10 year anniversary of my blog + one important update
This blog has changed a ton over the years. But I'm returning back to my original Blogspot roots.
Top Places to Dance Salsa and Bachata in Mexico City (2023)
Here's a list of the best salsa and bachata socials + classes in Mexico City (CDMX). There are places for Roma Norte, Condesa, Polanco, Juárez and more! Happy dancing. :)
I’m not rich but I’m very happy
My personal take on how money & happiness mix together.
🏘️ Tam's Jam: Living at home sucks
In this issue: car-centric suburbia, American poverty, the US-Mexico border, strong passwords, walking away from the NBA, and more!
Year in Review 2022
Every year on my birthday, I reflect on my highs, lows, and everything in between. This tradition is an amazing way to measure backward and appreciate how far I've come. Here's how my 2022 went.
🚐 Tam's Jam: The life I left behind
Heyo! I’m celebrating Thanksgiving and my bday with family in San Diego. ✌️ I wanted to shoot this month’s issue of Tam’s Jam before the holidays. Plus share a Black Friday deal on a Spanish course that I took this year and highly recommend. In this issue: resources
😌 Tam’s Jam: How to Sabbatical (Oct 2022)
Heyo from Los Angeles, CA! I just came back from an unforgettable Europe trip. It was both amazing and totally exhausting... Planning to hibernate for the rest of the year. ✌️ I’m back with this month’s issue of Tam’s Jam: my curated collection of resources and lessons around
I Took a Bachata Sabbatical For Six Months. It Was Awesome.
A recap of my bachata sabbatical where I ate, slept and breathed bachata for six months. This trip took me to Mexico City, Sevilla, Madrid, Barcelona, and Toronto. I'd do it all again if I could.
⚡️Tam’s Jam: Most people won’t (Sept 2022)
Heyo from Sevilla, Spain! I’m back with this month’s issue of Tam’s Jam: my curated collection of resources and lessons around living a meaningful life. Welcome to all the new people who have joined recently! My custom Taboo cards and my article, What Should We Do When
Learning Spanish, Making Friends, and Dancing Bachata in Mexico City 🇲🇽
How I learned Spanish, made friends, and danced bachata around Mexico City. I also share my recommendations for Bachata teachers and Bachata socials in CDMX.
✏️ Tam's Jam: How to be a lifelong learner (August 2022)
Heyo from CDMX! 🇲🇽 I’m back with this month’s issue of Tam’s Jam: my curated collection of resources and lessons around living a meaningful life. You know that special feeling where you’re doing something new, and you feel the momentum, and you see real progress in your
My Journey On Learning Spanish In Six Months
How I went from zero to having full conversations in Spanish after six months using the learning strategies I've honed from becoming a chess expert.
🛣 Tam’s Jam: How to know if you’re on the right track (July 2022)
In this issue: Accelerating personal breakthroughs, creating your guiding questions, making friends in business, climbing mountains that don’t exist and more. Vamos!
😠 Tam’s Jam: The cost of living is too dam high (June 2022)
Heyo! I’m back with this month’s issue of Tam’s Jam [https://www.tampham.co/tag/tams-jam/]: my curated collection of resources and lessons around living a meaningful life. I’ve received several messages over the years asking how they could support my work. I’ve always brushed
What Should We Do When It's Too Expensive to Live?
The cost of living is ridiculous. With half of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, life is freaking stressful. What should we do?! I explore five major "solutions," share the pros and cons of each, and reveal what I'm currently doing.
My Experience Living with Long COVID in My Twenties
I tested positive on Jan 3, 2022. Two weeks of symptoms: fever, chills, coughing. Everything went away which seemed normal. But why was I feeling exhausted all the time? Why did I still have massive amounts of brain fog? Oh shoot. I may have long COVID.
Tam’s Jam: Making decisions without exact clarity (May 2022)
Heyo! I’m back with this month’s issue of Tam’s Jam: my curated collection of resources and lessons around living a meaningful life. I just spent three weeks in Mérida, Yucatan [https://www.instagram.com/p/CdQ_Q5vL9B4/] and I am currently on my 2nd week in Mexico
🌎 Tam’s Jam: Uncovering your true desires (April 2022)
Heyo! I’m back with this month’s issue of Tam’s Jam: my curated collection of resources and lessons around living a meaningful life. Quick life update: I sadly had to leave Toronto because of VISA issues (again) and I’m back in Los Angeles with my family. In
Tam's Jam: Quitting jobs, working in seasons and privilege (March 2022)
Heyo! Quick life updates from me: * I just quit my job [https://www.facebook.com/ChatWithTamPham/posts/5543792172301771] after 3 years of working with MMT. I was a community builder, experience designer & facilitator, content writer & manager, people manager, operations... and everything in between. I had an amazing experience but it
🌵 Tam’s Jam: How to Spend Your Time in a Finite Life (Feb. 2022)
Heyo! I’m back with this month’s issue of Tam’s Jam, a collection of books, videos and (my personal) lessons learned around living a meaningful life. I missed last month’s issue for a myriad of reasons: testing positive for COVID and needing to take care of my
✨ Tam's Jam: Best of 2021 (Dec 2021)
I put together the best articles, books and links that I've found/published in 2021 around living a more meaningful life. Enjoy!
Year in Review 2021
Tam Pham's year in review for 2021. Phamily time, new promotion, diversifying my purpose portfolio, learning martial arts, and my new definition of happiness.
😇 Tam's Jam: High leverage kindness, foreboding joy and high-speed career sampling (Nov 2021)
Heyo! In this issue, we have my new article on high leverage kindness, why experiencing joy is so vulnerable, and strategies on finding meaningful work via infinite games and high-speed career sampling. Let's dive in. — ⛰ High Leverage Kindness: low effort and big impact things you can do to make someone's
High Leverage Kindness: low effort and big impact things you can do to make someone's day
An act of high leverage kindness is a relatively low effort and big impact thing you can do to really make someone's day. Here's how I adopted high leverage kindness into my life and how you can too.
⛰ Tam's Jam: Making big life decisions, new friendship pyramid, how to stop languishing (October 2021)
Heyo! In this issue, we have my new article on making big life decisions with confidence, my review on three books I loved reading last month, the Arabic friendship pyramid, a new TED talk by Adam Grant on languishing and more goodies below the fold. Let's dive in. — ⛰ Make Major
🚲 Tam's Jam: The "Perfect" Body, 80,000 Hours and Not Just Bikes (September 2021)
Heyo! In this issue, we have my new article on building your "perfect" body, an epic career guide for people who care a lot about making a difference, and an exploration into beautiful urban planning. Let's dive in. — 💪 How to Build Your Perfect Body Without Needing To Look Like a
💵 Tam's Jam: Psychology of Money, Laziness and Eviction (August 2021)
Heyo! The sun is out in Toronto. I'm hugging friends again, taking dance classes, joining a softball league (first time), enrolling in Muay Thai classes (first time) and biking around the city. After being isolated for so long it feels both amazing and wild to be doing "normal" things again.
🥊 Tam's Jam: Solving my Low Self Esteem Problems, Training for MMA, and Living Life in The Arena (July 2021)
Heyo! I just launched pre-orders for my new course, Life in The Arena [https://www.tampham.co/life-in-the-arena/]. There is always a lot of fear and uncertainty when launching something new. Will people buy? Will this new product actually transform someone's life? What happens if I fail? Ironically, this is
How to Build Your Perfect Body Without Needing To Look Like a Model
You can develop the perfect body that you've always wanted without needing to look like a model. We cover fitness, nutrition, and a secret ingredient: lowering your expectations.
How I Solved My Low Self Esteem And Low Confidence Problems Through Self Love
I've struggled with low self esteem and low confidence for the majority of my life. After going to therapy for the first time, I did the impossible: I've learned to truly love myself. This is my story.