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About Amy

Amy Rachelle is a naturopath, specializing in - body to spirit - eating and living healthy, music and performance.

How Your Oddity Can Help Others – Ask Dr. Amy


Hello Dear Reader!

I’m continuously amazed at the power of us!  I’m so fortunate to find out that a gift I have – what could be perceived as strange and odd – can help people! In yesterdays Ask Dr. Amy, we had another profound group reading that was impactful and emotionally moving.  Starting out, I asked each person to close their eyes and experience what they are feeling – in the moment – as a visual.  This image symbolizes a Tarot card each person represents for the session.  With a gift for vision, I weave the images together, processing the information that comes along with them. From this, a bigger picture reveals not only how we’re all connected, yet also offers personal insights that stay with the participants for some time… so they tell me.

One of the participants saw the image of woman standing shoreside, staring out at the mist.   Together we revealed her need to be held in sorrow.  Realizing she could hold herself, she melted in tears of release, and reclaimed a part of herself that yearning was robbing.  The whole group vicariously experienced a shift, as we witnessed her embrace of empowering self-love. It was both awe-inspiring and regenerative, for her and all of us.

So much happened in this hour that’s beyond words.  One person wrote me and said  “ I loved it, it brought me comfort and love.”

If you also question what it mean to fit in, wonder about your gifts, and how to use your oddity to help others – this free webinar may well be for you.

The next Ask Dr. Amy awaits you on Sunday.  Be seen and supported, loved and held in the wonder (and even weirdness) of you.

Sunday,  January 27th 
free Ask Dr. Amy webinar

In this inspiring and impactful 1 hour session experience:
-personal life and health issues addressed
-understanding yourself, and your body
-insight into your life direction
-empowering what you can do
-guidance for health issues
-being personally touched

Dr. Amy traces physical symptoms, to their emotional roots held in the body. She “reads” you like 
a map, bringing understanding and healing where needed, offering insight, inspiration, and direction.  People often ask Amy how she knows things about them that only they know, and how she does it!  A deep gift for vision allows her to see a person from a unique perspective… inspiring new ways of being, thinking, and feeling.

Your New Year Start: Progress or Pressure?

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Hello Hello!

How’s the start to your New Year?  Do you feel like you’re progressing, do you feel pressure, or perhaps a mix of both?

Often we’re full of inspiration for a new start, excited about the possibilities, what we can achieve, and even recommitting to dreams we may lost sight of.  And if we’re progressing with the intentions we started with, we may feel on track, dialed into what we really want, and have a sense of personally growing. If not – well, the old pressure cooker may get amped up, our self-worth may get squeezed upon, and we may feel restless.  The call to evolve seems to have its own agenda outside the meanderings of the mind – that’s often unwavering.  Unheeded this urge can make us feel quite anxious, like we’re crawling the walls.  Movement is often required to avoid the pitfalls of what not giving it attention can bring:  irriatability, aggiatation, relationship difficulties, not feeling like we’re getting anywhere, procrastination, pressure, etc… urgh!

A combination of all of this has been my personal experience in the past couple of weeks. Coming off a honeymoon high a few days ago, the long list was even longer…. and some of the things I’m committed to, just don’t seem to have the time and space needed.  As the old pressure pattern dug its hooks in, I felt myself feeling crabby and irritable.  Breathe I tell myself.  Then I’m reminded to step back, and reconsider this old familiar pattern, ripe for my attention to – well, exactly….  grow.

Reexamining my approach, here’s what’s helping me to realign and reconsider this opportunity – disguised as an obstacle!:

1.  Reframe how I view progress, and pressure.  I put the pressure on, and I can take it off, just by how I choose to see things.  Ah, time to see things from a different angle and make different choices!

2. Perfectionism issues?  Yep, me too… when I step out of micro managing and look from the bigger picture, I realize (again) my self-worth can’t be garnered by how much I produce.

3. Reprioritize.  I remind myself what’s truly important, and come back into what I do have, instead of measuring myself by what I haven’t yet accomplished.  I put my inner well-being make in number 1 position, and do what it takes to protect meditation, yoga, and writing. What keeps you well and how can you best protect it?

4.  Take days off.  Duh I say to myself.  Of course, that’s what I wish for everyone – and also need!  I remember to give myself what I know creates balance. And stick to it, no matter mind-stuff.

5.  Create Space To Avoid Addiction. Giving myself space and time to focus on my inner world, rather than jumping right to work in the morning, really helps me manage addictive tendencies.  Wine, chocolate, and escapes can be quite seductive when my inner demand is untamed with self-kindness. Self time and space can be the difference between true growth and contrived “progress” – that I can’t quite keep up with.

If you’re needing to reposition your New Years start, I hope this is helpful!

Here’s to starting again, continuously… every day is a new day.

My love to you!


Hair Loss Q&A


Q:  I been experiencing a serious hair loss in the last 3 or 4 weeks and I’m very concerned and worried about this situation.
I wanted to ask you if there is anything I can do to stop this situation or improve it.

A:  Hair loss typically has to do with stress, hormonal changes, and/or a lack
of circulation going to the scalp.  How’s your menstrual cycle?
What I suggest is deep relaxation really… really taking off any pressure on yourself,
and letting go, letting go.
Massaging your scalp throughout the day may also be helpful.. and being sure to take
in plenty of greens, green juice and good water each day – not exactly things that are easily in India really. Mainly, I suggest looking into your internal stress level, and allowing yourself to be very still inside, and/or seek support so you can let go, if that’s difficult.
Happy New Year to you!!!
Much Love!

Holiday Stress? 5 Tips


Do Holidays Stress You & Your Body?

 5 Quick Tips To
Maintain Your Stability & Sanity This Season:

Only do what you truly want to do – avoid attempting to please others.

Instead of playing now, and paying later, choose how you want to feel.
Let this be your healthy self-protection boundary.

BOS – Breathe, Observe, Surrender.
Breathe instead of react.  Accept what is. Let go of attempting to change others. Take short breaks often.

Come back to you, and what need.  Saying yes to you, may mean no to others.

Even if you feel caught up in it all, make a clean out/detox plan that realistic for you. Set your dates and protect them.  No matter what else, drink at least 3 liters of water daily.

Completion Cycles & Why I’m Hurting w/Cooked Food


Hello Fellow Soul Seeker,

Coming to the end of 2018, how have you’ve shifted and grown?  

I’m curious what you’re completing at the close of the year, and what beckons your heart entering 2019?  Lured by longing, a restless spirit, or the desire to capture your glory – surely by identifying completion cycles – (what’s ending and beginning, dying and birthing)…. old weeds are pulled, and new seeds are sown.  What do you want to grow?

I write you in the air, on the way back to Europe after an epic 7 weeks on Bali.  It’s been soul stirring, mountain moving, and life-changing.  Many little to big things have come full circle, in what feels like tying up loose ends I didn’t even realize where hanging.  It’s offering me the opportunity to relate from a softer, more peaceful place…. reclaiming self-love, releasing anxiety I wasn’t aware of, while refreshing and enlivening me. 

One of the biggest completion cycles for me is with self-care, health, and my relationship with food, rebellion, and resistance. Relate to that?

As many of you know – after being 100% on raw food for 9 years and serious detoxing – my mind became quite rebellious – and it no longer felt natural.  Though always vegan, low glycemic, and properly food combined, the affects of about 20% cooked food in my diet in these past 5 years, has had many pro’s and cons.  Are you considering upgrading your diet and lifestyle?  Here’s some things I had forgotten, and needed to relearn:


-hands down, number 1…. feeling more socially integrated, and a part of the world.

-easier to find food options traveling, and on the go.

-feeling like I “fit in” in some circles.

-sharing with my husband (not that he needs that, this was my own thing).

-more easy going, and flexible.

-understanding others. It’s been super helpful and humbling to remember how challenging it can be to honor what we truly do want, though don’t always do.

-enjoying certain flavors and textures.

-a kind of freedom that comes with not having restrictions.

-a comfort and soothing of sorts.


-stopped pooing 3 times daily, constipation crept in, leading to bloating and digestive difficulties.

-gained 15 pounds, especially with peri-menopause hormonal changes.  This has been especially strange as I’ve never been “fat” in my life. I kind of liked it, though after some years of it, I want my lean body back, it just feels better.

-belly feeling backed up, sluggish circulation, and kidneys accumulating (lower back tension).

-too full, even though I wasn’t overeating.

-cellulite!  Wow, that’s really been an eye-opener. Never ever before had I experienced that.

-health started declining, needing more sleep, and more heavy in my body (and therefore mind).

-addicted to it, even though my body was rejecting it, not wanting to let go.

-drying me out.  Dehydration – even though I’ve consistently maintained drinking of few liters of green juice and water each day.

-I could feel it aging me… my eyesight dimmed, and overall vitality dropped. My skin and hair also lost sheen.  

-probably the most challenging of all has been the gas.  Cooked food, even though properly combined, has given me SOOOO much gas. It teaches me much though.  I learn how clogging it is, why I wasn’t losing weight, and why my health was declining… it comes down so much to the gas. It creates blocks, and plugs digestion.

Today is day 17 on juice.  My system is rebooting and showing me what’s naturally completing in my psyche and soul. Such a relief.  Self-fighting is at peace, and its now easy to honor what my body truly wants.  Fasting is completely effortless at this point – getting started is typically the hardest part.   So much gas is eliminating, I don’t want to interfere with the process, its easy to continue. I love it.  I’ve lost at least 7-8 pounds, my mind is clearing with each day, I only need 6 hours of sleep nightly, I’m more sensitive, and like my body much better – plus I have more energy and clarity.  Not to mention how it’s turning back the hands of time. I feel my true self again.  The cellulite is also going.  Oh, and it took 15 days, though the deep aching in my hip joint has stopped, and all the other little aches and pains are gone.

The messages of my body are clear. And I also know from experience to not make proclamations about the future – I learn instead to be present, and humble to the experience.  

I’ll likely continue to at least 30 days.  I’m so inspired, its given me the idea to offer a 30 Day New Years Total Reset Cleanse.  Who’s in?!!!  Yes, you can go for just a few days as well, and it doesn’t have to be only on juice. 

Are you completing a cycle with your health and well-being?  What do you want in the New Year?  Reboot to get started. Send me a message with where you’re at and what you want for your health and well-being, and I’ll offer you a suggestion for a doable plan. Lets get you started – just reach out.

Much Love,

Dr. Amy

Busy? 10 Tips For Taking Care of Yourself – No Matter What…

Busy?  10 Tips For Taking Care of Yourself – No Matter What…

1.  Observe your thoughts…  are they helping or hindering you?

2.  Drink at least 3 liters of filtered water daily.

3.  Plan what you’re going to eat beforehand.

4.  On the move, make it an exercise – instead of laborious, get into it!

5.  Keep on eye on the bigger picture of what you really want.

6.  Breathe, even when moving fast – are you breathing?

7.  Ask for a hug at least once every day.

8.  Tune in to yourself often, even in a meeting.

9.  Steal a few moments first thing in the morning to move and meditate.

10. Duck out for short breaks throughout the day, and check in with yourself to avoid



Is Your Heart Open?


Hello Dear Hearts,

Have you experienced what it feels like to been seen as soul, acknowledged for the depths of who you are, and how your uniqueness?  Working intuitively with individuals, and now groups – my heart melts to be given the honor and permission – to experience “strangers” on this level. It’s instant intimacy. It proves our vulnerability is our greatest strength.  And to be real our greatest asset.  It also shows being seen for who we really are can be safe.

“Tapping into” and listening to the messages each person’s system is revealing in these sessions, a bigger picture forms, showing the message for one, is also the message for all.

I never know what will come about.  Today’s theme turned out to be – “how do I know if my heart is open?”  In response, the question I offered was – “What about that succulent, sweet, and tender place inside of you that longs for intimacy, attention, and care?  It it nurtured by you?  Is it heard and held by you?”

“What does that mean?” one of the participants asked.  “And how do I do that?”

I asked her and all the participants to tune into the center of their chest.  Listening to their heart, some said that didn’t notice much, others felt tension, and yet another felt “content.”

As each person went deeper, something else began to happen.  Being acknowledged for who we are, rather than what we look like, how much money we make or don’t, etc…. has a way of connecting us like nothing else.

Maybe we know our heart is open to the degree of intimacy we consistently experience. And perhaps our greatest pain is when that is connection is cut off, derailed, or otherwise distorted.

Is your heart open?  Do you trust its safe to be as tender as you likely are?  May we take the risk to find out what else is possible, when we explore – and implore – our heart to open.

If not to love, what else is life really for?  Surely an open heart is key.

Love & Support,