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My favorite sound in the entire world.

This sound makes me irrationally happy. It always has. So I decided to google it and found this recording!

Oh my god you guys. Please tell me it makes you giggle with pure joy.

What’s your favorite sound?

 

 

My little dude.

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Nico got into trouble again yesterday. This time during the after school program when he shouted, “BOOOOORRRING!” while everyone was reading quietly. And then the day before when he left the classroom with 2 other friends to, “feel the air on his face.” The teacher couldn’t find him for a while.

“What was happening when you decided to leave?” I asked.

“I don’t remember,” he replied. And then, “I was so exhausted, I just wanted to lie in the sun.”

Maybe this is it… I think. Chickens coming home to roost. The way Nico is going to act out in protest over the divorce, or the fact that I go out more than usual now, or that I’ve been very shouty lately. I catalog all the things I’ve done wrong, sure that I must be to blame- the one that’s causing this behavior.

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He always has a little dirt beard.

The intuitive brought him up in the middle of our last reading. “Does your 5 year old say things that piss people off?”

“All. The. Time.” I replied. “He walked into the kitchen yesterday with his pants down and said, “It’s penis time ladies!”

The intuitive laughed. “He is having a language explosion right now. He’s highly observant. Probably a writer. This is just how he rolls. He will always be challenging for other people, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing at all. It really creates a lot of success for him. It will be his gold when he’s older.”

“So it’s not my fault?!” I wanted to say. Phew!!

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When I was pregnant with Nico I had a vivid dream about him. He takes life in fully… was the dream’s message – food, pleasure, all of it. He doesn’t resist life. He guzzles it.

I could tell you more stories, like how the other day in the car he asked: “Mommy, why do people say OMG instead of oh-my-gosh?” And I said something about how it comes from texting culture and how people want to abbreviate things so they don’t have to type so much.

“I like saying oh-em-gee,” he replied. “It makes me feel like a big boy.”

Then he paused.

“Like a first grader.”

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Best school picture ever.

 

My not-so-secret superpower.

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You probably know that my superpower is taking portraits – particularly natural head shots of women I adore!

I love making women feel beautiful. I want them to feel like themselves in front of my lens- radiant, natural, with their true spirit shining through. My style is playful and easy.

Here is my new portfolio site!

You might even recognize some of the talented women on the site: Dr.Brene Brown, Bari Tessler Linden, Mati Rose McDonough, Karen Walrond, Amy Ahlers + SARK … just to name a few!

Let’s get you on the calendar. (Bay area peeps!)

I would love to get you on my calendar for the coming weeks and months! Whether it’s head shots for your website/blog (or a dating profile!) I’ve got you covered. Family sessions also available.

p.s. I will be teaching in Ojai this May as part of a gorgeous gathering of mamas – including Amanda de Cadenet Shiva Rose + so many more. It’s going to soulful and luxurious! More info here.

 

 

Showcase of E-course Bootcamp Alumni

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Just want to give a shout-out to some of my E-course Bootcamp alumni that have launched their courses since our work together. So proud of what they’ve created!

30 Day Love Your Body Breakthrough Course with Kimber Simpkins

Reading Your Cosmic Map: An Astrological Adventure Course
with Stargazer Li

Fireworks Storytelling with Gin

Waking Up, Writing Down with Lisa O’Neill

The Happiness Habit with Michelle deSpain

Find Your Flow: Tame the Chaos and Create a Rhythm for Your Whole Life
with Allison Mueller

 

 

Running in the rain.

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“Do you run?” my life coach asked me recently. (She’s the one helping me step into the new Power-Fairy persona)

“I don’t really like getting my heart rate up,” I replied. Which is true. For some reason it scares me – one of the many things that make me anxious. I also don’t like to work very hard. ūüėČ

“Hmm…” she paused. “Because I’m getting an intuition that running would help you feel more powerful and more grounded. You need to remember how strong you are.”

The truth is, some part of my heart leaped when she said that. I had been secretly eyeing the runners in my neighborhood – wishing I could be like them but knowing that I’m not really cut out for it. I’m 44 years old and practically never run a day in my life. But when I see runners in the rain, I feel a special kind of longing – to be that girl all aglow with the rain on her face. Alive.

This was my chance.

“Okay.” I agreed. “I’ll try it.”

I downloaded an app called Couch to 5K which has been a nice, gentle way to begin. You listen to music and it tells you what to do- run or walk, alternating every 60-90 seconds.

I’m sore. I don’t always like it. But I do feel stronger each time.

And today? It rained. I was at the track at the junior high school when it really started coming down and a big smile came over me. Alright, I’m that girl! Let’s see how this feels…

As I walked home, soaked to the bone, I felt giddy.

How have I gone my entire life without running in the rain?

 

How to create a brand new blog!

Feel free to geek out on this folks.

You can create a brand new blog in a snap. I created a little tutorial to help. Easy peasy!

Then head on over to sign up for Brave Blogging.

We will rock this blogging thing together!

 

Teahouse Art Sale with Mati Rose + Andrea Scher

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Hey friends in the bay area,

We are moving out of our painting studio!

And would love to invite you to celebrate with us. Mati Rose McDonough and I will be having an art sale (priced to move!) and some snacks + drinks for you.

Here are the deets:

When: Saturday, February 13th, 2016 4pm-8pm
Where: Teahouse Studios: 1250 Addison St. #208 Berkeley, CA
What: Art sale + fun with friends!

With a full heart,
Andrea

 

Manifesting Your Succulent Wild Life

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Many of you know that the author and artist SARK is my longtime mentor and friend. We met back in 1997 when I started working alongside her – helping her create her books and designing her gift collection. It was my dream job! And I love that I am still so deeply inspired by her light in the world.

I think of her as a fairy godmother of creativity and healing for so many of us.

After writing 17 bestselling books and selling her art around the world, SARK and her beloved fiance Dr. John Waddell have a deeper understanding of how to manifest abundance than just about any one I know. They are incredible teachers + wise souls. You are in good hands with them!

Sign up for the Amazing FREE Manifestation Accelerator Course

SARK is gifting folks with her amazing new Manifestation Accelerator Course absolutely free. Thousands of people have already signed up for the course and they are LOVING it! It’s a mini-course that will help you manifest love, money, health Рthe keys are the same no matter what you are after. She’s giving this to you as her gift with the intention of starting a global conversation and bringing more SUCCULENT WILD life into the world!

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The Manifestation Accelerator will support you to:

-Identify the obstacles that are getting in the way of you creating the life you really want (there are five that are dream killers).
-Learn the five manifestation movements that set you up for success.
-Discover six manifestation habits that can help you create more money, love and better health in your life. These habits have supported SARK in creating 17 bestselling books and selling her art all over the world.

You can register for the free course here.

When you don’t feel brave.

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I’ve had some experience with this lately¬†– not feeling brave. In fact, I’ve been feeling positively terrified lately, the kind that wakes you up in the middle of the night like a surge¬†of electricity¬†– Single motherhood? WTF? How am I going to pull this off?

For someone like myself who is usually positive, this feels extra scary.

We come by it honestly.
There is nothing wrong with us if we feel afraid.
If you are feeling afraid about what comes next, you’re not alone.

There’s a lot of talk about being fearless out there… but honestly, I’ve never felt fearless.¬†

I’ve only felt afraid, and then called on the support of friends to help me ride the waves.
I have tools to help me keep going.
I have my courage practices that keep me in the game, even when it doesn’t feel easy.

I always find it ironic that when I have a new session of Cultivating Courage¬†starting, I don’t feel the LEAST BIT BRAVE. Today is no exception. I have had several friends on speed dial this weekend. They answer and I don’t even say it’s me… I just start crying… I’m so grateful to have friends who can hold space for me in this way.

Whatever season you are in with regard to courage, you are welcome in the course beginning today. (Just $49)

I’m attaching a Courage Interview worksheet as a gift. It’s a good way to see where you are with your courage muscles and what might be possible for you this year. And if it inspires you to join us in the course, we’ve got your back!

Sending love to you in all the tender places today,
Andrea

Manifesting 2016: Join me for a pay-what-you-want mini-course!

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One of my superpowers is creating spaces online where people feel safe to express their desires¬†+¬†fears and celebrate their joys. The New Year has always been such a rich time of reflection for me – a time to acknowledge how I grew this year, how I was brave, what was hard… and declare my year complete.

This creates a beautiful space to vision what’s to come. What does your heart truly want in 2016? Where is your spirit calling you next? What do you secretly want to happen?

I’ve been guiding this mini-manifesting workshop¬†for years in a live setting¬†+ decided to finally bring it to you in an online format!¬†You can gather friends for this process, take some time do it privately or join us in the classroom for an experience in community with other kindred manifesters!

In this mini-course you will find:

Completing your year worksheet
Consciously creating 2016
Mondo Beyondo list-making
Choose your word of the year

Pay what you want. My New Year’s gift to you!

With love,
Andrea

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