This week, it is my utmost pleasure to introduce Tami Bauer, my best friend since we were 5 years old!
This woman is such a powerful example of what a massive change you can make when you finally take the steps to look after yourself, by finding a way – or in Tami’s case, a variety of ways – to do so.
As everything to do with emotions, scars from the past, things we have ignored or ‘swept under the carpet’, they catch up with us and demand our attention, one way or another.
I asked Tami about her own journey to successful self-care and how she keeps it up, with everything life throws at her.
In this video, Tami answers some questions that we all can learn from, and have probably asked ourselves. Maybe it has stayed at the asking stage for some of us.
Take some inspiration from Tami’s journey, and let me know how it goes! Taking the first step is the hardest but possibly the most rewarding in the end!
She goes through some of the things we have already spoken about in the past blog posts – setting boundaries, getting rid of toxic people or comments people make, being more assertive, being kind and compassionate to yourself, and others.
Below the video, I will leave the questions I asked Tami so you can follow the video or skip to the questions you want to know more about.
What led you to start your journey?
What was the first step you took to look after yourself?
Did the other aspects of your journey come after this?
Who has supported you throughout this process?
What do you do on those days that it’s difficult to keep up with the diet, the exercise routine, the positivity to carry on?
If you could speak to the Tami from 20-25 years ago (you must have been between 11-16 years old), what would you say to her now?
How about 15 years ago (aged 22)?
What advice would you give to people in a similar situation to you in regards diet/food related issues? in regards to exercise? and in regards to mental health/healing past hurts?
Thanks Tami for this in-depth and very personal account of what your journey has been like, and how you are better off for braving it all and powering through day to day!