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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…

Confidence is a Muscle. Train it

Confidence is a Muscle. Train it

For many people, confidence is something that you are either born with, but it can be argued that it can be learned as well. With the right coach, confidence is a like a muscle, a fiber that we are all born with that we can train to achieve our goals. In fact, true confidence means that we are comfortable with…

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…

Gratitude is a Muscle

Gratitude is a Muscle

It’s all about Gratitude The Appreciation for the Life that we live, the People that we Love, the Wealth that we increase, the Struggles that we overcome, the Forgiveness that we receive, the full Joy that we experience. All in all, they all come to us as we practice Gratitude in our lives and interactions. Gratitude is a muscle Gratitude…

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…

Spirituality: Frou-frou, Fact or Fiction?

Spirituality: Frou-frou, Fact or Fiction?

There are several topics one can bring up in mixed company. Religion/ Spirituality, Race and Politics are three that don’t usually make the cut. I often wonder, why? The quick response is because someone has to be the “winner” in the conversation. MY belief in religion is correct, MY thoughts on race are superior, and MY political vote was the…

It’s All About the Purse

It’s All About the Purse

Women’s purses have been a constant source of awe; what do you keep in there and why? Furthering the intrigue is the number of bags a woman carries…is more, more? There are reasons for purses. There’s work, special occasions, impulse buys and then the occasional pity purchase (it made me feel better). Perhaps because of all the mystery that is…

Me, Myself, I am Enough

Me, Myself, I am Enough

  I’m asked about confidence a lot. Why am I so confident? Is it innate, can one learn how to become more confident? What can I do to gain confidence? When I reflect on my own experiences, contemplating why I feel I am enough, several factors come to mind: I played sports since the seventh grade, I am number three…