Sensory Processing Disorder

Seeing the World Through Rose Tinted Glasses

Jun 13, 2019

Hello there, friend! Welcome back to my infrequent and random blog 😄 Today I have news and a story – I finally, finally have tinted glasses to help me out with my light sensitivity! I’ve been trying to get these for 18 months, and it has been a surprisingly arduous journey… I can’t tell you […]

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Arriving at the top of the Second Mountain

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Hello there, dear friend! Today I’m logging in to fiiinally share with you how things have been going for me post-treatment, and what I’ve been working on these past few months. It’s been a while coming, I know! As you may already know, I travelled to the STAR Institute in Denver, Colorado last September to […]

Feb 3, 2019

My last week at STAR & in Denver

Dec 1, 2018

Hi friends! I’ve been home in New Zealand for about six weeks now, and I’ve been wanting to blog about my last week of sensory processing disorder treatment at the STAR Institute, but just haven’t had the head space until today! Transitioning back home has taken a fair bit of my energy, but it’s going […]

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My last week at STAR & in Denver

Hi friends! I’ve been home in New Zealand for about six weeks now, and I’ve been wanting to blog about my last week of sensory processing disorder treatment at the STAR Institute, but just haven’t had the head space until today! Transitioning back home has taken a fair bit of my energy, but it’s going […]

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Dec 1, 2018

My last week at STAR & in Denver

Dec 1, 2018

Hi friends! I’ve been home in New Zealand for about six weeks now, and I’ve been wanting to blog about my last week of sensory processing disorder treatment at the STAR Institute, but just haven’t had the head space until today! Transitioning back home has taken a fair bit of my energy, but it’s going […]

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A lot of joy & a little grief // Week 3+4 of SPD Treatment (+a break)

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Hello there lovely friends! I’ve got very behind on the blogging & Instagram front, because I’ve been very busy with all the learning, feeling and healing that has been happening over the past few weeks! It’s been a little bit of a rollercoaster, but even in the bits that felt like a downhill slope, I’ve […]

Oct 2, 2018

Sensory Processing Disorder

Week 2 of SPD Treatment // Sensory Discrimination

Sep 13, 2018

Learning about Sensory Discrimination Last week was my first proper week of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) therapy at the STAR Institute, and oh boy, I’ve learned so much! The tests and evaluation the week before showed that I have some difficulty with Sensory Discrimination Disorder, a subtype of SPD. It basically means that some of […]

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Week 1 of SPD treatment // Getting “STAR”ted

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Hello there lovely friends! This blog post has been several days in the works, cause I’m so knackered after my first week, and also I just have so much to tell you, I hardly know where to begin! I’m underway with treatment for my sensory processing disorder at the STAR Institute here in Denver, and […]

Sep 4, 2018

My Sensory Toolkit

Aug 14, 2018

Last week @life.experiments on Instagram shared her sensory kit, which I thought was such a great idea, so I wanted to share mine with you too! This is very much a work in progress for me – I’m still pretty new to my sensory processing disorder (SPD) diagnosis, and these are a combination of useful […]

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My Sensory Toolkit

Last week @life.experiments on Instagram shared her sensory kit, which I thought was such a great idea, so I wanted to share mine with you too! This is very much a work in progress for me – I’m still pretty new to my sensory processing disorder (SPD) diagnosis, and these are a combination of useful […]

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Aug 14, 2018

My Sensory Toolkit

Aug 14, 2018

Last week @life.experiments on Instagram shared her sensory kit, which I thought was such a great idea, so I wanted to share mine with you too! This is very much a work in progress for me – I’m still pretty new to my sensory processing disorder (SPD) diagnosis, and these are a combination of useful […]

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Self-Regulation Celebration Cupcake

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Okay so I started writing this blog post earlier in the week when things were going pretty well, and then the last few days happened, which were TERRIBLEEE and I’ve been in a constant state of sensory overload and unable to do any regulation whatsoever. But anyhoo, that’s recovery isn’t it, ups and downs, and […]

Jun 1, 2018

Sensory Processing Disorder

Issues

May 29, 2018

TW: depression I recorded Issues back in October, when I first came up with the idea for the mental health sessions. At the time, I was severely depressed, anxious, and my boyfriend of three years had just very unceremoniously dumped me. I had no idea that I had sensory processing disorder (SPD) at this point, […]

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The depression and the mattress topper (an SPD tale)

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A couple of weeks ago, my Mum bought me a new ultra comfortable mattress topper. We’re always on the lookout for things that will help to calm down my sensory experience at the moment, from noise cancelling headphones to snuggly jumpers! The new mattress topper made my bed super soft and extra comfy. Also over […]

May 3, 2018