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Tamsen Fadal Featured in Metropolitan Magazine

6 Apr

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Mother and Daughter In The Fight Against Breast Cancer

14 Sep

“I always wanted to be like her,” Amanda Geha smiled while looking at her mom.

It’s a mother-daughter relationship to be admired.

“She would sit in the car and put her lipstick on and I would usually take it from her and put my lipstick on,” Amanda remembered.

Amanda and Georgia Geha are as close as can be, which made a 2011 diagnosis all the more difficult to process.

“I actually found a lump in my armpit and called the doctor,” Georgia said. “They did some testing and three weeks later [I found out] that I had cancer.”

A conversation no mother wants to have and news, no daughter wants to hear.

“I was in my senior year of college and she called me, I remembered exactly where I was on campus.” Amanda described. “Being as close as we are, I can usually tell when she has news.”

School was the last thing on Amanda’s mind, she just wanted to help.

“When you get that news, immediately, I’m thinking okay, I’m just going to defer for a year, go home and be with her,” she said. “But I know she never would’ve let me do that.”

Georgia survived a partial mastectomy, 16 rounds of chemotherapy and 30 rounds of radiation.

“What was that journey like for you because for everyone it’s different?” I asked Georgia. “When I got the news, my first thought was, okay how do I get rid of it. I honestly never thought once that this could’ve killed me,” she said.

It was around the same tie, when this dynamic duo realized they wanted to get more involved in the quest for a cure, through AVON39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer.

“When did you decide this is what I’m going do, walk 39 miles with AVON?” I asked Amanda. “I was sitting on the subway going to work one morning and I saw an ad, I figured that’s pretty cool, and something I could actually do to be helpful.”

Amanda joined first but it quickly became a family tradition, complete with a team name and logo. And they’re already lacing up for this October.

“I train and walk about four or five days a week,” Georgia said. “Well, I live here so I walk everywhere so I feel like I’m training every day,” Amanda laughed.

Click here for more information about the AVON39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer.

Arianna Huffington Talks To Tamsen Fadal About The Importance of Sleep

13 Sep

She’s the power behind the Huffington Post, a 15-time author, entrepreneur and media mogul.
But it was clear as soon as a I sat down with Arianna Huffington, it’s her role as a mom that takes center stage.

“I have this absolute rule when one of my daughters call I will interrupt anything I’m doing,” Arianna said. “Everyone knows it will normally last for 10 seconds because I want to make sure it’s nothing urgent.”

In fact, it was her oldest daughter, Christina, who found her mother when she collapsed from exhaustion nine years ago.
“I hit my head and I came to in a pool of blood, it was actually quite funny my sister saw me and she fainted,” Arianna remembered. “Thank god Christina walked in, who was a teenager at the time and she took charge.”

That was the trigger behind her book, ‘The Sleep Revolution.’ It has changed the way she lives life and does business. She sleeps eight hours a night and unplugs completely.

“We may be exhausted, our bodies are tired but we haven’t turned off our brain,” she explained. “That’s why I recommend a half hour before you go to sleep turning off your devices, charging them in another room and having a hot bath or shower, just wash the day away.”

US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power Interviewed By Tamsen Fadal

13 Sep

From France to Germany to right here in the United States, it’s becoming a frightening norm our government’s highest officials are working to stop.

“Terrorism is the number one challenge clearly, one that is hitting more and more countries,” U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power said.

A challenge that requires a global effort.

“[It’s] about] getting our systems better where we are sharing more information and where a terrorist doesn’t have a chance to dodge national security in one country by going to a weak state where they get to hang out unbothered,” she

I sat down with United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, to try and understand the complexities and how we, as a society, can help.

“We understand the reach of social media, where do you begin with that process?,” I asked. “The private companies are a lot more alert to this and they’re doing more to prevent the violence,” she replied. “It’s not going to be governments alone, it really needs to be citizen action, community action.”

Social media is also what this Pulitzer Prize winner is using to promote bringing refugees into the United States.

“It gets away from the abstraction, are you for refugees or are you against them,” she explained. “It makes it about real individuals, totally humanizing the issue.”

The #RefugeesWelcome campaign centers around celebrities who are immigrants, highlighting their positive contributions.

“We have this amazingly rich record of bringing more than three million people,” she said. “None of whom has carried out a terrorist attack in the United States.”

A message of diversity and acceptance, this wife and mother of two hopes to pass on to her children.

“My kids keep me honest,” she smiled. “I come home and I feel like I nailed it in the Security Council and my boy would go, ‘did they change what they were doing?’ and I say, not quite yet, but give me time.”

Helping her balance the professional with the personal? A close confidant, you may have heard of him, President Obama.

“[He played] a critical role in preventing me from screwing up my relationship with my now husband,” Ambassador Power remembered. “Once he has seen you most vulnerable and encouraged your relationship, I think you can talk about ISIL or anything else.”

And as the youngest U.S. Ambassador, she’s worked to connect with people around the world on a more, let’s say, entertaining, level.

“A few of the highlights have been taking the women ambassadors to see Eclipsed,” she said. “I did get 15 tickets to Hamilton, you would think I would be able to solve the war in Syria since I did that.”

From the laughs to the long hours, this job is extremely demanding but the key word for Ambassador Power is balance.

“I try to blend it all, I’ve been in the administration now going on eight years,” she said. “It’s a 24/7 commitment, but I know there will be life after government as well.”

Tamsen Fadal Talks To Hamilton’s Daveed Diggs

18 May

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NATAS New York Emmy Awards 2016

15 Apr

Join me for AVON 39 The Walk To End Breast Cancer

5 Apr

I am participating in AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer. It won’t be easy, but that’s why it’s worth it. From now until AVON 39 weekend, I’ll train to strengthen my body to walk over 39 miles in two days. I’ll also be raising funds to crush breast cancer. This is where you come in.

As so many of you know, I lost my mother to breast cancer when I was young. She was my best friend. I believe she looks down on my everyday and gives me my strength to deal with anything no matter how big or small.  

My hope is that one day we will be walking to celebrate the end of breast cancer. But, until then, it is my passion and my mission to do all that I can to help fight this disease in any way that I can.

I hope I can count on your support.

You can make a donation right here on my webpage by clicking the “Donate Now” button to the right. If you prefer to write a check, click the “Donate By Mail” button and follow the instructions on the form.

Your donations will be managed and disbursed by the Avon Foundation. The dollars you pledge will put food on the table of a breast cancer patient and her family. They will enable access to mammograms and medicine, fuel research, and save lives. Need any more reason to click that Donate Now button?

I’m walking with thousands of other 39ers. We’re banding together in solidarity and have one goal: to take breast cancer down. So many sisters and mothers and friends have been lost. We see a world without breast cancer for our daughters and nieces. AVON 39 is a force of change that can’t be stopped. By supporting me with a donation, you’re part of it.

 

AVON 39 is The Walk to End Breast Cancer. It isn’t easy, but that’s what makes it worth it. As you train to strengthen your body, as you raise funds to crush breast cancer, as you walk farther than you ever thought you could – you’ll discover you have the power of 39.

xo Tamsen Fadal

TO DONATE AVON39

Pajama Program

5 Apr
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Tamsen Fadal at Pajama Progra NYC


This was such a great day at the Pajama Program. I am so excited to spend time with the kids.
Pajama Program provides new pajamas and new books to children in need nationwide, many of whom are waiting to be adopted. These children live in group homes, shelters and temporary housing facilities and are shuffled often from one place to another. Many of them have been abandoned, abused or neglected. Most of these children have never enjoyed the simple comfort of having a parent tuck them in at bedtime with warm, clean pajamas and a bedtime story. Some of the children are living with their families below the poverty level, in desperate need of food, clothing and shelter. These two simple gifts of pajamas and books let the children know that someone cares – sometimes these are the only new things they have ever received.

Want to get involved? PAJAMA PROGRAM

Moves Magazine Interviews Tamsen Fadal

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