Asperger’s Syndrome, Quiet Battles – and Me.

Autism is something that many people have heard of. I don't think it's so much the case with Asperger's Syndrome, which is a condition at the higher-functioning end of the spectrum. I see a lot of Autism Awareness items on Facebook and other social media platforms that my friends have reacted positively with. But my …

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Moving on when it feels like the world won’t let you.

One thing that I've never been very good at is letting things bounce off me. I can hold on to things for too long. One thing about suffering from long-term depression and anxiety is that it's often a lot more challenging to deal with ordinary life issues that everyone encounters.  What makes the difference for …

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The price tag of being just a little bit different: How one of my favourite Elton John albums gets missed by many listeners.

The Fox (1981) The re-kindling of the collaborative partnership between Elton John and Bernie Taupin took a few years until it began blazing again in 1983, so some albums between then and 1976's Blue Moves, after which the sabbatical began, have become somewhat forgotten, and bearing few hit singles. However, somewhere in this hazy period …

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Come back, Watford; all is forgiven!

I hate weekends. Or, I hate them at the moment. When there's no football, I don't really know what to do with my time. Every week between August-May revolves around every Saturday afternoon at 3pm. As a depression/anxiety sufferer, I actually find football vital, because it gives me a structure to my week, it gives …

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The Yellows Give Me the Blues, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

This afternoon, my team, Watford, lost 3-1 to Huddersfield Town. Losing games is hardly unheard of in football, and today's game was a particular anticlimax given the hype around our most recent signing, Mexico international wing-back Miguel Layun. Once he signed, for a brief period of only a few seconds, I envisaged and, to a …

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