Amy’s 4 Things

Give Fear Space, Try Stream of Consciousness Writing, Make Easy Cookies (You’re Welcome), & Seek Change Out Of Love (Not Hate) For Yourself

FIRST THING – Give Fear Space:

Amy’s friend @LisaHayim put up a post on Instagram recently about giving fear space! Everything she shared about fear is so spot on, including the things we can do instead of pushing through fear (thank you Lisa for the tips!) We second Lisa’s plea to normalize being afraid, have healthy skepticism, and give fear some breathing space. Such a good IG post!!! Speaking of IG, Amy also shares that you need to be following @BrunchWithBabs on IG if you’re not already! Her bio: “the internet mom/grandma you didn’t know you needed – come for family recipes, stay for the motherly advice!”

 

SECOND THING – Try Stream Of Consciousness Writing:

One of Amy’s recent journal entries was dedicated to this mantra: “Think thoughts about what you want to be.” and that led into her making a list of all the things she wants to be and then flowed into “stream of consciousness writing” – a helpful tool that Amy uses to just get everything from her brain to paper!

 

Benefits of Stream of Consciousness Writing:

-allows you to avoid overthinking

-takes you on a journey of self-discovery

-stops writer’s block

-teaches you to be vulnerable

-helps you explore your thinking patterns

-can help you make decisions

-you can discover your writing style

-can help release your mental load

 

THIRD THING – Make Easy Cookies:

It’s that time of year!!! Amy always loves to remind you about her favorite & VERY easy Pumpkin Cookies. They require only 2 ingredients.

 

Ingredients:

-1 can of pumpkin puree (15 oz)

-1 box spice cake mix (or simple mills pumpkin muffin mix) 

 

Instructions:

-Preheat the oven to 350°

-Line baking sheet with parchment paper

-Mix your pumpkin and cake mix together in a medium bowl until there are no more lumps.

-Scoop a tablespoon(ish) onto baking sheet & keep them an inch or 2 apart

-Bake for 13-15 minutes or until the edges start to golden a little bit

-Remove from the oven & allow cookies to cool – if you can even wait that long before eating one!

 

*You can also frost them with cream cheese, vanilla, or a sugar glaze icing if you want to go the extra mile, but not necessary (as that would technically be a 3rd ingredient and we don’t have time for that!!) 

 

 

FOURTH THING – Seek Change Out Of Love (Not Hate) For Yourself:

Amy actually shares 4 things inside this fourth thing – it’s like inception – or something??

 

One of the most popular 4 things items for Christmas is now available – for a limited time – red customizable Christmas pullovers! You can put whatever 4 things you want (each thing just has to be 13 characters or less!) For example Amy’s says: 

 

BABY JESUS. 

MARIAH CAREY. 

FAMILY TIME. 

COOKIES. 

 

These pullovers also go towards supporting Haiti, so if you want to make some as gifts or for a cute family pajama pictures (just add flannel bottoms & everyone looks festive) then order soon – because you’ll want enough time to get them made & shipped out to your before the holiday season really kicks into gear! 

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