Terrie Schweitzer

Jan 23

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Living Well as a Neurodivergent Person

Being different can take a toll. This author has learned to recognize that particular cost of his gifts, and offers ways of coping: "It helps to remind ourselves of these things from time to time, particularly when we’re cursing our DNA for wiring us differently. Yes, it’s hard to focus on boring tasks sometimes. Yes, we can be bad at managing money. Yes, it sucks to lose your keys fifteen times a day. But we’re also creative and humorous, and energetic. We can make the lives of people around us better because of these things. We’re great to have in a room when people brainstorm, which makes us valuable employees."