When your boyfriend gives you the cold shoulder

When your boyfriend gives you the cold shoulder

A few weeks ago I was in Nusa Lembongan doing surf lessons with Bloody Good Chap. We were out on the water waiting for the few-and-far-between mini waves to come so we could practice turning. The surf instructor was a big fan of BGC, they were BFFs forever, and since he’d also forgotten my name,… read more…

Run back up the slippery negativity slope

Run back up the slippery negativity slope

Lately I’ve been finding myself slipping like buggery on the slippery downward slope of negativity. Earlier in the year I had to stop working from my co-working space partly because I couldn’t guarantee that I wouldn’t burst into tears randomly most days, I wrote about that here. A number of my friends and family are… read more…

Gidday, I'm Andrea

I'm a mindfulness advisor and former cynical pessimist.

I used to be an awkward, pessimistic, mediocrely happy overachiever.

Life looked good on the outside, but on the inside things were average.

I was indecisive, I didn't know what to do with my life, I self-sabotaged the hell out of my relationships.

I had a feeling I was going to keep f-ing things up for myself unless something radical changed.

The life handbrake-turn that followed over the next few years came as the result of learning what I now teach in Bloody Good Life 101. Just practical, relatable techniques without any rainbow and butterfly jibber jabber.