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About my blog

Welcome to this is my spectrum, a mental health/lifestyle blog where I speak very openly about living with autism spectrum disorder and ADHD, by Welsh blogger Lisa Guard.

When I had my diagnosis of Aspergers syndrome back in August 2020 at nearly 35 then ADHD a year later, I wanted to know as much as I could. Everything I landed on was very medical, formal, so serious & mainly about children with autism. 

I wanted to read information that was more relatable and I was so frustrated at not being able to find many women out there who were autistic/ADHD. I wanted to know things like:

  • How did they handle their diagnosis?

  • Do they struggle sometimes being a parent?

  • How do others handle their ADHD?

  • Has going undiagnosed for years had a big impact?

These were just a few of the things I wanted to find out, so, I began writing to help with my mental health, writing is so much easier than talking for me, I don't have to worry about stumbling in conversation or worry about the wrong words coming out! I didn’t want to feel alone and I also wanted to connect with others, to help raise awareness, & to help reduce stigma surrounding autism and ADHD in women.

I want this to be a safe, non-judgemental space where people can vent about some of the difficulties being an autistic/ADHD adult has, to make others feel confident about their diagnosis or to share tips on how to make the small things in your day just that bit more manageable.  

My inbox is always open if you would like someone to talk to, or if you want to share your experiences or to just vent! Please let me know if you have questions, I welcome any feedback, comment when you can and share if you think it might help someone else.  
A little bit about me

I’m Lisa, a stay-at-home mother, married with two beautiful children, Declan and Darcy. I live in a small Welsh town in South Wales, it’s quiet and the mountains are perfect for clearing your head and connecting with nature. I also have two English bull terriers called Roxy and Loki, who drive me insane on times! But they are a huge part of my life.

I don't really have any hobbies, I tend to have obsessions!! 🙃

* I am not a medical or psychological professional in any way, this is purely a personal blog sharing personal experiences and lifestyle tips. 

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