Amy Spencer, Author

Amy Spencer - Author, Life Coach, YourTango Expert Partner - Venice, CA
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"If you can't see a benefit in the present, know that you're giving a present to your future." —Bright Side Up: 100 Ways to Be Happier Right Now

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The Happiness Two-Step

To ask Amy your love and relationship questions, join her on Facebook Thursday 3/1 at 2pm eastern! Do you want to be happier? You can be. And you don’t have to overhaul your life to do it. In fact, you can be happier in the next ten minutes without ...

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5 Ways To Be Happy About Your Love Life Right Now!

If you're desperately seeking the absolutely perfect relationship, call off the search! Whether you're single, dating, married or divorced, you don't need to find a brand new partner — or a perfect partner at all — to Read More

3 Easy Ways To See The Bright Side Today

My friend Kate was driving with her dad when he showed her what it really means to look on the bright side. It happened the day they got a flat tire and his face lit up. /node/97832 "Oh good!" he said. "I've been meaning to teach you how to change a flat tire and ...

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Do You Have a Happiness Measuring Stick?

I was feeling really stressed the other day. But I wasn't sure how stressed until I was walking to the car and noticed the lemon tree and herb garden in the corner of our backyard. The leaves on the tree and plants were withering up and nearly browning on the edges, with weeds of grass sitcking up through ...

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Get Dating Advice at Your Fingertips!

If you're a fan of MEETING YOUR HALF-ORANGE, or just want some positivity before a date or when you need it in the middle of the day, I have your answer! My new iPhone App, Half-Orange Optimisms, lets you shake the phone for a little dose of positivity when you need it. Check out more details for yourself at: ...

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The Cranberry Bread Lesson

I was coaching Emma through her stalled dating situation. 39 and single, she wanted a husband and a family, but she was stuck as to what to do. She had filled out an online profile on JDate, but wasn’t into meeting anyone that way, and she was feeling negative about herself. She even wondered if she should move back to Italy where she once lived after college and felt great. I talked her off the ledge of any big leaps and let her off the hook. I explained, "If you don’t feel like online dating right now DON’T DO IT. Your negative energy is going to work against you." Dating is wonderful, but only if you're in a positive frame of mind about it, because the most important part of being the best single you can be is not about logging the dating numbers, but about feeling like your best self.

 

So, I walked Emma through the process of imagining how great she'd feel in the right relationship, and encouraged Emma to do something that made her happy, to feed her true, authentic self. So she went to the grocery store, bought ingredients for cranberry bread she’d wanted to make and had a great night baking it. Well, a few days later, Emma got an email from a man on JDate saying, “Hello from the neighborhood.” It turns out, he was behind her in line at the grocery store that day and recognized her picture! They went on a date, flew to Japan for their 40th birthdays six months later, and just got married a few months ago. That’s how to be a dating optimist: Feed your truest, happiest self, focus on how you want to FEEL in the right relationship, and let the glow you give out attract the right person to you. 

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Time in Practice10 years +
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Bright Side Up: 100 Ways to Be Happier Right Now

You don't need to reinvent your whole life to be happier-you just ...

USD $11.25

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CredentialsOther
Time in Practice10 years +
I practice inAll areas, please inquire
Additional ExpertiseLife Coach
YourTango Expert Partner
I offer my servicesTelephone
By Email
Latest Expert Videos
My Store

Bright Side Up: 100 Ways to Be Happier Right Now

You don't need to reinvent your whole life to be happier-you just ...

USD $11.25

Buy online