Good Grief: The Only Way Out is Through

Posted by Tamika on November 7, 2017

Loss never gives us that bouncy, jump out of bed feeling. It’s not meant to. Grief and loss are heavy stuff. But overcoming, transforming, and rising stronger than ever—there’s some nice words we can get excited about! Ugh—can’t we just…

Joycast Video: Five Ways to Be Bold Now

Posted by Tamika on August 27, 2017

When I think of my friend Lotus, I picture her collecting bones on the beaches of Costa Rica and plant-whispering in my garden on Salt Spring. I think of perfectly timed dinner jokes—zingers that make people drop their forks. I…

Forbidden Love in Venice—and Malta Joycast

Posted by Tamika on May 3, 2017

When most people think about Venice, Italy, they picture renaissance art, gothic palaces, and romantic gondola rides. Venice was dreamy for me too. But my head-over-heels moment was a bit different. I was at St. Mark’s Square having a…

Seaside Joycast: The Water’s Got What You Need

Posted by Tamika on February 22, 2017

When my heart feels heavy or I’m in a funk, water always helps. Being on the ocean is amazing, but not always possible. Cleaning anything (the house, my car, or my own body), watching the rain, watering plants or flowers,…

New Joycast and The Cure for Overwhelm

Posted by Tamika on September 26, 2016

I’m sending a big hug to you on this fine day—I hope you can feel it. We all need hugs right now. Not the “tap you politely on the back” kind. Not the “this is awkward because we’re…