hey, I'm amber

A 3x author, speaker & journaling mentor on a mission to connect people with the most important thing in their life: their true self.  

follow your feelings.
they'll walk you
home to your truth.

Many of us have been taught to distrust our emotions, seeing them as something to suppress, shame, or master. But our emotions are not enemies. They’re wise messengers, whispering secrets about the unmet needs, desires, and contours of our authentic selves. When we learn to listen, to truly hear the messages they carry, we unlock the door to self-discovery, healing, and inner peace.

The reason I can speak with such certainty about this is because I know this path intimately.

For years, I pushed my uncomfortable feelings to the side and mastered the art of pretending that everything was fine—wonderful, even. I knew something was "off" in my life, but I was too afraid to listen. Rather than face the hard truths, I made my life busy and full—chasing experience after experience, delight after delight, new idea after new idea—anything to dull the loneliness and ache I felt inside.

When I learned to witness all parts of me without shame or judgment, I realized that my anxiety, loneliness, and fear weren’t trying to hurt me—they were attempting to help me—to light the way to my most authentic and courageous life.

Following my feelings has led me to evolve my career, leave my first marriage, heal intergenerational trauma, move across the country, say yes to big love, and so much more. For more than a decade, I've channeled these insights and experiences into three bestselling books, speaking at companies and communities around the world, and leading workshops that empower people to embrace the fullness of who they are.

I hope my work serves as a sanctuary for you to become the person you were always meant to be. 

The highlights

My Journey

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International Bestselling Author

I’m the bestselling author of Choose Wonder Over Worry, which has been translated into eight languages, plus The Answers Are Within You and The Feelings Journal.

Global Community

My writing and illustrations reach millions of people per month in nearly 200 countries, and my work has been featured in The New York Times, NYMag, TODAY, SELF, Forbes, and Entrepreneur.

Keynote Speaker & Workshop Facilitator

I've spoken to and led workshops at celebrated brands like Kate Spade, Meta, Microsoft, Merrill Lynch, Lululemon, Unilever, TED, and SAP, among others.

Creative Entrepreneur & Experimenter

I started my career in marketing with Apple, went on to join Omnicom's first digital agency, and then helped Seth Godin launch a publishing venture with Amazon. Over the years, I've launched life-accelerator programs, art movements, global journaling challenges & book birthing workshops. I'm not just one thing, and I bet you're not too.

Journaling for 30 years

Journaling is the pathway to my inner truth. It helps me to hear my true voice, to calm myself in times of chaos, and to befriend my own emotions. It's transformed my life in immeasurable ways, and I'm certain it can change yours, too.

There’s who we are, and there’s who we’ve learned to be. When we create the space to connect with and hear ourselves—to give ourselves our full presence, to speak the honest truth, to come into our own alignment—we begin to create a life by design, not by default.

Yung Pueblo

"Amber Rae reconnects you to a clear perspective so you can reclaim your power and allow the best version of yourself to come forward."

Yung Pueblo

New York Times bestselling author
Derek Sivers

"Some rare people have a winning touch that gives you a feeling they're going to make a big difference. I've been around long enough to watch it come true every time. Amber is one of the rare ones, and everyone who's met her has felt it.”

Derek Sivers

Entrepreneur & Author of Anything You Want
Steven Pressfield

“Amber offers the boldest invitation of all: to be your truest self and pursue the calling that is yours and yours alone."

Steven Pressfield

New York Times bestselling author of The War of Art
Ryder Carroll

"Few are as skillful at leveraging the power of journaling to engage with emotions as Amber Rae."

Ryder Carroll

Creator of the Bullet Journal
Alex Elle

"A beautiful offering for anyone looking to unearth their inner magic & gain emotional clarity."

Alex Elle

New York Times Bestselling Author of After the Rain
Deepak Chopra

"Amber Rae’s personal journey of moving from self limiting beliefs to her true self offers inspiring insights and lessons for anyone wanting to unfold their infinite potential."

Deepak Chopra

dream team

Amber Rae
Creator & Author
Amelia Buxton
Marketing Lead
Madolyn Schultz
Jadah Sellner
Resident Business Mentor
Whitney Bolster
Maddie Nieman
Web Design & UX
Allie Rigby
Editorial Guide
Michele Morales
Community Care
In the Media

Featured Podcasts

The Myth of Success with Matt D’Avella

How to Quiet the Inner Critic & Tap Into Wonder with Max Lugavere

Strengthen Your Intuition & Unlock Your Inner Wisdom with Chase Jarvis

Unlock the Answers Within You with Cathy Heller

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