Amber Rae @heyamberrae

http://amberrae.com/

Writer, Speaker, Artist choosing #WonderOverWorry. Inspiration for a creative + curiosity-driven life. โœจ

  • heyamberrae

    February 22nd at 5:14pm
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    Deeper & Deeper. ๐Ÿ”ฎ #ArtbyARae

    luminousrebel

    20 hours ago
    Love love love- this and you are amazing! Thank you for sharing and being you- keep shining bright radiant goddess! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

    heyamberrae

    21 hours ago
    @lizsongmandell ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜

    lizsongmandell

    22 hours ago
    My ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป keeps me up at night. ๐Ÿ˜ญ

    _viaje_

    1 day ago
    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    heyamberrae

    1 day ago
    @clairesmind I wrote it!

    clairesmind

    1 day ago
    Who is this poem from?? @heyamberrae

    eyelovelife

    1 day ago
    Love this! Is this your wall or did you spot your art on someone else's wall?

    thecuriousfig

    1 day ago
    โœจ

    trulythriving

    1 day ago
    ๐Ÿ’•
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  • heyamberrae

    February 15th at 9:44pm

    Throwback to a year ago in Gili Air, an island east of Bali. It was the most wondrous sunset we ever did see. โ˜€๏ธ #TimeToGoBack #IMissTheOcean

    joemaushart

    9 hours ago
    ๐ŸŒ…

    mokshadestiny

    23 hours ago
    Best sunset of my life was there too.. straight magic

    menohr

    1 day ago
    Nice

    tiffanycattouf

    2 days ago
    Love it!

    freelanceshoes

    2 days ago
    Love it ๐Ÿ™Œ

    citizen_ben

    3 days ago
    ๐Ÿ‘

    healing_malorie

    4 days ago
    Beautiful

    fashionforroyals

    5 days ago
    Lovely pic โค๏ธ

    theofficialviet

    6 days ago
    Cool

    photo.trekking

    6 days ago
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  • heyamberrae

    February 8th at 4:42pm

    Found this gem of a reminder in my book notes this morning. I've been hosting #WonderOverWorry salons at Wonderland (our loft) for the book, and I've been amazed at how many people are confronted by feelings of not being enough, no matter the amount of "success" they've achieved. It reminds of me something Sir Ken Robinson said, that touched me deeply: "One of the tragic ironies of modern life is that so many people feel isolated from each other by the very feelings they have in common: including a fear of failure and a sense of not being enough." Reminder: We're all in this together. โœจ #ChooseWonder

    drseisenberg

    4 days ago
    Wooooooooooooot

    onhealing

    8 days ago
    Mmmmm super twist. Love it ๐Ÿ˜

    andresjaviermonagas

    9 days ago
    genial!

    fulladdition

    9 days ago
    Keep it up!

    eva_lowe

    10 days ago
    Your username reminds me or Harrambe (may he rest in peace)

    thenextsock

    10 days ago
    ๐Ÿ‘Œ nice!

    kuohphotography

    10 days ago
    Yessssss

    justinmrusek

    10 days ago
    Nice Shot!!

    creative_ninja

    11 days ago
    Perfect!
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  • heyamberrae

    February 2nd at 10:43pm

    It's been an interesting time for me. I'm working on my book and in the most creatively prolific period of my life. I am on fire, so rooted in purpose, and creating with a fierceness and flow that I have never experienced before. The space I'm in personally feels like what I've been working toward my entire life.

    Because I feel so much joy, I constantly feel guilty because of our current political environment. I've noticed myself shying away from sharing my delight with others because I worry I'll offend them. I worry that I shouldn't be in such good spirits. That I should be feeling the affliction of the world instead.
    Today I was reminded that I don't have to be an Either/Or. I can be an And/Both. (Thanks @glennondoylemelton + @bymariandrew!) This created an opening within me. It reminded me that I can feel the fullness of emotions and allow space for it all. Like: Exhilaration *and* horror. Bliss *and* outrage. Rapture *and* heartache.
    This reminds me of Pema Chรถdrรถn's teaching that healing comes from letting there be room for all things to happen: grief, relief, misery, and joyโ€”all at once. โค๏ธ

    eatsofeurope

    11 hours ago
    Saved this because I needed it today. โค๏ธ
    โœจ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผโœจ

    tohru_kumagai115

    9 days ago
    ๏ผดhank you !๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ—ป๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ˜‹๐ŸŽŒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    thenextsock

    10 days ago
    Best of the day!

    justinmrusek

    10 days ago
    ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป nice!

    amlas.lolo

    18 days ago
    #๐Ÿ‘Œ

    heybeverlydawn

    18 days ago
    Love this! โค

    properjohnmusic

    18 days ago
    Keep calm and make dope music

    mrsnakiajones

    18 days ago
    Do not fear the real you and always be you let that fire burn positively because theres a purpose and reason that God choosen you to write from within out. Blessings

    sungod_lotus112233

    19 days ago
    ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅIGNITED๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ
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  • heyamberrae

    January 27th at 5:15pm

    We all know rejection hurts, but did you know that it LITERALLY hurts? Neuroscience has concluded that the way our brain processes rejection is the same as physical pain. (No wonder we tend to avoid it!) Here's the thing about rejection, and why it's important to aim for it:
    1. Itโ€™s a signal that youโ€™re in the arena, outside your comfort zone, doing the important work. Of course itโ€™s uncomfortable. Thatโ€™s the entire point. Growth lives in the space of discomfort. 2. Itโ€™s a form of guidance. When other people reject you, theyโ€™re pushing you toward your right path and best fit. Keep aligning. 3. When someone tells you โ€œNo,โ€ it has less to do with you, and more to do with the worldview, feelings, and perspective of the other person. Use โ€œNoโ€ as an opportunity to get curious and see the situation through their lens. There my be wisdom to gather, and โ€œNoโ€ might mean โ€œNot right now.โ€ 4. It gives you a great story to tell! Think about the stories and journeys that inspire you. Was it an overnight success with no work or effort? Probably not. The moments of falling are just as important as the times when we take off and fly.
    Your mission: How can you put yourself out there and AIM FOR REJECTION in the next week? Iโ€™m rooting for you. โค๏ธ #WonderOverWorry #choosewonder

    Love this!!!

    heysprad

    4 days ago
    Wow ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

    niklashiort

    11 days ago
    True!! Thanks!!

    modeofcosmictherapy

    14 days ago
    oh, yes! "Hurt me one more time, please!"โค๏ธโค๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ™

    rivkahpro

    16 days ago
    Wow!! Thanks for the food for thought

    manuelapintora

    18 days ago
    โšก

    halowebdevelopment

    19 days ago
    ๐Ÿ‘

    imjusme_jb

    23 days ago
    Dope!!!
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  • heyamberrae

    January 23rd at 5:33pm

    If you're someone who gets excited by new projects and ideas (raises hand), these two questions keep me in check.
    Part of how I've gotten as far as I have with the bookโ€”working with an agent that I love and preparing to meet with publishersโ€”is because back in November, I wrote about 13 ideas in the column on the left, and only one made it to the column on the right: the book.
    Hellllllo focus, you feel so good.

    #choosewonder #WonderOverWorry

    clarewaterfall

    12 days ago
    Great idea

    sarbearwaller

    14 days ago
    Well I have my Friday night plans now!

    isblmrclo

    18 days ago
    Brilliant. Definitely have to do this.

    justinmrusek

    22 days ago
    ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป nice!

    tiu.alyssa

    22 days ago
    You are so incredibly beautiful โค it radiates from within

    itypethoughts

    24 days ago
    Yesss love this

    simplyjbstudio

    24 days ago
    Love that idea. Thanks for sharing.

    bel_etage_bikini

    25 days ago
    perfect โœ”๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง

    spiritsayshi

    25 days ago
    And I will not settle for this... โœจ๐Ÿ’•

    theprettypantry

    28 days ago
    You have a great insta account! Thanks for the inspiration :)
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  • heyamberrae

    January 20th at 9:17pm

    I had a conversation with my literary agent today, an hour after DT became President. We talked about our worries and fears and tears and hopes and curiosities. We were real about where we feel paralyzed and where we feel powerful. Our conversations are raw and deep, we allow ourselves to be seen, and I feel completely myself around her. This was a process, of course.
    At first, I felt the normal nervousness of "Will we get along?", "Will we connect?", "Will she like me?" and "Will she get my work?" (These voices were especially loud after I faced that harsh rejection that I posted about on Tuesday.) When I got curious, I wondered "what if 'Being Myself' was the filter for finding the right agent?" and "how can I let her see me?" The more I showed up with vulnerability, and let her in on my worries and fears, the more our connection naturally opened up. This helped me to reclaim power over my critic and turn it into a force for connection.
    So whatever you're working on, wherever you're at in your process, I wonder: How can you let yourself be seen?

    That's where true connection is born.
    #ChooseWonder #WonderOverWorry

    vehlliatranne

    14 days ago
    Yes!

    peabodypottyfat

    15 days ago
    thank you!

    davidsolomini

    25 days ago
    ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™

    obr_jay

    30 days ago
    @thecoldmedina this is the creator I was talking to you about

    danielkyang

    1 month ago
    โค

    danielkyang

    1 month ago
    Word. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜โค

    kayleighharrington

    1 month ago
    ๐Ÿ‘Œ

    imjusme_jb

    1 month ago
    Dope!!!

    libraliapp

    1 month ago
    Wonderful picture heyamberrae! Keep it up !

    fafairs

    1 month ago
    weiblich
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  • heyamberrae

    January 20th at 5:24pm

    โ€œHope is not blind optimism. It's not ignoring the enormity of the task ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path. It's not sitting on the sidelines or shirking from a fight. Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it, and to work for it, and to fight for it. Hope is the belief that destiny will not be written for us, but by us, by the men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is, who have the courage to remake the world as it should be.โ€ โ€• Barack Obama

    Art by @meaowree @refinery29 #refinery29 #hope

    3ddesignedge

    8 days ago
    ๐Ÿ’•

    birthcontrolapp

    9 days ago
    Very cool :)

    elementxcustoms

    21 days ago
    โœŒ๐Ÿป๏ธ
    Thank you for sharing this!

    yoalicat

    1 month ago
    โœจโœจโœจ

    heathrosegood

    1 month ago
    inspired by all the incredible art landing in front of our faces #picturesofpassion
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  • heyamberrae

    January 20th at 12:31am

    I was there in Chicago watching you the night that you were elected President in 2008. When you spoke, hope filled my entire body as goosebumps lined my arms. For the first time, I felt a draw and curiosity toward politics. It's been a joy to watch the way you honor yourself, your family, and our country. I'll always remember the way you look at Michelle and your girls, and the tingling feelings I get in my heart when I think about your love. Who you are as a man moves me deeply, and I feel honored to have witnessed your Presidency in my lifetime. Your message of hope has rippled through my being, and on the other side? I've found power. Power to stand in what's possible, voice my truth, and move toward what matters most. Thank you for your grace, poise, humility, and perseverance. You've been a father to this country, and in a way, a father to me. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ

    paaulaa

    17 days ago
    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปโ™ฅ๏ธ

    imjusme_jb

    1 month ago
    Terrific!

    anamanao

    1 month ago
    Beautiful...

    thelifeofpablo_pom

    1 month ago
    Love this!

    fassionmeclothing

    1 month ago
    Best one so far

    wheresmagnus

    1 month ago
    bigly

    nebulalights

    1 month ago
    Well said

    mattchevy

    1 month ago
    Perfect.
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  • heyamberrae

    January 17th at 9:23pm

    This email was a big turning point for me, loves. Even though I met with this literary agent in person, and my whole body said "RUNNN!", in my self-sabotaging ways, I of course decided to email him my finished book proposal to get his opinion.
    When I got his response, I wanted to crawl into a hole with a bottle of wine. The Worry voice in my head was all like, "I TOLD YOU SO!!! YOU ARE NOT READY!!! YOUR BEST ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH!!!" That's when Wonder jumped in and said, "Ummm, 1 - why are you taking feedback so personally from someone you didn't even connect with? 2 - you HAVE tested and refined these ideas with thousands of people. And, ahem, 3 - a chapter in your book is about AIMING FOR REJECTION." So, I picked myself back up (two glasses of wine later), sent a dozen more emails, felt all the feelings and fears, and guess what? The majority of the responses I received from that point forward were along the lines of "ARE YOU IN MY HEAD???" and "Let's work together." For that thing you can't stop thinking about, if you're fearing rejection, I invite you to ask yourself this: "How can I put myself out there enough to get rejected 10 times in the next week?" Who knows, you just might move closer to the thing you want most.
    xo #wonderoverworry #choosewonder

    So, so true! May you have the best day beautiful soul!๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒบ

    heyamberrae

    1 day ago
    @grace_elizabeth_daydreaming thanks, lovely! Yes - TOTALLY caught me off guard in the moment and felt soul-crushing at first. In retrospect (and months later), this has actually become a great story to tell and a highlight of the journey. Funny how rejection can shift and mold, right?! #MustKeepOn xo
    Whoa! ๐Ÿ˜ณ That is one seriously rude letter. Pretty sure that person isn't living their best life lol. Needs a few tips on how to be a nice human! Awesome that you're working with someone you love now and thanks for sharing so we all have an awareness of how awful some people really do choose to be! Full on! ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒธ

    heyamberrae

    20 days ago
    @endlesslyexhausted Interesting! I'm curious: What makes a "good critique" to you, and which parts seem constructive or helpful to you?

    endlesslyexhausted

    21 days ago
    As far as rejection goes, I think this is actually a good critique, and you took it well!

    simplyjbstudio

    24 days ago
    That's brave. Congrats!

    nancydemaria

    1 month ago
    @mokshadestiny ditto. Yikessssss. Go, @heyamberrae , go!!!!!!

    heyamberrae

    1 month ago
    @hilarycorna hey love! I appreciate the offer, and I feel in good hands now with an agent that I love. (The purpose of me sharing this post was to show the low moments as much as the highs of writing a book.)

    hilarycorna

    1 month ago
    @heyamberrae I'm happy to lend some thoughts over FaceTime. I've gone from self published to published to self published and could probably help you save a few of the same mistakes. DM me.

    mokshadestiny

    1 month ago
    egoless year?? Ugh! Kill me.. this email screams so loudly of the author's own lack of self-awareness (I legit have so much secondhand embarrassment for him) for inadvertently and obviously revealing major issues he holds with (against?) himself... keep writing ladyboss.. we'll all be reading ๐ŸŒŸ
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