The Yoga of Doing Hard Shit

December 17, 2014

I just got back from a yoga retreat where I did some of the hardest yoga of my life. Sure reverse triangle is a challenging pose… But Kundalini Yoga is a whole different kind of hard. It’s the oldest kind of yoga. The idea is to get energy lying around the base of your spine […]

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How Amy Got Her Groove Back

November 19, 2014

A few weeks ago I disclosed something that a lot of life coaches don’t admit… Depression. Some people say this “label” is unhelpful. I actually disagree. Call it what you want, telling the truth about how I was feeling instead of denying it or hiding it helped me to figure out what I needed to […]

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13 Things to Try When You’re Depressed (HINT: It’s NOT Gratitude)

October 29, 2014

Lately I’ve been sad for no reason. Sometimes so sad I don’t even want to move. My kids are healthy and happy. My husband loves me. Business is thriving. It’s easy to feel like a fraud when you’re a life coach who gets depressed. What with all the perky proclamations of gratitude, blissed out yoginis […]

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Why Sensitive Women Can be Bitchy

August 20, 2014

Guest Post by Mely Brown Hokey Wolf was a White German Shepherd x Siberian Husky. My mate, my soul friend, my nemesis and shadow self, all rolled into one. When he was a tiny pup, he was in a van looking down at a fully-grown German Shepherd, growling and barking. I lifted him onto the […]

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5 Steps to Find Joy When Things Really Suck

September 4, 2013

This is Joy. She’s my third child. My buy 2 get one free baby. True to her name, she’s pretty joyful. She loves to sing, dance and giggle. She’s also a little tyrant. That girl is bossy (and sometimes violent). She’s little but still manages to bully her big brother and sister. When she’s not […]

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An Open Letter to the NE Portland Tire Slasher

August 21, 2013

Dear NE Portland Tire Slasher, You have been busy slashing tires in my neighborhood since May. Hundreds of tires, 50 to 60 a week. Last week you got my neighbor’s Subaru. Those are pretty impressive numbers. I hear you use a contraption that leaves holes that people don’t notice right away. Clever. Slashing all those […]

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Pissed off? Who’s Really Making You So Unhappy? (Hint: It’s not what you think)

January 9, 2013

[Note from Amy: I hope you enjoy a guest post by Master Coach Lin Eleoff. She is a very funny lady and a pretty wicked-talented illustrator (see her original art work below). And she happens to know a few things about a few things. So read her wisdom below and make sure to check out […]

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The Rules

September 27, 2011

In our culture, we have unspoken “rules” when it comes to emotions… It’s okay to cry in public as long as you’re at a funeral (but not too loudly). It’s fine to be sad as long as you’ve suffered some obvious and appropriate loss (but get it together already will you?!) Crying at weddings is […]

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