Amy believes that stories heal. She is constantly evolving to become her authentic self and follow her life's purpose in all she does. She is most proud of her determination to not shy away from pain and the things that are hard, but instead live a messy honest life where she uses her pain to help others. In a recent Tarot card reading, Amy was told that she will be hated by some due to her light that shines peace and joy. And for the first time in 43 years, she is okay with that.
Amy is writing her first memoir and cohosting the podcast, "The Unqualified Therapists." Her focus in both projects is to use a creative outlet to stop the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Amy has been teaching public school for 20 years, mom of Lily Grace for 12 years and Avery Duke for 5 years. She was married to her best friend and love of her life for nearly 17 years. Widowed by the cruel fate of mental illness, she is a solo mom doing her very best to raise her children in a way that honors their father. Amy has been lucky enough to find that 'big love" for a second time in her Chapter Two and is enjoying the beauty and ease that comes from love later in life.
Coffee first thing in the morning, wine or whiskey at night, and tattoos make her smile. She loves teaching Buti Yoga and holding space for others to feel comfortable in their skin now.
“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” Brene Brown