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Tamara Pitelen

Tamara Pitelen

Bath, United Kingdom

After decades of failed dieting and self-criticism, journalist Tamara Pitelen finally found the way out of depressing diet prison by uprooting the subconscious reasons she had for keeping the weight.

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For 25 years, Tamara Pitelen has worked as a print journalist and magazine editor for large and small media companies in six countries including Australia, Dubai, the UK, and New Zealand. Starting out as a daily newspaper journalist in New Zealand, she has since written for publications across the full spectrum of print and online media, from serious Financial Times publications at one end to glossy celebrity magazines like OK! at the other.

While living in Australia from 1999 to 2006, Tamara became one of a team of female editors who co-founded a travel website for women called Holiday Goddess at www.holidaygoddess.guide. It was through Curtis Brown that a Holiday Goddess book was published by Harper Collins Australia called The Holiday Goddess Handbag Guide to Paris, London, New York and Rome.

From Australia, Tamara moved to Dubai where she launched that region’s first mind, body, spirit magazine called Awakenings Middle East.

 

You can see the first issue at https://issuu.com/tamarapitelen/docs/awakenings_issue1. She ran the magazine and associated online platforms for four years before selling the brand and moving to the UK. While running Awakenings magazine, Tamara built the brand’s platform as well as got to interview some of the world’s biggest spirituality stars, including Anita Moorjani, Eric Pearl and Vianna Stibal. She also created Awakenings TV and made an eight-episode series for YouTube called Tea and Biscuits with the Universe. Please find the link to episode one called ‘Cosmetic Surgery’ at https://youtu.be/lZQc1bOkmOg and the link to episode two called ‘Obesity Epidemic’ at

Over the years, Tamara has self-published four books on Amazon.com through CreateSpace, namely:

1. Spokes, Blokes and Blarney, a ‘Bill Bryson meets Bridget Jones story of a woman’s three months cycle ride around Ireland looking for a husband’. It was an Amazon bestseller in the Irish Travel Humour category.

2. Neanderthal Man Loves Tree Hugger, a humorous collection of magazine columns from the perspective of a former British soldier who’s adjusting to life with a crystal-waving, kale smoothie-drinking hippie.

3. The Year I Went Pear-shaped, a chicklit novel about a woman working on a glossy magazine in Sydney who is obsessed with a local soap opera celebrity.

4. Five Beliefs Keeping You Fat And How To Clear Them, a non-fiction title offering a non-diet approach to stubborn weight-loss resistance using EFT Tapping meditation scripts.

Now living in the UK, Tamara recently started a PR and copywriting business specialising in the wellness and spirituality sector. Clients include Anita Sanchez, US-based author of the recent bestseller Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times (Enliven/Simon and Schuster) and Vanya Silverten, founder of the Awakening Goddess online courses. Tamara does ghost-blogging for some clients as well as ghost writes their media articles for print and online, and social media management, e-newsletters, filming and editing YouTube videos, and more.

While writing has been her livelihood by day, Tamara’s life-long passion for alternative healing and spirituality has filled her evenings and weekends. As well as being a yoga teacher and former aerobics teacher, Tamara is an intuitive healer and medium having studied modalities such as ThetaHealing, Spiritual Response Therapy, Applied Kinesiology, and EFT Tapping. Her desire is to help people realise that they are – we all are - irrevocably connected to and part of the unconditionally loving and healing consciousness of Divine Source. Through this power, anything and everything can be healed and transformed. In particular, she wants to help free women from the cycle of failure and shame within which the traditional approach to weight-loss and body image has them trapped.

When it comes to writing How To Heal Your Weight, Tamara brings 40 years of her own experience, heartache, research and efforts. At the age of nine, Tamara was put on her first low calorie diet by the family doctor. Ten years later, she had dieted herself into morbid obesity and despair. Plus, the obsessive focus on calories spawned a raft of real physical and mental issues. It unleashed a storm of eating disorders, cravings, and binges that led to metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, leptin resistance, famine response, thyroid and hormonal disorders, sluggish metabolism, digestive disorders, lethargy… it was a cascade of knock-on issues that led to more and more weight gain. Worse though was that all this focus on calories ignored the real reasons for the extra weight that had so quickly manifested; reasons that had nothing to do with food and everything to do with love, emotional pain, abandonment and abuse.

“I would often end up in tears of despair and frustration because it felt like my body was battling with me every step of the way… and that is the clue. My body WAS battling me every step of the way. Or, more precisely, my subconscious mind was battling with my conscious mind and my body was simply following orders from the vastly more powerful of the two.”

Everything started to change when Tamara understood that her body-brain wanted this extra weight.

“The key factor was that my subconscious mind had a whole load of very good reasons for keeping on that extra padding and no matter what I did with regards to diet and exercise, my subconscious had powerful tools to combat my efforts.”

Tamara lives in Bath, UK, with her husband, Adrian, their cat Jake, and various chickens.

For more information, see www.tamarapitelen.com, www.awakeningsmedia.com or  www.howtohealyourweight.com.

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Update #2 - Timeline! Sept. 25, 2018

Hi all,

Just a message to let you know that my plan is this... finish the first draft of the How to Heal Your Weight book by 5 October! (OMG) 

Then give it to whoever would be kind enough to take a read through for proofing. 

Would you like to take a read through of the first draft and ping me about any typos etc that you find? 

If so, I'll print it out for you if you live near me. If you're not living near me, I'll send you it in soft-copy. Drop me a message or send me an email to tamara@tamarapitelen.com if you're keen to be a proofreader.

My hope is that I can get the book published the book by end of October. 

Thank you so very very much for your patience!

Tam xx