I help people break through blocks to become their happiest, healthiest, and most creative selves.

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Hello, I'm Amy B. Scher.

I write and teach on the topics of healing, human-ing, and creativity.

I’m the award-winning and bestselling author of four books, which have been translated into 20 languages. My work has been featured in The Washington Post, Cosmo, Good Morning America, CNN, National Geographic, CBS, The Los Angeles Review of Books, New York Daily News, Oprah Daily, and more.

I’m most widely-known for my memoir (This is How I Save My Life / Simon and Schuster) and my popular self-healing books (the How To Heal Yourself series). But I’m also an enthusiastic traveler who writes about how exploring our own neighborhoods and destinations around the world can help us discover who we really are. My next book, a co-authored travel guide, is forthcoming in 2024 with National Geographic. And because I don’t know when to stop, I am currently working on a debut Young Adult novel.

As a sought-after editor and marketing strategist, I have helped super cool brands—from Harley-Davidson to Thrillist and others—create quality content that pops. I also work with writers of all kinds to release blocks to help them worry less, write more, and get words out of their hearts and onto the page.

After surviving almost a decade with debilitating illness (chronic Lyme disease, autoimmune issues, and more), I’m grateful for my complete recovery—and the ability to use my story to help others. I now live a full life: writing, traveling, teaching … and sometimes doing absolutely nothing at all (which is still my greatest challenge, but I try). Through my journey, I’ve found my own version of being healed—living in a healthy body while also sometimes losing complete Zen-like perspective, bingeing on gluten, and temporarily forgetting all the important life lessons I’ve learned. Except for this: being human is so much better than being perfect.

I live with my beautiful wife and our bad cat in New York City, where we spend most of our time planning our next meals, next adventures, or watching the next episode of The Golden Girls for the thousandth time.


Translated into over 20 languages, Amy’s award-winning and bestselling books have been endorsed by notable figures such as Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray Love); Vikas Swarup (Slumdog Millionaire); and Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP, Harvard Medical School (and author of Brotherhood with Deepak Chopra).

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