions around us rather than the conditions within […]

Isaiah Goes to SXSW Gaming Expo – Day 3, The Finale

When most people face minor disappointments, such as not winning the prize they were hoping for, they might be a little sad, but they are able to shake it off and move on. That is seldom the case when you live on the Autism spectrum. There are no such things as minor disappointments, and processing […]

Isaiah Goes to SXSW Gaming Expo – Day 2

Life on the Spectrum functions best when on a schedule, so when that schedule is off, even by just a minute or two, things tend to get a little distressing. The good news is that because Isaiah is maturing, he is able to handle these setbacks with greater ease and is able to recover more […]