Discomfort Required

I’ve been rehabbing a nagging hamstring injury the past few weeks. In typical Andria fashion, I tried to run through it, put it off for too long, and then found myself reluctantly in physical therapy. It was there that I had my first experience with … More …

What is “The Truth”?

Truth has been a big topic of conversation lately all-over social media, amongst friends and family, and on TV. No, I am not going to be writing about the SCOTUS confirmation hearing and all that has gone on surrounding that situation, but I am going … More …

Stand in Your Truth

I’ve been coaching a team the past few months in the area of self-confidence. What’s most interesting about this group is they present themselves quite confidently, and yet, tend to struggle when standing up to difficult customers or when having hard conversations. Let’s face it, … More …

A Hurricane or Peace?

My husband and I vacationed in Hawaii last month, and as with most long vacations we take, they tend to be preceded by any number of things occurring at home. In fact, our pets have a habit of always getting sick right before we leave. … More …

Rule #1

We all know the golden rule: do unto others as you would have them to do you, or in more modern terms: treat others as you wish to be treated. It’s a great rule, obviously. We all wish to be treated well by other people … More …

When to Push Through and When to Take A Break

I’ve been a runner for more than half my life. For me, running has never been about the competition but always about the pure joy of simply going for a run. Regardless of whether someone runs to train for a race or just to run, … More …

Relationship Reciprocity

A few weeks ago, I was having a conversation with my 17-year old niece about friendships and relationships. We were discussing the give and take aspect of being in relationships and whether it’s better to give than to receive or vice versa. I said that … More …

What Are You Looking For?

I mentioned in my last blog post that I’m back in school working on my Ph.D. This means that tests and grades have become part of my daily existence. All my perfectionist tendencies have kicked in (I’m working on them though), and when I get … More …

Pivotal Moments and Life Lessons

There are moments in life that shape the way we think, what we believe, how we view the world, and who we are. They are pivotal moments which can be big or small, tragic or not, but the one commonality is they teach us beautiful … More …

Comfortable Dysfunction

I recently had the following (partial) conversation with a client during a coaching session: Me: So, what keeps you from making the change? Client: I’m comfortable. This situation is comfortable for me. Me: And, dysfunctional (as she had stated earlier in our discussion). Client: Yes, … More …