Reacting versus Responding

March 8, 2019

The other day as I was driving home, I noticed an urgent craving for chocolate covered malt balls. The feeling came quickly and seemingly out of nowhere. Full disclosure, I’ve been eating a lot of maltballs over the past two weeks. Even though my face breaks out, even though it messes up my sleep. I […]

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How to be a Winner

March 2, 2017

Last week I beat a really good tennis player. In straight sets. 6-2, 6-2. If you don’t know tennis, I pretty much kicked her butt. “Wow, my back was really bothering me today.” This is all she had to say after the match. I lost to her a few months ago so I’m pretty sure […]

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Saint Ron: Why the Truth Hurts (If You Let It)

January 27, 2017

“You should be canonized for putting up with her all these years.” This was a comment made about me to my husband. The same person I blocked to escape his poisonous text messages found a way to get to me through my husband. I won’t lie. When I heard that he said this about me […]

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5 Survival Tips When You #$%^& Up

January 20, 2017

I was recently invited to play on a bad-ass women’s tennis team. Wanting to make a good impression, I volunteered right away to practice doubles with a group of women. Got a babysitter and everything. On the night of practice, I got to the tennis club ten minutes early. Nobody there… “Strange,” I thought as […]

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[guest post] Why You Should Just Eat the Damn Cookie

June 29, 2016

[Note from Amy: Hope you enjoy this is a guest post by Barb Spanjers. I love her take on why bonafide grown-ups STILL don’t know how to feed themselves!] Are you as tired of these kinds of headlines as I am? Eat This! Not That! 5 Foods Never to Eat! If You Eat That Oreo, […]

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The Surprising Reason Why You Should Get Happy About Being Jealous

October 5, 2015

Perky. Is the only way to describe the Master Coach on the other end of the phone. And happy. I remember she was talking about “Fun Fridays” during a coach training calls six years ago. “I take Fridays off to have lunch with friends, get a massage, whatever feels fun to me,” she was explaining […]

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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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82 Days: The Vulnerable Truth About Me

January 22, 2014

“Seek discomfort when it’s in honor of your dreams. Stop tolerating mediocrity to avoid doing what’s hard or scary.” Seek discomfort. Seek discomfort. Seek discomfort. It’s my core message. Which is why I have a confession. This just isn’t going to come out right. But as a mom of three, all under the age of […]

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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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Want Abundance? How To Feel Worthy of it First

November 21, 2012

“I’m not good enough. I don’t have what it takes. I’m a fraud…” We all seem to be singing the same tune. If you boil it down, here is what we tell ourselves: “I am not enough.” We use our “flaws,” or “mistakes” as evidence to prove it true. Scarcity Thinking This is scarcity thinking […]

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