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TV producer in NYC seeking interviewees in NY-NJ-Conn area -can remain anonymous

Hello.  This is Cordellia, site founder and admin.  I spoke to a woman who is a TV producer in NYC, and she's looking to help spread the word about Maladaptive Daydreaming so that the world will know more and be more accepting, which is greatly needed.  She is seeking one or two people to be interviewed.  They can be anonymous if desired.  It will not be live, and she's happy to talk with them in advance if that helps.  I've pasted her message with contact info below. 

"I am a…

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Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on October 26, 2016 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Dear Daydreamers: it's going to be okay.

Dear Maladaptive Daydreamers,

I know it's tough.  I've been dealing with Maladaptive Daydreaming for all of my life.  For most of my life, it was in absolute control of me.  I was certain that it would never get better, let alone end, but it has...completely.  

The journey began in 2007...if you can even call that a real beginning, for I was a long way away from even learning what this was, but that is where I began because that is when I found my courage.…

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Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on July 30, 2016 at 9:44pm — 6 Comments

15 things about me

I was given the number 15.  Like and/or comment on my status, and I will give you a number. Here are 15 little-known and/or "interesting" things about me: 

1) I've spent most of my life in a fantasy world, which has given me a unique perspective on life.

2) I have 9 tattoos and plan to get more. I have my cats' portraits tattooed on my arms.

3)I've almost died multiple times, and my friend and apartment manager both saved my life when…

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Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on January 18, 2015 at 11:52pm — 8 Comments

I did a radio interview about Maladaptive Daydreaming!

The show is called WireTap.  It will air in Canada this weekend and in the US in a few months.

In the meantime, you can check out the episode online.  The episode is about the ideal self.  My portion is 6-7 minutes long.  I spoke to them for waaaay longer, but the portion they kept is really well-done.  They were so nice and fun to talk to.  

Have a listen, and feel free to share it with anyone you want!…

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Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on January 16, 2015 at 1:51pm — 4 Comments

New tattoos

I got 2 new tattoos this week!  The first is one honoring our beloved Dr. Cynthia Schupak, whom I call "Mom".  She's been like an angel to me.  The other one is just a little heart on my left pinkie.  I now have 9 and plan to get more.  …

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Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on November 8, 2014 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Talking to a reporter about MD tomorrow

I'm going to talk with a reporter about MD tomorrow evening.  I know this is short notice, but is there anything you'd like me to say to her?  

Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on November 8, 2014 at 3:08pm — 3 Comments

Update

Hi, All.  How is everyone doing?  I'm doing a bit better.  I'm enjoying my tube feeds at night and feeling stronger.  I've lost a bunch of weight and have been having fun enjoying dressing up.  I found some great winter clothes on sale, and every time I go out looking good, I feel so much better.  The other day, I was even photographed for a local news site.  It was very flattering.  I still look fat in the pics, but oh well.  I know I'm doing better.  Today, I went to Target and bought a…

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Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on November 1, 2014 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Victim of Love

I fell victim to kitty cuteness once again. I was held hostage in bed for over 2 hours. I went to lie down in bed for a few minutes, but then Grendel curled up sweetly behind my legs, so I stayed for a while and meant to get up. Then, over an hour ago he curled up in front of my neck and began to purr. I rested my head on his soft back, and he purred louder. I petted him, and he purred, and then he bit me, so I stopped. I kept my head on his back and nuzzled him, which …

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Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on October 12, 2014 at 11:21am — 3 Comments

Sorry I've been gone so long.

Hi, Everyone.

I know I've been MIA for a while, but I'm trying to get back on more because I really do care about all of you and this site.  I've had some health issues that have left me no good for anything but whining and posting sarcastic comments on Facebook, not exactly helpful for here.

Here are the blah-blah details you can skip over about where I've been.

I've had GERD for many  years.  Meds did little to help, and diet did nothing.  I had…

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Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on September 16, 2014 at 12:42pm — 9 Comments

I'm back!

Wednesday morning I had another Nissen Fundoplication (stomach wrapped around my esophagus) to correct GERD (AKA Acid Reflux Disease).  I appreciate all the support and well-wishes.  I'm told it went well.  I had another reaction to the anesthetic.  It was nothing dangerous, but I just felt horribly itchy all over and had to be given medicine for that.  I had the same reaction to the pain med, but at least I remembered to take down the name of it, so if I need pain management again I can…

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Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on August 16, 2014 at 5:56pm — 7 Comments

I'm having surgery again.

Remember the surgery I had almost a year ago and almost died from complications of?  I'm having it again on Wednesday.

I'm sure those complications are rare.  I hope it goes well.

Anyway, I'll be away from the site for a couple of days.  If anyone needs anything, message me, and I'll respond when I get back.

Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on August 11, 2014 at 4:18pm — 8 Comments

Old Classmates

In 2009, before I even started this site, I agreed to live completely openly about my Maladaptive Daydreaming.  It was scary at first, but it's actually been very cathartic.  I've told friends, doctors, professors, and anyone else who would listen.  Almost everyone was completely fine with it.  They didn't all understand, but most of them were open and at least tried.  Some could relate immediately.

Recently one of my old classmates started a Facebook group just for people who…

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Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on August 6, 2014 at 7:32am — No Comments

My Progress

Hey, Everyone.  I just wanted to give you all an update and perhaps some encouragement.  When I started this site back in 2009, my daydreaming was way out of control.  I was doing it all the time.  I would spend hours lying around daydreaming, and it would keep me up all night.  It didn't help that I had Insomnia, and it made my Insomnia worse.  I would daydream throughout the day, while I was doing everything.  

I was so ashamed growing up.  For me, it became out of control…

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Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on July 9, 2014 at 12:36pm — 6 Comments

Profanity

As you all should know by now, using profanity is against the rules on here.  I posted the rules clearly on the main page, where everyone can read them.  New members who sign up are asked if they agree to follow the rules and not use profanity must type in "yes" before they can sign up.  People should really know the rules by now.  For the most part, I've been giving people warnings, but I'm really tired of it.  It seems that every time I come on the site, I see profanity.  This is…

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Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on July 8, 2014 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Developmental Coordination Disorder (AKA Dyspraxia)

First of all, a big thanks to Aaron Wolfie who told me about this condition.  Once I Googled it and read about it, I immediately saw how well it fit me.  I have almost every symptom.  There are lots of sites with information about it.  Here's one:  http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/dyspraxia-adults/

There are a lot of symptoms, and I'm not good at summarizing things, but it's essentially people who, from…

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Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on June 13, 2014 at 2:42pm — 2 Comments

Portland, Oregon

This city cracks me up!  

Check out The 28 Most Portland Things That Have Ever Happened:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/awesomer/oh-portland

Also, there's a naked bike ride every year that includes thousands of naked bicyclists riding through downtown.  The police let the law about covering genitalia in public slide.   I stay away from the windows on that night.  However, they recently arrested a man for playing…

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Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on May 27, 2014 at 1:15pm — 4 Comments

Spammers are back.

We've had a couple of spammers on here today, so please look out.  They usually say the same thing, that they like your profile and asking you to email them.  DON'T EMAIL THEM.  It's a trick.  I've never heard of anything bad happening afterward, so there's probably no need to panic.  You might get on a scam spammer list.  I wish I could prevent them from joining, but I don't know who's a spammer until they start spamming.  All I can do is delete them when I catch them.

In the…

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Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on May 26, 2014 at 1:30pm — 7 Comments

Officially Autistic

Well, this really isn't news.  It's just official now.  Years ago I took an "Aspie Quiz" and scored pretty high.  I've been in contact with Cynthia since 2009, and after reading many sobbing emails from me, she suggested a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, and my doc at the time agreed.  No doc I've seen since then has disputed it, so I just took it for granted that I had it.  Apparently it was still unofficial, though.   I've been seeing a therapist for a few weeks, and she knows all…

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Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on May 13, 2014 at 6:41pm — 5 Comments

Hebrew-speaking Facebook group for MDers.

Eli Somer just emailed me that he started a Facebook group for Hebrew-speaking MDers who want to exchange ideas.  

I don't speak Hebrew, but we may have some people on here who do.  He asked me to let people know, just in case.  Here's the URL.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1418761875057130/

Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on May 5, 2014 at 1:19pm — 3 Comments

Curiosity

Here is a poem I've always found inspiring.  I have a phrase from it tattooed on my back.  It's called "Curiosity" by Alastair Reid

Curiosity

may have killed the cat; more likely

the cat was just unlucky, or else curious

to see what death was like, having no cause

to go on licking paws, or fathering

litter on litter of kittens, predictably.

Nevertheless, to be curious

is dangerous enough. To distrust

what is always said, what seems

to ask odd…

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Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on January 31, 2014 at 7:21pm — 1 Comment

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