Assuming Innocence

Posted by Tamika on December 5, 2017

Speak your truth with love. The idea sounds simple, but it’s not always easy. In this 2-minute video, you’ll learn my #1 focus before initiating a difficult conversation. See you there, Tamika xo  …

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…

Video: Shrink or Stand Tall

Posted by Tamika on January 12, 2017

New Year’s Eve was dicey—delayed flights, missed connections, sleeping in airports and stuck in Rome when I should have been in Malta. I realize travel is a privilege and there are worse problems than missed flights. But running through…

Video: Cord-Cutting for Troubled Relationships—When Talking Doesn’t Help

Posted by Tamika on December 7, 2016

We humans have a deep desire to be understood. When someone “gets us”—really understands where we’re coming from—it feels amazing. Without meaningful connection, life can feel empty and isolating. Spoken communication is one way we create connection in relationships.

When did “Old” Become a Dirty Word?

Posted by Tamika on January 4, 2015

I’m 45 years old today and it feels good. I don’t need to say “45 years young”–because old is not a dirty word. Old or young, middle-aged or ancient, a number can’t define me, break me, or create me. I…