About Amber

Amber Meeks

Mental Health Advocate, Blogger, Personal Transformation Life Coach

Hello and welcome to The Winter of My Discontent! My name is Amber Meeks and I am an ADHD and mental health advocate, blogger, novelist, and personal empowerment coach. I use my blog and social media (you can find me on Twitter @amboinreallife) to raise awareness and create community for people with ADHD and mental illness.

In 2020, after a lifetime of mental health issues, I got the courage to ask my therapist what was “wrong” with my brain. After a thorough evaluation, I finally had the answers that I had been chasing for all of my adult life: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Complex-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obessessive-Compulsive Disorder, Generalize Anxiety, and Persistent Depressive Disorder with Major Depression (also known as double depression). It was a lot to take in, but I felt so much relief. Finally, my suffering had a name.

I took my newfound knowledge and took to the internet looking for two things: information about my brain works and other people who had gone through what I had been through. What I found there was a revelation. On ADHD Twitter, I found validation and friendship.

The more I learned about my disorders, the angrier I got. Years of behaviors finally made sense. I was angry about how I had been treated by the people who were supposed to love me. I was angry that the medical community had let me down. They missed things that, in my hindsight, were clearly obvious. I started thinking of all the people who came before me and who would come after. I knew that I wanted to use my voice to enact change.

I started writing on The Winter Of My Discontent and I never looked back. My aim has always been to educate, advocate, and create community for people with brain disorders.

In 2021, I branched out into coaching and am now a multi-certified personal empowerment coach for people with brain disorders. I help my clients find confidence, self-love, and radical self-acceptance. I am a goal oriented coach who loves working with clients to find fulfillment and joy in their lives. If you are interested in coaching, please reach at to amber@thewinterofmydiscontent.com for a FREE 30-minute discovery session.

I am also a novelist and I strive to show true-to-life depictions of characters who have mental illness. I am currently querying my first novel, finishing up a second, with a third on the way. For more information, please email me at amber@thewinterofmydiscontent.com.

What I Do:
  • 1:1 Empowerment and Transformation Life Coaching
  • Freelance writing on mental health topics
  • Guest appearances and speaking
  • Podcasts, interviews, blog guest posts…
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