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About Amy Dee

Amy Dee is the real thing: A real funny motivational keynote speaker with a real sense of compassion who inspires audiences to take a real hard look at themselves, their world and their very real power to change … everything.

Give Yourself a Break (from your cell phone)

Yesterday, I took a long phone-less walk in the neighborhood. Before I left my iPhone behind an internal debate raged “What if I get a business call?” or “ What if my mom or my kids need me?” to “What if I miss a good deal on eBay or great recipe on Facebook?” Surrendering the [...]

By | July 14th, 2017|Creating Happiness, Pause, Paying Attention, Reducing Stress|0 Comments

You are a Miracle

“Honey, Costco called, said they had to throw out the samples 'cause you didn’t show up.” my husband jokes for the 5327 time, and again, I wanna choke him and bury him in the backyard. Because, even a funny joke told repeatedly loses its luster, and this one was lame from the get go. The [...]

By | March 3rd, 2017|Belief, Kindness, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Just Breathe

Every day you make a multitude of choices that have the potential to create happiness. Push snooze or workout? Lend a hand or move on your way? Greasy burger or a healthy salad?  Retaliate or listen? In between impulse and action, there is a space called choice.   Your happiness horsepower lies in those commonplace [...]

By | January 8th, 2016|Creating Happiness, Power of Choice|0 Comments

Your Calling

Your calling is born with you. It is your mission. Your calling is created for you. Therefore, it demands your attention. Once recognized, its cry will be relentless. For awhile, your calling will make you feel awkward. It will whisper in your ear just before you sleep. It will be the first dream you recall [...]

By | December 7th, 2015|Creating Happiness, Your Dreams|0 Comments

Kindness: Who is Your Company to Your Customer?

At a recent speaking engagement, I found myself in need of a five copies of a one sided handout. In a rush, I ran from the event room to the hotel desk where I saw several employees standing around a copying machine in the back office, laughing and chatting with each other. When one woman [...]

By | August 4th, 2015|Kindness, Service|0 Comments

The Fairy Tale Life: My Dear, You’ve Had It All Along

Sometimes I feel crabby and impatient with my life.  In these moments, I want to fix or improve stuff quickly, so I reach out, grasping to repair or change something, anything. I snatch up magazines with covers that scream “Lose ten pounds THIS WEEK!”  and “Get organized TODAY!” or “Get more clients NOW!”  Fast, fast, [...]

By | May 12th, 2015|Gratefulness, Pause, Paying Attention|0 Comments

A Lesson from My Dog

Isla went blind this week. After being diagnosed with diabetes last October, she’s been on daily insulin and a high protein diet. Other than missing the pet pad nightly, we noticed no other significant changes until this week. This week, Isla couldn’t find food in front of her, and she tripped going up steps she once [...]

By | March 29th, 2015|Embracing Change, Gratefulness|0 Comments

It’s a Wonderful Life!

Life is awesome! This morning I let Isla, my diabetic dog outside.  She missed the pee pad (again), so I filled the bucket with water from the sink (just like that, easy peasy) and washed the floor with a lemon-scented soap.  Isla’s insulin shots are ready to give.  Lucky me, my precious little dog will live [...]

By | March 12th, 2015|Gratefulness, Paying Attention|0 Comments

Tough Times Don’t Last. But Tough People Do.

I was sixteen when my family vacationed in Cartageña, Columbia. The first evening, we strolled along the pristine beach, enjoying the brilliant sunset and roar of the ocean when we suddenly heard cries of help. A man and two women frantically screamed as waves crashed over them, and the tide dragged them further from the [...]

By | February 13th, 2015|Belief, Pause, Reframing challenges|0 Comments

The Power of the Pause

This morning I was thinking about the power of pausing. My teenager is particularly prickly at times. Small comments can easily lead to a blow up. So I am learning to pause before I speak to consider how my words (and my intonation and expression) might be interpreted. Pausing is a powerful — not only [...]

By | January 25th, 2015|Pause, Power of Choice|0 Comments