Fitness, Nutrition, and Meditation Saved my Life

While doing some website updating I took a moment to read what I wrote many years ago about my journey to healing. Part of being mindful includes practicing self-awareness so that you can make conscious decisions inline with your values. I love my history, it reminds me of who I am and what I am suppose to do. Fitness, nutrition, and meditation saved my life on multiple levels and for that I am grateful.

As a child I was fascinated by the medical community. I remember watching the show “Emergency” when I was I only three. The show’s storyline was about paramedics and firemen; Johnny, Roy, and Captain. I even named my fish after them and my parents sent me birthday cards with stickers from them for years. I collected doctor supplies and asked for medical books. I wrapped sprained ankles and made strips out of bandages for cuts. I knew I was going to be a doctor when I grew up.

During college I was torn between my fascination with medicine and my love of the arts and literature. Chemistry challenged me and English and literature came naturally. I contemplated teaching as opposed to medical school. Then, when I was only 20 my mother died of cancer. She had been diagnosed when I was seventeen and then again when I was twenty. She died four months later, but not without a tremendous fight. My fascination ended. The magic and power extinguished after watching what my mother endured. She chose surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation because she believed that was the only way she would live to raise her four children. They failed, she left this world at 41.

My life took an entire new direction after that. During this time I developed multiple chronic health problems including Interstitial Cystitis, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and countless other issues. Fortunately none of them would kill me, just make me miserable and affect my ability to live day to day life and contemplate suicide. (I often went to the bathroom 30-40 times a day and I had 9, yes 9, Urologists, none of which helped). Doctors discounted me and became frustrated when their tests and prescriptions failed.

Eventually I became so sick that I could not get out of bed to take care of my child. I was in so much pain that I literally crawled to the telephone and called my sister and asked her to come get my baby. That day changed my life forever. I began a quest to find the answers that would allow my body to heal. I searched for information in places I didn’t even know existed before that day. I found that your body has an innate ability to heal itself if you treat it properly and if you remove whatever blocks may be in the way. I changed my whole life through fitness, nutrition, and meditation.

My experiences taught me that the Universe has a way of showing you exactly what you should do if you pay attention and follow your intuition. I was never supposed to be a doctor or a college professor. My life’s purpose is to teach wellness and support healing. With this revelation I began seeking certifications that would allow me to be a qualified holistic practitioner and with the help of a Life Coach began professionally assisting people create healthier and happier lives.

Currently I hold numerous certifications related to holistic wellness from Certified Personal Trainer to Certified Life Coach to Reiki/Shaman to Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and MORE. I have done numerous radio shows and have published blogs and MORE. It is a wonderful journey!

In my practice I focus on Mindfulness as I believe it can be applied to every aspect of your life including fitness, nutrition, relationships and MORE. Mindfulness really does matter.

If you would like to learn more please set up a free phone consultation

Thank you,

Amy McCae

Certified Life Coach and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher

Mindfulness Matters is an 8-week accredited, neuroscience based, emotional intelligence program created for developing conscious, visionary leaders. In this course you will gain self-confidence and begin making decisions that honor you. Your level of self-awareness will sky rocket allowing you to truly know who you are as well as what you need and want. Your communication and relationship skills will dramatically improve allowing you to ask for what you need and want at work and at home AND get it. Your relationships will improve. Your level of happiness will grow. Your health and vitality will increase. You will naturally learn to make conscious decisions allowing you to live in line with your values and purpose.


Clarity and Confidence:Summer Mindfulness


Summer is one of my favorite times of year. I love to be outdoors and I love the heat! I do not love swimming suits…

Recently,I was blessed to take my daughters (13 and 5) to Kansas City for a few days. This is a yearly trip that includes shopping for clothes AND going swimming. Although I do not cherish the idea of wearing a swimming suit, I do cherish making memories so I do the deal and  wear the darn thing. However, I came home researching body contouring wondering if there was anyway I could do some fine tuning to make wearing a swimming suit much more enjoyable???

After a while, I came to the conclusion that I needed to be more mindful of my body image and the ways I take care of my body. My negative self-talk for not having a perfect body was not going to serve me well. I know that what matters is that I eat well, move well, and think well. I needed to get back to the basics and eat healthy, exercise and meditate if I wanted to have clarity and confidence. I always go back to the foundations of wellness to keep me happy and healthy.

Clarity and Confidence require that you know you are and you know what you need to do to be who you want to be.

Quick Tips for summer mindfulness that you can do right now!

What are you eating?

Quick change an unhealthy food for a healthy one for the remainder of summer

What are you thinking about your body?

Every time you get in the shower imagine the shower head is a fat melter and it is making you trim, slim, and sexy.

Are you moving?

Choose one exercise that you can do this week and next week

If you would like to gain clarity and confidence, get back to the basics with my Foundations of Wellness program, or work with me please email Amy at

Learn more about how Amy transformed her life through fitness, nutrition, and meditation at by visiting her website

Feel good and have fun 🙂

Many Blessings to you,

Amy S McCae









Your Vibrant Life Summit: Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise

One of a kind virtual summit begins Monday, April 6! Over 40 speakers sharing their secrets on health, wealth, relationships, success, confidence and so much more. All speakers will be giving away free gifts and discounts and will also be live after the interview to talk to you. If you want to thrive in your life, are seeking transformation, and want to be empowered then this summit is for you. Read the details and join here :


My interview is Saturday, April 18 at 12:00 Central Standard Time. I will be discussing five practices for creating authentic relationships. I have realized that love and relationships, including the ones with ourselves, play a vital role in healing. I believe that when we align who we are with what we think, speak, and do that we are incredibly powerful and create the love, peace, joy, and even health that we desire. Listeners will receive a free Core Values worksheet, a discounted Kick Start session  as well as a discounted package deal to dig deeper.

Looking forward to talking to you!

Amy McCae

Transformational Life Coach

Creating Health and Happiness

There are only three things that can make your dreams a reality; your thoughts, your words, and your actions. If you desire healing in any form and want more joy in your daily life then you would be wise to consider changing your thinking, speaking kindly, and taking action steps to reach your goals.

Let’s consider the mind, my favorite subject, for a moment.  Deeply rooted in your subconscious are beliefs that help create your reality in the physical world. Some of this was learned, some of it decided before you came here, all of it accessible and able to be changed for your greater good if you choose to utilize certain practices such as meditation.

As for speaking, your words also have creative energy. Speak kindly of yourself and others. Use words that feel good. My sense of humor tends to be on the side of sarcasm and I would do well to find a way to be more positive in cracking jokes about myself.

Action. Yes, you will have to actually do something to get something. Although, there is good in stopping and just being. You will need to have clarity on a goal as well as what steps you will need to do take to achieve success. The goal and the steps will need to be clearly defined and realistic.

I believe that the way to creating health and happiness begins with knowing yourself. You need to know what you are passionate about, you need find clarity on what you really want as well as what it looks like and feels like, you need support, encouragement and love, you need believe in yourself, and you need to trust that all is well.

There are five basic principles for creating a healthy and happy life; awareness (self-empowerment at its best), acceptance (somewhat more challenging), attitude (yes, you have a choice), action (do something), and acknowledgment (gratitude). Utilizing these five principles will change your life. Knowing how to use them is key.

I offer online, phone, and in person coaching sessions that can show you how to use these principles to change your life.  I am available to teach these to organizations and am teaching a class on November 6 on how to use these principles to manage stress. Please register online at for the November 6th class and please visit my website at

Many Blessings

Amy S McCae

Wellness and Lifestyle Coach