I’m Andrea, a writer, actor, intuitive, and self-compassion advocate driven to evolve.
Over the past 7 years, I’ve transformed from an addiction driven, self-loathing PTSD-debilitated pessimist to a woman who honours and values what she brings to the table.
It’s taken a lot of work.
There’s nothing easy about facing and deconstructing the beliefs that teach us to hate ourselves, but damn, is it freeing.
I’ve learned a lot along the way and began sharing lessons from my journey on this blog you’re visiting in 2015 (Thank you for being here, BTW 🖤)
I am an advocate for setting boundaries.
Our ability to help others is fuelled by our commitment to taking care of ourselves. We need to set boundaries with those who are lost within their own pain and know not what they do. And we also have to set boundaries with ourselves when we feel swayed by belief systems that tell us we were born to sacrifice ourselves.
I am an advocate for teaching ourselves what we weren’t taught as kids.
We all go through childhood in the absence of some lessons, and it’s up to us to sort out what we need to learn and do the work.
When we do the work we can show up for those who need our help to the highest capacity. We can enter into internal and external exchanges with patience, understanding, and an open heart.
It’s not easy, it’s necessary.
I believe in realizing our capacity to survive our feelings, in order to re-ignite the memory of what we are capable of.
I know we were taught to believe we can’t handle our feelings. And I know the power in realizing what we were taught is bullshit and choosing to honour the wisdom within our feelings instead.
Our feelings are messengers.
Case in point, what they have to tell me about other people, which I then use to help my intuitive clients work through emotional blocks.
Avoiding what your feelings are trying to tell you is the path to self-destruction, something I know a lot about.
I am a writer.
I felt drawn to writing from a very young age. I spent a lot of time creating poetry and journaling in my room as a kid, in an attempt to understand my experiences.
I studied writing in college and worked as a consultant up until recently when I switched gears into intuitive consulting and acting. Over the years some of my content has been featured on The Huffington Post, in a literary magazine, featured on Medium, in guest posts, and in a book celebrating Canadian literature.
I am an intuitive
I have always been a deeply empathic and intuitive human. But as I’ve committed to doing the work of healing myself, my intuitive skills have grown exponentially.
Today, I use my intuitive skills to assist people in locating and working through emotional blockages.
I am also studying to become a medical intuitive.
I am vigilant about taking care of myself.
If I’m in good shape physically, mentally, and emotionally, I’m capable of showing up and helping others. So I keep close tabs on my thoughts, eat plant-based foods, and do what lights me up whenever possible.
I have fierce boundaries about protecting my right to do what I need to do to be well.
I am here to initiate change.
I’ve learned that I’m not here to enable the way things have always been done, I’m here to question them. This way of doing life is challenging, but I work through the discomfort because it’s what I’m here to do.
I love to laugh.
I spend a lot of time in the depths, processing strong emotions through readings and my own inner work. So I crave laughter a lot, to balance out the intensity. Give me all the weird, quirky, inappropriate humour, please! I’ll take movie recommendations, btw. 🙂
I’m old and young on the inside.
I’m a forever kid who wants to play and express herself due to a volatile early life with channelled wisdom that surprises me – a lot. I’m tapping into the wisdom on a deeper level the more I heal myself and sharing it through readings. It’s challenging and rewarding work.
I am a student of life.
As long as I’m alive there will be opportunities to heal and create positive change in the world. I feel an inherent drive to investigate the opportunities that come my way, not just for me but for the betterment of society.
I never waiver from the calling within, telling me to keep educating and empowering myself. To keep moving forward and saying yes to life.
What can I say? I’m a fear debunker. It’s in my code.