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Tammy Strobel

My name is Tammy Strobel and I’m a writer, photographer, and teacher. I started blogging in late 2007 to become a better writer and to share my story. Blogging consistently improved my writing and it resulted in a book deal!

My first print book, You Can Buy Happiness (and It’s Cheap): How One Woman Radically Simplified Her Life and How You Can Too, was released in September 2012. My latest bookMy Morning View: An iPhone Photography Project about Gratitude, Grief & Good Coffee, hit the shelves in March 2014.

RowdyKittens is about going small, thinking big, and being happy. I post a few articles a week on topics like living simply, photography, and writing.

There is no one-size fits all approach to living simply or to happiness, which is why I write from my experience and emphasize options. After spending five years working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, I learned how important it is to talk about options, rather than telling people what to do or what to think.

As a Victim Advocate, the empowerment model was the foundation of my training. The approach emphasizes peer support and helps victims of violence focus on problem-solving, one small step at a time. I believe this model can be applied to any type of struggle and it informs my writing. By examining options, it is possible to empower yourself and to find happiness.

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Be well,

P.S. The lovely Philippa designed my blog header. Check out her work