Introduction

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I am a 29-year-old girl from Norway where I work as a psychologist. On my free time I love to read, travel and experience new things. I also like taking photos and creative activities like scrapbooking and decoupage. My personality? For those of you who know the BIG 5 personality test, I am high on 20130623-181833.jpgOpenness, Conscientiousness, middle on agreeable and on extroversion/introversion. It basically means that I`m a flexible person, work hard, usually don`t make a fuss and love to be with others, while also needing to be alone to think and calm down. I also want to add that I love the Italian language, my family, Haruki Murakami, good music and my friends. I am VERY emotional, but calm when I have to be. Earlier I had a tendency to put other`s needs first, believing that I wasn`t worthy of any attention myself. Luckily I have grown in heart and mind since then, and learnt that being there for others mean taking care of your own needs first.

This blog is a blend of my personal story (called narrative or the sound of..) topics related to psychology and just random things I find interesting. I work daily as a clinical psychologist, and most of my clients have been abused and neglected in heartbreaking ways. Many of my posts will cover subjects related to trauma and dissociation. I am quite open and honest in my posts, because I believe it might make us psychologist less mysterious.

Most of the psychologist I know are kind, intelligent people. Some with their own stories, but all with a genuine wish to help. In this blog I want to share what I know about overcoming challenges and following your dreams.

IMG_0377Since more and more people have started to read this blog, I unfortunately found it necessary to password protect some of my more personal posts. If you want to read them, feel free to contact me at forfreepsychology@gmail.com. I am also on twitter (@ninjafighter), instagram and Facebook. I also have two other blogs that are dedicated to psychology and the “Kindness project” that I started one year ago, You find them here: Free psychology and The kindness project.

In the last blog I post interviews with different people. I ask them questions about good things they do, and my hope is that their answers will inspire others to do be kind towards others. I have also invited guest bloggers to share their stories on “Free psychology”. They are brilliant writers, so feel to explore their story on this blog. I am always open to invite more bloggers who want to write, so feel free to contact me at any time if you`d like to write about topics relevant for the blog. 

I started my blog three years ago, and it has grown so fast I almost can`t believe it. I am really proud of it, and grateful because I have made new friends and found other blogs that I like.

I want to thank all my readers and offer some encouragement to everyone who suffers or have done so in the past. I have been in the deepest valleys myself, and felt emotional pain so intense that I was afraid of it.

I hope this blog might prove that the fight for a better life is worth it.

Thank you.

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23 thoughts on “Introduction

    awax1217 said:
    August 15, 2013 at 20:33

    You have my permission to use any of my work on your site. If this helps anyone then I will smile and have a great day. Sincerely, Barry

      mirrorgirl responded:
      August 17, 2013 at 09:27

      Thank you so much Barry. WOuld go mind to send chapter 2 to my email? I could not open it in the other link:D

        awax1217 said:
        August 17, 2013 at 11:52

        I will do it today. How was your trip to New York? What sights did you see? My wife says hello and wants to know if you went to the Russian Tea Room? I hope you got some real bagels in New York, they make the best. Did you go to the Statue of Liberty? Take care, Barry

        mirrorgirl responded:
        August 17, 2013 at 13:26

        I am going to New York the 10 September, will only stay for 5 proper days together with my friends, otherwise I would have loved to say hello to the both of you in Florida 🙂 what is the Russian tea room? Will surely true the bagel:D

        awax1217 said:
        August 17, 2013 at 13:34

        Strange you wrote proper days, what are improper days? We are sorry to miss you. The Russian Tea Room is an up scale place for a variety of foods. It is a sit down eatery. You will see Bagel places everywhere. You probably have a version of it in Norway. Try it with a smear of cream cheese and a slice of lox. Best wishes, Barry

        mirrorgirl responded:
        August 17, 2013 at 13:50

        I guess it is me translating the norwegian words directly to english, even if that might mean something it didn`t intend to, sometimes;) What I meant was more like: Only five whole days (in norway we use the word proper also for “real”/whole days)

        The russian tea room sound really interesting, and for a tea enthusiast, it must be perfect:) Btw, I cannot find the link? It`s better you mail the story to forfreepsychology@gmail.com. Its probably just my ungeeky brain collapsing from trying to find the document .:D

    blueribbonfair said:
    August 15, 2013 at 21:14

    Norway is beautiful.

      mirrorgirl responded:
      August 17, 2013 at 09:27

      Thank you 😀 tell me if you ever come to the area of Bergen, and I will show you some of the western beauties 🙂

    Sin Ve said:
    September 8, 2013 at 21:53

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    Note : if submit your url repeatly, you well get more readers & hits from different region.
    Please stay on this page, dont close browser. Now your website or blog view by others

    harmonioustew said:
    November 1, 2013 at 23:04

    thanks for this candid introduction, and thank you for liking my poem.

    jilrob said:
    December 21, 2013 at 04:55

    Thanks so much for deciding to follow Discover Santosha! I am honored to have you as a reader, and so glad that now I’ve found your blog too. It looks intriguing and I am looking forward to exploring it more

    mirrorgirl responded:
    December 23, 2013 at 13:27

    Thank you Jilrob. I will have time this christmas to catch up on blogs and will start reading yours as well:)

    Anthony Turi said:
    March 27, 2014 at 21:41

    Hi there. Thank you so much for following me 🙂 It is an honour to be followed by somebody producing a blog like yours, and I am looking forward to finding more out about your thoughts on the world. Great blog. Happy writing! 🙂

      mirrorgirl responded:
      March 27, 2014 at 21:50

      well, thank you anthony! I am checking out your exciting blog right now! I`m impressed you `ve actually written a book, and that you`ve been teaching in Rome, one of the greatest cities in the world (in my favorite country). I am so glad you like my blog, and I look forward to getting to know your thoughts as well:)

        Anthony Turi said:
        March 27, 2014 at 21:53

        Thank you! Interactions like this are exactly what the web, to my mind, is all about when it’s at its best. Getting people from different places with similar interests to connect. It’s a pleasure to read you 🙂

        mirrorgirl responded:
        March 27, 2014 at 21:56

        I coudn`t agree more. Funnily enough, almost none of my hundreds of facebook friends blog. This has been a journey for me, and I`m so happy I`ve met another interesting mind 😀

        Have a still wonderful evening (going asleep myself ASAP)

    plaridel said:
    May 6, 2014 at 06:14

    great blog you have here. i’m following you now. 🙂

    iamstillhere88 said:
    August 24, 2014 at 18:53

    Du har en ny leser i meg 🙂 flott side 🙂

    cliffsofdover123 said:
    November 9, 2014 at 18:36

    Ok first I would like to say I am jealous that you live in Norway =P. I have always wanted to go there. Secondly, your blog looks pretty awesome. Finally, please come to NY to see more of it!! =) Check out my latest blog posts. Cheers!

      mirrorgirl responded:
      November 9, 2014 at 20:11

      Thanks! Do you live in NY? You are welcome to Norway, I can even show you what is worth seeing in the part where I live:)

        cliffsofdover123 said:
        November 9, 2014 at 20:14

        I would love to go traveling in Norway. If I only had enough money and time haha. Yes I live in NY =P. It is quite awesome here.

        mirrorgirl responded:
        November 10, 2014 at 07:53

        I imagine it must be! Always something happening!

    simplylorize said:
    November 29, 2014 at 15:23

    Hi Mirrorgirl, I just stumbled upon your blog today, and I wanna say, keep writing and keep inspiring ♥ Hope to read more of you!
    Anyway, if you have time, can I shamelessly ask you to check out my blog ? I’m a new blogger and it would mean a lot,Thanks

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