A New Norm

If you know me or follow my social media accounts, you probably already know that I am a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. I grew up outside of Philly and have been a fan since I was a kid.  They just won their first Super … More …

The Blessings of “Adulting”

The urban dictionary defines Adulting as: (verb) to carry out one or more of the duties and responsibilities expected of fully developed individuals (paying off that credit card debt, settling beef without blasting social media, etc.). Exclusively used by those who adult less than 50% of the time. So, … More …

The Answer You’ve Been Waiting For

I wrote a blog post a few months ago titled It’s Your Move, which was was about how nothing changes unless you make a move to change it. You can read more here. This is a follow-up post. Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot of … More …

The Word of The Year

A few years ago, I came up with a word to represent the new year. The word was fun. I wanted my year to be filled with more fun and the intent was to have everything I did contribute to that feeling. Those of you … More …

How to Thoroughly Enjoy the Holidays (Really!)

Suddenly, just like that, the holidays are upon us. When I started hearing the holiday music in early November, I shuddered. No, not yet. Please, I am not ready. I felt the anxiety of “having so much to do” and time closing in on me. … More …

Suck it Up

I grew up in a family where I heard a lot of the following: “Don’t cry, Andria.” “Don’t be angry.” “Don’t be sad.” “Don’t be mad.” “It’s not worth your tears.” “Seriously, why are you upset over that?” I could keep going, but you get … More …

Do The Opposite

I’ve been trying a practice of “doing the opposite” lately. I read about it a while ago in a blog post (can’t remember where – I read a lot of blog posts!) and thought, hmmm… that’s interesting. The idea is to do the opposite of … More …

It’s Your Move

“I’m tired,” she said. “Why? What’s been happening to make you tired?” I asked. “Nothing,” she replied, “I’m just tired of waiting for something to happen.” Ever been there? Waiting forever for something to happen? Here’s a secret for you: Nothing happens until you make … More …

Letting Go vs. Accepting

Last month my husband and went to France for vacation, a trip we originally scheduled last year but had to cancel because one of our dogs was diagnosed with cancer. She died shortly thereafter. We knew we had to cancel the trip because time with … More …

What’s Wrong with Me?

Have you ever muttered ”what’s wrong with me?” under your breath? Or aloud? Or added expletives to it? “What the f#*k is wrong with me?” Yep, me too. Recently I’ve heard this question murmured a lot, mostly quietly, under one’s breath; from friends, family, clients, … More …