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Dr. Amy King, aka Dr. Amy, is a licensed psychologist who provides training, consultation, and education to medical providers and clinics. Among her specialties is working with professionals to help create resilient children, patients and thriving families, guiding them to heal their stress and trauma through connected relationships. Her experience includes serving as a statewide trainer for the Oregon Department of Human Services and subject matter expert to promote child wellness in pediatric settings on behalf of the Children's Health Alliance. Her current work is promoting resilience within primary care medical homes and through partnership and collaboration via her podcast, her membership, and speaking opportunities and trainings.

Friends,  You may not realize it, but I see and respond to EVERY email from my inbox, personally. And this is why: being seen and heard is important. You’re taking time to read my words, feel inspired, and, perhaps, take small actions. So, it means a great deal to me when you reach out, email, […]


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Hey Friends,  Happy Valentine’s Week – even if you think it’s full of mush and obligatory sweetheart gifting – I LOVE, love, so I support the expression of it in any form. And speaking of expressions of love, can we talk about this photo? This is my brother, Tyler. He’s 35 and has developmental delays. […]

Lots of Love this Week

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Hey Friends,  If you’re like me and you live in the Pacific Northwest, you’ve endured a long month of snow and ice storms, school delays, and treacherous outings. Even if you’re not in my neck-of-the-woods, January has felt FOREVER long.  Amidst the snow and ice storms, what are bored kids and teenagers to do? Sled […]

The Almost Horrible Accident

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Hey Friends,  It seems that everyone has a book lately, especially in the world of self-publishing. And, given that I had trauma from writing a dissertation, I certainly had no desire to ever write a book.  Then, my friend, R.J. Gillespie, MD, approached me and said, “Hey, how about writing a book about the work […]

The humbling work of writing a book

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Hey Friends,  The beginning of January has already been a whirlwind for me and my team! It’s only the third week of the month and, collectively, we’ve hosted seven learning collaboratives for professionals. I’ve flown to Arizona to present to educators at New Way Academy and hosted two, day-long workshops for Oregon Department of Human Services. Whew! And we’re […]

Meet “Brain, The Rock, Johnson”

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Hey Friends,  I hope this message finds you well and navigating the new year with health and contentedness.  Last week, I flew to Iowa, where I grew up. Above, you’ll see a picture of my childhood home. Iowa will always feel like home; but in all honestly, I haven’t lived there since I was eighteen. […]

The House that Built Me

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Hey #Friends,  Those of you who read this newsletter understand my obsession with Peloton! Recently, I came across a fellow rider’s hashtag: #UglyFatLoser. I was saddened. I was slightly offended. I was disappointed in their hashtag identity. In the midst of my mental health work – exercise is critical for me – these self-critical words came floating […]

Moving Beyond Single Identities – Embracing Our Full Humanity

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Friends,  As we step into the new year, I’m excited to share a few thoughts and a few opportunities that we have in store. First, I’d love it if you considered being part of our monthly communities, called ConnectEd Collabs. More information on how to do so is below. Second, I want to talk about my […]

Welcome to 2024 – Let’s Embrace New Beginnings!

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Friends,  I was recently chatting with some physicians (If you’re a physician and you haven’t joined us for a Physician’s Anonymous meeting, where are you?) who were describing holiday strife and family boundaries. One mentioned that, without fail, people in her family fight and someone ends up leaving. Another mentioned that so many family events get […]

Getting to the Chinese Buffet 

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Friends,  Can we talk about the damn elf? I mean, really. I feel like elf vs. no elf has the stress and weight of stay-at-home vs. working moms! For some, the elf represents fun, tradition, mischief, surprise and a little help to get kids to behave. For others, it’s stressful, elicits guilt, forgetfulness and overwhelm.  […]

Can we talk about the ELF??

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