This week we’re IN LOVE with Andrea Bogart—Guest Podcast

Hello lovelies. How are you guys? Can you believe it’s Fall already? I’m still catching 100 degree temperatures in wine country so I haven’t quite felt the shift, but I know it’s coming and I always look forward to this time of year. More to come on Fall soon…

Today I want to do a quick share of a recent podcast episode I was fortunate to be a guest on. Most of you who’ve been reading for a while know that this blog largely developed as I was evolving from probably the darkest time in my life. I was trying desperately to shift out of leading my days with fear to wholeheartedly wanting to be happy and more joyful and believe in the life I truly wanted, hence where Inspirational Addict was born. We get into to some of that on this on the podcast, I know it’s a worthy listen and not to mention fun.

My incredibly talented and dear friend Michael Rosenbaum , (you may notably remember him as Lex Luthor from Smallville, among a million other things) is talking all things LOVE and GRATITUDE with his awesome co-host Chris Sullivan from the hit show "This Is Us", on their newly launched In Love Podcast and Emerie and I got to be guests.

It was my first time meeting Chris, and I just adored every morsel of this human. I couldn’t be more proud of Michael for choosing to be vulnerable and talking about the partnership he hopes to find someday. While we are chatting a little bit about our dating past and a whole lot more of our last several years of friendship.... I think the most important bits are about the self-realization that Chris, Michael and I have all had about how a shift in perspective can create miracles, but it takes work. I’m really appreciative for having space to share that some of my most challenging times lead me to fully surrender and say I want more for myself, I want to be happy, how can I do the work and transform my life and pay that forward to others.

Andrea goes on to share how with a little self care and transformation through yoga, she was able to flip her negative mindstate and manifest the relationship and beautiful family she is building now.
— In Love Podcast

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With Love and Gratitude

XOXO Andrea

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FINISH THE YEAR STRONG with The New Hollywood And I

Hello hello, September is here... shall we make it a MINDFUL September to remember?

There is no doubt we could probably all use a little more; meditation, in-take of healthy foods and water, or perhaps that eight hours of sleep you know you function better with or making that yoga class you’ve been dying to start consistently— am I a little right? It may also be that you desire making a shift with a not so awesome habit into something that supports the best version of yourself. There’s usually something we would like to carve out more time for or something we’d like to change, stop or start.

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Let’s first think about our LOVE for September…. what do you enjoy about this time of year? The last days of summer are gently being swept away as the cooler breeze delivers fresh morning smells, foggy sunrises and those put your back into it school vibes. As fall nears and our full harvest moon arrives we have an opportunity to release and reset for a magical season ahead. Pause for a moment in that September energy and think about it. If something notable arises, jot that down on paper.

After a summer of travel, family visits and pretty much endless amounts of fun— I’m loving that September brings a feeling of being grounded and I’m ready to hit a reset button and clarify what I want the end of the year to look like, mind, body spirit.

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I'm inspired to share the official Invitation to the TNH “FINISH THE YEAR STRONG” (formerly "Get My Body Back") online support program starting September 18th!

WHAT IS IT: This is a 12 week wellness challenge open to the public (elective) that helps you accomplish your health and wellness habits by putting your money where your goals are!

HOW IT WORKS: Achieve your goal, your charity of choice wins! Your $100 registration fee goes to your charity of choice. It's that simple!

WHAT IF I DON'T ACHIEVE MY GOAL? Well then your $100 goes back into the pot and will go towards the winners' charities! So it's a win/win!

We have expert health and wellness volunteers and an online Facebook page to support you with inspiration and guidance to reach your goals— what you put in is what you get out!

You are built not to shrink down to less but to blossom into more
— Oprah Winfrey

Twelve weeks is a long commitment, I know. The first year I had major resistance about committing and now this is my fourth year leading as an expert to help support. It's a beautiful way to end the year strong and hopefully invest in some new habits that become a way of life. That's what it's done for me and why I'm eager to get you on board. When you get honest with yourself, make a deal to start where you are and believe in your undeniable courage & strength to grow... You WILL be a better YOU! Sometimes the connection with others going through transitions and change is just what we need to stay motivated and on our wellness path. Join us and share with your friends and community. Help each other rise and stay connected.

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Thank you for stopping by and I really look forward to any of you joining us for the TNH “FINISH THE YEAR STRONG” Clicking the link will take you to the sign up! Biggest hugs and well wishes for you and your journey!

xoxo Andrea

Source: https://www.thenewhollywood.org/tnh-finish...

The Practices of Yoga and Revitalizing Self Care

Hello hello, Happy AUGUST, how are you guys? I hope you’re having a wonderful summer. Are you doing anything that helps you feel REVITALIZED? You deserve it… so I hope so!

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In partnership with Chateau Sonoma Self Care we just held our first retreat together here in my hometown of Sonoma. We wanted to create a one-day retreat that would REVITALIZE YOUR SOUL and offer a summer reboot and I have to humbly say, it was every bit of that. If you don’t know Chateau Sonoma you should definitely take a cruise on line and come visit if you make your way to Northern California. My husband and I quickly fell in love with the antique french shop for so many reasons and soon became big fans of the woman behind the shop, Sarah Anderson. I had know idea when Sarah and I met we would bring some ideas together and end up with such a beautiful day sharing some of our aligned loves; yoga, meditation, Ayurvedic farm-to-table foods and living life fully— but we did it! I’m grateful for everyone who came to the retreat and shared a piece of themselves with us. It was inspiring and a wonderful way to connect with each other in this divine communal way. Sarah truly has a love for all things wellness along side her exquisite talents that celebrates the art of purposeful living and decorating. It’s been an honor and delight to partner with her and we look forward to doing more together.


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Sarah asked me some great questions on The Practices of Yoga and Revitalizing Self Care as we embarked on our retreat planning for Chateau Sonoma’s blog. It’s always a joy for me to write and share some about my journey. I hope you enjoy my interview with Sarah and Chateau Sonoma Self Care. Stay tuned for more events to come.

CS: HOW DID YOU FIRST GET INTRODUCED TO YOGA AND WHAT INTERESTS YOU MOST ABOUT THE PRACTICE?

ANDREA: I always encourage people to find the practice that works for them and that takes some mindful exploring. After living in Japan after college, I became interested in Buddhist practices. As I moved to LA, the popularity of yoga was becoming mainstream. My first class was lots of sitting and chanting and not much movement. At the time I was bored and confused as to why people would spend time doing this in a class setting, I chuckle now—I knew little about yoga or the benefits of the varying types of practices. Cut to several years later, {Click to read full interview}

More blogs are on the way gang, thank you for your continued support in all I do! I’m avidly working on some mindful Children’s stories with the hopes of getting published so that’s why I’ve been a little bit slower with publishing blogs. Biggest hugs for a happy, healthy August and a reminder your questions and comments are always welcome here.

XOXO ANDREA