Amy Kochek

"How Emotional Writing
Saved My Life"

Amy's Story:

I was born into a religious family. Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays were dedicated to church services, not to mention special events on Saturdays. 

It wasn't an environment for the temporarily committed, so for 33 years, I pledged my allegiance to this dogma despite my many questions and inner misgivings. I couldn't find a safe space to be honest with myself and others, so I just kept suppressing my emotions

That is, until I wrote my story. Those 4000 words that documented some of the emotions that had begged to come to the surface for years changed my life forever.  And the crazy part was these were my  words from my life's story. 

I had lived the life I was writing about, but for the first time, I was able to look at my life from a completely different perspective. The most impactful moment was when I realized I had lost myself in other people and in a religion. And now, I was facing a challenge. Was I just going to go through these recounted events from my life, or was I going to choose to grow through them? 

The change didn't happen overnight, but my story became the catalyst for consistent personal growth that led me to a new career, a new state, a new community of support, and a new life. 

All of this started from a simple emotional writing session that I had with myself. I learned how to create the safe space I needed within myself. It was one of the most powerful spiritual experiences I've ever had.

I knew I had to shared the power of what I experienced through emotional writing with you, the person who is on the other side of this screen. I believe that your story is the most powerful asset that you possess. It is more valuable than anyone else's words or wisdom. 

Emotional writing is prayer. It is communication with the core of who you are. It is an invitation to put what you feel into words and discover mysteries about yourself and your future that are hidden within the seemingly insignificant moments of your life. 

Inside your story is an infinite amount of clarity, peace, love, hope, and direction. But sometimes the excavation process of emotional writing can feel hard and overwhelming, which is why I've created safe spaces for you to tap into this power so you can feel, write, and move forward.  

my favorite things





my dog marley




On my dad's last living birthday, Marley Marie entered my life after she was found on the side of the road. Six years later, and I still believe that she was a gift my dad left behind to remind me that I am always loved and supported.

After losing so much after I left a religious group, I was given a new community of people who mean so much to me. I am who I am today because of the people who love and accept me just for who I am. 

I live in a place where we average about 361 days of sunlight per year and I wouldn't have it any other way. When I'm in the sun I feel happy and safe. 

I've been priortizing fun for the past few years in my life. I don't want to be so serious all the time. Because of this, comedy is a must in my house. Whether it's a stand up special, movie, or an open mic night, where there is laughter is where I want to be.