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Amanda Gist is a first-time author, passionate storyteller, thunderstorm lover and mac & cheese aficionado.

Her first book is 10 Reasons Dogs Are the Absolute Best: A Book of Tiny Tails, a list of reasons we love them and a collection of heart-tugging and laughable stories about the depth of her relationship with the rescue dog that saved her in the midst of suicidal depression.

She writes and speaks on a wide range of topics, from how amazing dogs are to difficult conversations about mental health and eating disorders. Her passion is personal growth topics like self-compassion, feeding your soul, finding your truth, and learning to get back up after a dream has been shattered.

What she’s good at: being a dog mom, making animals out of Play-Doh, listening, cooking steak, bringing love to email inboxes, and setting monthly intentions with each new moon.

What she’s working on: working less and living more, yoga, cooking salmon, regularly watering her plants, and actually reading her giant list of books to read.

Amanda is also the owner of Soulful Creative Studios, a copywriting studio specializing in writing for heart-centered and spiritual entrepreneurs and brands. She works with clients to bring a voice to all kinds of projects, from blogs to websites, email newsletters to marketing materials, and more.

She also hosts a podcast exploring topics through the lens of general recovery – mental health, eating disorder, and addiction – called Recoveredish.

“You seem to have the amazing ability to write what I need to hear, when I need to hear it. Thank you.” – Joanne P.

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