‘Thriving Through Uncertainty’

By Tama Kieves. Life can feel draining and overwhelming at times, and the author aims to guide readers past their fears to experience more joy.

“Thriving Through Uncertainty: Moving Beyond Fear of the Unknown and Making Change Work for You” is filled with practical tips from a life coach with 30+ years’ experience who is candid about her own struggles and anxieties, which makes her relatable to the reader.

The author’s prose—which ranges from offbeat humor to warm compassion—made me feel like I was having a one-on-one conversation with a wise, dear friend, one I could laugh or cry with, and one who “gets it.” It is refreshingly honest.

“Step into the life you didn’t plan. Loosen up your control over everything you think needs to happen,” Tama writes, speaking from personal experience. A Harvard Law School graduate and working with a prestigious Denver law firm, she clearly wasn’t happy. Living the illusion of security, the “established, safe life” was killing her.

She experienced freedom when she listened to her heart and trusted her inner wisdom. Of course, Tama had doubts, yet realized her own uncertainty was turning her toward following her passion to be a writer. Since leaving the legal profession, she has penned four books, is an inspirational speaker, and in demand as a life coach, helping people worldwide.

“You don’t need to figure your whole life out at once,” Tama writes, adding preconceived ideas of what we “should” be doing prevents us from listening to our hearts. She encourages readers to embrace experiences that bring joy and gratitude, and consider the words of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Albert Einstein: “You can live as though nothing is a miracle. Or as if everything is a miracle.”

“I do what I love,” Tama writes—the five simple italicized words in the book that really resonated with my soul. Her words were my calling to seek and savor joyful moments and not let widowhood define me. She encourages readers to discover what we want by exploring new things, meeting new people, and cherishing new experiences.


About the author

Tama Kieves is an honors graduate of Harvard Law School who left her law practice to write. She is the bestselling author of “This Time I Dance! Creating the Work You Love,” “Inspired & Unstoppable” and “A Year Without Fear.” She has been in USA Today, on ABC News, Oprah Radio, and other national media. A sought-after speaker and visionary career-success and inspired-life coach who serves on the faculty of premier holistic learning institutes, including Omega and Esalen, Tama also has presented at TEDx.