My name’s Amber and you’ve found my profile page. Last updated on April 14, 2021.

A Little About Me

I’m a thirtysomething freelance writer and blogger with aspirations of becoming a journalist. I adore travel, languages, deep conversations, black coffee, and red wine. Outside of writing, I love to draw, paint, play music, and care for my plant babies. I live in Colorado with my wonderful partner.

I’ve been…

Reflections on this life and the hereafter

Dear readers,

My apologies for my spotty publishing record recently. I’ve been a bit distracted with various aspects of life and some exciting changes are on the horizon — for example, I just found out I got accepted into the graduate school program I’ve had my eye on! …

Meditation is one of many pathways to a mindful life, and it’s not everyone’s jam.

Many of us want to live more mindfully. We sense that there is more to life beyond our everyday routines, beyond “adulting” and endlessly crossing stuff off of a to-do list. Beneath it all, we can sense a deeper meaning and a more peaceful way for us to exist. …

A meditation on this life — and what comes after

Yesterday, somewhat out of character, I spent my afternoon walking among the dead.

I had just come from a happy hour with coworkers and was driving home, lost in thought. A few hours of socializing had not been enough to distract me or lift my mind out of its melancholy…

Thoughts on being a late bloomer — and why it’s not so bad to be one, after all

The Beauty of Being a Late Bloomer

Feb 22, 2021

I took a long time to “grow up”.

I spent most of my twenties traveling, job-hopping, and trying on one hat after another to see what would fit. After finishing college, I was in and out of school several times but never earned another degree (a fact…

Instead of rushing through life, take the time you need to discover your true path.

I took a long time to “grow up”.

I spent most of my twenties traveling, job-hopping, and trying on one hat after another to see what would fit. After finishing college, I was in and out of school several times but never earned another degree (a fact I hope to…

Let’s stop treating our lady parts like they’re dirty

Vaginal steaming: an ancient practice famously touted for its health benefits by the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow. It’s also famously been debunked by actual doctors and health experts.

Yet, vaginal steaming — also known as yoni steaming — remains a thing. It’s on the menu of services at some spas…

A short story about love and trusting in the great unknown.

The girl sat at the edge of the precipice, pondering. Contemplating.

Everything and everyone she had ever known, and the city she had grown up in, lay behind her. Below, a vast unknown filled with depths that frightened her stretched out to the edge of the horizon. …

Amber Carlson

Freelance writer & blogger. Empath, questioner, student of life and seeker of truth. Too many hobbies. Featured in Wholistique, Curious, An Injustice! and DDI.

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