Excellence Reporter: Amy, what is the meaning of life?
Amy B. Scher: The meaning of life is to embrace it with curiosity!
When I was struggling during almost an entire decade with a chronic illness, I fought every day to find a cure. I even traveled all over the world in search of wellness. It often felt like life wasn’t worth living because there was one thing after another I had to deal with — both emotionally and physically.
I was only focused on cure, cure, cure. But what I realized at some point is that I had to change my mentality if I was going to have any kind of life worthing living; until I found that elusive cure.
I needed to approach my experience with curiosity and lightness. I needed to be interested in my journey instead of be consumed by it. And when I shifted my perspective in that way, I was able to see purpose and meaning in the entire journey–which is experiencing joy no matter what.
And in the end, that helped me heal in ways I never imagined I could.
~Amy B. Scher is the best selling author of How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can (Llewellyn Worldwide, 2016) and This Is How I Save My Life (Gallery Books at Simon & Schuster, April 2018). As an expert in mind-body-spirit healing, she is often lovingly referred to as an “accidental guru.”
Amy has been featured in major publications including CNN, The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, and the San Francisco Book Review. Amy’s inspirational story, down-to-earth approach to healing, and accessible teaching style has been well received by a variety of audiences. She has presented to groups such as the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University and teaches at retreats and conferences nationwide. Scher was also named one of Advocate’s “40 Under 40.”
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