Happy No Matter What


The Live Brazen Manifesto

This is a public statement of what I stand for as the proud new mama of Live Brazen . . . I dedicate this manifesto to the change makers (you know who you are). I will give myself permission to be who I am even if I secretly wish I were “cooler.” I will let [...]


I remodeled a house once. Yep me, the “general contractor.” I got the hair-brained idea to buy the rickety bungalow next door, take it down to the studs (I didn’t know what that meant either) and start fresh. I had no clue what I was getting myself into. I had to find a team of [...]


You Really Can Be Your Own Best Friend

Belonging. It’s the recognition that we fit, that we’re a part of something. That we matter. As my mom used to say, “Amy, everybody just want’s to be part of.” It’s not a luxury, it’s not self-indulgent, or frivolous. It’s a biological drive. According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, if we can’t get the drive [...]


[Interview] are you a happy-preneur?

For those of you who missed the memo, I started an interview series! I get to talk to people who inspire me and share them with you. So on this Valentines Day I can’t think of a better person to share because Heather Laughter is ALL LOVE . She helps women go from solopreneur to HAPPY-preneur. [...]

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[Note from Amy: Nancy was one of the earliest members of "Be Brazen," my five week coaching program which is now available as a home study here. Since I love case studies (since it's so much better hearing about coaching programs from the actual participants, right?!) I was excited to share her experience here.] I [...]


The Anatomy of a “Good” Goal

I know it’s not very sexy but I love goals. Yes goals. People ask me how I get it all done. They assume I’m extremely organized. In reality I’m pretty ADD. On top of that, I have 3 small children at home and I only work part time. But the truth is I do get [...]


How to Be True to Yourself

Guest Post by Theresa Trosky Robbins About 5 months ago, my husband and I decided to end our marriage. Actually it was more my decision than his. I had come to the realization that what I had wasn’t what I wanted nor had it been for a long time. But I was too scared to [...]


“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 [...]


The Real Truth About “Too Busy”

Guest post by Jill Farmer You might classify my prim neighbor slipping on cat vomit in my dining room, our laptop’s violent explosion caused by a build up of unread e-mails, and dropping my daughter off at camp two weeks before counselors arrived, as a series of unrelated (albeit unfortunate) events. But they were all [...]

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Vulnerability. If you look it up in the dictionary, the definition isn’t pleasant: \ vul•ner•a•ble: capable of being physically or emotionally wounded or being open to attack or damage. \ Ouch. Well, I disagree with the dictionary. Granted, there is a kind of vulnerable that is truly dangerous. It involves walking alone down a dark [...]