Healing Through Birds With Tammah Watts

Tammah Watts will be speaking at the upcoming Soaring Twenties Benefit on Saturday, June 8. Photo by Dominique Labrecque

We are looking forward to learning from keynote speaker Tammah Watts at the upcoming Soaring Twenties Benefit in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 8. Tammah is a best-selling author, licensed marriage and family therapist, and certified Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Guide.

Keep Looking Up: Your Guide to the Powerful Healing of Birdwatching is a narrative memoir and guidebook with contemplative exercises that chronicles her journey towards healing by meaningfully connecting with birds.

Keep Looking Up: Your Guide to the Powerful Healing of Birdwatching, is her first book, a narrative memoir and guidebook with contemplative exercises that chronicles her journey towards healing by meaningfully connecting with birds.

She brings that same passion to conservation and birding by serving on the Audubon California Advisory Board of Directors as the Southern California Audubon Chapter Council Representative, the DISES Advisory Board, Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Project Feeder Watch, and her local San Diego Audubon Board chapter.

After suffering a debilitating neurological injury during a medical procedure that left her with chronic pain and depression, the sight of a yellow bird at her window became a beacon of hope, guiding her toward healing as she embarked on a journey of restoration through the solace of birding.

In the book, Tammah shares her emotional journey of finding comfort and inspiration from birds, while providing the reader with practical tools to explore birds in their community, practice mindfulness, and embrace the spirit and beauty of birds.

“No matter where you are, what you look like, and what you may or may not have or do, you can create a sacred space and connection with birds and heal,” she writes in her book. “Birds transcend language, place, supposed stations in life, and even time. They are what we all have in common, regardless of where we live.”

Come hear more from Tammah live and in-person at our Soaring Twenties event on Saturday, June 8 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Early-bird pricing ends May 15. Secure your tickets today.