Happy No Matter What

Oct.10.2012

You Are So Not The Boss of Me

Guest post by Adriane Nichols (Note from Amy: Adriane Nichols is a current participant in my five week coaching program, Be Brazen. She is a bad-ass brazenista who happens to be freakishly down to earth and whose writing is always a joy for me to read, even irreverent emails sent after witnessing bizarre traffic infractions.) [...]

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Sep.26.2012

The Great Rejection Hoax

Early last Saturday morning I was outside with my kids when I noticed my new neighbor running by. I watched as he and his little boy ran over to the house across the street. The little boy who lives there came out to greet them and they all bounded off together. I immediately thought to [...]

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Guest post by Mindy Crary [Note: I just love this guest post by financial coach Mindy Crary, a self-described approval addict in recovery. There is so much wisdom about how our approval addiction shows up in our financial life. Good stuff!] I am a recovering approval addict.  I used to believe that I was responsible [...]

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Sep.9.2012

And the winner is…

Congratulations Heather! You won a free spot in my one of a kind five week coaching program, “Be Brazen” ($497 value)! I loved your entry and I am SO excited to have you! A huge thank you to all the amazing women who participated. I was so inspired by your tweets and your posts that [...]

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By Anna Kunnecke [Note from Amy: Anna Kunnecke is one of my favorite coaches and she also happens to be one of my very dear friends. I love everything she writes. I invited her to share some thoughts on risk. I hope you love it! Anna said she would share a gift with one person [...]

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There is a two hour window of time in my day I call the witching hour. It’s right after I get home from picking the twins up from preschool. I’m in the kitchen getting ready for dinner. All three of my kids – my four- year-olds and my two-year-old — are there at my feet [...]

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Hi. My name is Amy and I am addicted to approval. I have been in recovery for about three years. But once an addict, always an addict as they say. I didn’t always think of myself as an approval addict. I lived most of my life in denial. I was the golden child. In high [...]

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I buy a lot of books. A lot. I download them. I get them in audio. I frequent the bookstore. Martha Beck jokes that if the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) were to classify my little habit as an officially recognized disorder, it would be called… Delusional Literary Purchase Syndrome “The conviction [...]

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Jun.14.2012

How to Ask for What You Want

Do you ask for what you want or do you resent what you didn’t get because you didn’t ask for it? – Powerful Questions Once when I was a younger I was spending the night with a couple of friends when we decided we wanted to go to a party a few blocks away. It [...]

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May.16.2012

Why You Must Be Dangerous

Lately the only way to get my son to sleep at night is to make sure he’s armed with a flashlight, a sword and his “monster spray.” But adults have monsters too. The concept of rejection is one of those adult kinds of monsters. I have a client, for example, who is terrified of being [...]

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