My intention

A funny thing about stating your intention is first figuring out what that is. I have started so many tasks – be it at work, at home, or even making a life change – without really defining what my intention is. My success rate when this happens is generally, I don’t know, 2 percent. If we don’t know what the purpose or goal is in what we decide to do with our time, how do we know when we have accomplished our mission? Or how do we really know where to start?

My intention with this site is to have a conversation about how we can escape the pressures that ourselves and others put on us to be someone who we are really not comfortable being; who we were not meant to be. Others may try to put us in a box, but it’s really ourselves who takes out the packing tape, seals the top and sides, and smacks a “do not open” sticker on top.

I have opened my box, peeled back my sticker, and started a whole whirlwind of trouble! But as the dust settles, I find I can see so much more clearly. And do you know what is funny? I have spent so long trying to be the person that I thought others wanted me to be that I didn’t realize I was already the person who I was inside. You can’t hide who you are. Just ask my sister – she knew I was “weird” and a bit unconventional all the time I thought I was nodding politely and saying all the right things. The difference is that now I can own who I am, be who and what I want to be, and jump out of my box like a stripper in a birthday cake. Because the truth is that everyone else wants to break free as well, and the ones that are giving you a hard time are the ones that are having a hard time themselves.

So this is my goal. I have my beliefs but I can’t say for sure if we have this one life, or a million and one lives, but while we are here we need to be true to who we are. I want people to wake up from bad relationships, stick up for themselves, and be authentically honest about where they are, and where they are going. We all have the power to give someone else permission to treat us badly, and we all have the power to make them stop. My intention is simply to help you see that.

About a year ago I started writing a book about pulling myself from a depressed state without the help of medication (disclaimer – I am NOT saying people with a true imbalance or having psychological trouble should not be on medication. I’m simply saying it wasn’t for me), and how modalities such as acupressure and Reiki have saved me. I will share some of that on this site, in the hopes to help the conversation to begin.

Thank you for reading.


Something I have realized about myself while writing about my journey: I love metaphors. I’m stuck in a well (of sadness), I put myself into a box (of where I fit in society); I’m sure it will go on. I am also a little sarcastic and I am a great lover of all things punny. I’m not sorry – it’s who I am 🙂


  1. Yay, Amy!!!! I am so excited to keep up with this AND to read your book when it comes out!!!! You rock. I can’t wait to read about your journey and enter this conversation with you 🙂

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