Hello, everyone! I’m Amanda, aka Mandy sometimes, creator of Where Madness & Truth Collide (formerly Caged No More)-a blog titled ever so carefully as it is very personal for me. Welcome to my corner of the web! Glad you could stop by! I have one wish. I would love for you to leave this place with more than you came. My priority is to inspire others and to help them uncover their own essence of life, appreciate ‘the now’, and be of encouragement.
In 2003 I majored in psychology at a liberal arts college in my hometown, where I fell in love with the study of the human mind. I have always been and will forever be fascinated with this field! Abnormal psychology is a favorite. I am very much interested in getting into Freelance and reaching a larger audience at some point in the future.
I saw on NAMI.org (The National Alliance On Mental Illness) that 1 out of every 4 people is living with mental illness. Personally, I believe regardless, everyone is dealing with something. We must also remember that “No one can do everything, but everyone can do something” as said by Max Lucado. We are our own individual pieces to this puzzle called Life.
I am a former Bulimic. I found recovery at 22…so its been 7 years now. I have Bipolar disorder. I lost my grasp on reality at 18 and ten years later, I’ve never been more alive. I am wide awake (I go into all of these things more in depth in the blog posts).
I believe that we as human beings should share in our struggles, pray for one another, and do try our darnedest to not let the darkness and pain of this world dim our light!!! There is a God. I don’t want to step on any toes, but for me, having God is vital. I am a Christian. I believe everyone should be treated with love! No one should be able to judge anyone else as human beings are not even equipped to do so. Leave all of that at the door and God’s feet.
Let’s plant seeds of hope in one another and watch each other grow. Oh, the blooms will amaze the eyes of all that look on us and see the love of God! For when we plant love, it sprouts up and spreads so thick that it seems to dominate the garden of our world!
I’m a free spirit. Nothing makes me happier than the people I am blessed to love and be loved by, my feather-babies and fur-babies, and God-all Parts of Him. In this troubled world, I find refuge in Jesus Christ, The Son of God. I’m almost in my 30’s and it’s a scary thought. My 20’s have been rough, but a real shaping and learning process. I’ve been putting my toes in the water…Well, now I am about to go swimming!!! 🙂