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 [...]

Jungle Journals: Transcending Your Busy Mind

This can viewed in video format on YouTube & it originally appeared in Best Self Magazine (Nov 2018) I woke this morning while it was still dark, 5:02am Friday, October 12 lit brightly on my iPhone screen. My first thought is whether or not the shelter is open. We’re in the thick of rainy season here in [...]

Jungle Journals: We Always Have a Choice

Today I share how the power of choice is always available to us and yet how easy it is, even for those like me who teach this concept, to be triggered by old thought patterns and limiting beliefs. Let me set the stage for this Jungle Journal... Woke to the early morning sites and sounds [...]

Beyond The Label: Improving Mental Health with Naturopathic Medicine (part 1 of 3)

We all know someone who suffers with mental health and for many of my beautiful tribe, it’s a personal journey. I sat down recently with Dr Christina Bjorndal, Naturopathic Doctor, to chat about her new book Beyond the Label: 10 Steps to Improve your Mental Health with Naturopathic Medicine. Our chat uncovered a load of [...]

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) [...]

Episode #33 // Busy is a Disease of Perception

I’m always open to chatting about busy; it seems everyone else is, too. Is epidemic too strong a word to describe the extent to which ‘busy’ is impacting our health, our happiness, and the quality of our relationships? I don’t think so. It really hit home recently when I read these words from Dr. Suzanne [...]