Why is it Hard to Receive?

Why is it so hard to receive? This is a question I’ve often asked myself, particularly in my younger mothering years. I found it almost impossible to accept the help of others. My suck-it-up muscle very well toned, the martyr narrative would say “Amanda, you need to do it all. Don’t let anyone see you [...]

Let’s Laugh Together

From we are babies, connection is a primal desire. Although we can survive without it, its nearly impossible to have healthy psychological development without it. Lacking connection, we deprive ourselves of the rich emotions of happiness, feeling witnessed and understood, and a sense of I’m not alone in this world. I’ve observed that when I [...]

Jungle Journal: When the Inside and the Outside Don’t Match

I am trying really hard to honour my adjustment period being home only a few days from a HUGE 4 month journey in Costa Rica (more to come as I unpack all the feels) but wanted to share a journal I wrote a couple of weeks before leaving.  With all the emotions that arise during [...]

Why Not Take a Walking Meditation?

You Can Meditate with Your Eyes Open. Seriously, You Can. It's no secret that there are many health benefits, physical and emotional, that you gain from meditation. But, just like getting to the gym, that doesn't make it any easier to find the time to do the practice. Right?!  WRONG!!! With Spring around the corner, [...]

Episode #38 // Holiday Reboot: Stress-Less Guided Visualization Exercise

The holidays can be filled with contradiction; joy and overwhelm, abundance and clutter, love and frustration, harmony and reactivity, peace and resentment. Although we may not realize, we have a choice to choose nourishing feelings and reactions over those that leave us feeling stressed out. One of the best ways I know to increase the [...]

Episode #37 // Gifting Experiences (Instead of Stuff) with Sandra Muir

Sandra Muir has been gifting experiences for years. She began this tradition when she realized that her 11 nieces and nephews enjoyed activity gifts much more than toys. In fact, she loved this so much she founded a company that helped adults do just this for the kids and teens in their lives. With the [...]

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Episode #36 // Entertain Like a Caterer (Without Stress!) 10 Hacks from Chef, Dana Shortt

Dana Shortt has been a foodie all her life. She is an award-winning entrepreneur, a professionally trained chef, owner of her own gourmet food shop and one of the warmest, most passionate and driven people I know. I am proud to call her my friend and excited to share with you her top 10 tips [...]

Breaking Up With Busy // Reclaim Your Vibrant Life By Trading Busy for Full

Taking down the unspoken culprit that’s sucking the joy, vibrancy and health out of our lives: excessive busyness — and how we can instead trade busy for full (https://bestselfmedia.com/breaking-up-with-busy) (Listen at https://bestselfmedia.com/podcast/podcast-amanda-weber-busy) I’m always open to chatting about busy; it seems everyone else is, too. Is epidemic too strong a word to describe the extent [...]

Episode #35 // Do You Exercise Self Compassion?

Welcome to The Full Life! I’ve been on the horn lately about getting good at Self Compassion. For many, it’s the soft side of a more critical conversation we have with ourselves when we don’t measure up. “Good heavens, don’t be kind to yourself! You’ll never do better!” is more the norm. There is loads [...]

Episode #34// The Full Life Reboot: A Self Compassion Break

This week on our REBOOT episode (those short ones aimed at giving us a few minutes of “guided” stillness) we’re exploring a Self Compassion Break. This particular one is based on the work of Kristen Neff. She is, in my eyes, a self compassion Guru (check out her TedTalk for more on this subject https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvtZBUSplr4) [...]