Andrea Scortez 

356 Flips | 15 Magazines | 164 Likes | 75 Following | 62 Followers | @andreaswrites | Freelance Writer & Huffington Post Blogger. I write newsletters and blog posts for health and wellness coaches.  https://mustlovecrows.com

Letter To A New York Times Best Selling Wellness Writer

<b>This morning I saw a post on Instagram by a very well-known author – I’m talking New York Times bestselling wellness writer.</b><p>The post pissed me off …

Mental Health

The Accidental Feminist

I have a confession to make: I didn’t know I was a feminist.<p>I danced around the possibility that my views aired on the side of feminism in the past, …

Why You Don't Need To Forgive Just Yet

There are some things I’m not ready to forgive. And because of that, I’ve found myself guilty of a lot of things:<p>Of being dismissive and cavalier.<br>• Of …

Positive Thinking

Breathing Techniques To Relieve Anxiety

I’ve found myself plagued by a new, not-so-great stress response over the past 6 months: I have trouble breathing.<p>I just can’t seem to get enough air …

Mental Health

Let's Talk About Cocaine

I’m going to talk about something no one will admit to doing in this fentanyl-laced society, but a lot of people still do: cocaine.<p>If you do a quick …

Lessons On Using Your Voice From The Deli Counter

I had an interesting interaction at the local deli yesterday.<p>There were a lot of people in the store, so I was keeping tabs on my position. When it …

The Only New Year's Resolution You Need To Make

More often than not, our new year’s resolutions are directed towards improving our exterior.<p>I am not going to shame that. I think it’s great to want …

A Woman and Her Ego Step Into A Psychologist's Office

<b>My name is Andrea and I’ve started seeing a psychologist.</b><p>That’s not an easy thing for me to reveal. It’s <i>extremely</i> hard on my ego to admit that I’ve …

A Wellness Bloggers Annual Christmas Post

<b>I wasn’t planning on writing a Christmas post. I was more so looking forward to the inspirational New Years 2018 version.</b><p>But then I …

What I Learned From Reconciling With My Dad

I reconciled with my dad this past summer. It had been about 6 years since we last spoke or saw each other.<p>We’ve had a tumultuous relationship over …

Doing Less to Be More

NOTE: If you’re a newsletter subscriber of mine this post will look familiar. I received so many lovely replies to my most recent email I decided to …

Validating the Victim: truths on being violated and sharing your story

<b>I don’t often write posts that are timely and topical. Ie, ones that reference what’s happening in Hollywood or on the news.</b><p>I usually ax any ideas to …

Lineup

Avoiding your fears through addiction

I might have spent 20 plus years on a convoluted quest to feed an addiction to things, like alcohol, cigarettes, shopping, and drugs. But the act of …

Hung Up

Why I won't be blogging on the huffington post anymore

When I first started blogging, I desperately wanted to become a Huffington Post blogger.<p>Fast forward a year and change later, and that dream was …

Positive Thinking

Listening to the Right Voice

There is a voice in my head that has consumed my life for over 20 years, and it tells me a lot of crappy stuff. Maybe you can relate. Here’s a quick …

Self-help

Are you listening to the right voice?

One helps you, and one harms you.<p>There is a voice in my head that has consumed my life for over 20 years, and it tells me a lot of crappy stuff. …

Acupuncture for Anxiety and Pain

The first time I tried acupuncture I was around 21.<p>I was living in Calgary, and doing a really good job of overdoing it in many categories: I was …

On Quitting, Crying, and Shaming

I quit my job the other day, an act which was preceded by a series of long time comin’ emotional melt downs.<p>Before you start getting ideas in your …

Why I Said No to a Nose Job

I don’t look like everyone else, and that’s finally OK with me.<p>I spent much of my life thinking my nose made me ugly. A ridiculous amount of time was …

Three Things I Suck At

I just got back from vacation where I acquired a tan and some clarity.<p>Somewhere between the beach days and the exceptional meals, I tapped into some …

Shake Shit Up: Why You Must Never Let Labels Become You

Humans like order. We prefer patterns in routine over volatile shifts in behavior. We like being able to have a concise definition for our emotions, …

Richard Feynman

Full Moon Clarity on Codependency

My life over the past few years has been a steady flow of life altering realizations, and I can thank the full moon for it.<p>That sounds hippy-ish, …

Self-help

What it’s like to Blog on the Huffington Post

Here’s my experience so far — the good and the bad.<p>I’ve had a bunch of people contact me over the past few months, and quite a few of them have …

Why It's OK That Your Parents Are Jerks

Part of my journey has entailed realizing that mine will not always be right, or kind, or compassionate, or loving.<p>About 10 years ago I got arrested …

Relationships

Crunchy Thai Peanut & Quinoa Salad

I tend to keep to myself, especially in yoga class. It’s not a very social form of exercise, you know? Last year, when I walked into my usual Tuesday …

Yoga

Why Your Parents Are Jerks and That's OK

About 10 years ago I got arrested for being drunk in public.<p>Long story short, I was in a really bad state. I was severely depressed, drinking …

Relationships

When You Don’t Relate to Your Relatives

Shout out to all those people who feel like the odd one out. I’m with you.<p><i>Disclaimer: this post contains a bit of emotionally digressed content.</i> …

When You Don't Relate to Your Relatives

Disclaimer: this post contains a bit of emotionally digressed content. Which means I do a little bit of bitching, followed by a solid message of …

Relationships

Failing at Perfection: Tales From Last Weekend

If you’ve read any of the 100+ posts on this blog, you might have an idea of what I struggle with the most:<p><b>My relentless desire for perfection, which</b> …

Self-help