Tameca L Coleman

Tameca L Coleman

It could very well be that I am a Jill of many trades and master of none. I have had more than fifty jobs, which upon first look may seem pure and utter irresponsibility. I have found that this detail about my life has in fact given much experience that I might not otherwise have gleaned if I had proved myself with longevity at any one employment.

Most recently, I have finished a course of study in massage therapy, which I love. I have more than a year of massage therapy practice under my belt and I see myself continuing with this work.

I have also completed a yoga teacher training (2006) and am currently working on a certification in Vedic Studies. I own more than 2000 books and I have logged them all at librarything.com. I am an itinerate nerd and yogini. My iPod shuffle causes headaches for most of my significant others. I have a penchant for non-profits, volunteering, educational programs, and self-help books.

I am also a singer, although I have not had a regular professional gig since 2006. I mostly sing jazz and I have even studied a little bit of music at three different college institutions.

I am told that I am very good at social media networking. A friend made me look up what companies charge for this type of thing, and I wonder how I can employ myself instead of just volunteering what I do, if I am in fact good at it.

I am a writer, mostly known in my community for poetry but I am told that I should try to write everything. This is what I am doing in part here, writing about things that interest me, being a tourist in my own town, participating in yoga and spirituality meetings, music shows, taking part in bands, poetry readings, community works, and looking at people and art.
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Metropolitan State College of Denver (BA Writing, Minor: Linguistics), Samadhi Center for Yoga (Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Alliance Certified) and Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado.

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I build bridges.

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  • I Can't Afford to Be Sick! What Do I Do?
    Feeling the ick? I asked some friends how to shirk being sick. "Give me your best remedies," I cried. Here follow examples of what they supplied:
  • Why I Won't Buy Jillian Michaels' Body Revolution
    I am not sure why but the Jillian Michaels Body Revolution DVDs seem unbelievable to me but only because I crave to see myriad body types and fitness levels on the screen. If I saw that, I might try any fandangled workout routine, no matter how intense.
  • The Two Kinds of Decay
    A review of Sarah Manguso's memoir The Two Kinds of Decay, where she relays with a poet's tools a life lived with Guillain-Barre syndrome.
  • Reigniting the School Girl Crush for Music
    In my teens, I became obsessed with music in a new way that seemed to define me. I hope to become obsessed with music again. My ears are craving new albums to love and I am not the same as I was then.
  • Meetings with Mentors
    Mentorship can be had in bits. Track down the people whose work you admire. Ask them to meet you for a cup of joe. Come armed with questions. Learn from the best! Repeat!
  • Living the Life You Envision
    Loren Slocum, author of The Greatest Love and Life Tuneups, gave a very inspirational presentation at the International Women's Day Celebration dinner, February 7, 2011. Below follows five points from her wonderful speech to women in the program.
  • It's Not Just a Catchphrase! Get Involved!
    Getting involved on your college campus offers many boons including real life job skills which you can put on your resume and great connections which will help you after you have graduated.
  • For the Beginning Freelancer
    Last summer I spoke with myriad writers about the art of freelancing. The best advice I received was simply to start small.

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