Saturday, March 14, 2009

A Record of Living My Best Life

[Updated: 09/11]

Hello and welcome to my blog, Andrea's Wellness Notes, where I've been collecting tips and sharing experiences and ideas on how to live well since March 2009.

Germany was home for my first twenty years, and I've been living in the San Francisco Bay Area now just as long. As a mother of two, one son in college and the other in preschool, I currently work as a part-time college instructor. What I eat, how I exercise, and figuring out what makes and keeps me and my family happy, all play big parts in living well and living my best possible life.

I have a thirst for learning and sharing new things and post on average three times per week. If this is your first time visiting my blog, please check out some of the following posts to get a quicker feel for the overall vibe of this blog: 

Food (food is the focus of the majority of my posts)
Eating Of course, I'd like to "meet" you as well. So please leave a comment on my posts so that I can check out your blog (if you have one) as well.

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And for those who want to keep updated on the restaurant scene in San Jose, I'm the Examiner writer for San Jose restaurant news.

Thank you for checking out my blog.

Be well,



  1. Hi Andrea - what a great blog you have here...thanks for visting mine :) I can't wait to read more!


  2. Hi Andrea,

    I really like your blog... especially paying attention to the things that bring joy to life. I think many people struggle with overlooking life's beauty and focus too much on life's stressors. I can't wait to read more :)


  3. What a beautiful family photo!


  4. Hehe...when I first read that sentence about your goals, I read "physically attractive." I thought, "Hey, at least she's honest!" LOL.

  5. I just found your blog and am going to be a regular from now on. I think we have a lot in common. (Health, fitness, I have a toddler and will be turning 40 next month!)

  6. Andrea,

    I just started a blog about trying to Live My Best Life in 2011 and some web searching led me to your blog. Thanks for posting it and including us on your journey to wellness! I hope I will soon find as much success on that journey as you have. I look forward to learning more about your journey while going on my own at the same time! If you ever feel like checking me out...

  7. I love your family photo. Reminds me of my own whereas my mother is Asian and my father is American. Your blog is a real treat to read. Thank you for the inspiration and the sweet pix!

  8. What a beautiful family you have. I agree as I'm becoming more involved, that the blogging community is supportive and wonderful! Thanks for this lovely post.

  9. Hi Andrea. I just found your blog and have enjoyed reading through some of your posts, as we seem to have a lot in common. Your family is adorable! I look forward to reading more!