CLIENT REQUIREMENTS

If you want to work with me, that means you are:

Curious: You are thoughtful. You have questions about yourself, your life path, and the world around you. You are not turned on by superficial, surface-level conversation; you like to go deeper.

Conscious: You are self-aware. You see yourself as a constant, ever-evolving work in progress. You enjoy thinking and talking about ideas and various ways of being. You might describe yourself as “spiritual” or simply “open”.

Creative: You like to engage with the world around you. You believe life is an interactive, participatory experience. You see yourself as being of value and having a unique purpose.

Committed: You are a woman or man of your word. When you commit to something, you see it through.

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 Arguably the biggest shift one can make relationship-wise is to stop seeing heartache or heartbreak as pure loss. Does it hurt? Of course. Do we hate it? Typically. Can it still be profoundly helpful? HELL YES. You will be forced to root into new stories and beliefs about yourself. You'll have to revise your priorities and chart a new course. You'll need to face and be with yourself (something many of us use relationships to avoid) in a deeply intimate, uncomfortable, but important new way. My biggest breakthroughs and major life changes have always come on the other side of being absolutely railroaded and screwed in some capacity. I didn't ask for the hurt, but I got heaps of it. And while gratitude and learning might be a lot to reach for right away, eventually seeing how that loss or pain paved the way for new greatness is fucking magical. I don't know how else to describe it. It's up to you. You get to choose. All bad? Or is something potentially positive going to come out of the wreckage? Choose the latter. It usually feels better. Just sayin'. #nomudnolotus #youknowthis #yes   Waaaaay too real/inappropriate/ridiculous to not share.  Shout out to anyone else who has a pretty INTENSE relationship with their emotional side...just know you're in good company! #allthefeels  I've always had a flare for the over-dramatic. In relationships of yester-year I used to pick fights, stir up unnecessary drama, find little ways to pick and poke and prod my partner to get a reaction. It was UGLY. And UNFAIR. And I was totally blind to it. Then a really wonderful guy called me on it. A lot. And told me he loved me but wasn't willing to put up with my BS if I wasn't willing to work on it. So I got into therapy ( for good therapy) and started reeeeeally looking at myself. Noticing my habits, my patterns, my cues, examining why I liked being a bitch sometimes to the people I love the most. Taking ownership instead of passing the buck, or letting it continue to play out. That relationship ultimately ended but it was MASSIVELY healing for me. It forced me to look at the most confused, backwards, ugly parts of myself and rewire that shit. Now I cant believe there were moments where I would purposefully push another's buttons just to get a rise out of him and maybe guarantee some extra (albeit unhealthy) attention. I used to get embarrassed about those habits, but now I feel like a boss for working through it and saying YES to awareness and growth. Because noticing what you're doing that's getting in the way of the life you want, and the things you want, and the person you want to be, is HARD but SO IMPORTANT. And relationships are one area that will really shine a flashlight on all of your flaws and insecurities, so don't ignore what comes up for you. If you catch yourself (or you're lucky enough to have someone else lovingly catch you) playing into bad habits, get curious. Don't condemn yourself, or continue the cycle. But notice. And start working on it, either on your own or with a trusted professional. This is how change happens. This is how good stuff gets going. And old, stupid, tired BS gets kicked to the curb. I promise you--it's worth it.  TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH . Happy Friday, you lovely weirdos.  We might love the black and white idea of choices breaking up into neat 'n clean little piles of HELL YES's and HELL NO's...but life is anything but black and white--have you noticed? If I only said yes to the stuff I felt 100%, HELL YES on-board with in my life (whether it be in love, in business, in what to eat for dinner some nights), I'd be a fucking sitting duck. I'd be twiddling my thumbs instead of making the necessary decisions and moving forward even though I wasn't completely sure. Sometimes a HELL MAYBE needs to be enough. Sometimes just feeling a slight tug to move in a new direction, or the tiniest inkling that you should maaaaybe give that thing/person/experience a try....sometimes that's all that you're gonna get. And it's ok to not be sure, and choose anyway. It's fine to remember that you're allowed to roll the dice, you're allowed to take the risk, you're allowed to change your mind, to make mistakes and recover and reroute. That is LIFE. Investing in the small-minded principle that there are designated goods and bads, rights and wrongs, hell yes's and no's--that's a tough spot to be in babe. I don't find that life shows up in that way for most of us. So if you've been waiting for a lightning bolt of HELL YES to come crashing through the clouds so you can finally give yourself permission to make that decision and move forward, keep waiting. But if you just need some permission to move forward anyway, without being 100% sure, it's yours. Consider this your sign. Hell maybe, indeed.  My mother hates that I curse on camera. HATES IT. She's one of my biggest fans but she'll always plead, "Amy, do you HAVE to swear so much?!"  My response? Fuck no, but I'm going to anyway! (Ok but I would never actually say that to my mom cause UM ARE YOU CRAZY. ) But I have to live my life, and make decisions, and do what's good and right for me, and it is not my job (nor is it yours) to tiptoe around trying to make anyone, even those closest to me, feel good/relaxed/comfy-cozy with my choices. If there is something you must do because it calls to you, or it makes your heart sing in some weird way, and you can't ignore the call anymore, please--get on with it already. Don't worry about it making sense to anyone else. It's ok to be/act/look/feel differently than other people. It's a given. And to whitewash yourself or hold back because you're worried about it being okay with everyone is really exhausting, and a complete slap in the face to the person you are becoming. You have to decide what works for you. You have to choose things, people, identities, and clothes that really resonate with you, and own that it's not your job to get anyone but you on board with the shape your life is taking. Not. Your. Job. This is seldom easy but often necessary. Trust that the ones who truly love you will find a way to preserve your relationship and make it work. Thankfully, my mom did. F-bombs and all. #imlucky #lovemymom #sorryforsayingfuckallthetime ❤️  TONIGHT TONIGHT TONIGHT. I'll be going live right here on IG to talk through all the weird, wacky feelings that often come up as a result of Valentine's Day. Then I'm answering all of the questions. And by "all" I mean "most" slash "the really good ones".  So bring your BEST Q's and an open heart tonight at 5:30 pm PST / 8:30 pm EST. I'm sooooo exciiiiited!!! ❤️  I get pissed off at the vast amount of internet propaganda pushing everyone to quit their jobs and live their dreams. Internet culture and stupidly simplistic advice like "LIVE YOUR PASSION! JUST DO IT! SWOOSH!!" has bullied so many into feeling like they're cowardly, weak, sell-outs for sticking to a 9-to-5 or maintaining a hobby or passion without turning it into a profitable existence. My passion and hobby became my profitable existence and of course - it's really fucking cool, but everyday ain't magical sunshine daisies and rainbows. There are moments and days where I genuinely miss waiting tables or working an espresso bar. For various reasons. I witness so many wonderful, smart people creating PAIN for themselves because they feel like they should be out there living some other life that's much more exciting or adventurous or daring or bold than the one they currently have. And there is time for that, beautiful, but do not forsake the life you are living now for a fantasy of what "should be". What should be is right in front of you. Your current reality is what should be - so you can either make peace with it or use it as rocket fuel to propel you to what's next. It's okay to want more for yourself, but not at the cost of diminishing or despising what you already have. And you aren't a loser for wanting health insurance, stability, or a 401k. I don't care what any wanderlusting, wildly successful digital nomad says on HuffPo. You're perfectly fine and okay where you are. Breathe into that one. We all need to hear it (and really believe it) a little more often.  Remember my "1 Word for 2017" video? Today I'm completely living into mine: CHERISH. I'm making this year about doing things and feeling things and appreciating things completely for however long I get to have them in my experience. Tonight I decided to buy some flowers inspired by a bouquet my beautiful soul friend @mbakerwellness shared online (ps. she's amazing). I might normally shrug off this kind of purchase, labeling it "impractical" or "unnecessary". But damn, I'm cherishing the shit out of this arrangement right now. And now I get to go cherish some dinner, and then cherish an at-home pedicure, followed by catching some seriously cherished Zzz's. Big or small, we deserve to have and do and feel nice things.  What's something you can take a moment to cherish from today?  Even the things you think make you ugly are precious treasures. And treasure ain't ugly. #ownit #loveit #hellyes #happysunday   Growing and evolving and learning and becoming and all of that...it's never over, is it? This is great news and sometimes annoying news, which is why I just put up a video (on my YouTubes) talking about how we don't always have to WORK SO HARD at this stuff. Sometimes we just wake up and realize we're totally different than we were 6 months ago or 4 years ago or hell, last week! You're changing and becoming all the time. So you can relax. Take it easy. It's totally cool to take a break from the dance floor.  ps. If you'd like to hear more and find out where I'm traveling to next in the #amygoeswest saga, head to my channel and watch the latest vid!  Stop hiding. Stop lying. Stop pretending something works for you when it doesn't. Stop acting like you don't want it. Stop talking shit about it. Stop ignoring your instincts, impulses, and desires. Stop faking it. Stop turning it down. Stop saying "no" when you want to say "yes". Stop shielding yourself. Stop quieting your inner wisdom. Stop acting like it's good enough if it's not.✋ Love wants to find you, but you need to help it out sometimes sweetheart. Come out of your hiding place and watch what happens.❤️  It's called standards, people.  Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas Eve, fam!!  Xoxo
 

CONTACT

Time to be totally upfront and honest. When it comes to contact, you need to know that I love getting emails from you. LOVE IT.

 

I am obsessed with learning about you, your story, your triumphs, your struggles, hearing how my videos and blog posts have altered your world over the years. Your e-letters and outpourings of appreciation mean more to me than I can possibly describe. With that said…

Even though I read through (and deeply appreciate!) every email you send, due to the volume of messages I receive on a daily basis I cannot respond to everything. And to be completely upfront and honest, I do not offer advice via email.

 

I have found that far too much can be misinterpreted through the written word, and I would have to know so much more about you and your situation before I could possibly extend guidance. The last thing I want is to offer you some stock, boxed wisdom that sends you in the wrong direction.

 

Now that that’s out of the way – if you have questions about working with me, a burning video request, or want to share something personal that’s intended for my eyes only, you can email me at amy@amyyoungcoaching.com. I will always respond when I can!

 

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