Bestselling author, teacher, editor, and totally on-brand Virgo.

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Hello, I'm Amy B. Scher.

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

I’m the award-winning and bestselling author of four books (with Simon & Schuster, Sounds True, and Llewellyn), which have been translated into sixteen 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, The Rumpus, and more.

I’m most widely-known for my popular self-healing books that help people break through blocks to become their happiest, healthiest, and most expressive selves. 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. 

After surviving a decade of debilitating chronic Lyme disease, autoimmune conditions, and more, I’m thankful to have made a complete recovery and be able to use my story to help others who are struggling. I now live a full life: writing, reading, traveling, teaching … and sometimes doing absolutely nothing at all (still my greatest challenge, but I try). Through my journey, I’ve embraced 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 healthier 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 adventures and our next meals.  


Translated into 16 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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