Why I Didn’t Testify Against the Man Who Abused Me Before My Coma

Originally published on the Huffington Post on April 6, 2016 By Amy Oestreicher. My mother always used to say our secrets made us sick. If I told a little white lie about what the latest cafeteria meal tasted like, she’d tell me that my body was really the one who’d…

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Golden glory but not glorified as we speak the truth

My picture is still the same, story…fighting for revolutionary change within. It’s not about who we are now or were then. It’s about the journey that took us there from beginning and realizing there is no end. Meaning we are the pioneers breaking off that last crust of bread to…

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What I Realized After Trying to Run Away From My Life (The Mighty)

Originally published on Amyoes.com on March 6, 2016 By Amy Oestreicher. Do you know the feeling you can get when you run? The harsh pounding of the wind against your chest, your legs jolted by the bounce on the pavement, the endless expanse of clouds swallowing up every other thought…

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Everything You Know About Being in the Moment is Right. But do you know you know it?

Originally published on amyoes.com on February 16, 2016 By Amy Oestreicher. You know the Joni Mitchell song that says, “Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone?” Well ,that doesn’t make for a very present life, does it? Creativity, connection, soul, inspiration…

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