Category Archives: Mind + Soul

The dreaded taxi ride that ruined my relationship with my forehead

The dreaded taxi ride that ruined my relationship with my forehead

Yesterday I asked BGC if he promises to still fancy me when I’m really wrinkly. Lately I’ve been feeling rather self conscious about my rapidly wrinkle-fying face! Especially in the presence of this older-than-he-looks tanned man from ‘Straaaaya. My not-as-young-as-it-was skin is becoming more apparent in photos and more difficult to disguise. Most people guess… read more…

A New Years day note from Andrea

A New Years day note from Andrea

Happy New Year from Project Self! Mostly just me, Andrea. On a tree. This year I’m grateful for so bloody much, Project Self, you guys, your amazing messages and comments that make my day pretty much every day, Tinder for allocating me such a bloody awesome chap, my beautiful friends all over the world, being… read more…

How to love yourself

How to love yourself

Baby chickens!! I came home to my parents place in NZ to find three baby chickens running around inside in a huge cardboard box! When I put my hand in there to pat them they peck at all my freckles. I have about a million freckles on each hand, so they reckon they’ve won the… read more…

How to panic less and squeal with excitement more

How to panic less and squeal with excitement more

Harrold doesn’t have a to do list in her head. She doesn’t wake up in her sawdust nest with worries for the day/ week/ month/ year ahead. She doesn’t dwell on regrets or better times passed. She’s inquisitive, curious, and from the amount of excited peeping going on as she learns to fly, she certainly… 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.

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