All Posts, Ever

How to make better friendships, even when you suck at them a bit

How to make better friendships, even when you suck at them a bit

On a Sunday I found myself lying in the dark crying completely unexpected tears as I relayed my thought process to a friend. I was away with a group of friends and we’d been having a bloody awesome time, the tears seemed to come from nowhere. As I washed my face to get ready for…

How to be less socially awkward and stop being side-slapped by unexpected emotions

How to be less socially awkward and stop being side-slapped by unexpected emotions

Recently in an EMDR session with a psychologist, she asked me to write down the 10 worst experiences in my life. Rainbows and butterflies ensued. Of all the 10 things I wrote down, the only one that brought a huge lump to my throat and needles to my eyes was the one that I least…

A deceptively simple trick for when your mind grabs the self loathing stick

A deceptively simple trick for when your mind grabs the self loathing stick

Last night as I got half way down the street from dropping a friend at her house, I noticed that there was a war of hatred going on in my head. During the short drive to her house I’d somehow got onto the subject of how it had recently really hit home that probably hundreds…

Happy New Year Legends!!

Happy New Year Legends!!

Well, that escalated quickly! I was just getting the hang of 2017 and bang, it’s 2018. Happy New Year legends!! I’m very grateful for you, all your awesome messages and support over the years I’ve been writing the Project Self blog, it’s shown me just how many thousands of (probably) millions of billions of awesome…

When someone is judging you and you want to kick them a little bit

When someone is judging you and you want to kick them a little bit

Last week at my good friend’s wedding, I introduced myself to a friend of a friend and she turned to me and said “Oh, well obviously I know who YOU are, Miss Social Media Queen”. I was quite taken aback by her judgement-laced words, and I laughed a bit too heartily while trying to work…

The secret about not having a damn clue what you’re doing

The secret about not having a damn clue what you’re doing

Last night I put on my cooking music and stepped into the kitchen, armed with the knowledge that I really don’t belong near an oven. I’ve decided in the last week, that it’s really time I stopped hiding from my culinary incompetency and do something about it. So I cooked a big meal for BGC,…

Sketching-out that your mates will see your bad side?

Sketching-out that your mates will see your bad side?

Over the weekend Bloody Good Chap came to meet me after I hung out with three girlfriends at the beach, and as we walked along the gritty sand watching a dog burying his face, I realised that I was feeling something heavy that didn’t make any sense after the fun I’d just had. I told…

How to Find Yourself Using a Map

How to Find Yourself Using a Map

As I lay there in a yin class, acutely aware of all sorts of sensations all over my body that I can now focus my attention on, I acknowledged that even a few years ago I didn’t know how to direct my attention inward. If someone asked me to feel the sensation in my left…

Shrugging off things that would normally get an emotional rise out of you

Shrugging off things that would normally get an emotional rise out of you

Recently I was fighting the inbox-zero battle when I found this email from Rosie. “Hey Andrea, I was writing an email to the handful of people from the BGL course I still keep in touch with and thinking, Andrea should really know how much she has changed my life in so many ways – I…

The text that smacked me right on the funny bone

The text that smacked me right on the funny bone

Today a friend sent me a text that bashed me right on the funny bone. The gist of the text was “Hey, how ARE you, Andrea? We really must catch up soon, it’s been ages!! – Oh but even though I’m REALLY only texting you to see how you are, I coincidentally also have a…

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.

Instagram

Top