• Casey

What is it you say you do here?

Updated: Feb 26, 2020

Every time I try to write a blog post now, I end up writing myself into a corner where I need to reference things I haven't talked about yet or to explain things that I haven't wanted to write about because they are too complicated. But what has ended up happening is that I write a bunch of stuff, then realize I have to go one layer deeper for things to make sense, so I write that, and then I go down another layer, and all of sudden I am at the middle part of an onion that you have to throw away and not cook with, and I haven't actually communicated anything or made it coherent in my own head.

So I decided to throw in the towel and just move towards the discomfort like my most pure yogic self and write about the shit that I find confusing and complicated so that it is there, both for me and for you, to refer back to and move on from. That way, I can write about more fun stuff sometimes, like shamanic journeys or the time that I didn't sleep for four months or what it is like to burn out at a job that pays really well and is prestigious and just walk away, completely numb, and move to a small rural town, to become a stay-at-home mom who doesn't really stay home.

I am realizing that I need to get some of these thoughts off my chest and explain, so that I can at some point speak the words aloud in a fashion that is not a nonsensical word salad. Another nice outcome might be that once the explanation is out there in the world for all to access or ignore, I won't have to try and verbally communicate it to the eyes-just-glazed-over population that is, indeed, most of the rest of the world. Rather, the information can be for public access, targeted to those people who actually care and/or could benefit from said information. Because the cashier at my grocery store doesn't need to know about Sensory Processing Disorder. Neither does my Pilates instructor.

Here are the things that I feel like I have to write, before I can really write. (Or maybe I just have to write them so I have a chance at making friends in my new town).

What is Sensory Processing Disorder and why it is hard to understand?

What is the (philosophical? therapeutic?) approach we are taking to help our son with Sensory Processing Disorder?

How is trauma related to all of this and how do you address that?

Some of these thoughts are further along and more crystallized than others. In the meantime, bear with me, I am getting there in fits and starts.

Ps. I don't know who this man is.

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