Author Archive for Amy Eden – Page 2

The Difference Between Being Angry and Feeling Angry

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The Good Men Project just published my article on anger – read it here, “Speaking of Anger:  The Difference Between Being Angry and Feeling Angry“ Excerpt: Oh, how some men do anger—with flair, full throttle, and theatrically. There are men who even do it in cars. Some especially do it in cars. An automobile can punctuate anger: A sharp right turn [...]

Be Charlie Brown

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This week’s post on my Facebook page for drew so many views that I’m posting here, too. This is about why we should keep trying, even when others don’t see the point of our trying and when we also might not see the point of trying. I saw The Peanuts Movie the other night. [...]

Did Chronic Stress in Childhood Raise my Risk for Autoimmune Disease?

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The answer, in a word, is yes. All along, nestled in my DNA, was a marker for autoimmune disease. Who knew. If no chronically stressful or physically traumatic events had occurred in my childhood and adult life, the disease may have gone un-triggered for my lifetime. It might have just laid low in my DNA [...]

The 3 Stages of Self-Healing and Recovery Work

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Recovery Isn’t What You’d Expect On a recent trip to Portland, I grabbed a copy of Co-Dependence, Healing the Human Condition, by Charles L Whitfield. I’ve long admired Dr. Whitfield’s work. He’s been writing about co-dependence, inner child work, and adult child issues for decades (and authored dozens of books!) His is one of the [...]

How Long is Healing Myself Going to Take?


If you ever find yourself wondering how long it takes to heal, you’re not alone. I have asked that question. We all have. I started this work in the early 90s with that very question. And as soon as I looked under the hood of my pain and discovered that I had deeply-rooted self-loathing and [...]