Hi! I’m Mandy B. Anderson and I’m the Co-Founder of Big Blue Couch™ Coaching, LLC. I’m also a Certified Life, Health, and Financial Coach, Speaker and Author. I was born with Cystic Fibrosis, and have walked the road of an Overcomer my entire life. I’m dedicated to helping others rise above their circumstances. When I’m not busy encouraging others, I can be found hanging out with my BFF’s, reading personal growth books or catching up on my favorite shows. My greatest enjoyment in life is to meet new people and have inspiring conversations – this is the best place for that to begin!
I’ve been married to the man of my dreams for over a decade, and we live in North Dakota. I’ve been a North Dakota girl my entire life, but only recently discovered a renewed appreciation of this beautiful state. We don’t have any kids, but we do have a ten pound fur-baby named Ajah B. She’s quite the princess!
You can now find the most up to date content at my new blog & podcast home at Big Blue Couch Coaching!
This website includes an archive of articles on (click on the title to see a list of articles):
- Nutrition Tips
- Devotionals for Spiritual Health
- Self-Worth, Discovery, and Lifestyle Tips
- Encouragement for Overcoming Sickness (and my personal journey of overcoming cystic fibrosis)
- Healthy Recipes
- Positive Attitude Tips
- How to Build Your Faith and Overcome Obstacles
- Best Practices for Financial Health
- And so much MORE!
Scroll down and you’ll notice on the right hand side you a list of Categories that will help you navigate specific archive articles to help encourage and equip you. As you read through these articles, I hope to inspire and encourage you along the way. Grab a cup of coffee, curl up on your sofa, and stay awhile. The path of an overcomer is an amazing journey and I’m glad to have you along for the ride!
My Top Posts
If you are new here, you might want to start with some of my most popular posts. Here are my top 10 (click on the title to see the article):
- A Voice in the Darkness: Cystic Fibrosis and Abortion
- Be Good To Your Gut: Tips For Better Digestion in Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic Illness, and Every Day Life
- Encouragement For Today
- The Balancing Act: Marrying Pills And Skills
- Back In Control: Finding Yourself After Depression and Illness
- Endure Suffering And Don’t Quit
- My 22 Days In The Hospital And How To Keep Going In The Midst of Darkness
- Remember Your First Love: Becoming An Overcomer part 1
- 7 Super Foods For Better Health
- Tolerating Revenge And Jealousy
In Sickness And In Health: Lessons Learned On The Journey From Cystic Fibrosis To Total Health is a personal growth book designed for people who struggle with the hurdles of disease and want to conquer the bondage that often keeps them trapped in a life of sickness. Discover the key to conquering the fears that haunt your mind, choices you can make to live vibrantly, and simple steps to break free for a life without limits. It’s never been easier to step into your destiny and live beyond your circumstances!
Mandy B. Anderson is the Co-Founder of Big Blue Couch™ Coaching. Born with Cystic Fibrosis, Mandy has walked the road of an Overcomer her entire life and is dedicated to helping others rise above their circumstances. She is an Author, Speaker, Certified Health Coach, and Radio Show Co-Host. Her passion for equipping and encouraging others has made her a sought after Inspirational Speaker and Coach.
The only child to her parents, she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the age of six months. Growing up with a life threatening disease shaped her with tenacity and a never-give-up attitude. She is an overcomer and a woman of bondage breaking faith.
Her lifelong goal as a child was to become a professional singer, despite having a disease that should have severely limited the very breath she needed to sing. At the age of 19, Mandy recorded her first CD titled “This Journey,” where she wrote 8 of the 9 songs. Six months later Mandy got married and she began to believe in a self-told lie that she needed “a real job” to succeed in life. Over the next six years, Mandy settled for jobs that challenged her for a year or two but never really made her feel alive. This emptiness and feeling of being stuck in life led her to the home based business industry where she and her husband, Nate, began mentoring with many industry professionals. Through this mentoring, Mandy traveled a road of reprogramming her mind and body for success, and she found a renewed vision for the dreams she had buried and denied herself for so many years.
Mandy’s life has been a roller coaster ride of walking by faith and overcoming pain. In October 2010, Mandy and Nate lost everything they owned in an apartment fire. Through the 47 days that followed, Mandy saw God provide for her and her husband in ways she never could have fathomed. Two years later, in May 2012, Mandy found herself in a battle for her life. After struggling with PTSD (a result of the fire), a devastating and unexpected miscarriage, and a bacterial infection in her lungs Mandy found herself in the hospital weighing 92 pounds with 22% lung function. During the 22 days that she was in the hospital she wondered whether God was really there for her. At the end of her stay, she discovered that yes, God indeed was there every step of the way. She has since regained her lung functions to 70% and is at a stable weight again. She’s able to run again and has recently started working out with a personal trainer with the goal of learning boxing techniques.
Mandy’s life has shaped her in such a way that she not only understands the fears and worries of those who battle with disease, but she knows firsthand the heartache and hopelessness of having absolutely nothing but the clothes on your back. She has come to understand the value of marrying “Pills with Skills” (traditional medicine with the skills of natural methods). She is a woman who has hit rock bottom and come out on the other side stronger. She’s passionate about inspiring people to live healthy and overcome their obstacles so they can live their lives by design! Mandy’s story is an incredible testimony of sickness, loss, and bondage turned into healing, freedom, and restoration.
Mandy lives in North Dakota with her husband, Nate, of 11 years and their fur-baby, Ajah B.
This is my personal blog. The information I provide is for entertainment and educational purposes only. I am not a licensed therapist or medical doctor. The information on this blog should not be used in place of seeking appropriate counseling, therapy, or medical attention. I will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.