The Enchanted Tamara Arnold
Let me introduce Tamara Arnold, Mother of 4 kids + 4 fur babies, Author, HealthyGirl, Intuitive and all around Fabulous Woman!!
I am super pumped to be able to interview Tamara the week of her book Launch! Even with her busy schedule she was happy to make the time to sit down with me and answer a few questions because that is the type of fabulous woman she is.
1. Tell me a bit about Tamara Arnold, the mom, the author the entrepreneur?
I lived most of my life hidden in books, whether fantasy novels or journals. I grew up in a house shadowed by depression and moved out young at 17, and I was pregnant by 19. To counter the effects of being an intuitive (which I didn't know at the time), I started working in the fitness field young. It allowed me to be around people who lifted my energy higher, not lower. Recently I stepped out of training and into coaching full time and wrote my first book, which was about my journey with my first born, who suffers from mental illness. From creating my own personal training business, joining USANA and now coaching mom's, my goal has always been to shift women into their power. I am so blessed to have 4 children in total (2 from me, 2 from my husband), and 4 pets (2 dogs, 2 cats).
2. You run a business called The Enchanted Fairy, that is an interesting name, so explain to me how and when it came about and what you do and how you do it?
The Enchanted Fairy came to me while I was doing craft shows to make my BSchool payments. I had just got my hands into some clay and was making fairy doors and houses to bring magic into people's houses. As I said before, I am a huge fantasy nerd, and magic has always intrigued me. What I noticed when I was at the shows, was how hard it was for some adult women to let down their adult selves, to let their inner children out to play. I could see the struggle happening before my eyes. I vowed at that time that I would create magic and help woman connect to play and fun. Once I became The Enchanted Fairy, I felt the Universe sigh, finally I had stepped into who I was put here to be. I became the woman who connects you to the Universe, the stars, and helps you hear your inner calling.
The Enchanted Fairy
Wow! That is an amazing story, it gave me goosebumps hearing you tell it.
3. You are an "intuitive", explain what that means to someone who may not have heard this term before?
As an intuitive, I feel things. I can sense and read energy outside of your body, and within it. I fought it for most of my life, mostly because I didn't understand it. All I knew was that my energy lifted around happy people, and depleted around unhappy people. When my son and I parted ways (briefly) a couple years ago, and I started meditating, that's when all sorts of cool things started happening, like hearing my Angels and doing chakra readings.
4. When did you discover you had this ability?
I was extremely sensitive as a child. I never understood why big crowds made me anxious, or why I couldn't work in places where people would get angry, I just figured it was part of my familial anxiety. It wasn't until after my son and I parted ways, that I was able to fully connect and understand my gifts, which has been an awesome journey! I remember when it felt like I had vertigo, my brain ached, and ears rang, all the beginnings of my intuition opening up.
5. What is your driving force in business and in life? What is your mission?
My mission is to help mom's who have children with mental illness step out of the chaos so they can step into their power, love their children again and have a kick ass future financially. We go through this so we can be in service to those who now need us.
6. You just finished writing your book "My kid is driving me Crazy!" Is this your first book?
I can't believe my first book launches on Thursday May 18th!! Yes it's my first book, but like a tattoo, you always want to do another!! I can't wait to write another!!
My Kid is Driving Me CRAZY - By Tamara Arnold
7. Tell me more about your journey as a Mom of a child with mental illness and why you decided to write this book?
I lost myself for 10 years in my relationship with my son, who didn't want my help, but I became very codependent with. The relationship became toxic, and eventually I had to detach myself emotionally and do the one thing no mother wants to do, I had to break away from my son. If we would have stayed in the same negative loop cycle, both of us would still be in a dark place. Because we were able to break the cycles, and find ourselves again, we now have a thriving, healthy relationship. I asked my son if I could write this book so I could help other mothers find new relationships with their kids, and in doing so, have a life and future that they lost along the way.
Tamara and her family
What an inspiration. There are so many parents out there struggling with similar issues. Thank you for sharing your journey and helping others find peace in their relationships.
8. Why and when did you decide to become a HG coach?
I became a HG coach last Fall because taking care of your body, from the inside out, is so imperative, especially under high stress. There are no better supplements in the world, and using USANA has changed my families energy. My husband and I often look at each other at 9 pm, and can't believe that we feel so good so late. After so many years of being under stress, it feels good to have a vibrant body again!
9. What 3 pieces of advice would you give to an aspiring female author?
Three pieces of advice for a soon to be author are,
1. Write to change one persons life, don't just dump your thoughts and feelings out, help your reader solve their problem.
2. Create a movement, meaning, write a book that will bring abundance to you and will also change lives.
3. Publish without striving for perfection, strive for a good book that makes a difference.
I will be interviewing my Mentor and book coach on Wednesday, May 24th during Tea with Tamara at 9 am. Find me there to hear how you can write a book that has publishers begging to publish you!
That is great, I will definitely tune in.
10. You did an amazing and bang on chakra reading on me a few weeks ago, which is something I had never done before, and I wanted to thank you again. It changed my life and opened my eyes up to evaluate and listen to parts of me that I had shut down and ignored for so long. Is this something that you do as part of your business, and can anyone reach out to you to have this done?
I downloaded how to do chakra readings from source energy and I am absolutely here to serve with them!! Reading the energy within to find what is blocking growth and movement, is so important. I am working on a landing page where people can sign up to have a free session... well actually my husband is working on it!! Stay tuned, in the mean time, reach out to me at email@example.com!
11. Last question. Where do you see Tamara, mother, author, entrepreneur, HG coach 1 year from now?
One year from now, I will be celebrating the launch of my second book and I will be helping moms not only step out of the chaos of their lives, but will see at least 100 of them create thriving businesses for themselves. It's time for mothers with children who have mental illness to know that the relationship with their children will get stronger when they focus on themselves, and build a life that feels good for them.
Thank you so much Tamara for sharing your journey with me today and Good Luck with your book launch this week!!
Be sure to check out and order Tamara's Book "My Kid is Driving Me Crazy!" on amazon.ca this Thursday, May 18th and tune into her FB page to see Tea with Tamara every Wednesday morning at 9am.
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