No, I’m not from the southern US. I’m actually from Canada. Specifically the west coast, and even more specifically, Vancouver Island. Here’s a map in case you have no idea where that is.
Who am I?
I’m a freelance writer and Huffington Post blogger who really digs using storytelling as a means to heal.
And I’m passionate about a lot of things, some of which include health, wellness, nutrition, mindfulness, mental health, self-care, and self-love.
(Side note: I really like fashion and beauty as well, and LOVE a good thrift store find. Like my over sized vintage Christian Dior jacket for $2.00. I ran outta that place like Gollum from Lord of the Rings once I slammed down my two bucks.)
Basically, I’m into anything and everything that makes us happy and healthy, because when we are in a state of wellness we are capable of helping others.
As a freelance writer, I focus on providing health and wellness coaches with no-filler, straight-from-the-soul newsletters, and blog posts. Because in my opinion, there is a need for soul-centric content in the world (you know – the opposite of egocentric.)
My clients are dynamic and multi-passionate health-centric social media influencers and nutritional, life, and wellness coaches who are amped the f*** up about making a difference and being of service. If you fit this bill, I’d love to chat with you. Contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
I also write poetry, though I’ve got a wee bit of writer’s block in that department these days. But when I do come up with something new and worthy of posting it’ll be on my Instagram account, @andreaswrites.
Sometimes I’m in magazines, specifically Blank Spaces Literary Magazine. I was in the September 2016 issue and in the June 2017. If you love the arts like I do, please consider ordering a digital (only $5) or hard copy. You won’t be disappointed. Here’s a link to the Blank Spaces shop.
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 me being me is what life’s all about. And after many years of feeling really terrible about myself, I’m 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 self-love is what it’s all about. I want everyone, particularly the females out there who mercilessly shit-talk themselves, to know that self-deprecation doesn’t have to be your thing.
Self-love 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 be happy, and connecting with people through storytelling brings me a lot of happiness.
When I’m not creating blog posts or newsletters for clients, or updating the blog, I’m reading, reflecting on what I read, writing notes for new articles, educating myself, and doing what I gotta do to make sure I am mentally and physically healthy. And I’m always working towards my next big goal.
Now to the most important part of all…thank you.
I appreciate you taking the time to check me out, in a non-creepy way. 🙂
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