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Goodbyes are Hard

Goodbyes are Hard

Goodbyes are hard, but necessary at times. As difficult as they can be, they can be rewarding as well. Sometimes we hold on to things and relationships for different reasons: Sentimentality Obligation Guilt Fear None of these adjectives appear positive, right? So things in your life trigger these emotions constantly, are “tingles” that may urge you to investigate your feelings…

My Name Matters

My Name Matters

I recently started working at a local restaurant as a barista/bartender and the idea of it excited me to no end!!! In my second fictional book, one of the main characters is a bartender and PI, private investigator. While only on the receiving end of a bar, I hadn’t had the experience of hosting a bar, so when this opportunity…

Surrender

Surrender

Determined to lose the weight I gained after taking meds to address the DVT and PE I suffered, I took to the gym. I had to surrender to what my body needed: I worked out four to six times a week with a series of cardio, core and resistance training. Six months later and after a bout of food poisoning…

Books and Bottles Featuring Trusting the Tingles

Books and Bottles Featuring Trusting the Tingles

Join me this Sunday as Trusting the Tingles will be featured on Books and Bottles. Have you experienced tingles, that out of nowhere intuition that gives you the chills? Have you purchased the book? Do you know someone who needs help from a life coach? Tune in and share the link. https://www.facebook.com/events/1505160133007763  

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…

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…

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…

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…

Unapologetic Confidence

Unapologetic Confidence

Two words crossed the television screen as I watched some show for the second time because I hadn’t paid attention the first time it aired. There was a commercial, which is odd for me because I tend to fast forward passed these, however, this one caught my eye, and the words: UNAPOLOGETIC CONFIDENCE. The words resonated with me in a…