I remember when I first got into writing, I pitched my article to over 100 publications. Most of them ignored me, some said no and some told me that I wasn’t experienced enough. But, one editor gave me a chance. That was the 24 Hours Newspaper and I ended up writing a column for them for seven years. That process taught me a very valuable lesson: be resilient. Don’t let rejection discourage you. You only need one person to give you a chance.
I’ve been writing and researching on the psychology and science behind love and relatioships for over a decade. I’m a translator of sorts – I have a gift of taking complex topics and theories and breaking it down into content that a mass audience can understand. My work has been featured in The Huffington Post, Yahoo, DuJour Magazine, Elite Daily, Thought Catalog, Darling Magazine and more. The Observer refers to me as a “A relationship expert whose work is like that of a scientific Carrie Bradshaw”.
In 2017, I founded the company RenewBreakupBootcamp, a retreat that takes a scientific and spiritual approach to healing the heart. The retreat incorporates a variety of healing practitioners, from neuroscientists, psychologists, coaches and yoga and meditation teachers and energy workers. Renew provides a safe space for women to heal past wounds, rewire unhealthy patterns and limiting narratives and enter the next phase of life with inspiration and empowerment. Renew has been featured on The Doctors TV, Glamour, FORTUNE, NY Mag, ABC Nightline and more. In my corporate career, I’ve been a marketing, branding and public relations professional for many national brands. Most recently, I was the Chief Marketing Officer of SPiN – a national ping pong social club. Prior to that, I was a luxury hotel reviewer and worked in marketing for luxury hotels.
I write as an outlet to express, to help others and to share. The topics covered on this site range from love, loss, and heartache to self-esteem and personal development. Often, these topics can come with a lot of shame and, as a result, they aren’t discussed. But these are all very real human experiences – the good, the bad and the ugly — and it’s important we have these conversations in order to evolve, to empathize and to understand.
If I can help one other person feel a little less alone, a little more understood and provide perspective that can create positive change, then to me, that is success. So here are my experiences, my observations, my research, my stories… my heart.
To my readers, my friends, thank you for all your support along the way. Thank you for being a part of this ever-evolving journey and for letting me be a part of yours in some way. I hope you enjoy the read.
– Amy Chan
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