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My Inspiring, Longest, Dearest Friend

I write this post from Boulder, Colorado where I am visiting with my inspiring, longest, dearest friend, Tami. It’s been a while since we have been together in person and it’s an absolute joy to reunite! Like old friends do, we’ve tracked each other over the years—and supported the good times, challenges, and transitions we’ve both endured.

25 years’ worth!

Today, it delights me to witness Tami in a season of entrepreneur as a racial equity coach and as a devoted wife, dog-mom (x2—one is a puppy), and mama to their adopted three-year old son.

To say she has a full life is an understatement.

In addition to all her roles—she also cooks the meals, cleans the house, mows the lawn, mentor’s women in recovery, hosts weekly Shabbat gatherings, and so much more.

Many whom I know in Tami’s position can struggle and complain about how busy they are, how tired they are, and how under-resourced they are.

Not Tami.

Even though she has the same 24-hours in a day that everyone else does—she lives her life in gratitude.

She also lives her life in service. In service to her clients, her community, her family, and notably—in service to her Self.

In witnessing Tami’s patience with parenting, commitment to marriage, and purpose in business—I see her success attributed to the way she tends to her Self.

Tami has embodied Self care.

It’s not the kind that she puts on her to-do list as a “self-care” box to check. It’s more in the way she does her life.

Tami tends to her Self first on a regular, daily basis.

She wholeheartedly prioritizes getting good sleep, waking early to swim, eating organic foods, spending time outside, taking breaks in between clients, jumping on the trampoline with her son, praying to Source, delegating often, feeling her feelings, communicating her needs, and holding healthy boundaries.

And, in fully caring for her Self—to begin with—it is clear that she is then fully available to care for her family, pets, business, clients, home, community, the land, and earth.   

Of course, Tami’s life is not perfect—she is human after all—but it is damn good.

It is good with meaningful work, financial abundance, time freedom, family time, and friend connection.

It is good with Self love.

And, it is good because she naturally weaves healthy personal practices into her life on a regular basis. Not just when she is depleted or has a moment to squeeze in an act of “self-care.”

Her full life is good because she’s embodying Self care and from this place—she can serve and be present for others.

I hope my sharing about my dear friend Tami has you inspired to add extra doses of consistent healthy habits into your daily life. If you do, I’d love to hear about it! Feel free to send me a message about how you are caring for your Self so you have a steady stream of energy to carry you through your full and fabulous life!

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