Category Archives: Mind + Soul

Questions to help you find your sense of self

Questions to help you find your sense of self

I have always been an achievement oriented, perfectionist, control freak of a human. I was consumed by my mission to gain status by getting scholarships, studying architecture, striving to always be top of my class and trying to pursue the life I thought would make me happy and fulfilled. Yet with every achievement I felt… read more…

What do do when everthing feels a bit pointless

What do do when everthing feels a bit pointless

Today as I walked through Melbourne city I felt really hopeless. There were so many homeless people, so many people looking downcast, people fighting. Today my mind concluded that life is hard and sad, and that what I’m doing with Project Self is pointless. I jumped on a tram and then ruminated about the pointlessness… read more…

How to edge yourself out of a downward worry spiral

How to edge yourself out of a downward worry spiral

This morning I woke up and squeezed a quick 15 minutes of worrying into my schedule. I just lay there starfished, aware that I was missing my yoga class in order to really dedicate myself to some solid worry. My mind flicked through a few of his latest favourite tracks, that potential client I talked… read more…

How to make the moon your limit

How to make the moon your limit

Living on a superyacht I was around a lot of swearing; it became my norm and I wouldn’t bat an eyelid at a string of words that might make another person keel over. I also strike up conversations about sex often, and I choose to hang out with people who are open and bluntly honest… read more…

Electroencephalogrising my brain

Electroencephalogrising my brain

Today I had my brain electroencephalogrised to see if it works more awesomely than non-mindfulness practitioners, how cool is that!!? Part of it involved trying to remember a bunch of letters in my head while simultaneously being shocked mildly on my arm and having to notice when I was shocked twice in a row instead… read more…

Might you be treating yourself like a quarry?

Might you be treating yourself like a quarry?

This morning I felt on top of the world. I decided to go for a quick walk to get outside in the beautiful chilly Melbourne sun before getting back to work. Along the walk I realised that my mind was not ok with how inspired I felt. During the walk I noticed myself trying to… 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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