By Jennifer O'Toole
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Jennifer O'Toole, bestselling author and Aspie-in-the-know, is speaking geek. In this, the weekly audio companion to the AK juggernaut, we're dishing up the typical-world...in-translation. Plus, a heaping side of Aspie awesome. Light-bulb moments - sparked. Social mysteries - decoded. "Yes, that!" connections -- made. Tips, wisies, and wisecracks for the geektastic end of the human spectrum. (Equal opportunity fab: typical brains welcome, too.)
||CleanEpisode 13: You Are Not Mentos & Soda||Reacting vs. Responding, Part2 Reactions are instant. Visceral. Triggered. Without thought. And if your mouth - or texting thumbs - operate faster than your brain...its time to learn how to RESPOND....with your truth, dignity, and relationships still in||2/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Reacting, Responding….uh, Rewind?||(Pt. 1/2) You might not think theres much of a difference between reacting to people (or things) and responding to them. Which is where youd be wrong. Like out of a job, blindsight breakup -- generally rude grocery clerk. Lets rewind, see which is which||1/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking Geek, Episode 11: You, More Than One Way||What if there were more than one way to interpret the things you see as facts -- the way youre SURE people feel about you. You may be wrong. And you may be delighted. Because you have SERIOUS power...you just dont know it. Yet.||11/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking Geek: Episode 10 “Talking to Yourself”||Do you like bullies? Of course not. But if were honest about it, most of us ARE bullies....if we pay attention to the ways we think about and talk to OURSELVES. So lets figure out how to put the breaks on and find out how to reclaim the dignity weve alw||11/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking Geek: Episode 9, Coffee Cups & Disclaimers||Coffee Cup Warnings and Friendship-Saving Disclaimers. You know that caution: contents are hot warning on your Starbucks cup? Well, theres a little something we can learn about forewarning friends as to where we may stumble, and preparing everyone to de||10/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking Geek: Episode 8, “Labelish Much?”||READER Q&A: What to do when the profile feels right & you WANT the support you need -- but folks around you have LABEL-PHOBIA.||10/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: “Coming Out” as an Aspie||To Tell or Not to Tell: THAT is the Aspies Question. How do you know when to come out to -- or whom to trust? Jennifer tackles a listeners question thats shared by LOTS of people around the world.||10/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: The Triple Tact Filter||Tact. Honesty. White Lies. Which is which and which is OK? SG goes there, because you can still be honest and say the IMPORTANT things....without saying everything.||9/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Stuck in a Moment – And You CAN Get Out||When you feel stuck in a moment -- on a thought -- or a problem...dont say Im okay, and dont take it out on YOU. Trust me. Do this instead.||9/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Organize Me!||What to do when your brain is on ovredrive but it feels like those little glitches in your orgnaization make a mess of everything? Jennifers got 4 Tips to ditch the stress and let out the AWESOME.||9/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Jennifer O'Toole speaks from experience when she "Speaks Geek." She is a knowledgeable, wise and encouraging guide to those of us who love, teach or actually are on the spectrum.
I love her philosophy of looking at life's disasters as "plot twists." Jennifer is the real deal. She can teach valuable lessons while still engaging and amusing her audience. I am hooked!