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Safety as a Woman Traveling Solo

Tamela Rich with Kristen Miranda on WBTV talking solo travel and the Appalachian Bon Appetit project

I’ve learned a lot about myself as a woman traveling solo. That’s my #1 reason for recommending it. Traveling solo offers you a chance to follow your instincts, to meet new people, and to get inside your own head. Even after extolling its virtues, people almost always ask, “But aren’t you afraid to …

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Monticello and Slavery: Is this Historical Site Family-Friendly?

This post was updated on April 12, 2016: Monticello has kindly offered two adult and two children’s visitor passes to the winner of my drawing. Monticello will contact the winner and arrange for the visit. Drawing will be 5/27/16. No purchase necessary. Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter. …

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Celebrating Six Years on a Motorcycle

Tamela on her BMW motorcycle on a windy road

Six years ago this month I decided to learn to ride a motorcycle. Since then I’ve traveled 47 states and 5 provinces on my trusty BMW G 650 GS—often solo. They’ve been six of the best years of my life. Here, I share my journey to two wheels and give some advice …

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Visit Death Valley Now, the Desert is Blooming!

Death Valley 2016 in a rare super bloom?

POST UPDATE: With the National Park Service Centennial this year, the Park Service expects record crowds to all our parks, especially during summer vacation season. Death Valley is a park best visited before summer, as I explain in this TV interview. at the top of this post. Death Valley in “super bloom” …

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Congrats to Adam Holden-Bache on his Award-Winning Book

Adam Holden-Bache's award-winning book, "How to Win at B2B Email Marketing"

How to Win at B2B Email Marketing: A Guide to Achieving Success is a pioneering work in the field of email marketing. While a great deal has been written about business-to-consumer email practices, my friend and client Adam Holden-Bache broke new ground when he rounded up best practices for business-to-business email marketers. He …

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Finding Courage to Relaunch Your Life

The "Courage" card that Jeri made for my birthday

My dear friend Jeri and I learned how to be grownups together. We met as newlyweds some 30 years ago and have held hands through many vicissitudes: settling into married life; combining career and family in an environment hostile to working mothers; the angst of raising teenagers; and now the dual dynamics of menopause and …

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Connecting Deep: Life Lessons from Dolphins

Life lessons from dolphins

Matt and I spent the week of Christmas in Pawley’s Island, South Carolina. The weather obliged, offering mostly-sunny skies and weather in the high 70’s. We strolled the beach, rode bikes, read, and talked about our lives; all the things I classify as “Connect Deep.” Where are the dolphins? We remarked …

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How to Entertain Kids on a Winter Road Trip

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Headed out on a winter road trip? I can help. In 2015 I made 30+ TV appearances, giving tips on where to go, how to get there, and how to make it kid-friendly. Here are some of my best tips for planning a trip and keeping the kids from whining and …

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Join me Live. I’ll Answer Your Questions about FEAR

My survey findings explore FIVE fears in THREE areas of life

I surveyed over 200 people about their fears at home, work and play. I’ll use the results in my forthcoming book on fear. Which of the Five Universal Fears is prevalent at home? At work? At Play? Join me on November 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm (EST) when all will be …

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Self-Help Techniques for Fear and Anxiety

Tamela on Good Day Charlotte talking about fear and anxiety

This week I joined Good Day Charlotte to talk about fear. Just in time for Halloween! As I explain in the interview, most of what we experience in modern life is “anxiety” not “fear.” With self-awareness, we can distinguish between the two and respond appropriately. Anxiety Relief without Drugs or Therapy …

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