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You Should Fire Your Doctor If ….

March 14, 2017

Working with clients every day, I regularly hear that people’s doctors have told them this: “You are the worst case I’ve ever seen.” Does this sound familiar to you? If so, read on. Knowing what I now know about healing, and from being a practitioner myself, I’d fire any doctor who told me that. Why? Because […]


3 Answers to the “Why Me?” Question That’ll Soothe Your Soul

January 30, 2015

Oh it’s not easy, I know. Trying to figure it all out and still keep the faith that it’ll all be okay. I went through this myself for 8+ years so I completely get it. I must have asked myself a million times that looming question: Why me? But I found the answers eventually.


Why I Don’t Have a Lyme Disease Maintenance Plan (Even Though My Doctors Told Me To)

October 17, 2014

“You need a maintenance program to keep you healthy after Lyme disease,” they said.  “You should always be on some anti-microbial support even when the Lyme is gone,” one doctor told me. “The Lyme disease could still be hiding in your cells so you need to keep it at bay,” said another. The general consensus was […]


The Body’s Code: What Do My Symptoms Mean?

March 13, 2014

Metaphors are clues from our body. They are literally our body’s language. Our body’s language is through signals (aka, symptoms). Through my own healing journey, I found there was always an emotional/energetic metaphor in my symptoms that could give me clues to my healing. Make it an adventure to figure out what your body is […]


3 Essential Lessons to Help You Overcome Healing Frustration

October 22, 2013

Ohmygod, the responsibility is too much, I know! If all these mind-body-spirit experts are right and we really do have a huge part (or are in sole charge of) our own healing…..well, that’s as overwhelming as the original problem we’re trying to release, right? And there are so many options for treatments out there that […]


SOS Tool Kit: 10 Things That Can Start To Make You Feel Better Pronto!

July 23, 2013

Are you feeling stuck? Are you lost as to where to start to get out of this uncomfy place you’re in? Then you’re in luck! I constantly get SOS emails from people who need a tool set to help them to start shifting their energy. I’ve compiled 10 of my very favorite tips for doing […]


Summer Love (Yourself) Bootcamp

June 13, 2013

Kick ass self-esteem starts with a decision that you WANT to…    Let go of people-pleasing Become an un-perfectionist and have fun Change your patterns  Stop comparing yourself to others Love yourself as you are Give your body a break! Laugh at yourself Why You Can’t Afford to NOT Love Yourself Research has indicated that […]


The Many Patterns of Healing: Retracing, Babysteps, Meltdowns and More!

May 21, 2013

This is maybe the #1 topic of client questions: Is this normal? Why did I feel better and now I’m feeling bad? Will I be like this forever?? So today, I’m sitting down to type out my thoughts for YOU. If just one person had shared this insight as I stumbled through my healing journey, […]


What I Wish I Knew Then (About Healing from Chronic Lyme Disease and more)

May 10, 2013

  Notes from the trenches When I was asked to do a book signing and talk for This Is How I Save My Life in Carmel Valley, CA, I couldn’t decide what I should say (so many options!). I finally decided it would be most helpful, along with telling a bit about my story, to […]


Healing Emotional Baggage & Stress 101

April 17, 2013

“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray What’s “emotional baggage”, anyway? The term ’emotion’ is derived from the Latin word “emovere,” which means ‘to move.” Emotions are awesome and help us feel alive, relate […]


5 Secrets of Self-Healing

February 22, 2013

Do you know self-healing is the most powerful kind of healing? It sends signals to our body that we are not helpless and that we are safe. This alone can be more healing than any medicine or treatment. Our bodies are literally built to heal themselves and when we connect with that primal ability, all […]


Lyme Disease and Other Protests: The Two Choices You Always Have

February 6, 2013

Disclaimer: I am sharing my thoughts on this topic not as a lecture, but simply as another perspective. I’ve been sick (really sick) too so this article is not an attempt to change anyone’s mind or judge how we bring awareness to an issue. It’s just my opinion in hindsight of my illness. I absolutely […]


Book signing and Indian party in Monterey, CA!

January 30, 2013

I’m so excited to be visiting Mindshop Metaphysical Books and Gifts to talk about my healing journey, most important lessons and also signing books! This is going to be so fun, you don’t want to miss it.   by


What I Know For Sure: Life After Lyme and Other Chronic Conditions

January 3, 2013

Re-posted from As my words finally make it out into the world (in print!), I sit here and reflect on all that I have learned. I wonder how I can capture it all and bottle it, so I never forget. Not even 50 years from now. The suffering I endured from Chronic Lyme disease […]


EFT Master Explains How To Heal Faster

December 13, 2012

I am re-posting an excellent article by Pankaj Gupta, an Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Master in India. I love what he has to say here and think it’s useful for anyone on a healing journey. -Amy How To Heal Faster Recently a tapper wrote to me and said that she had read somewhere that someone’s social […]


Muscle Testing: 10 Easy Questions To Crack Your Emotional Code

December 13, 2012

Muscle testing is an incredible way of getting answers from your subconscious mind. There are so many emotional energies that might be linked to our issues, and this is a tool that can help you figure them out faster. Once you know what they are, you can go to work clearing them with energy therapy […]


A Silver Lining: The Important Role of Emotional and Physical Suffering

November 13, 2012

I know, this article already is the opposite of what you want to hear, right? I’ve been through it so I totally get it. Physical and emotional illness are processes; and so is healing. Both parts of the journey, the getting sick and the getting well, are equal parts of something hugely important. Something, for […]


Healing With Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Calls

November 2, 2012

What Does “Borrowing Benefits” Mean? Gary Craig, founder of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), made an amazing discovery while working with groups. Gary found you can have resolution on your own issue while you are “tapping along” with another person on their issue.  This “benefit” seems to be common in other types of energy healing as […]


Five Tips For Self-Healing With Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

October 9, 2012

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), sometimes known as “meridian tapping” or “acupressure tapping” is one of my favorite energy therapy techniques – especially for clients to do at home. I’m all for self-healing! I personally can’t imagine where my health would be without EFT. I know there are many forms of “tapping” but I have found […]


Doctor Vs. Patient: Why You Should Win

August 25, 2012

Week after week I see clients that have become disconnected from their own intuition and heart. Sadly, so much of what makes us doubt ourselves comes from the medical professionals we reach out to for support. When I was chronically ill for 8 years, I experienced this too. Doctors who told me if I simply […]


Scientists Announce Chronic Pain Is Determined By Emotions

July 2, 2012

The Telegraph, a world renowned newspaper, recently released a fascinating article about new findings in the relationship between emotions and chronic pain. Scientists have discovered why some people don’t recover from illness or injury, while others do — their emotions! Brain scan studies showed how chronic pain emerges as a result of an emotional response […]


The Most Important Thing I Do Every Day: Energy Balancing Routine

June 28, 2012

Scientists have long known we could detect imbalances in the subtle energy field before it was apparent in the physical body. We could interpret this to mean that imbalances actually begin in the energy system. All of the tissues and organs in the body produce magnetic vibrations referred to by scientists as “biomagnetic fields.” One […]


“How Do I Know That?!” and How You Can Too: Muscle Testing

June 21, 2012

You ask and I listen! The #1 thing I get asked by clients during our work together is….how do I seem to pick up on exactly what’s going on, and why — after they’ve been trying to figure it out for sometimes many years? My clients are always surprised at how I can often sense […]


Presentation in Monterey, CA: Why Emotions Can Cause Physical Symptoms

May 9, 2012

I’m proud to be doing a presentation at the Mindshop Metaphysical Books and Gifts in Pacific Grove, CA (a few minutes from Monterey) on May 18th at 7 p.m. You’ll discover Why Emotions Can Cause Physical Symptoms … and how you can start addressing them. Being aware is the first step in not allowing your […]


Why Trying To Heal Too Fast Won’t Work (and May Actually Stall You)

May 8, 2012

Without fail, every one of my clients eventually asks me, “So, how long does this healing process take?” When you’ve been sick or dealing with a problem for a long time, you want it over with….NOW. Trust me, I get it. But, healing fast isn’t necessarily the best way to heal. I believe the deep, […]


How Being Scared To Live Too Big Can Keep You Stuck…or Sick!

May 2, 2012

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.” – Marianne Williamson This is one of the most powerful quotes I know. And, it is something that eventually gets discussed when I work with […]


Negative Emotional Patterns in Chronic Lyme Disease (and Other Chronic Conditions)

April 11, 2012

Working with so many different types of clients, I am always finding common threads in the emotional patterns I see. Because I had chronic Lyme disease and about 50% of my clients have it, I thought it might be useful to outline some of the common emotional denominators I see with this dis-ease. I also […]


How You Feel ABOUT Your Problem Can Be A Major Clue

March 13, 2012

I always have clients ask me how I’m going to figure out what emotional events from their past are ones that may be affecting them today. First off, I am constantly reminding people that what we think of as trauma and what actually traumatizes us are two different things. Often the major events in our […]


How Limiting Beliefs Could Be Keeping You Sick & Stuck

March 10, 2012

Awhile back, ago we talked about what many professionals refer to as “psychological reversals” in the form of an upside to your illness. “Psychological reversals” was a term coined by psychologist Dr. Roger Callahan who discovered Thought Field Therapy. These reversals occur when one part of us wants to change (the conscious part of us) […]


Psychological Reversals: The Upside To Your Illness

March 6, 2012

Have you tried everything to get better? Is nothing working? Do you sometimes start to get better and then suddenly have a flare or attack of your symptoms? If this is you, there is a good chance your subconscious is trying to stop you from getting over whatever your problem is. Yep, that’s right! Simply […]


Fears and Excessive Worry

February 23, 2012

  From the first day I started to work with Amy I felt more confident in my ability to resolve my own problems. She taught me Emotional Freedom Technique and other energy techniques to help myself. In my case, I have to deal with the sequels of a debilitating disease, so every thing happening to my body […]


General Life Issues

January 23, 2012

 Finding Amy and learning how to clear emotions led me on a profound path of healing I never thought I would discover! This therapy gets to the roots of all your issues, really allowing your body to heal without anything blocking it. I am eternally grateful to Amy for the help she has provided me […]