About Me

  • MBTI TYPE: INFJ
  • ZODIAC SUN & MOON SIGNS: Cancer & Taurus
  • CHINESE ZODIAC: Rabbit
  • ENNEAGRAM: Romantic Individualist/Bohemian (Type 4 with a 5 wing)
  • FOUR TEMPERAMENTS: Melancholic
  • PERSONALITY: Emotional, introverted, sensitive, compassionate, moody, shy, calm, deep thinker, loner, gentle, nurturing, loyal, reserved.

I created this blog with the intention of sharing some of my experiences and to reach out to those of you who feel too different, too sensitive, and too awakened to blend in with society.

Just a few of my likes and interests include shoegaze music, thrift stores/flea markets, dystopian themed novels, cats, stimulating conversation, David Lynch movies, nutrition, spending time in nature, the paranormal, mystical experiences, collecting vintage things, bohemian fashion, plants/gardening, the Art Nouveau period, and learning more about spirituality and the mysteries of the universe.

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24 thoughts on “About Me

    • And thank you! I feel flattered to be nominated for anything at all, and even more so for the lovely blog award which sounds quite lovely. 🙂

  1. Hey ! I’ll just want to say cheers for your blog ! I follow your blog since some weeks now (which i discovered by pure hasard… i think i was searching at the time for the artwork of the Secret Shine album Untouched (which is, by the way, a classic shoegaze album of the early 90’ with a cat on the cover). That said, i read all your post and for some reasons, i’m strongly recognizing myself in your writing. This is probably due to the fact that i’m a psychosocial researcher (and a sociologist), a vegetarian and a musician in a noise rock / shoegazer band. Furthermore, one of my main professional interrest is the mental health field as in my work, i must keep myself «up to date» with all the new psychometric tools.

    So, keep up the good work with your blog!

    Cheers!

    P.S. : Because french is my first language , i’m sorry if there is some potential grammar errors in my post.

    • Wow, first of all, I’m very flattered that you’ve read all my posts! Secondly, I love that you stumbled upon my blog by searching for a Secret Shine album. Untouched is a really good album! I played it heavily 3 or 4 years ago. I’m also glad to hear that you can relate to things I’ve written here. You sound like a super duper awesome person. 🙂 I mean, it’s not every day that you encounter a vegetarian shoegazer who works in the mental health field. Good to know I’m not the only one! I’m going to add you on last.fm, if you don’t mind.

      Also, thanks so much for all the compliments! Hope you’ll keep reading my blog and enjoy my future posts 🙂 Btw, your grammar is just fine. What you wrote was 100 times better than some stuff I’ve seen written by Americans.

  2. Hey! Thanks for all the good words ! 🙂

    I am looking forward to reading your next topics! And don’t give up with your internship. Achieving a master degree is really a satisfying step in a life but at the same time, it need a perfect balance of mental and physical investment in a context when the performance standards are ridiculously high…

    • Thank you for the encouraging words 🙂 I really hope all this hard work and effort pays off! My motivation and passion have been running thin lately, but I know I can make it to the end.

  3. I read about your experience with a schizoid man and I felt like you wrote this about me. Still recovering. Its going to take some time but I’ll get there.

    • Aww 😦 I’m sorry to hear that you encountered a schizoid man, too. It’s so hard because I imagine you cared about this particular person so much more than he could reciprocate back to you. Yes, with time you will definitely recover from this unfortunate experience. Just remind yourself of the kind of relationship you deserve and desire, and maybe one day you will be able to look back on all of this as an important life lesson. There are warm, loving men out there for you when you are ready 🙂

  4. You are an interesting person. I too think that something is happening spiritually but not in the Christian sense. Maybe something will happen soon that can give people a better Vision to guide their future.

    • Thanks 🙂 I’ve not had the opportunity yet to read through your blog entries thoroughly, but it didn’t take me long at all to realize you’re sharing some great stuff. Thanks for doing your best to help awaken people. And yes, I really hope this growing spiritual movement can send humanity into a more positive direction.

  5. I have researched my articles and blogs concerning the power of spiritually as it relates to the possibility of healing of bipolar disorder. You surely have expressed some positive information as to its benefits. I needed to go a step further and find the power of positivity as an enlighten source of emotional control and cure of bipolar symptoms.

    My name is Dr.‭ ‬Fred and I have been retired for over‭ ‬16‭ ‬years.‭ ‬I was an Optometrist,‭ ‬specializing in developmental and behavioral vision for more than‭ ‬33‭ ‬years.‭ ‬I gave sight to others so as to learn from their insight.‭ ‬I am happily married to a lovely lady,‭ 51 ‬‬years and counting.‭ ‬She supported me during my episodes and I owe my life to her.‭ ‬At‭ ‬73,‭ ‬I have knowledge and experience when it comes to dealing with Bipolar Disorder.‭ ‬My mission is to help others in achieving emotional stability without episodes.‭ ‬I’ve lived‭ 55 ‬‬years with Bipolar I.‭ ‬For the first‭ ‬25‭ ‬years I dealt with over‭ ‬5‭ ‬episodes.‭ ‬Since then,‭ ‬I have transformed my life by changing my thoughts and being totally compliance with Lithium.‭ ‬I’ve maintained over 31 years of‭ “‬episode-free emotional stability‭”‬.‭ ‬Some would classify this as a‭ “‬Functional Bipolar‭”‬.‭ ‬Perhaps I might classify it as‭ “‬Functionally Cured‭”‬.‭ ‬I was one of the first to receive Lithium when the FDA approved it in‭ ‬1971.‭ ‬It has kept me stable for over‭ ‬31 ‬years,‭ ‬along with knowing the‭ “‬Power of Being Positive with Bipolar Disorder‭”‬.

    http://www.amazon.com/Power-Positivity-Bipolar-Anyone-Else/dp/1478110147

    • Hi Dr. Fred, thank you for sharing your success story. I love your mission and have total confidence that others can achieve mood stability like you and I have. It seems that there are a variety of methods one can take (e.g. nutrition, supplements, spirituality, healing childhood wounds/trauma, meditation) to minimize or completely eradicate episodes, and I can see how reprogramming the brain with positive thinking could be highly beneficial and effective. I hope that lithium does not pose any threats to you in the future, and it might even be possible that you’ve “re-wired” your brain over the years to the point that you don’t need medication at all. It’s understandable if you’d rather not take the risk. Thank you again for sharing your knowledge. I’m sure you have instilled a lot of hope into many who have suffered! 🙂

  6. Hi Manda:
    Thanks for your timely responds to my post. Yes, I feel that there are so many other choices to achieving stability as you have mentioned. Started out with 900mgs of Lithium in when first diagnosis with bipolar disorder in 1971. I was noncompliance with it an suffered continued episodes. However, in 1984, I turned my life around after attempt suicide and developed a positive out look on everything and event in my life. I have then reduced my Lithium to only 300mgs daily with becoming closer to God and knowing the “Power of Positivity. With time and professional guidance, my health has been stable. I am being monitored by my Internist and my Nephrologist for any Kidney changes as a result of my Lithium intake. In the last 3 years I try to support others by Facilitating a Group Support Meeting for Bipolar Disorder and Anyone Else. We express that God is our foundation for healing and stability, and that prompting positivity in our lives with help anyone with mental illness to live a honest and positive life.

    This link will provide more information about my successes with Bipolar Disorder :
    http://www.breakingthecycles.com/blog/2013/01/11/bipolar-disorder-dr-von-gunten/

    • Oh, it’s great to hear that you’ve been facilitating a support group! I don’t know about others, but I was incredibly isolated with almost no social support when I used to experience episodes. It must be incredibly helpful for these people to have a place to go where they know others care and understand the pain and challenges they face. When it comes to dealing with mood disorders, I think we all need a place where we can release pent-up emotions and connect with someone who truly understands. That’s why I found therapy helpful, and now I get so much of my social/emotional support from my partner. Thank you for providing a place for people to talk and connect. It sounds like the messages you all share are conducive to healing.

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