- Over 35 years of personal & spiritual growth research, and personal experience
- 20+ years nationally recognized green living expert & educator
- Certified life coach
- Massage & polarity therapist
- Organic gardener and farmer
The longer version:
I started living a greener life when I was only 10. My mom, sister, and I ate organic food, and I even did a 10 day fruit and veggie juice fast when I was a teen. I learned a lot about organic whole foods, natural household products, and vitamins when I worked at 2 different health food stores, starting when I was 15.
For the past 20 years, I have advised, inspired, and encouraged clients to adopt a Green Living plan for their lives—eat healthier, stay away from toxic cleaning, body care, and household products, and be sure that their children were introduced to this way of life too.
About 14 years ago, I was hired by Seventh Generation to be the Executive Director of the nonprofit, the Household Toxins Institute. Our plan was to hire toxicologists to test a variety of natural household products for potential indoor air pollutants. We wanted to create a list of preferred products based on science, not just the manufacturer’s claims.
In addition to my passion for green living, I have also been on a spiritual and personal growth path beginning with the very popular 1970’s personal growth program called est, where I realized my life purpose of making a difference in other people’s lives. I believe that I have. I became a certified life coach and massage/energy healer. I’ve been gardening organically for most of my adult life and have lived on an organic farm in Vermont for the past 4 years.
I’ve taken all of my experiences over the years and distilled them into a 5 day/night, organic farm based, healing and wellness retreat for women seeking a profound shift in their lives.
I began my work as a community activist in 1995, where I created community educational events; founded and co-founded several nonprofits; served as Executive Director for two nonprofits; provided presentations on household toxics; consulted with private and public schools; churches, community groups, local boards of health, and the MA State Department of Public Health; written on the topic of household toxics for newspapers, newsletters and websites; and been interviewed on TV, radio and Internet radio.
I was featured on Vermont Public Television, WCAX TV in Burlington, Vermont (and here), was contacted by a producer from The Oprah Winfrey Show, interviewed for an online article for FoxNews.com, and a Rachel Ray magazine article, and have been featured in several magazines and newspapers, including: The Seven Days, Burlington, VT, Christian Science Monitor, and In With Skin. I appeared with my organic farmer life partner, Dave, in Vermont Life, and Farm & Ranch Magazine. Wiley Publishing hired me to be the technical editor for the Green Living for Dummies book. I’m the author of the powerful Greener Life Guides ebook series.
What grew out of a desire to find the safest, most environmentally friendly lifestyle choices for my family blossomed into a full-blown passion. I became the trusted voice for those who are looking for a truly organic and natural way of life.
In addition to my passion for green living, I’ve also been on a spiritual and personal growth path since I was 13. Unusual, I know. I took the popular (in the 1970’s) personal growth seminar called est. I’ve read 100’s of books on spirituality, holistic health, personal growth, law of attraction, and so much more. I’m trained as a life coach and a massage therapist/energy healer, and have been gardening organically for most of my adult life. I’ve been living on an organic farm in Vermont for the past 4 years.
I have taken all of that experience and distilled it into a 5 day/night, organic farm based, Your Turning Point Wellness Retreat. These retreats are for women who are seeking a profound shift, some kind of big change. Empty nester? Seeking a new career or to start your own business? Want a new relationship or to improve your health? Or, just feel like there is something more for you in this life? This may be the retreat for you. Organic farm based, learn by doing, 5 day/night retreats in Vermont.
You WILL come out healthier, refreshed, renewed, empowered, deeply connected to who you are at a soul level with a clearer idea of your life purpose, grounded and more connected to the Earth. And, with new friends an lots of new ideas.
Eat nourishing organic whole foods; try juicing and a raw food dinner; spend a day with horses learning about yourself and how you show up in the world; get a taste of different wellness tools, such as herbs, aromatherapy, acupuncture, sound healing, massage, and more. Do a daily mindfulness practice-choosing how to respond to life’s ups and downs instead of react–with more peace and balance. Plant, weed, and harvest and learn what it takes to grow organic food with an organic farmer. Go for a hike, swim in the river, have a farm pizza dinner. And, so much more.
Only 6 women per program. First one starts on July 19. Sign up now.
Last season’s participants called it “life changing” (check out the documentary to see/hear for yourself).
Check out our documentary:
Watch this TV news story on the program. (Be sure to check out the extended interview to the bottom right with veteran, Michaelyn Crosby–very powerful.
Here’s what some of the participants said about the program:
“The program has had a positive impact on my overall attitude of day to day occurrences that might otherwise have instigated an anxiety attack. Several people close to me have recognized an improvement in my overall demeanor.”
“The program made me concentrate on me as my best self. My best self is pretty good; caring conscientious and able to give people space- so they reaped the rewards.”
“This program was the perfect manifestation of everything I would envision for a holistic healing program.”
One participant got sober during the program and is still sober 9 months later.
One woman said that her husband was starting to see the woman he fell in love with again (she felt like her powerful grounded self was coming back).
Two of our graduates continued to work with horses after the program was over.
My program in the news…
Radio Interview with Stephanie Kathan, Leading Edge Talk
Coverage from our local paper, The Valley Reporter
Burlington Free Press article mention
“I love how on her website she will give you her own personal experience in a write up that is engaging, full of valuable information, and with just the right touch of humor. In other aspects, I have come to know, and cherish the brand of professionalism Amy embodies when it comes to any kind of business dealings. In an age where so many “claim” to be professionals in their field, I find it unacceptable how often these individuals get away with offering quick, and often useless information, and still manage to make a sale. Not Amy. Her word is her promise. A rare find in my honest opinion.”
Will Keyworth, Owner at Keyworth Graphics
“Amy was an early visionary pioneer in the field of Green Living. She has amassed a wealth of knowledge in this arena that is incomparable. While many people can talk about the current condition of things, she can see and talk to a future where we all live healthier and more holistically. Her positive, practical and insightful way of gently guiding us in that direction is full of heart and passion. She is a great asset to every project she works on and is enormously generous and collaborative.”
Theresa Langston, Web Designer/Consultant, Net-Spin