hey, I'm amber

A 3x bestselling author, speaker & avid journaler guiding you to befriend your inner world.  

my north star

Our emotions are not enemies, but rather, profound indicators that signal to us the state of our inner world. They whisper 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. But beneath the surface, I battled unresolved wounds, eating disorders, addictions, and anxiety. A panic attack in my 20s sparked a journey toward healing, and that's when I began stripping away who I learned to be to discover who I truly am. This is a path I still walk today.

For more than a decade, I've channeled these experiences into studying mental & emotional well-being, writing 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 that my offerings serve as a sanctuary for you to connect with yourself from place of curiosity, compassion, and courage.

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 Reach

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, 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 imprint with Amazon. Over the years, I've launched life-accelerator programs, global art movements, journaling challenges & book birthing workshops. I'm not just one thing, and I bet you're not too.

Journaling for 30+ years

Journaling has helped me connect with my inner world, calm myself in times of chaos, and befriend my own emotions. It's transformed my life in immeasurable ways, and I'm certain it can change yours, too.

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
Valerie Biberaj

"Amber Rae is calming and electrifying. She’s an approachable beacon of light, living her truth, and she desperately wants the same for you, too."

Valerie Biberaj

Kate Spade & Company Foundation
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
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
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
Whitney Bolster

“After 10 years of staring at a blank page, Amber unlocked my writing life again and gave me back to myself as a writer and human. Best investment I’ve made in a very long time with so much to show for it.”

Whitney Bolster

CEO & Creative Director, Ampersand
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
Author & Writing Mentor
Jadah Sellner
Resident Business Mentor
Michele Morales
Community Care
Whitney Bolster
Creative Director
Nikki Ali
Writing Guide
Allie Rigby
Editorial Guide
Kellee Tarum
Community Care
Maddie Nieman
Web Design & UX
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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