Left of Normal with Scott Sery
Left of Normal Episode 84 - Embrace the Weirdness

Left of Normal Episode 84 - Embrace the Weirdness

December 2, 2022

There are a handful of things that the Left of Normal mind pays attention to that we probably don't need to pay attention to.

 

Smiling is one of them.  Today I tell you the story of how I terrified half the student body at MSU-B because I tried smiling.

 

That, and more quirks of being Left of Normal.

Left of Normal Episode 83 - Why Talking on the Phone Sucks

Left of Normal Episode 83 - Why Talking on the Phone Sucks

November 18, 2022

Phone calls are tedious and obnoxious.  There are a lot of people that feel this way.

 

For the Left of Normal, however, they can tend to be even more tedious to the point where a short call can derail an entire day.

 

I lay it all out there as to why in the latest episode about living life on the autism spectrum.

Left of Normal Episode 82 - Just Act Normal

Left of Normal Episode 82 - Just Act Normal

November 11, 2022

From the time we are born, we are all trained in how we should act.  We learn what is socially acceptable, and what is not.

 

For the Left of Normal, some of that doesn't come naturally; some feels really weird and is hard to do.

 

Over time we learn how to mimic what other people do.  Today we look at a handful of these quirks that normies do and why they are the weirdos.

Left of Normal Episode 81 - The Autism Spectrum Wheel

Left of Normal Episode 81 - The Autism Spectrum Wheel

November 4, 2022

Today we take a look at how ASD isn't really a linear spectrum, but rather a wheel.  If you follow the Facebook community page, there's a picture posted on November 3rd (or just google "Autism Wheel").

 

We'll look at how it better defines who people are, how they think, and dip into a little story on when I used to have perceived anger issues.

Left of Normal Episode 80 - Holden Explains Routines, Social Situations, and Mimicking

Left of Normal Episode 80 - Holden Explains Routines, Social Situations, and Mimicking

October 28, 2022

We have Holden back on the show as our guest.  Today we're going through a handful of scenarios where Left of Normal people struggle a bit.  I've mentioned my point of view in the past, and now we get a younger point of view as well.

 

Let's see how a child views the world and some of the things those on the spectrum struggle with.

Left of Normal Episode 79 - Holden Sery as Host

Left of Normal Episode 79 - Holden Sery as Host

October 21, 2022

Last week we interviewed Holden to get his idea on what being Left of Normal was all about.

 

This week we have reversed the roles, and Holden gets to bet he host as I answer the questions he has for me.

 

We talk about being Left of Normal as a child and an adult, and what difficulties were present as a child versus as an adult.

Left of Normal Episode 78 - Through the Eyes of a Child

Left of Normal Episode 78 - Through the Eyes of a Child

October 14, 2022

Today's episode we get to see how a 9 year old Left of Normal child sees the world.

 

Holden Sery joins us and talks about how he learned about Aspergers, what it has taught him about himself, and what everyone should know when dealing with an elementary aged Left of Normal.

 

About the 6 minute mark he talks about his special interests, notice how his tone changes and the excitement in his voice picks up.

Left of Normal Episode 77 - Tips on Traveling as Left of Normal

Left of Normal Episode 77 - Tips on Traveling as Left of Normal

September 28, 2022

Travel as a Left of Normal can be difficult.  The change of environment, the unknowns, and the sensory overload can cause one to never want to leave the house again.

Many of us are curious on what's out there, so I developed some systems on how to make travel enjoyable without the overwhelm.

I have five tips on how to travel as a Left of Normal (something you can use with your LoN children as well).

Left of Normal Episode 76 - Managing Multiple Neurodivergencies

Left of Normal Episode 76 - Managing Multiple Neurodivergencies

September 23, 2022

Today we take a little look at how NDs can lead to ED and what can be done about them.  We look at ASD, ADD, ADHD, and see what NT's expect and what ND's put out.

 

If all those letters don't make sense, especially if you're wondering how ED plays into all this, I highly recommend tuning it.  I make an appeal at the end for some resources.

Left of Normal Episode 75 - How Scott Almost Died in the Pryor Mountains

Left of Normal Episode 75 - How Scott Almost Died in the Pryor Mountains

September 16, 2022

Some of you wanted stories about how Scott almost died.  Well, I am a sucker for giving the people what they want, so I laid it all out there with one of the many times I almost died in the Pryor Mountains.

 

If you have any feedback on the podcast, please send it my way.  I'm always trying to make this thing better for you guys, so I'd love to hear from you.

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