Bumping into wonder

Nico and Ben, an ordinary morning around here

Nico in his guitar pose, shot with Canon Xsi

Nico and Ben funny faces

smiling dudes

It could happen at any moment. At the library one afternoon chatting with another mom, lying in a hospital bed after a heart attack, mowing the lawn, making some tea. It could happen at any moment, really. This bumping up against the sacred, of wonder.

Sometimes it happens when I am with my kids, Nico sprinting out of the bathroom double-fisting my tampons and ripping them open as fast as he can. Me, catching up to him and registering (in a moment suspended in the air) his pure glee.

It happens in the shower, but not if I ‘m thinking about it. It’s something that finds you. A moment of clarity, of truth, a crisp moment of awakening.

Once, it happened when I had lost it, utterly, with the boys and I had crumpled on the ground at Nico’s crib. I cried, then laughed hysterically. “I give up!” I said. “I give up!” And they both climbed on top of me, delighted.

I want it to happen more. Maybe that’s why all the soul-searching, the coaching calls, the joy classes and the telesummits. I want to live there more of the time, in this place of wonder, of surrender, of joy.

Things that have been rocking my world these days:

One of the BEST stories I have ever listened to: The Gold Ring by Jeff Greenwald (on my new favorite radio show Snap Judgment)

What I know about Weight by Rachel Cole. Awesome.

Jen Lee’s Finding Your Voice course. SO freaking inspiring.

Everything Color me Katie does.

This brave post by Vivienne McMaster: It’s time to stop being your own bully (While you’re at it, check out all of her beautiful photography + words on her blog)

So much wisdom in this post by Kate Swoboda: Love letter to the world

My boys (pictured above) of course.

A quote I heard today from Frank Ostaseski: “This sacred is hidden in all things. To see the sacred is to gradually remove the obstructions, that which blocks our capacity to see what is already there.”

The brave, engaged and open community over in the Cultivating Courage class. It has been such a heart-opening experience over there. Thank you guys~


Follow on Facebook Follow on Instagram Follow on Twitter Follow on Pinterest

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. Betsy

    You are doing it. Every day.

  2. Marilee Pittman

    inspired! and those little boys are ” full of glee”…

  3. Mel

    I know where you are coming from. I want to live in THAT place more too. I love that place and those glimpses I get now and then, when I am standing in the garden, grasping a cup of tea, or making stuff with my kid, or today, on the walk to the library… well those glimpses are just so wonderful. If you get there before me, keep a seat warm for me.

  4. Nattie

    In pic 3, I want to super-impose drumsticks in Ben’s hands! I see an album cover!

    You are blessing these moments and sharing them with us – thank you thank you THANK YOU:)

    Love letter to the world rocked my world, again, thank you!!!

  5. Kristin Noelle

    I cried, then laughed hysterically. “I give up!” I said. “I give up!”

    Oh, these beautiful, holy moments. YES. I want more of them, too.

  6. Kathleen

    I love these pictures. They remind me of my favorite time with my four-year-old, when we are home enjoying a lazy morning and he is simply playing, running and laughing around me. I sometimes get frustrated with the noise, craziness and all of the toys and things I step on and trip over, but then I realize how much I am going to one day miss it all.

    Getting into that special moment helps, and does wonder to change your day. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Sage

    oh my god, you’re boys are SO handsome! Recently, my boss told us all “you’re awesome” and just to remember: “keep being awesome!” It seems corny, but it felt good.

  8. Robin Troxell

    maybe the “i give up” is necessary before seeing the divine

  9. iphone行動電源

    Heya i’m for the first time here. I discovered this board and I discover It truly helpful & it assisted me out a lot. I hope to provide some thing back and aid others like you assisted me.


    I used to be recommended this website via my cousin. I am now not positive whether or not this submit is written by him as nobody else recognise such unique about my difficulty. You’re wonderful! Thank you!


    Thank you, I have recently been searching for info about this subject for ages and yours is the best I’ve discovered till now. But, what about the bottom line? Are you sure about the source?

  12. oprolevorter

    Loving the info on this site, you have done great job on the blog posts.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Ready for your next creative adventure?

Download the Mondo Beyondo dream generator!

Latest from the blog

CSP #82: We Should Get Together with Kat Vellos

CSP #82: We Should Get Together with Kat Vellos

Listen in to this great conversation about adult friendship with expert Kat Vellos! Kat Vellos is a trusted expert on the power of cultivating meaningful friendships. She’s a speaker and author of the book, We Should Get Together: The Secret to Cultivating Better...

read more

self guided e-courses

Choosing Ease

30 days of ease, joy and cultivating wonder

I believe that when I’m creating from a place of ease and buoyancy I am actually in flow – in alignment with myself and the Universe.

Capture the Magic

Rock your camera-phone - and discover that beauty and joy are everywhere.

The very best camera is the one that’s with you! I’ll show you how to get on your own path of joy and delight while learning photography skills along the way.

mondo beyondo

What does your heart truly want in 2020? 

What if you could name your dreams and desires for 2020 and create a plan to make them reality?


Get your FREE guide to experiencing more wonder + joy!

Hop on my mailing list to get weekly-ish inspiration, updates and your free downloadable PDF: 9 ways to experience more wonder right now. I'm so glad you're here!

You have Successfully Subscribed!