Your Catalyst For Personal Evolution 

I'm already ready!

The clock is ticking, and it's time to confront a bold truth: you've been deceived by your own perception of time.

Day after day, you overestimate what you can accomplish in a single day or week... only to vastly underestimate the profound transformation a year can bring.

As a result, you're left...

  • Battling against the gravitational pull of stagnation, where immediate gains take precedence over long-term growth, hindering your progress and potential.
  • Frustrated by the lack of tangible results and a sense of meaningful progress.

  • Craving a breakthrough that propels you towards the next level of personal growth and self-actualization, unlocking greater fulfillment and well-being.  

And above all else, you find yourself dreaming of a future where you can look back a year from now and proudly say, "Look how far I've come."
It's time to leave behind the shackles of short-term thinking (let's be real, how many times has "this will be the week I finally turn everything around" ever worked?) and embrace a new paradigm—

One that recognizes the immense power and potential of a purposeful year dedicated to personal growth.

I'm Ready to Reclaim My Journey

A Yearly Membership For Self-Growth Enthusiasts Seeking Guidance, Support, and Practical Strategies to Anchor Personal Development in Their Lives and Routines

Here's what that looks like...


12 mini-courses, with a new one dropped each month, offering in-depth training and practical strategies to help you solidify personal development in your own life.                                                    


A supportive community of like-minded individuals committed to personal growth. Connect with fellow members through the State of Self Community Forum, virtual events and challenges.


Access to a wide range of resources, including worksheets, templates, and guided meditations designed to deepen your personal growth journey + overcome any obstacles that may arise. 


Monthly live group Question-and-Answer calls, tailored to your unique needs and requests, so that none of your questions go unanswered.                                                                                            

Drawing upon Positive Psychology and the latest empirical research, we'll look at: mindfulness, effective habit change, simplifying your life, personal values, character strengths, healthy boundaries, mindset mastery, designing your life with intention, and more... with a menu of new resources added each and every month so that you always have access to the latest and most effective personal growth tools available!

Have we met?
Hey— I’m Amanda Hilton, a personal growth and psychology specialist and the founder of The Simply Well.

I began my own wellness journey about a decade ago when, amidst the hustle and bustle of compounding responsibilities and the pressure to "do it all," I began to crave a holistic feeling of well-being that could help me sustain my busy lifestyle. And while I didn’t find a one-size-fits-all solution to well-being (and "working on myself" didn't automatically resolve my stress or overwhelm), I did find that the small, positive, intentional things I practiced on a daily or weekly basis rippled outward into other areas of my life, and I began to shift my foundational beliefs about what it means to be "well."

But there was just one problem.

While my foray into the wellness industry offered me some direction and hope, finding balance and consistency throughout the process proved to be more challenging. The occasional yoga class and sporadic positive psychology intervention weren’t cutting it— and as the years of early adulthood passed, I found myself oscillating between feeling like I had to “do it all” (Have you ever felt pressured by the self-help gurus to wake up at 4:45 AM to fit in a workout, meditation, journaling, walking, yoga, reading, and a cold shower all before starting the workday?! *cough* Yeah, uhh, me neither 🙄) or losing my momentum altogether and failing to make time for any personal growth or wellness practices at all.

I realized that in order to sustain my well-being over the long run, I needed to anchor personal growth into my life in a way that was simultaneously systematic and flexible. In other words, I craved pathways for growth that felt structured and practical (so that I could trust their efficacy and actually rely on them), but also elastic enough to allow me to adapt them to my unique needs, goals, and lifestyle (no more mindlessly following someone else’s “10 guaranteed steps to success” and crossing my fingers that it would finally work).

Over the last several years, I’ve dedicated myself to understanding personal development from numerous angles, including academic (receiving my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Spirituality Mind-Body Studies from Columbia University) and experiential (testing out self-growth practices in my own life— ranging from mega-popular to über-niche), and developed my educational Instagram account and popular Take What You Need email newsletter to help others do the same. And now, I’m combining my knack for breaking down empirical psychology research into bite-sized strategies and my background in educational theory and curriculum design to make personal growth more accessible and actionable than ever before through the State of Self Membership!

If you’re ready to learn the best personal growth tools available today (without needing to sift through the endless the noise and fluff in self-help industry to find them), State of Self was made for you.

Take a Look Inside State of Self

Take a peek inside the mini-courses and Membership Portal!

Enroll in State of Self!
Here's what's included in your Membership...
  • Access to a year's worth of impactful mini-courses guiding you from stagnation to self-actualization

  • Library of new downloadable resources and tools added every month
  • Worksheets, topic guides, guided meditations, etc. to deepen your personal growth journey
  • State of Self Snapshot designed to help you create your own customized personal growth roadmap 
  • Detailed description of The Intentional Growth Process — and how to implement it in your own life
  • Membership to a supportive community of others who value personal growth
  • Monthly live group Question-and-Answer calls (plus a catalog of all previously-answered questions!)
  • State of Self Community Forum, virtual events and challenges
PAY MONTHLY (12 mo. minimum)
PAY YEARLY (Get 2 Months FREE)
When you enroll in State of Self, you gain access to a curated collection of

12 impactful mini-courses, delivered monthly, designed to elevate your personal growth:

Month 1: Values Blueprint
In Month 1, you'll clarify your values and use them as own internal compass, empowering you to make choices aligned with your priorities, rather than defaulting to the opinions of others or internalized cultural messaging. When you clearly understand your core values, you give yourself the gift of greater purpose, direction and inner peace, because you’re living in congruence with what matters most to you.
Month 2: Personal Strengths
In Month 2, you’ll learn to leverage your personal strengths. Using this month’s trainings and resources, you’ll identify your innate talents and abilities, and create a plan for harnessing them in your personal and professional lives. You'll gain clarity and focus around your individual areas of genius, so that you never again question the unique value that you bring to the world.
Month 3: Self-Nourishment
In Month 3, you'll embark on a journey to nurture your well-being and delve into practices that truly nourish your mind, body, and soul. You'll discover your unique self-care needs and develop a personalized toolkit to support your overall well-being. By investing in your self-care, you'll cultivate resilience, inner peace, and a stronger sense of self, allowing you to show up as your best and most authentic self in all areas of your life.
Month 4: Habit Mastery
In Month 4, you’ll finally figure out how to establish healthy habits that stick. You'll learn about the science of habit formation, and work to identify the habits that are most important for you to cultivate. We’ll also cover practical strategies for creating lasting change — including the psychology of motivation, willpower, and self-discipline, and learn how to apply these concepts to your daily life.
Month 5: Streamlined Systems
In Month 5, you’ll learn how to identify areas in your life where systems can be beneficial, as well as how to implement them to streamline repeated tasks to simplify your day, free up mental space, and feel a greater sense of control over your own growth. We'll also dive into how to create your own personalized weekly and monthly review process, which will allow you to reflect on your progress towards your personal growth intentions and make any necessary adjustments along the way.
Month 6: Success Equation
In Month 6, you’ll embark on a journey of self-discovery to articulate your personal markers of success: gaining clarity on what's most important to you and the vision you have for the life you want to create (instead of the life you think you “should” be working towards). You end the month feeling empowered to make choices that support your vision of success, and confident in your ability to create a fulfilling and purposeful life on your terms.
Month 7: Reset + Refresh
In Month 7, you'll learn powerful tools and strategies for hitting the reset button and refreshing your life when you feel like you're in a slump. You'll identify areas of your life that need a “reboot” and create a customized action plan to get unstuck and move forward. You’ll also develop a personalized toolkit to help you approach new seasons of life (ie, a new calendar year, a new age, a new job) feeling energized, recharged, and ready to tackle whatever comes your way.
Month 8: Life Equilibrium
In Month 8, you’ll explore the concept of balance and how to cultivate it in your life. You'll assess the various areas of your life, such as work, relationships, personal growth, and leisure, and identify where you may need to make adjustments to achieve a more harmonious equilibrium. You’ll also examine the different roles you play in your life (such as friend, parent, partner, employee, volunteer, etc.) and learn strategies for striking the right balance between them without feeling spread too thin.
Month 9: Upgraded Mindset
In Month 9, you’ll focus on developing a resilient and growth-oriented mindset to help you overcome limiting beliefs and negative self-talk. You'll learn tangible practices for identifying the internalized beliefs that are holding you back, and practical strategies for reframing them. You’ll also learn to write personalized affirmations to reinforce these new beliefs, and cultivate an empowered perspective on yourself and your life.
Month 10: Empowered Boundaries
In Month 10, you'll focus on establishing healthy and helpful boundaries, as well as identifying when your boundaries are being crossed and communicating your needs more effectively. We'll also explore the importance of setting boundaries with *yourself*, so that you’re able to stay accountable to the growth you want to experience, the values that are most important to you, and intentions you’ve set for your life and relationships.
Month 11: Prune and Simplify
In Month 11, you'll focus on simplifying and pruning the unnecessary in your life. You'll learn how to identify and eliminate the excess, whether it's physical clutter, digital distractions, commitments that no longer serve you, or anything else that's taking up valuable space in your life. By the end of the month, you'll have a clearer picture of what's essential in your life and how to create space for it.
Month 12: Flourish Roadmap
In Month 12, you'll delve into the exploration of your blind spots and uncover areas for continued personal growth. You'll learn valuable techniques to identify patterns and cognitive biases that are hindering your progress. By shining a light on these blind spots, you'll unlock new opportunities for self-improvement, expand your perspective, and develop a deeper understanding of who you are and what you desire so that you can embrace a lifestyle based in continued self-discovery and flourishing.
You may be asking yourself...