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Speaking this week!

Tami PresentingI am passionate about sharing my message and am honored to be at the following places this week:

​If you are interested in having me conduct a presentation or Healing Harp Concert at your location, I welcome these opportunities. Click here for more information about my presentations. I look forward to working together!

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Malala DayEarlier this year, I wrote a blog post about Malala Yousafzai. The Taliban tried to assassinate her on October 9, 2012 because she wanted to go to school and learn. Miraculously, she survived this brutal attack and today is Malala Day. She is an inspiration to many!

In the words of Malala:  “Malala Day is not my day. It is the day of every girl and every boy. It is a day when we come together to raise our voices, so that those without a voice can be heard.”

This Facebook post reminded me of Malala’s mission:

If you’re not willing to learn,

No one can help you.

If you are determined to learn,

No one can stop you!

Malala gives true meaning to the phrase “YOU GO GIRL!!!”

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Daily Suggestions…

Calm & TrustRecently, a friend sent an e-mail with beautiful photos and many suggestions for daily life. I thought many of them were note-worthy so I edited them to make them available to you … enjoy!

  1. Pray.
  2. Go to bed on time.
  3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
  4. Say “No!” to projects that don’t fit into your schedule.
  5. Delegate tasks to capable others.
  6. Simplify and unclutter your life.
  7. Remember:  Less is often more.
  8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places (so true with traffic).
  9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time.
  10. Take one day at a time.
  11. Live within your budget; don’t use credit cards for ordinary purchases.
  12. Be proactive.
  13. Do something with your inner child each day.
  14. Carry a spiritually enlightening book with you to read while waiting.
  15. Get enough rest.
  16. Eat right.
  17. Get organized so everything has its place.
  18. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
  19. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
  20. Every day, find time to be alone.
  21. Laugh.
  22. Laugh some more! (Love this!!)
  23. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).
  24. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
  25. Talk less; listen more.
  26. Slow down.
  27. Every night before bed, think of five things you are grateful for and make sure one is something you’ve never mentioned before.
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Announcing SkyBrite!

SkyBriteAfter much anticipation, SkyBrite is up and running … so exciting! It is a new subscription service giving you instant and unlimited streaming audio access to health and wellness audio programs, how-to trainings, audio books and stories, famous interviews, fitness and yoga classes, and spiritual lectures. Click here to sign up for only $9.99/month.

At this time, my menopause CD, “A Guided Oasis for the Mid-Life Woman” is on SkyBrite … many more programs will be available soon and I’ll keep you posted!

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Speaker at Metamorphosis CenterTonight, I am attending a presentation by Stefanie Bell-Egge at the Metamorphosis Center. She founded a meditation group at the Target Corporation headquarters (downtown Minneapolis) and they have 1,000+ people gathering in community each week for this peace-filled activity.

Her presentation will include how she developed an Operations Committee, created facilitator training sessions and overcame unexpected obstacles in the corporate environment.

I am looking forward to learning more … what if this becomes an essential employee benefit around the world? What a vision!!

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MetamorphosisThis presentation has been in the works for months … and tonight’s the night!! I’ll be speaking and playing the harp in a session called Sounds of Healing: Using Music in Our Everyday Lives. Come join us at 7 p.m. at the Metamorphosis Center, 1301 E. Cliff Rd., Suite 105, Burnsville, MN. You will leave in a relaxed state, ready for a good night’s sleep … guaranteed!

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I recently found out about this unique organization called the Twin Cities Holistic Chamber of Commerce. It is all about connections!

  1. If you are looking for new health, wellness, lifestyle and business solutions, they offer a directory of all of their members which includes holistic and eco-friendly ideas, products and services.
  2. If you are a holistic professional, practitioner or business who encourages and promotes healthy living, this is an organization for you.

What an exciting time we live in with so many wonderful resources at our fingertips! To learn more, click here.

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Maya AngelouThe day already felt heavy … and then I read the headline:  “The world lost a wonderful woman in Maya Angelou.” The day just got darker … what a tremendous loss for the world. Luckily, her words are still with us; her dear spirit touched millions of hearts. She truly was a phenomenal woman, an inspiration to humankind with her beautiful words in this poem…

Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman

Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,
They say they still can’t see.
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing,
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need for my care.
’Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

From And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou. Rest easy phenomenal woman…

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Truly inspirational!

Dancing with the StarsI was glued to “The Voice” all season, until all of my favorites were eliminated. Last Monday night, on a whim, I decided to turn on “Dancing with the Stars.”

I was absolutely mesmerized by Meryl Davis (Olympic gold-medal winner of 2014 ice dancing) and Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s freestyle dance. Their dancing left me speechless … and weeping. Absolutely beautiful! Then, ABC TV shared Amy Purdy’s story with her partner Derek Hough. (Amy lost both of her feet to bacterial meningitis and Derek was so gentle with her, as she not only struggled with the dance moves but became an amazing dancer throughout the season.) Wow! Every time I watched Amy dance, I was moved to tears. What an inspiration to all of us.

Meryl and Max ended up with the mirror-ball trophy. I believe they won for their talent and artistry (and undeniable chemistry!) … Amy and Derek won the hearts of the viewers and were definitely the winners of truly amazing inspiration.

So glad I switched from “The Voice” to “Dancing with the Stars” on this one night!

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New Research

Research ReportI am excited to let you know the research study “Impact of Healing Touch and Healing Harp on In-Patient Acute Care Pain” is published in the Holistic Nursing Practice this month. This ground-breaking study examines the concomitant use of two complementary modalities to reduce pain, anxiety and nausea in the postoperative patient population. E-mail me for more information about this exciting research!

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