Natalie Amsden Rivera
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Natalie Rivera is a visionary speaker and entrepreneur. She is passionate about empowering others to GET REAL and live authentically. After a decade of living a life that wasn’t hers and developing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Natalie let go of everything and completely transformed. Through her journey to healing she rediscovered her true self and greater purpose—to inspire others to transform their lives. Natalie “retired” from the rat race at 24, put herself through school as a freelance designer, created a non-profit teen center, and later created Transformation Services, Inc., which offers motivational speaking, curriculum development, life coaching, event management, and publishing. She is also the Publisher of Transformation Magazine. Visit www.joeelandnatalie.com.

Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work

By Natalie Rivera Here we go again… another New Year’s Resolution. Haven’t we learned by now that a declaration to change because another year ticks on the calendar is an ineffective form of commitment? The excitement and hope that surrounds…

When Life Hands You a Hurricane

What stood out the most about our journey was the compassion being shared between everyone we encountered. At a gas station off the highway in Georgia, a woman and her family and friends were offering home-cooked food and water to evacuees (see photo).

The GHOST SHIP and the Irrevocable Choices

No matter what choices we make in life, we are destined to have a ghost ship.

Freedom or Bust! The True Story of the American Dream

By Natalie Rivera I apologize in advance if this offends you. Nevermind, I hope it pisses you off and makes you want to stop squandering your potential. You deserve more than where you are right now. I spent most of…

What’s Eating You? What’s REALLY Going On Beneath Healthy Eating

By Natalie Rivera   Are We What We Eat? I eat healthy…most of the time. Low sugar, low gluten, low calorie. I try to eat mostly real food, not processed junk. I drink vegetable juice and avoid sugar in beverages.…

UNconditional Dreams and Desires

By Natalie Rivera Everything we want is because we believe it will make us feel the way we desire: good, or at least better. Everything. And this is why desire has a bad reputation. Some even believe that desire is…

4 Steps to Goal Success

By Natalie Rivera Knowing what your goals are can be more challenging than you may think. Perhaps this is why so many people don’t set them. You may have heard that most people don’t keep their New Year’s resolutions, but…

A True Story of Christmas Giving

By Natalie Rivera   As I remember it, I woke up on Christmas morning when I was about 10 years old, grabbed my little sister—who was sleeping in my room for the special occasion—and timidly crept out to the living…

Ignite Your Path

By Natalie Rivera The Ride of Your Life You’re going on a road trip at night, and the headlights only show 200 feet ahead. As you go toward your destination, you don’t have to see the whole way. In fact,…

Break Through the Change Cycle

By Natalie Rivera Nothing in life stands still. Science has shown us that the entire human body—every cell—completely regenerates itself within a span of about seven years. Brain scientists and psychologists have agreed that in each moment our brains are…