Dear sisters: please stop shaming yourselves for loving sex, creativity

Prelude: I wrote this piece for Elephant Journal but later decided it belonged on my website. As regular readers know, I rarely share content of this type. So, it will not surprise me if the letter below ruffles some feathers. However, I feel it is important we each speak our truth — no matter h Read More →

The Power of Empathy

There’s an age old conception which implies that every person in this world is connected to each other. It got to a point where scientists and mathematicians set out to prove such a link which resulted to what’s known today as the ‘six degrees of separation’ theory. This idea is now widel Read More →

5 Ways To “Re-Spark” Creativity And Start Loving Your Life

“Depression begins where creativity leaves off.” I mouthed this phrase to myself as I walked through the apartment — not 15 minutes ago. Perhaps it’s due to the solar eclipse, or perhaps it’s because I’ve literally frazzled my nerves these past few months with stress that this monumenta Read More →

Stop Viewing People Like They Are ‘Things’. Do This Instead {Poetry}

Hey, lovelies. Recently, I was watching a video of an extraordinary 12-year-old belting out a Sia song on stage and was absolutely blown away by her talent. At the same time, I took notice or her beautiful dress, the confidence she portrayed when singing in front thousands of people, and felt inspi Read More →

Why You Should Create A Vision Board (And How To Get Started!)

I remember being introduced to the concept of ‘vision boards’ when I was in the 9th grade. My psychology teacher, Mrs. Robinson, had our class watch The Secret which essentially explains the largely misunderstood “Law of Attraction.” She later gave the assignment to create a vision board. I Read More →

A Walk With Spirit In The Rice Paddies of Ubud, Bali

Spirit woke me up to go on a walk this afternoon. After getting my work online done sooner than expected, there was little to do except meditate – and fall asleep for an after-lunch nap. (Yes, I’m one of those people) When I came out of the sleepy dream daze, the sun was just beginning to s Read More →

An Open Letter To Any Woman Who Has Ever Hated Her Body

Note: I recently gave a talk at South Dakota’s FIRST annual yoga conference on the topic of self-acceptance and healing your relationship with food. Rarely have I opened up about my past, but when I did at this event, I was approached by several women who could identify with everything I had gone Read More →

20 Points Of Pain In The Body And The Correlating Emotions That Cause Them

From a Western medicine perspective, you - the soul or spirit that inhabits your physical form - are comprised of organs, flesh, blood, lymph fluid, bones, and more - basically a bunch of cells. However, nothing could be further from the truth. When one begins to study quantum physics, it beco Read More →

5 Benefits I Experienced Shortly After Adopting A Plant-Based Diet

The first time I tried to make a healthy green soup, it didn’t turn out well. In fact, the first two weeks of my ‘vegan adventure’ were a huge mess. Granted, I was fifteen and adamant that everything I tossed into the blender or chopped up and threw into a pan on the stove would miraculousl Read More →

How To Deal With Other Peoples’ Anger

Anger is, without a doubt, one of the harshest, unhealthiest, and most painful emotions there is on this planet. It is literally the absence of Source/God, and, in turn, is an emotional thought form of decay and pain which contributes - and attracts - the same if we focus and internalize it too long Read More →

Where In The World Is Amanda??

Hey beautiful friend, As you may have noticed, there are no events planned for the near future! Why is this?  Well, I am at a point in my life right now where I am focusing a lot on traveling (which I blog about on www.SeraphicJourney.com), writing, and finishing school. A lot is changing in Read More →

15 Self-Help Books That Changed My Life [Recommendations]

Until we have the opportunity to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, it can be very difficult to glimpse life through a different lens and see our own creation experience in an objective way. Fresh perspective, in my opinion, is probably the greatest gift in the world. Why? Because until we ta Read More →