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My Grandmother could have used the Hashtag MeToo in 1934

family photos and letters

Social media platforms are blowing up with the campaign #MeToo that protests the culture of silence around sexual assault. While the hashtag is used mostly by women, others are coming forward with their stories of abuse too. If my beloved mamaw were alive today, I’m not sure she would join the …

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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.

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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!

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Today is Face Your Fears Day: Why are we Afraid of Clowns?

Heath Ledger's portrayal of the insane Joker may have led to escalating fear of clowns

"Aren't you afraid?" 

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3 Reasons Why Autumn is the Perfect Time to Learn to Ride a Motorcycle

Here I tell Good Day Charlotte why autumn is a great time to learn to ride a motorcycle

If you've been thinking "I need to learn how to ride a motorcycle," autumn is the perfect season to do so. Why?

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Why I’m Writing a Book about Fear and Anxiety

These are a few of the books I used to research my book on FEAR

FIVE years ago I learned to ride a motorcycle, and since then I've traveled the lower 48 states and parts of five Canadian provinces on my bike. Mostly solo.

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Vacation Makeover: Solve 5 Common Vacation Problems

Never take a miserable road trip again. Use Tamela's tips

All too often vacations—even holiday weekends—don’t meet our expectations. The kids are bored and grouchy, you’re overrunning your budget, and the amusement parks are beginning to look the same.

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A Solo Road Trip: 8 ways to Relaunch Your Life

Crossing the Mississippi River at La Crosse, WI


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Ted Simon: Lessons about Purposeful Travel

Tam with Ted Simon


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Six Ways to Respond when Someone Says, “I Have Cancer”

Knowing what to say when someone reveals a scary diagnosis will help you both. Here are six tips

Everyone knows someone with cancer or another life-threatening illness, but few of us know how to talk about it. 

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