Hi, I’m Amanda

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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!!! 🙂

34 thoughts on “Hi, I’m Amanda”

    1. Hello Dr. Watts, I’d love for you to reblog The Secret to Life if you like! Sounds like a plan! 🙂
      I am currently in the process of submitting a brief bio for you to include at Better Endings. I am sending it to the ‘contact us’ at betterendingsnow.com
      Thanks! -Mandi

  1. Hey Mandi! I’m glad I read your about me section here, as we have a lot in common. I am also Bipolar with Mania. I am also a recovering Bulimic for 11 years now. Still working on it. I’m stable with medicine for bipolar, but still find it hard. I’m glad we have a lot in common. Nice meeting you!!!!

    1. Hey there! I am very glad you read the about me too, I am still checking your stuff out, Its so great to connect with someone who can really relate, you know? Grats on recovery and in doing your best with the Bipolar. Its a pleasure to meet you too! Looking forward to reading your upcoming work!!! ❤

  2. Hi Mandi! Thank you for following me at Words and Wanderings! Your outlook on life is inspirational, and it’s great to meet a kindred spirit — who knows what she wants and goes for it. I will keep an eye out for more of your posts. 🙂

  3. Hey there Mandi. Awesome to find you here. It’s night here in my neck of the woods, but am looking forward to checking out some of your posts tomorrow. I’m a Christian too. Take medication for anxiety and depression. I’m great on it, and scared of myself without it.
    Blessings =)
    –Staci (A God Coloured Girl in a Grey World)

  4. I just wanted to say how much I appreciate the follow of our blog. I never want to take it for granted.
    A Servant
    P.S. Next week I’ll be introducing a new blog idea and will be asking for input. I sure would like for you to chime in with what you think.

  5. I Amanda! Thank you for what you are doing with your blog! I was encouraged and enjoyed reading it. I look forward to reading more on it. Also, thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a nice day and much peace and love to you. 🙂

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