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Flawed Thinking

Flawed Thinking

When I think about what’s happening today, and we all know of what I speak: unimaginable prejudice and relentless racism. I’m not sure why people are suddenly so up in arms about what has been prevalent for…ever. This is Flawed Thinking. There are many opinions out there: Black Lives Matter. Our lives have always mattered (to us), what’s happening now…

Listen Up!!!

Listen Up!!!

Recently, I’ve been posting the food I’ve prepared on Facebook for about two weeks. A few friends inquired, as it’s not my typical to share my culinary skills so publicly, but I did it for a reason. I’d fallen ill, no, not Corona, but a reaction to mold, and I had zero appetite. It didn’t help that I was being…

Feeling Off-Centered?

Feeling Off-Centered?

In life we’d all like to stay centered, meaning calm, rational in your thinking no matter what is happening in our lives. We’d like to think that despite the hoopla that’s happening around us, our reaction one of subdued emotion, or at least the appropriate response. If there’s an emergency, we react in a swift alert manner. If someone disagrees…

New Year, New Leap!

New Year, New Leap!

“When you let go of fear and take a leap of faith, the net will appear.”   I read a similar quote recently and adapted it to my experience. Limited beliefs—fear and the sort hold us back from our authentic selves. A co-worker recently inquired, “Andrea, when and how are you so comfortable/open and free to engage people the way…

The Kindness of Strangers

The Kindness of Strangers

Everyone has encountered the kindness of strangers: someone waiting to hold the door for you, your dinner bill anonymously payed for, a helping hand as you struggle with bags, a compliment when you were feeling your best, but still needed the validation. All of these are good reasons and ways we enjoy one another. Last Spring, I made a conscious…

HAPPINESS

HAPPINESS

  A friend posed a question: “Can we really depend on another person to make us happy?” My first reaction was, “NO! Absolutely not. No one can “make” you happy if you’re not. You’re either happy or you’re not. You can certainly enjoy the company of another or find him or her entertaining. Happiness is found internally, not externally. If…