Friday, September 9, 2011

Fabulously Fifty and Reflecting It by Tamara Elizabeth

Since I'm pushing fifty I thought this might be a good book to review.  There are some days that I feel every bit of fifty I don't feel fabulous.  This book was written with the reader in mind.  I workbook type book to assist you in your journey through life to find the lovable you.  The author wants to help the reader see that is you have the desire in life they you can still succeed though the journey many not be easy.  You'll reflect into the past for what it was, and see the present who you are while looking into the path of the future.  Each daily reading gives you the reader something to reflect on.

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Fabulously FiftyThis is my story, a story of a woman who has discovered how through my reflections, the truly fabulously lovable me; the authentic me that I was born to be. I have moxie like the trail blazing women of the 20’s.

Today I am a confident, lovable courageous woman who realizes that fairy-tales don’t always have the ending of children’s books, but they can have the ending and continuation of what we truly want and believe. I have sass, courage, spunk, determination and attitude.

This book is the result of hard work and perseverance on a self love journey. It is the reflection of my life and from these reflections I have created a workbook for you, the readers, to assist you on your own journey to find the most authentic loveable you. I am your voice. I speak as you. I have been where you have traveled. I have finished licking my wounds and jumped back into the ring. I am MOXIMIZED!

My reflections shared are not to place blame on anyone in my path, for I take responsibility for my reactions to every challenge I have come across in my life. I just want you to understand that I have walked in your shoes and have never given up. You can restart your life at any time you want and still succeed in whatever you desire. This is not always easy but if it was then the journey wouldn’t be quite as exciting. “Easy is never fun” – to quote my fabulously delicious self love coach.

So I invite you into my world and to reflect upon your world. Enjoy the journey – I promise you it will be the most fabulously wonderful ride of your life.

Book Excerpt:

Inner Beauty
After I realized that real hair on a head that is not made of Styrofoam was itchy, hot, and cumbersome, I decided to take it off and wear it no longer. It was time to bring my inner beauty to the surface and let it shine through. After all, if I am going to lose my hair, which is so important to us woman, ‐ then have a funky SHORT cut! So I buzzed what was left short, in fact I was pretty well bald. I gasped, no I screeched in the mirror at first look. I considered covering all mirrors with wrapping paper so they would look like birthday presents instead of windows to my superficial self. But who am I kidding, there is more to me than what is or what is not on my head; I’m actually lucky I was a C‐section birth because my head had no ugly malformations to it –wheh!
With time, this whole new look grew on me. The only change I desired first was to color the grey out because leaving it grey accentuated the bald spots, and I could only take so much change; bald might be beautiful but patchy grey, well that was just another story – that only looks good on the female canine species.
I decided that next in order was to get my makeup done to match the short hair‐do. I thought about trying to accentuate my sexy cheekbones or my luscious lips, anything to keep the focus off my head and onto my face. I settled on my eyes and accented their green and gold. My eyes have always been referred to as “sunflower eyes”. They have also had their color described as “breen” – combination of green and brown. I smile and communicate through my eyes; just ask my kids, they know the look.
Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical. ~ Sophia Loren
Letting my inner beauty radiate so large that people didn’t even notice my hair, or lack of it was extremely motivating. It was one of my steps to learning and embracing self‐love. I focused on who I am in the present instead of who I was with hair and who I would be if I had hair again. I celebrated the inner beauty that was bursting forth. It is very liberating to stay in the present and embrace who and what you are.
Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.
– Martin Buxbaum
My self‐love cup runneth over and I finally fill fulfilled. Yeah! The wrapping paper can be ripped of all polished surfaces forever! What power that feeling was and still is as I reflect on that time. When I finally said, “To hell with it, love me for the inner me that radiates from my eyes and my heart, not what’s on my head.” My perseverance and enthusiasm would shout this out to everyone who crosses my path. I am an inspiration for others ‐ I truly loved myself for that! Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. – Kahlil Gibran
Question: Are you at the stage of starting over? Reflect on the stages in your life that led you to this point. Write the positives you learned from each stage.

Tamara ElizabethI am a speaker, author, self love coach, radio host, a master motivator of women in transition, conductress of motivational seminars, professional photographer, small space designer, lover of social media, mother of 5, and a fabulously loveable woman after my first 50 years. I am determined to create a revolution of women.

I empower women to look in the mirror and discover their true loveable reflection. I coach women to discover their moxie and to embrace the abundance of the universe that is rightfully theirs. I believe the journey you follow in this life is yours and only yours. You cannot change what life deals you but you can change how you deal with life.

My journey has been a rocky one of late and I have had to start my life again at fifty. I believe that if I can do this then any woman can. I decided to take the experiences in my journey this far and help others succeed like I have. From this process I wrote a book – Fabulously Fifty and Reflecting It! – Discovering My Loveable Me.

It is a book of my past, present and future reflections with the hope that each essay will inspire the women who read it to work on the worksheets that accompany each story, with the result of each reader finding a way to follow their journey without giving up.

My mentoring program – Ten Steps to Discovering and Living the Most Loveable You! (with Sass, Courage, Spunk, Determination and Attitude –aka Moxie) - will empower women in transition to work through a process with the result in them finding the fabulously loveable self. My devout enthusiasm and desire for each client to succeed more than they do will coach them to success.

Born and raised In Vancouver, BC, I have returned to the city life after 20 years away. I have moved into a 500 sq ft apartment in the heart of downtown and I am now living my online business – Every Small Space is a Living Place. I enjoy practicing what I am posting and I enjoy the challenges of small space living. As a hobby for 30 years, I decided to create a new business from it at 50 yrs of age. ESS is developing into a wonderful forum for people to come to find solutions to their small space challenges. This concept works well into my-self love coaching program – helping women in transition build their own individual living space – no matter what the size.

Handling challenges has become a passion of mine and a good thing since my journey is filled with them. Since I started on my self- love journey, I have accepted every challenge thus finding the positive in each which contributes to the person I am (and meant to be), and learning the great lessons each challenge offers me.

This journey in discovering the fabulously loveable me has brought me to the decision that my passion in life is to become a self love coach myself. Fitting in with the life’s purpose of: to use my sense of adventure and humor to encourage and nurture others individuality and potential.

It’s never too late to be what you want to be when you grow up. My intention in this life is to help others – especially women -become fully independent, self-loving creatures, living their lives to the fullest no matter what their means.

I have 4 greatest accomplishments in my life – my 4 grown children. My next greatest joy is my step son that I have had the honor of nurturing for the past 7 years.

Today, I live with my two boys – Buddy and Jackson; Bichon Frises, who everyday remind me that loving myself is the best thing I can do for myself, and then loving others unconditionally will come naturally. It is a fabulous feeling.

I have had the honor to travel throughout the world seeing life through a lens. I have met and lived in cultures that I have come to accept and embrace fully. With this passion, I have sponsored two lovely children in Africa through the Christian Children’s Fund, financed over 275 mico-finance businesses in the third world through, and donate monthly to

To date I am an esteemed member of the 2010-2011 Cambridge Who’s Who as one of 400,000 prominent net-workers in the world.

I simply adore the words: fabulous, loveable, empower, tiny, small, spunk, sass, courage, determination, attitude and (to borrow a most delightful word from my own self-love coach) – Delicious!

Have YOU finished licking your wounds? Then it’s time to get back into the ring. Overcome life’s hardships with sass, courage, spunk, determination, and attitude…GET MOXIMIZED!

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A copy of this book was provided for  this review by Pump up your Book tours



TamaraEl said...

Thank you for taking the time to review, Apple Blossom. Have a wonderful weekend.

TamaraEl said...

Thank you for taking the time to review, Apple Blossom. Have a wonderful weekend.