August 1, 2012

Acceptance… What Does it Mean?

“Acceptance in human psychology  is a person’s assent to the reality of a situation, recognizing a process or condition (often a negative or uncomfortable situation) without attempting to change it, protest, or exit. The concept is close in meaning to ‘acquiescence’, derived from the Latin ‘acquiēscere’ (to find
July 5, 2012

Living a “Normal” Life

Ok, I admit it… I have no idea what it means to live a “normal” life.  I’ve always kinda walked to the beat of my own drum as it were.  Life was certainly FAR from normal when I was laying down and on narcotics trying to figure out
embers to dreams
May 24, 2012

From Embers to Fires: Dreams can Be Reborn

The alarm blares in my ear scaring me awake. I’ve promised myself I will only let it go off once. If I don’t’ get up I’m only disappointing myself. That and I still feel bad that my college roommate, Kelly, had to listen to it go off this
April 24, 2012

From the Hearts of Babes: My Disability Through My Daughters Eyes

The door slams shut shaking my kitchen, as it does every day at roughly 3:30. My place of solitude,quiet, and research turns back into a kitchen. Within the first 15 minutes of being home I feel like a ball player at batting practice, but the machine is turned
April 14, 2012

Why Do Crappy Things Happen: WHY me….

I kinda love facebook at times. It enables us to stay connected to so many people from so many different places in our lives. This week I was posting my joyous news that I had GOTTEN my acceptance letter to PTA school. _ Hang on … just hang
January 21, 2012

A loss of one of our own… a pain to great to shoulder alone

My heart is heavy, heavier than it is has been in a very very long time. This seems impossible to write about, and yet the idea of staying silent hurts just as much as trying to write. January 9th 2012 we lost one of our own. I got
January 15, 2012

Finding the Moments….

Admittedly, it’s not an easy task… it’s hard… and sometimes well… it’s irritating. Those people around you that always have a glass that is half full… they are always happy, and bubbly no matter the situation. Frankly to me they seem fake, I mean seriously who has a
August 3, 2011

Is that ME or My Pain

I’m enjoying some alone time after a busy week in Georgia and waiting for the rest of my family to come home from their vacation. That means that I get to indulge in some guilty tv pleasures, like Dr. Drew celerity rehab… don’t judge… 🙂 It’s family week
masks we wear
July 10, 2011

Masks We Wear

Do you ever feel like you have a mask you wear because of your pain? Do you feel like people don’t really want to know how you are doing, or you shouldn’t bother explaining, because no one will really listen anyway.  If you feel this or anything like
June 25, 2011

Looking Back

With life starting to return to return to normal in our household I find myself still looking backward shaking my head and having to deal with the reality that I was NOT dealing with my reality prior to surgery. I still hold fast to the fact I never
June 25, 2011

Coping: Cleaning a House in a Body that Just WON’T Go On?!

I think that this is one of the most important things we can talk about while we are in the midst of trying to live in our pain.  It doesn’t matter where you are in your journey with SIJD and or pain… stuff gets hard to do and
guilt and shame
June 4, 2011

Guilt and Shame

Guilt and Shame These 2 insidious creatures, guilt and shame,  seem to accompany pain the longer we travel on that road. I find them detestable in the way they hurt my self and my friends. I want to take a look at this because I think these emotions
May 18, 2011

At the Speed of Life

Balancing my life had never been easy for me, I feel like I have often lived at the extremes. My life is lived VERY fast, with every minute filled, or so slow I am rotting and decomposing as I wasted away in my own body. Right now, at

I’m Amy Eicher – a teacher, speaker, clinician, author and coach.

And I’ve been there, just like you – in a swirling mess of pain and tears and frustration not knowing how to keep going, but knowing I couldn’t stop looking for a solution to my pain. I had to figure out how to get my life back from the pain that was drowning me and had stolen the very essence of me.  My journey took me through a trip through wonderland where I ended up challenging all the things I thought I knew and coming out stronger and braver on the other side.

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