Hey there! I’m Andrea, a health and wellness writer and blogger who is passionate about releasing the stigma surrounding depression, anxiety, addiction, self-care and self-love.
My life revolves around health and wellness – nutrition, mindfulness, mental health, and self-care are common themes in my mind and my writing.
I have always had an insatiable drive to figure life out. I’ve wanted to know the answers to everything – why we act the way we do, why we hurt others, and why we hurt ourselves – all common themes that I am driven to write about and understand.
Over the past few years I’ve become committed to looking after myself – mind, body, and soul – because when I’m in a state of wellness, I am capable of helping others.
And I know that to do the opposite – to harm yourself by way of addictions and damaging self-talk and beliefs – is to suffer. So my goal in life is to share my story and my journey, to perhaps inspire others to work towards a state of health and wellness too .
Part of that process entails doing what I love: writing. I write about my life, and the things I’ve learned that have helped me become a happier and healthier human being, via blogging here, on Huffington Post, and on Medium.
Sometimes I get asked to write guest posts, sometimes my writing is featured in magazines, and sometimes I am featured in books, like this one. I am grateful beyond explanation for anyone who shows an interest and appreciation for the words that pour out of my mind and onto the page.
I also write content for health and wellness coaches. I stick to writing no-filler, straight-from-the-soul blog posts and newsletters for my clients, who tend to be dynamic and multi-passionate health-centric social media influencers and nutritional, life, and wellness coaches who are amped up about making a difference and being of service.
Regardless of where you read my writing, you will find one familiar quality: transparency. I am raw and honest about my struggles and life experiences. It scares me at times but I feel called to do it.
Because me being me is what life’s about.
In pushing through and past my fears, I have learned that I have to stay true to who I am, even if fear tells me to be someone else. And after many years of feeling really terrible about myself and struggling with accepting the person I innately am, I am learning to revisit the joy I felt in early life, like when this picture was taken:
(I can’t get over how cute my bro and I were! Fun fact: he is now a professional snowmobiler and prawn-slayer. Check him out on Instagram.)
Bottom line: I want to eradicate the belief that we have to pretend we have it all figured out. The pressure to be perfect causes so much suffering, and I am willing to put myself on the line to show that it’s unnecessary.
I want to show people that health and wellness by way of self-love and self-care is what life’s all about. I want everyone to know that self-deprecation and self-loathing doesn’t have to be your thing.
Self-love and acceptance is where it’s at and what creates huge, life-changing amazing-ness.
I’ve been through it all: depression, anxiety, addiction, and abuse. And I am proof that you can come out the other side of trauma and live an exceptional life.
My main goal in life is to accept life’s offerings – in any shape they come – and to share my story in order to heal myself and others. Connecting with people through the process of storytelling is a beautiful byproduct of writing, one that I am immeasurably grateful for.
Which brings me to the most important part of this whole about page: Thank You.
I appreciate your interest in me and my writing and look forward to connecting with you.
PS: I send out a newsletter twice a month and would love for you to join the growing list of subscribers. 🙂