Cross-posted from AmandaFayeConsulting.com. For a while now, I’ve been wanting to write about the congruence between leadership and dog agility. (And no, it’s not just so I can share pics and video of my two awesome canine teammates...Okay, maybe it is a little bit.) Over the years, working with multiple different agility trainers to prepare... Continue Reading →
Coping skills when you’re hurting and need to talk
What do you do when you're hurting and need to talk? Learn what coping skills are and how to ask for help from family and friends when you need support.
Is there anything scarier than setting boundaries? Putting your foot down? As grant professionals (aka grant writers, grant strategists, grant developers, grant managers, whatever you call yourself), we are always on deadlines and always racing against the clock. It can be hard to set boundaries with coworkers, supervisors, and clients. What kind of boundaries? Well, how about: “I don’t answer email after 6pm or before 8am?” Or maybe: disallowing text messages as a form of communication or turning the phone ringer off entirely after 6pm?
Mental Illness Awareness Week
Take a break already and stop feeling bad about it.
My Research Focus
In 2010, I was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Side effects from medication became so severe that I was hospitalized multiple times. In the last ten years, I have returned to work by building a support system, obtaining SSDI and Medicare, and coordinating a treatment team and recovery plan for myself based on my... Continue Reading →
Meet my Service Dogs
Astro and Andy have been a big part of my life, helping me maintain independence while managing my disability. Astro, my 12+ year old black and white border collie, was my first service dog. He’s partially retired now as my service dog. He stands in for Andy from time to time when Andy needs a... Continue Reading →
What’s your bat signal?
So often I wake up tired, and I don't think I can do any more. But then something reminds me what I stand for and why I do what I do. ⚡ When I hear how the healthcare system is failing patients, it's like my bat signal, calling me into action with greater force than... Continue Reading →
Amanda Faye Consulting, Inc.
Amanda Faye Consulting, Inc., supports the work of visionary people transforming the world for the betterment of humankind. Our expertise in fund development and communications helps innovators and entrepreneurs in health, research, technology, environment, and the arts advance change for the benefit of all. From grant writing to strategic planning, we empower people with a... Continue Reading →
Beyond Medicine – Patient Advocacy
I founded Beyond Medicine-Patient Advocacy after my own struggles navigating the mental health care system, and a case of medical malpractice arising from a lack of patient advocacy resulted in her permanent disability. I openly shares about my ongoing struggles with mental illness with the hope that my openness helps to fight stigma and help... Continue Reading →