The Great Lie

May 19, 2015

“Becky” is one of my favorite people. She’s smart, kind and a complete smart ass. She’s wicked talented. And she was my client for about six months. It’s been a couple years since I’ve worked with her. She’s in the middle of a product launch… finally getting her work out into the world. And I’m […]

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Love with Strings Attached

March 11, 2015

People are not perfect. They’re vain. Hypocritical. Annoying. Rude. They forget your birthday. They leave passive aggressive Facebook comments. They steal your handbag… My brother yells at me during sporting events, for example. (When the game is close!) The last time he did this (during the Ducks game), I left his house in tears. And […]

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You are five.

February 25, 2015

Who were you when you were five? When I was five… I loved flowers — I vividly remember the plants from my childhood – the sunflowers in my backyard, the rose bushes by the patio, the filbert orchards and the Oregon grapes with berries you couldn’t really eat. I loved to swim – that feeling […]

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The Ugly Truth About How I Met My Man (+ 10 keys to a happy love life)

February 11, 2015

I slept with my husband the day I met him. I was 18 years old. It was my first week of college. The next morning I tried to make conversation but he made his escape quickly. (He says it was because he had bad breath.) I figured I was used goods. Everyone knows that sleeping […]

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Love from my family to yours

December 24, 2013
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How to Let Go of Good so You Can Just Be You

April 2, 2013

I was about six when I watched my dad throw my mom through a glass table. It was another one of their fights. My dad was a violent drunk and my mom was a “mouthy” one (never a good combo). My little brother, Aaron, was the cute one… Highly out of control (one babysitter actually […]

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You Really Can Be Your Own Best Friend

February 20, 2013

Belonging. It’s the recognition that we fit, that we’re a part of something. That we matter. As my mom used to say, “Amy, everybody just want’s to be part of.” It’s not a luxury, it’s not self-indulgent, or frivolous. It’s a biological drive. According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, if we can’t get the drive […]

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February 17, 2012

“Words… can cast an almost hypnotic spell upon you. You easily lose yourself in them, become hypnotized into implicitly believing that when you have attached a word to something, you know what it is. The fact is: You don’t know what it is. You have only covered up the mystery with a label.” – Eckhart […]

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