Hey, I’m Andrea! An entrepreneur, writer, and wellness advocate.
I am driven to understand what makes people tick, myself included.
Over the past 5 years I’ve drastically altered my life. I’ve transformed from an addiction-driven pessimist (learn more about my story here) to a person who values and appreciates what she brings to the table.
I’ve learned a lot along the way and began sharing some of my insights related to my self-love journey on this blog you’re visiting a few years ago (Thank you for being here, BTW!)
I am a self-compassion advocate.
My motto (one of them anyway) is if we can’t be kind to ourselves we can’t be kind to others, at least not in ways that truly make an impact.
Another one of my motto’s…
Being kind to yourself is the answer to all of your emotional woes.
I love to write.
I started writing when I was in the single digits and always had a knack for it.
I instinctively knew how to structure words and sentences to make them more impactful.
College helped me refine my skills.
I majored in technical communications (these days it’s often referred to as information design) and minored in computer science.
After college, I spent a really long time trying to be happy about working for other people.
Long story short, it never happened, and eventually I learned to accept and celebrate the fact that I was born to be my own boss and use my love of writing to help others.
I am an introvert with extrovert tendencies.
I love public speaking (even though it scares the shit out of me), am finding my new career as an actor and model terrifyingly exhilarating, and love connecting with people in real life. I just make sure to balance out time spent in the company of other people with plenty of time alone.
I trust my instincts.
I respect and follow my inner compass, even if doing so leads to awkward conversations. I’ll take someone not being happy with me over denying what my instincts are trying to tell me any day of the week.
I also trust the signs my body sends me. As a physical empath, my body has always got a lot to tell me!
I am vigilant about taking care of myself.
If I’m in good shape physically, mentally, and emotionally, I’m capable of helping others. So I keep close tabs on my thoughts, pound back a lot of green drinks, eat plant-based foods, and do what lights me up whenever possible.
What’s currently lighting me up? Creating a new free wellness offering, called The Clarity Method that’s all about how to process strong emotions tied to past interactions (you know, that shitty lunch date you had with that friend from high school that was 100% hell no)
Anyhoo, sign up here to get updates on when it will be released. Sometime before the end of 2019. 😍
I love nature and animals.
Life is easier, better, and lighter when I’m breathing in fresh air, walking on the grass, and having conversations with my cat about the hardships of not being given unlimited access to cat treats (His name is Jack and he is not my cat, he is my child.)
I love to laugh.
Laughter is always high on my priority list. I love to joke around and infuse my posts and newsletters with humour whenever possible.
Humour is 100% the direction I head when I’m nervous. It usually works out for me? lol.
Life can get heavy, and I crave the light.
I feel both young and old at heart. Definitely some wisdom within me that wants to be expressed. I’m just tapping into it on a deeper level the more I heal myself, and learning how to express it and share it in more productive ways.
I am a student of life.
I believe that as long as we’re alive there are opportunities to grow and create positive change in the world. I feel innately driven 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 me, telling me to keep educating and empowering myself and trying to help others.
It’s why I’m here: to help people heal.