things that are rocking my world these days*

Finding Your Voice: My pal Jen Lee sent me a copy of her incredible workbook, Finding Your Voice. I read it cover to cover in one day, not able to put it down. This topic of finding our voice, where we lost it along the way and how we can reclaim it, is so moving to me… I’m excited to go through all of the exercises with a friend and continue this exploration. If you are having any trouble finding your voice either creatively or in your relationships, this little book/audio set might be just the right medicine. So much healing is possible with this book in the world.

Freedom: The application that blocks you out of the internet for up to eight hours at a time. The thought of this thrills me to no end! In the spirit of our current Dream Lab about making clearings, this feels like an amazing tool. Basically, it blocks your ability to get onto the internet for a prescribed number of hours, allowing you to write and do other creative work undistracted by the interwebs!

My friend Rachel Cole whose beautiful web site just launched.

Teahouse Studio and all of their incredible offerings, right here in Berkeley. Speaking of this, if you are in the bay area and are interested in doing a storytelling/writing course with Laurie Wagner, me and a small collection of other women, we are hatching a scheme to begin this course very soon. Email me if you are interested!

Overhearing Ben talk to Nico…
Ben: Awww… Nico, you’re the best! I love you so much… (kiss, kiss, face smoosh) Nico, you… wait! Ew!!! Yuck! Puke! You pukey butt ham! Yuck!

Katherine Center’s new video… Grab a tissue first! then watch.

and this message that just came in from Tut:
Though folks never suspect this in their times of crises, no one is ever more than a few wispy thoughts away from a rebound, breakthrough, or blazing new trails with friends, in love.
Burn rubber on me,
The Universe



  1. Nikki
    Posted April 15, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    Andrea, you don’t even know me, but you are one of my favorite people! Thanks for sharing so much good/real stuff always – and “pukey butt ham” totally made my day. I have young kids too (2 and 4) and they say the best things. Just the other day, my daughter was looking up at my little affirmation banner and I caught her whispering “you are beautiful, you are awesome, you are a princess!” Perfect four-year-old self-affirmations!

  2. isolde
    Posted April 15, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    You don’t need to block the internet, just quit a couple of things that drain your time. In my case it was Twitter.
    I quit Twitter last Friday, and I kid you not, the space it opened to me was unbelievable. I am focusing so much more and when I want to browse I just go to Tumblr or something else that is not updated so crazily.
    Last year in January I quit Facebook.

  3. Posted April 15, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for ALL of these. (And Ben totally cracks me up!)

  4. Posted April 15, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    You are the best!! Thank you for the mention! Now I am off to go check out Freedom. Something I definitely need…

  5. Shawna
    Posted April 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    Love “pukey butt ham”!!!
    Today my 3 year old asked for gum even though I had given him a piece about half and hour before. When I asked him where it was, he said the cat wanted it so he gave it to him. I ran inside the living room in time to find the cat running towards the dog door with gum all over his whiskers.
    ah, kids! You gotta love their wacky little ways.
    Good to hear you’re doing better!

  6. Posted April 15, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    Your two little dudes are just awesome!!
    Am doing Jen Lee’s course and loving it. I feel like she wrote it just for me. Did you feel that to?
    And thanks for the link to Rachel’s webiste. So so pretty.

  7. carolS
    Posted April 16, 2011 at 4:00 am | Permalink

    i just love katherine center
    thank you for sharing another of her magical gems.

  8. Posted April 16, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    Your children are absolutely beautiful!

  9. nina
    Posted April 17, 2011 at 6:05 am | Permalink

    I never had siblings. I love the way they interact. I never had that with my imaginary friends!

  10. Mariella
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    love your sunny and colorful kitchen…makes me wanna come by for tea. ;) The boys are pretty darn cute! Thanks for the links…will check them out! Finding your voice is drawing me in….mine is there all muffled up..would love some clarity. ~ M.

  11. Posted April 19, 2011 at 5:20 am | Permalink
    (love all this btw)…and toots, two of my best therapists have been very old ladies — have had some of my best breakthroughs with them…xo and so glad for your sunshine boys…
    p.s. is that an empty wine glass hovering near the edge of the counter? i’ll join you sometime ;)

  12. Posted April 20, 2011 at 5:01 am | Permalink

    I’m just catching up on everything after a while away from your blog and I have to say it…you make BEAUTIFUL children :)Your boys have such sweet faces.
    That’s all :)

  13. Posted April 23, 2011 at 1:22 am | Permalink

    Es la deshonra!

  14. Annie Lewis
    Posted April 24, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    All so good. Especially love that Note from the Universe. My weekdays are just off if I don’t read those first thing in the morning.
    Here’s to always having and creating what we always need/want.
    xo a-

  15. tara
    Posted April 27, 2011 at 7:28 am | Permalink

    I really needed to read that note from The Universe.
    Thank you.

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    Posted May 24, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for linking to Rachel’s website. She is now my coach and I can’t tell you how grateful I am. Thank you. A lot.

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    With all the doggone snow we have gotten recently I am stuck indoors, fortunately there is the internet, thanks for giving me something to do. :)

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