Hello there! My name is Marleen, and I signed up here because I had a specific physics question, and thought it better to ask it here than on Facebook ;-) I come from an artistic background, my mother being a modern artist and my father an art historian. I myself had a pretty technical secondary school education, with maths, physics, chemistry and information sciences at the highest level available here in secondary school in the Netherlands. I then went on to study illustration in art school, where I forgot about all I learned from those subjects pretty quickly and struggled with being an artist coming from a scientific background. I failed miserably at being a good art school student (having perfectionist traits, this is probably just my interpretation, not the actual truth). Because of my internal and external struggles, I started looking for more in life and in my 2nd and 3rd year in art school, I got very intrigued with meditation and spirituality and went on a personal journey to discover who I am. Now, 5 years later, I'm starting to work as a coach/guide and bodyworker, giving touch sessions to help people connect to themselves and their bodies, as well as helping people learn tools for their conscious mind. It is a very fulfilling thing to do. I feel that spirituality is not in opposition of physics, but that the two go together very well. However, I do like to remain skeptical when people make pseudo-scientific claims. I tend to think about those claims for myself first. My personality is quite reserved, as I like to get a feel and overview of the situation first before I meddle in it. Psychologically, in the Meyers-Briggs test, I classify as an INFP, with a lot of INTP traits. I love learning new things and don't mind my ideas and assumptions being challenged and disproven. Therefore think I'll feel pretty at home on these forums. Though I will probably only post when I have a specific scientific question I'm pondering, which isn't very often. Wishing you a lovely day! Marleen.