About Amy

“Amy Scher is a brave warrior and a wonderful writer.”
–ELIZABETH GILBERT, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Big Magic

AMY B. SCHER is the bestselling and award-winning author of four books about human’ing and healing, which have been translated into 20 languages and endorsed by notable authors such as Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray Love); Vikas Swarup (Slumdog Millionaire); and Sanjiv Chopra, MD, Harvard Medical School and (Brotherhood with Deepak Chopra).

With over a decade’s experience in marketing and publishing (Harley-Davidson, State Farm, Scripps Howard News, Thrillist)—Amy has created a diverse career by seamlessly combining her skills in multiple mediums. She writes and teaches on the topics of healing, human-ing, writing, and creativity. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Thrillist, CBS, CNN, Los Angeles Review of Books, New York Daily News, Good Morning America, National Geographic, Cosmo, Oprah Daily, and more.

Amy’s groundbreaking work in mind-body healing is internationally recognized and endorsed by prominent physicians and used in medical organizations and programs nationwide. Through her books, classes, and programs, she’s helped thousands of people become their happiest and healthiest selves. Often lovingly referred to as an accidental guru and the symptom whisperer, Amy has a unique and intuitive ability to help people decode their body’s messages to discover and release the blocks standing in their way. She’s formally trained in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Eden Energy Medicine, HeartMath, and more; but the majority of her work is based on her self-created method and signature techniques in her popular books.

Amy has presented at New York Presbyterian Hospital, The New School, The Open Center in New York, 1440 Multiversity, and more. She’s proud to serve on the associate board for Literacy Partners and be a mentor for teen girls through the Girls Write Now program.

In addition to her own work, Amy coaches writers and and has worked with super cool brands to help them create content that resonate with audiences in a meaningful and authentic way. 

She lives with her beautiful wife and their bad cat in New York City, where they spend most of their time planning their next meals, next adventures, or watching the next episode of The Golden Girls for the thousandth time.

Most importantly, Amy lives by her self-created motto: When life kicks your ass, kick-back.

Amy can be found online at amybscher.com and on FaceBook and Instagram.

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About Amy FAQs

I always wanted to be a writer! Well, after I wanted to be a veterinarian (which would have been a terrible job for me because I would have taken every animal home). I never really knew though what I would write about. I wrote poetry when I was younger, then wrote for a newspaper in my early 20s, and finally went into marketing (and wrote lots of cool copy for Harley-Davidson where I was a marketing director). It wasn’t until in my mid 20s that I started writing about health; which led me to eventually publish four books on the topic. But since I’ve recovered fully over a decade ago, I’ve written and shared about all kinds of things including about travel, relationships, and more.
Anywhere and everywhere. I love my office where everything is super strategically organized (hello Virgo tendencies). But I also love to work outside, in coffee shops, and anywhere in New York City, where I live. Most of all though, I love to work in hotels. Also, I just love hotels.

I used to read only self-help books. Then I would read only memoirs. Now, I read almost exclusively fiction. So while what I like is always changing, here are some recents I’ve loved (or re-read so re-love):

  • Anything and Everything Joan Didion
  • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
  • Nothing To See Here by Kevin Wilson
  • Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
  • One For The Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
  • High Achiever by Tiffany Jenkins
  • The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony
  • Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Travel Light Move Fast back by Alexandra Fuller

I admit I’m not a huge podcast person but there’s a few I’ve been totally hooked on:

  • Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic podcast
  • The Thing About Pam
  • The Shrink Next Door
  • Serial (first season)
  • Emma Gannon’s Ctrl Alt Delete
  • Zibby Owens’s Moms Don’t Have Time To Read Books

It takes as long as I have. If I have six months, I do it in that time. If my publisher gives me a year? Well, then I’m still working up until midnight on my deadline date. I don’t like to procrastinate but deadlines definitely motivate me.

I love hanging out with my wife and family. I love relaxing. You won’t meet anyone else who can stay home as long as me without any need to leave the house (just give me a pile of books and lots of snacks … preferably pretzels). On the flipside, I also love to travel. I have intense wanderlust and I follow it every chance I get. I’m also a serious foodie. My wife and I have conquered most of the dumplings in New York. I love to work and can be a workaholic if I don’t keep myself in check. My major obsession in life though is my three nephews and a niece. They are all perfect and can do no wrong.

If you ask my wife this, she’ll say I’m afraid of being stuck in a museum too long (but don’t judge me, I got it from my mom). Next to that, I’d say I’m most afraid of losing people I love. I am also afraid of monkeys after living in India. They are so cute, but I don’t like them anywhere near me.

To lighten the f*ck up, simplify take myself less seriously (it’s ok to aim for mediocrity sometimes), that nobody cares and that’s okay, and that it won’t kill me to eat the chocolate cake.

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