I'm Maija and I've been writing professionally for over 20 years. My background is in medicine - I've written several books on chronic illnesses and their treatments). However, my current writings are most informed by Internal Family Systems, the structural dissociation theory and Buddhism, but I draw influences from a myriad of different sources and ideas in neuroscience, spiritual traditions and elsewhere, from hypnosis to improv and from poetry to bodywork. Interpersonal relationships are also an important source of learning, especially as I've never experienced structural dissociation myself, but the vast majority of my friends have and struggle with it. Someone dubbed me "The lighthouse for lost souls" for this.