Tamara is an author, producer, speaker, and mindfulness educator. She works as Head of Content at Calm, the mindfulness meditation app. She leads the creative strategy for Calm's content library and oversees production of the company's original content offering. Tamara writes, produces, and narrates Calm's mindfulness meditation programs. Tamara is also founder of Begin Within Productions, where she produces mindfulness based multi-media content. Her experience as a meditation practitioner exceeds over twenty years of study and practice. She is based in Toronto, Canada.
Books, Courses & Podcasts
Happiness Doesn’t Come from Headstands
Leela loves to do yoga. She could do all sorts of poses, but there was one pose she couldn’t do. Every time Leela tried to do a headstand…KERPLUNK!
This book explores the themes of acceptance, resilience, and self-compassion and offers the message that just because we may experience a failure does not mean that we are a failure. Written as a counterpoint to the message of The Little Engine that Could, Happiness Doesn’t Come from Headstands is a story about a girl who tries her best, but still falls down. Through the process she learns that happiness is not determined by external achievement. Through accepting our limitations and celebrating our efforts, even in the face of failure, peace can be found.
The Secret to Clara’s Calm
Clara was a happy and popular girl. But when she lost her temper one too many times, she lost her friends with it. Clara was left all alone for summer vacation, until she received an unexpected visit from the coolest customer around: Brodhi the Bird. Over butter tarts, Brodhi teaches Clara to calm her temper through the art of meditation. Come September, Clara’s ready to go back to school and win back her friends—but will her newfound sense of calm survive the first day?