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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 for medical providers, and trainings.

Hi Friends, I hope you all enjoyed the long Memorial Weekend. With whom did you spend time? I had a great balance of kitchen nook friends and front porch friends, not too many BBQ friends. If you missed last week’s newsletter about creating your village, you can find it here. It’s been an interesting exercise for […]

Who will receive your time and energy?

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Hi Friends, Imagine a house. A sweet little house, that’s just yours. Imagine your house has a beautiful front porch with a swing and rocking chairs. Outside the porch, there’s a yard and a little garden. And your yard is surrounded by a little white fence. Your house has limited space inside. You have an […]

Create the Village You Need

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Hi Friends, It’s Mother’s Day and I’m sitting at a rodeo. If you’ve been a subscriber for long, you know my son has had some hard-fought battles by participating in this sport. This weekend, it means a 5 hour drive to rural Oregon. Don’t get me wrong, like most of you, I would do anything […]

Happy Mother’s Day?

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Hi Friends, Wow. This newsletter is going to be short and sweet because it has been a week! And because it’s important to celebrate when things are going well! And, if I’m honest, I’m celebrating my senior this year and it’s the weekend of prom. We are BUS-Y!  First, thank you to all of you […]

A Week of Reflection

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Hi Friends, I hope you’re doing well and enjoying some sunshine this early spring. For those of us in Oregon, we had a beautiful weekend, saw the sun, and felt its warmth for the first time in months! So there was a reason to celebrate, for sure! Sunshine was just what the doctors ordered for the spring […]

Retreat Reflections

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Friends & Colleagues, Before we dive into childrearing, can I give you a quick idea? Think of it like pressing the “easy” button if you’re a professional who works with kids and families. Use this newsletter for content and ideas. I wholeheartedly give my permission for you to forward this newsletter to friends, colleagues, parents […]

We Were Just Crying

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Hello Friends, And an extra hello to new friends joining our community after an incredible weekend at Salishan Lodge attending the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians and Oregon Pediatric Society’s annual conference. I was honored to be a keynote speaker AND host a breakout session. Woohoo! It was so enriching. I learned so much from sessions I attended […]


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It’s Easter Sunday – happy Easter to those who celebrate! I’m sitting in the sun with two incredibly sweet, brilliant friends as we celebrate a 40th birthday for one of them. And I’m experiencing a bit of mom guilt. It’s Easter, I’m away from my family, my husband and son went to his sporting event […]

Navigating Mom Guilt – unsolicited advice from friends

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Friends, I just got back from a memorable vacation and much-needed time away from work. The sun is still warm on my face if I picture it. Beaches, swimming and lazy days were just what we needed! I feel fortunate to have been able to travel with my family and grateful to take time away […]

Vacation – same stuff different city

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Friends, Dr. Amy is away this week for a much-deserved vacation. But she wanted to leave a little treat for you. If you’re like her, you’re trying to squeeze in some sun after months of grey and rain! Here are five ways to be present on vacation with your family – whether you’re close to […]

While Dr. Amy’s away…

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