Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume IVREMARKABLE WOMEN - These stories are meant to inspire and encourage women to realize their true potential.
Since personally experiencing the mind-transforming and life-changing benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation, Andrea Banke has become a Mindfulness and Meditation Coach who loves sharing the gifts of the practice with others.
In 2006, Andrea received an Associate of Applied Science with Therapeutic Massage Honors from the College of DuPage, and a certificate of completion in a comprehensive 770 hour program in Massage Therapy from the Wellness & Massage Training Institute. Andrea is a licensed and board certified massage therapist with 10 years of experience in the health and wellness industry.
Andrea has completed numerous continuing education courses including certifications in meditation and stress management, and is passionate about the mind-body connection and its significant impact on our health. She enjoys helping others to achieve their health and wellness goals by addressing all aspects of good health. Andrea believes in the importance of life-long learning, and looks forward to continuing to learn, grow, and share with others.
Mother to two teenagers and two rescue dogs, Andrea enjoys digging in the dirt and growing things, meditation, reading, crafting, yoga, movies, laughing, and bacon.
Re-Collecting My Marbles: My Journey with Losing My Marbles, Re-collecting Them, and Healing
When things become so difficult that you feel you’ve lost your way, who you are, and all that makes sense – how do we cope, survive, and heal? This is the story of one woman’s experience in learning how to lean in to difficult circumstances and emotions and utilize self-compassion to heal. The goal is not to no longer lose your marbles or fall down. It is to learn to be OK with falling down, to keep standing back up and re-collecting those marbles, and to love yourself through it all.