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The “Ambition Dress” and Extending My Middle Age

Tam with Shepherd Center Seniors

Yes, that’s me with a group of seniors in Charlotte, North Carolina, as part of the Shepherd Center Author Series.  Take a closer look at the folks in the photo at the top of this post, all normal-sized and ambulatory. I loved what they shared with me about their lives, past …

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Six Ways to Avoid Airline Baggage Fees

Here I am on WCCB News Rising using the roll-down and compression sacks to pack

Thanksgiving week is the busiest time for American travelers. In an attempt to maximize profits, airlines have made it more difficult for your bags to qualify as a free carry-on while simultaneously raising baggage fees. Here’s the good news: you don’t have to blow your travel budget on baggage fees. The …

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Thoughts on Self-Care and Re-launching Your Life

Self-care might lead to relaunching your life!

This past Saturday I was privileged to keynote the North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association‘s Fall Conference. They asked me to address the question of self-care, since occupational therapists, like many people in the “helping professions,” very often find themselves emotionally fatigued by the work they also find to be satisfying. Far too many leave themselves …

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My TEDx Talk with Neale Bayly: Chance Encounters

Neale Bayly and Tamela Rich at TEDx Charlotte 2-2014

When the organizers of TEDx Charlotte gave me and my friend Neale Bayly the opportunity to talk about the role that chance encounters have played in our lives we jumped right in. Both Neale and I are motorcyclists but we’re full of contrasts: he’s male, I’m female; he’s been riding …

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Join me for Storytelling at BMW Riders Association Rally

Tamela and Neale on the TEDx Charlotte stage

I’m looking forward to co-hosting “Tall Tales and Tell-Alls” with my friend and fellow TEDx Charlotte presenter, Neale Bayly (pictured above). If you’re a motorcyclist join us! Because every motorcyclist has a story to tell: The way you fixed a flat tire with a water bottle and duct tape The time …

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Speaking at TEDx Charlotte this week. Watch online, if you can’t attend!

TEDx Charlotte logo

Who doesn’t love a TED Talk? It’s been called “the ultimate brain spa.” TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Today, TED talks have been viewed over a billion times online. Delivering …

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A Full Week of Appearances in Billings, Montana

Tamela on her motorcycle

This summer I’m headed for a week of  speaking engagements and book signings in Billings, Montana, one of my favorite cities. Here’s the lineup, in case you are in the area or know someone who is. Monday, July 8 St. Vincent Hospital is sponsoring an evening with me, where I’ll tell …

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Charlotte’s “Luna Rising,” Here I come with “Mindful Minimalism”

My motorcycle, packed for six weeks

I’m looking forward to facilitating a thoughtful conversation about the “stuff” we think we “need” to lead meaningful lives. Luna Rising is an annual gathering for women and girls aged seven and older at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte.  Participants will feed their creative spirits, minds and bodies through a potpourri of …

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Announcing Keynotes for Business, Professional and Community Groups

Yes, that's me speaking at the International Motorcycle Show in Charlotte NC

If you’re in charge of hiring the right keynote speaker or workshop facilitator, your task is more art than science, which makes it tricky. Whether your organization wants to be inspired, challenged or entertained, I have plenty of material for keynotes, workshops, luncheons, and after-dinner speeches. Let’s see if what …

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Workshop: Is 2013 the Year of YOUR Book?

Wall to wall books in several rooms

I field nearly 100 inquiries a year about writing a book. People want to know predictable things, like whether they’re ready, how much it costs to self publish, how to market the book and how to get started. I can speak from my experience, but here’s your chance to hear from …

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