Entries by Tammy Wise

Create Me-Space Throughout Your Day

Do you like your job? Well it turns out a staggering 70% of employees either, hate or are completely disengaged from their jobs. This Gallup poll also said that even alluring workplace perks like nap rooms, free lunches, and massages did nothing to improve engagement. It makes sense. Perks don’t address how we connect with […]

GIVE UP ON PERFECTION… and embrace certainty.

A child shrugs their shoulders in a quick up-down motion to communicate, I dun’no? They’re not worried about not knowing. As an adult, the worry of not knowing can raise our shoulders with such a silent eerie creep that they freeze in that position. When we finally notice their up-tightness, we worry that if they […]

Sob Your Head Off It’s Good For You

Expand your capacity to love! You know those moments where no words can express or console your feelings; a deep guttural cry is the only way to pacify the hurt. It offers complete submersion into your feelings–separate from thinking–bringing solace to heartache. It’s as if, physically shedding tears makes room for mental resolution. And it […]

It is Practical to be Spiritual

How your breath inspires conscious connection. Strip yourself down to blind breath to get out of your own way.  By blind I mean, without preconceived beliefs and expectations that ultimately tighten your breath and take you out of the mystery and freedom of the moment. Take your preconceived definitions away and who are you? You are […]

WHAT NEEDS TO BREAK DOWN TO FULLY STAND UP?

Who decides how you present you? In our effort to stand strong and straight, mentally and physically, we often project an ideal persona rather than a real person. A want-to-be persona that resembles a rooster showing its willingness to fight for dominance, prominence or survival takes over our posture. This outward display tenses our muscles, […]

Feeling drained? A personal trainer turned Tao Minister explains why posture, not cardio, is the key to energy

The Western approach to fitness is all Yang, no Yin—we have a “no-pain-no-gain” power through it mentality. And the more drained  and stressed you feel, the more the health and fitness industry piles onto your to-do list. “To boost energy, eat this not that.” “Exercise this many times a week.” “Sleep this many hours a […]

Resolution to Transformation!

Transformation begins with knowing where you are now and where you want to go! I mean this in the most superficial and deep-seated ways: Whether you want to lose weight or shed the behaviors that are keeping you stuck, you have to get really clear on what’s holding you back inside and out. Because the […]

Get Over the Overwhelm of the Holiday

Ah, the most wonderful time of the year. That time where that last herculean push to tie up all loose ends for the year collides with a  crazed calendar of holiday parties—burning your energy up from both ends of the proverbial candle. Then, you wrap it up with a  tension-triggered family visit and you end […]