My New Book Release Today!

It’s official! The book I’m coauthoring is being released this morning! And I’m asking or a huge favor and your support to help us hit #1 Bestseller status on Amazon!

As part of the release, we put together a special offer plus over $200 in bonuses. Plus, 100% of the book profits from the Amazon paperback and Kindle sales will go to an awesome charity, Chair The Hope (details below).

Don’t Quit, Stories of Persistence, Courage and Faith is such a powerful book, and I’m so proud to be a part of it. 

It is an honor to be counted among this all-star group that includes a 3x Grammy-winner, movie producer, MLB player, entrepreneurs, professionals, speakers, authors, real estate syndicators, veterans, and more. Plus the foreword is by the co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul, Mark Victor Hansen.

In this book, authors share how they made it through some of life’s biggest challenges to find their triumphs. 3x Grammy-winning music publisher and founder of ole Music, Robert J. Ott, shares how he went from a blue collar small town in Canada with no education or experience to launching a billion dollar company that has published entertainers including Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and Rush! Heather Self shares how she overcame physical challenges and being a single mother on welfare to now inspiring other women to find their passion and a roadmap to achievement. 15-year Major League Baseball pitcher Todd Stottlemyre tells his struggle in trying to make it to the Major Leagues and almost quitting before taking some much needed, but not so easy to hear, advice from his dad. 

And so many more powerful stories, all that will inspire and give hope, ideas, and strategies that will impact both your personal and business journeys.

I’m asking for your help and support today. When you get your Kindle or paperback copy (or copies) today, you will be supporting all the amazing contributors by helping us achieve #1 status! And, most importantly, you will be pledging to achieve your ambitions and never quit!

The preferred time to grab your copy is this morning, Tuesday, September 10th between 10am and 12pm CST (8am-10am PST)! If you missed that time frame, it’s okay. Still grab your copy(s) today. The Amazon book cover will look slightly different than my version above.

You can order the Kindle version at a special price of only 3.97 and the paperback for 11.97. 

Click here to order today 

Plus you will also receive over $200 of amazing gifts (see below). 

And 100% of the book profits from Amazon during this launch week will go to the charity which provides and delivers wheelchairs to people in need locally and around the world!

*And remember, after you buy, please send an email to with your Amazon order number, book quantity, and your comments so we can send you over $200 worth of gifts as a special thank you! All of the coauthors and I will be updated on who buys, their comments, and also their review of the book. Thank you in advance!

Bonus gifts include:

– Kyle Wilson, founder of Jim Rohn International, special Interview Package featuring Darren Hardy, Brian Tracy, Mark Victor Hansen and Phil Collen of Def Leppard, Plus 8 #1Best-selling eBooks 

– 5 FREE life-changing tools from Zig Ziglar

– Lisa Haisha’s 365 Day Writing & Coaching Journal PDF

– Chair The Hope movie – A Story of Faith and Love

– Chris Widener’s 52 Lessons for Extraordinary Leadership

– Todd Stottlemyre’s 9 Step Game Plan to Success PDF

On behalf of me, our designated charity—Chair The Hope—and all the Don’t Quit authors, Kyle Wilson, Heather Self, Robert J. Ott, Mauricio Rauld, Greg Zlevor, Lisa Haisha, Tara Hamilton Howard, Josh McCallen, Jesse LeBeau, Sophia Stavron, Gary Hammond David Kafka, Nick Aalerud, Angel Chandler, Nunzio D. Fontana, Brian Brault, Eric Bowlin, Jenny Landon, Kyle Hoffman, Kurtis Drake, Heather S. Coombes, Andrew Jarrett, Jeff Wimmer, Tom Krol, Keeley Hubbard, Jeff Thornton, Crystal Hinojosa, Brad Niebuhr, Tami Damian, Eric Luneborg, Will Heybruck, Cassie Bullock, James Miles, Howard Pierpont, Robert D. Burr,  Ravin Souvendra Papiah, Robert J Moore and Todd Stottlemyre…


Everyone involved has put a lot of work and energy into making sure this book and the lessons inside it will make a positive difference and a ripple in the world. We are honored that you are taking the time to read and help start that ripple.

Thank you for your support!

Dr. Amy

PS – Click here to get your Kindle or Paperback copy today and help us hit bestseller status. We hope to see your name on the book buyer and review list! Make sure to email with your order number and qty so they can send you your gifts and let the authors know you purchased. This book makes great personal development reading for everyone! 

PSS – Please leave a review after you buy your copy (and click Yes on other 5-star reviews to let others know they are helpful)! NOTE: To leave a review, you must buy a copy and be signed in on Amazon, otherwise your review will be removed from Amazon and will not count.

The Red Fox of Lake Clark

Image: Red Fox at Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Nikon D500, Nikkor 200-500mm at 280 mm, f/8.0, 1/1000 sec, ISO 800, hand-held.

While at Lake Clark National Park, we had the chance to photograph a few more wildlife species besides the grizzly bears. This red fox made its appearance the first morning we woke up and went outside. I found its den in some shrubbery right by the lodge and under my window! Initially it was a bit shy and went back into its hiding area when it heard some noise, but that wasn’t its last appearance….

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Grizzlies in a Golden Light

Image: Grizzly bear at Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Nikon D500, Nikkor 200-500mm at 400mm, f/8.0, 1/800 sec, ISO 400, on tripod.

Sunlight can be both a blessing and a curse. Both landscape and wildlife photographers often prefer to photograph in the soft light around sunrise and sunset to avoid the harsh shadows created by the bright light in the middle of the day. Wildlife photographers also avoid midday hours because animals tend to reduce activity during the day which doesn’t lend to dynamic images of animal behavior. Sometimes, however, midday light can be a benefit.

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The Time Has Come–TV Segment to air tomorrow, July 31!

The wait is now over–my ABC15 Interview for Sonoran Living will air tomorrow, July 31, from 9-10am PST! I’m so excited to see this (since I haven’t even viewed the recording). If you live in the Phoenix, Arizona area, please check this out tomorrow morning. It is a short segment about 3-4 minutes long and I’m not sure exactly when it will air between 9-10am PST so please enjoy the whole show! Terri Ouellette and Susan Casper are amazing hosts and their whole staff showed me nothing but kindness. They work extremely hard to bring good content and to help their viewers.

Please check out the ABC15 website for the show,, if you are unable to watch it live as I believe they will be posting the segment online after the show.

If you are interested in the PABR Method™ or know anyone suffering from pain, stress, anxiety and sleep deprivation and much more, please check out my website, to learn more. I now have a free email subscription on the PABR™ website if you are interested in getting my Tips for Relief emails. The weekly emails contain both written content and videos to demonstrate the concepts and tips. Subscribe to this here to help you find relief in your body. If you sign up, please check your spam folder to make sure you don’t miss any emails from me. I would love to have you part of this new journey with me.

Grizzlies in the Mist

Image: Female Grizzly Bear, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Nikon D500, Nikkor 200-500 mm at 200 mm, f/8.0, 1/800 sec, ISO 640, hand-held.

The first morning we woke up at Lake Clark National Park, we were blanketed in a thick fog. We were allowed to head out at 6am to start photographing and the haze did not deter us. We set off in ATV’s looking for grizzlies and at one point we stopped in the meadows to capture a few images of our lodging for the week: Alaska Homestead Lodge. The owners were currently remodeling the lodge and replacing the bright white siding with an earthy brown.

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Enticing the Male–The Grizzly Mating Game

Image: Female Grizzly Bear, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Nikon D500, Nikkor 200-500 mm at 500 mm, f/8.0, 1/1600, ISO 1250, hand-held.

As soon as we arrived in Lake Clark National Park, we were eager to start looking for grizzly bears to photograph. We unpacked, and after a quick dinner, headed out into the evening light to find three bears in one of the meadows. At this time of the year, there are 23 hours of light in Alaska so 7-10 pm looked like mid-afternoon. Two of the bears in the meadow were closer together and we were told they had been mating the past couple days. The third bear was another female without cubs and the male appeared interested.

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Arizona to Alaska

I made it to Anchorage but the journey there was quite interesting. Our flight out of Phoenix was delayed an hour due to our pilots arriving late but while we were waiting on the tarmac, I saw this interesting sight. After a quick text of this image to a pilot friend of mine, I found out that when a captain retires, he receives this welcoming reception of the water tunnel from local firefighters as he finishes his last flight. What a special and emotional honor. I was glad our flight was delayed so I could witness this touching event. We then got underway and as we left Phoenix in the darkness, I spotted an orange glow off to the east. For those of us who live in the valley, we are very away of the huge wildfire burning up the Superstition Mountains. As of June 20, it was over 50,000 acres and the valley was filled with a haze. From the sky, it was heartbreaking to see the actual fire from so far away. You can see it in my iPhone image as a orange dot on the left side of the image.

The 5.5 hour flight after that was uneventful and as we approached Anchorage, I took some quick phone shots at midnight of the spectacular sunrise/sunset. I’m not sure which one to call it but it was beautiful in between the clouds and over the snow-covered mountains below.

Once we descended through the clouds, I got a better view of Anchorage and a rain storm off to the left of the image. It was beautiful and the island in the foreground had windmills dotting the land.

The next day was a day to explore Anchorage, meet the group and prepare for the next 5 days in Lake Clark. Lake Spenage behind the hotel was beautiful and served as a runway for all the sea planes!

Since I haven’t been around sea planes, I was fascinated and walked around part of the lake to get some shots of the planes docked along the edges of the lake.

There were even little shacks and houses next to the lake where the planes were docked. They looked really cozy and all of them had beautiful flowering plants!

I watched several of the sea planes taking off and landing. Please click on the video below to see one of them take off.

We are heading to Lake Clark soon to go find some grizzlies! Stay tuned!

From Antarctica to Alaska

Image: Emperor penguin chick, Snow Hill Island, Antarctica. Nikon D500, Nikkor 200-500mm at 500 mm, f/8.0, 1/1000, ISO 400, hand-held.

As I prepare to leave for Alaska today, I wanted to share one more post on the Emperor penguin chicks before I turn my attention to the Alaskan wildlife–grizzlies, eagles and more! The Emperor penguin chicks spend a lot of time on their tummies while on the sea ice and were a pleasure to watch.

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Great Gallery Reception and Exciting News!

The past three days have been some of the best this year! Two amazing events happened that I wanted to share with you all. Art Intersection, a very nice fine art gallery in downtown Gilbert, Arizona, hosted an artist’s reception for their All Art Arizona display. My last blog detailed this event and my work that was chosen for it, and it turned out to be a huge success. Hundreds of people showed up to look at all the art. I was so touched to see many friends and followers of this blog show up and surprise me. It was hard to hold back tears at times so I just jumped up and down instead. 🙂 .

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