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VIDEO: Tic cycle update

Hey! So, something a little bit different — a video! One of the reasons I decided to do this is I fee like so much of the time people don’t actually get to see what Tourette’s looks like. So, this is a… Continue Reading

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Through a child’s eyes

Having any sort of disorder can make a person have to grow up a little bit faster. I remember being a little girl, first diagnosed and not having a care in the world because I was not yet aware of… Continue Reading

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Mimicry: The finest form of flattery

I recently got an e-mail from TSA announcing that this film would be airing on the Hallmark channel. I’d heard of it but never had the pleasure of watching it. I was hesitant about watching it because I was nervous… Continue Reading

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Laugh out loud

Ever have one of those laugh or cry moments? Tourette Syndrome can be frustrating, overwhelming, maddening, etc., but it can also be funny or silly. I’ve had people ask me this question soooo many times and I’m thinking: Where do… Continue Reading

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Happy Father’s Day!

It’s rainy and chilly outside. Unusual weather for this time of year in the Northern Panhandle, but I don’t mind. I’ve mentioned several times how my mum has been a great help to me throughout my years in dealing with… Continue Reading

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Here’s the deal

Take it from someone who has been there: Seeing someone tic can often look/be funny, silly, unnerving, weird, etc. Sometimes, I’m not even sure what to make of myself — especially if I’m dealing with new tics or a new… Continue Reading

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Proud to be me

In all walks of life there are many people who would have one conceal certain things about oneself in order to preserve some social fantasy that they keep in their head, some picture that they harbor of how people should… Continue Reading

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Weird or just normal?

I’ve heard many people with different neurological disorder mention weird and freaky symptoms that can be somewhat unsettling no matter how many times it happens. Sometimes these occurrences cause the person the feel anxious, scared, worried, etc. They can also… Continue Reading

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HAPPY TOURETTE SYNDROME AWARENESS MONTH!!!

With my college graduation coming up in three days, this seemed like a good time to share a couple stories. Now, you may have noticed that I haven’t posted for a week, but that’s because I was getting ready for… Continue Reading

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Being comfortable yourself with TS can make others comfortable with it

I was very fortunate in that not only was I raised by an educated, understanding mother, but also that I was diagnosed with Tourette when I was very young, allowing me to have a longer adjusting period. I remember the… Continue Reading