good friend*

Been waiting for the words to come and not finding them these days! So I offer a photo today, of my dear friend and writing teacher Laurie Wagner. It’s a been a week of little sleep, overwhelm and spontaneous tears. The kind when if anyone asks you sincerely, “How are you doing, really?” you break down.

And so I landed at Laurie’s doorstep yesterday morning, ready for us to have a workday together and instead cried and drank tea. Thank god for good friends.

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Hi, I’m Andrea

On this blog you’ll be learning with me how to use our voices, share our creative superpowers and live life in full color.

As an artist, photographer, life coach + mentor, I’m redefining what it means to be a SUPERHERO — ‘cause in my world, it’s got nothing to do with capes, spandex or sidekicks and everything to do with tenderness, intuition & baby steps of bravery.



  1. susanne

    it’s always good to have friends. 🙂 hope you feel better soon, you’re such a strong and shiny person!

    all my best from germany,


  2. simone

    Ah gee….hope you feel better soon. Sending good thoughts.

  3. elizabeth

    Hang in there….I’ve been feeling a bit tender myself. (I actually cried while trying to find just the ride shade of lipstick.) I’m glad you have good friends to support and love you- it makes all the difference. I wish you a good night’s sleep….

  4. sperlygirl

    i understand those kind of days, andrea. am sending you strength and love….

  5. shelly reddell

    Andrea, hugs.

  6. erin

    I took a course from Laurie a number of years ago. She seems like should would be wonderful company. I’m so glad she was there for you.

  7. nina

    I love this photo. Wishing you peace on the inside. xo

  8. GailNHB

    Sometimes crying and drinking tea are the best remedy for what’s ailing you. Or at least they can put you on the path towards whatever is meant to come next. The tea waters you and your tears water the path you are meant to be on.

    Thanks for being so open and vulnerable here with us about what these days have been like for you. We all have those days, but precious few of us, myself included, take the risk of making it known publicly. That’s yet another reason why you are such a superhero to so many of us.

    Peace be with you, dear Andrea. Thru the tears and sadness and feeling overwhelmed.

  9. melissa

    happy you were held. feeling that kind of tenderness these days too. happy to know i am not alone. xo

  10. Beth

    Oh, Andrea, I hope things get easier for you soon.

    This is a lovely photo. She looks as though she has taken some of the weight for you and is happy to do so.

    Who is the man photobombing her down by her knee?

  11. Catherine Just

    Andrea – I wish I lived closer so I could come over and offer you a hug. I think I was in that same place last week. I’m hoping the tea and company hit the spot. It happens to all of us. That I know for sure. xoxoxox *c

  12. Marina

    I am so glad that you found the comfort of a good friend! I hope you have slept and will be sleeping more in the next days and feeling better. and that you always find a good friend near you at the right time.
    I am sending big hugs. do not get fear overwhelm you, you are beautiful and a superhero, even when you feel overwhelmed.

  13. stefanie renee

    thank god for wild writing and having a safe space to open up and write …and yes, thank god for good friends and laurie wagner.

  14. Leia

    Andrea! You have NO idea how much I needed to hear this from someone in the same boat! Noah just turned one yesterday (I was so weepy, hurt by others I should not have had any expectations of and sleep deprived)! I feel all at once grateful beyond words and also, well, much the way you described yourself here. I’m glad you have this beautiful friend who was able to be there for you.

  15. Hannah Marcotti

    That was one of the most touching post ever! The picture and the words tender, vulnerable and real.


    Lord, I so know that week. Bubble of light and energy coming right at you from across the country.

  16. deezee

    aw…would love to be spending some time under Laurie’s roof. It’s been too long……..

  17. Mariella Newton

    I’ve had a rough week too. Had myself a couple of good down and dirty cries. Being a mom of 2 kiddos is kicking my booty….plus, all the other stuff…. I’m feeling hopeful today, though. The dark clouds are parting…phew! Wishing you a great weekend!! Lots of love, ~ M.

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    Way cool, some valid points! I appreciate you making this article available, the rest of the site is also high quality. Have a fun.



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