We had the good fortune of connecting with Tamiko Ruby J and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tamiko Ruby, career-wise, where do you want to be in the end?
I feel that I am living a amazing Life! I have had a very successful career in the professional Beauty and Entertainment industry for over 25 years. I have worked with some absolutely gifted and talented artisan, who give all that they have to their craft. This would often leaves them feeling stressed out, physically, mentally and spiritually drained. I started to shift my practice in a new direction, focusing on beauty from the inside out. Over a decade ago, I started to take my spiritual path very serious. I learned that there is a way to truly balance this thing called LIFE, I am excited to share the Gift of Reiki and so much more with other!!! I have launched Tamiko Ruby J, THE REIKI PROJECT, however, my goal is to open a Beautiful Spiritual Spa Ranch Oasis. I have started with my boutique studio in Tempe, AZ. I moved to AZ, to build a community of truly Beautiful Gifted Artisan, Loving and Living their Best Life to the Fullest! I plan to lead by example!!! 🙂

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Please allow me to introduce myself, I am Tamiko Ruby J, The founder of the Tamiko Ruby J “THE REIKI PROJECT”. I am a Certified Usui Holy Fire Reiki Master/Teacher and Spiritual Mentor and a Professional Salon and Spa Consultant. I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio. In October, 2017 I took a big leap of faith and after 25 years in my profession, I closed my doors to my successful Salon and Spa business. I liquidated ( or gifted) ALL of my asset and on October 6, 2017, I arrived in Phoenix, Arizona with only two suitcases and a DREAM! Yes, at 55 years of life, I had did it! I had followed the inner calling to move west across country, (with no family) to continue my journey, my calling , here in the Valley of the Sun! I truly enjoy helping people heal and connect to their true BEAUTY that awaits in the inner core of who we are!!! Beauty is truly a inside job and it will show on the outside when one is aware that they are Pure LOVE!!! This is my story, I am sticking to it 🙂

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take them to Tempe Town Lake, this is fun area to walk around, as well as view the city from their outside upper deck patio. Changing Hands Bookstore is another cool place to hangout. I love coffee, here are a few place that I enjoy;Jarrod’s Coffee, tea & Gallery, Press coffee, Hiking anywhere is AZ is amazing! I am vegan, so I truly enjoy a dining experiences that create a wonderful experience for my taste buds, this includes, Clever Koi, 24 Carrots, Pomegranate CafĂ©, Pita Jungle, Cherish Farm Eatery and Green Corner just to name a few.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I truly want to say Thank You to God, my family, who give me their blessings, when I told them my plans to move from Cleveland, Ohio to Phoenix, Arizona. Also to the beauty professionals in the East Valley, they have become my new family.

Website: www.tamikorubyj.org
Instagram: @tamikorubyj
Linkedin: Tamiko Ruby J
Facebook: Tamikorubyj

Image Credits
Brooke Pride Photography

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