Dr. HEATHER TUCKER: Creating More Harmony in Your Relationships

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Dr. Heather Tucker is a Life Harmony Coach, speaker, and trainer. She teaches women entrepreneurs how to strengthen their relationships with themselves and others. Her areas of expertise include communication mastery, emotional intelligence, technology harmony, and energy work for strengthening the mind, body and spirit connection. She guides her clients and students to have more harmony in their personal and professional lives, lead their companies with more momentum, develop more peace of mind with technology, and increase their online presence. Dr. Tucker has more than 12 years of higher education teaching and research experience, as well as a natural gift for easily working with others. 

Dr. Tucker has a Ph.D. of Human-Computer Interaction, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Prior to co-founding her company, Another Level Living, LLC, Dr. Tucker held the position of Assistant Academic Program Manager for the Department of Information Technology at Mt. Washington College, as well as Intelligent Technologies Researcher for the Army Research Laboratory. Dr. Tucker’s work has been published in many journals, conference proceedings, and books. 

Just to let everyone know, a little full disclosure, I’ve actually experienced working with Dr. Heather Tucker. Let me just tell you, it is eye-opening, transformational, and more than that, empowering. 

THE INTERVIEW

Tami: Your background is really fascinating. I actually thought about doing work in human-computer interaction, because I really think that that is a really pertinent topic today about we interact with our computers, and how it’s literally changing us and the way our brains work, and everything. But before I take up the whole conversation with my thrill at talking to you, tell me more about what you’re doing now, and who you help. 

Dr. Heather Tucker: Right now, I am working with a lot of women entrepreneurs. I have men who also come as students, as well. So, I work 1-on-1 with women entrepreneurs who want to have more harmony in their professional and personal lives. I also am teaching classes for people who want to also become a coach, or learn what coaches is about. So, I have clients, and I also have students. I have been teaching for so many years for the universities, and now I’m teaching for a company, and it’s just been so wonderful. 

You’re right about technology, and how it has changed everything. It was really exciting that I actually took the time to study that and learn that. This has been a progression since shortly before 2000; paying attention the evolution and paying attention to how our interaction with technology has changed over time paying so close attention to it and becoming more aware of what’s happening. A lot of times my clients come to because they are overwhelmed with technology. 

They don’t necessarily know how to deal with it. They try to figure out what technology should they use, or what should they be doing in order to take their company to the next level. Working with me has been causing a lot of big shifts, especially in their understanding of how to align their passion, their purpose and their profits. Strengthening that communication with themselves has helped them to be able to expand their vision for the future, as well as live 100% present in the now. 

And that’s by healing the past. That’s really what we focus on; healing the past, letting go of a lot of things that hold us back, our negative emotions of anger, sadness, fear, hurt, and guilt. Or even our limiting beliefs, we may believe that we’re not good enough, and “Who are we do this?” All these things are just things we’ve decided a long time ago. And the reality, what I tell my clients and students is, that whoever you think you are, you’re so much more than that.

Let’s tap into that full potential power, so therefore you can be who you are meant to be, do what you’re meant to do and have the things you’re meant to have, with ease. 

Tami: You know, it’s really funny, as I’m listening to you. Just last night, I had a mentor tell me, “Tami, you need to be more human! You need to focus less on business! You need to be in the now.” And you just said that, so I’m sitting here going, “Hmm. Two days in a row, the same message. Pay attention.” So, tell me more about, in the work that you do with people, when they come to you, what are two or three examples of what their biggest struggles and issues are that you can help solve. 

Dr. Heather Tucker: Oh yeah, definitely. We have so many different areas of life, and we tend to focus on the areas of life that we’re good at, like our careers. We tend to neglect some of those areas that we’re not necessarily good at, like our families and our relationships. A lot of times, the more we ignore or avoid the areas that we don’t want to pay attention to, the more those areas come and try to show examples in our life where we want to keep going, but we reach a block. 

A lot of times, my clients come to me after a significant emotional event, like the loss of a loved one, them having marriage difficulties, or having health issues. The Number 1 thing that derails us can be our physical health. So, we look at health as total health, including spiritual, emotional and physical health. We end up strengthening those. And then, we look at not only the health for that individual but the health in their life, in all of those areas of life. 

Have you ever been so overwhelmed that you feel like all areas of your life are on red alert?

Tami: Yes! Sometimes, it can be a trigger. It can be something simple. For example, I went to the grocery store, and I wanted a raspberry turnover. Not peach, not apple, and they didn’t have it. It was like, “Hey!” I was disappointed to the point that I actually talked to the person stocking for like 5 minutes about, “Why in the world would they not stock raspberry turnovers?!” In the world, obviously, raspberry turnovers are not a big deal. 

But then, if you look at everything in context, sometimes you just have a bad day where it seems like no matter what you do, it doesn’t go right. And people will say, “You’re attracting this energy!” And you may be, but sometimes I think we do get overwhelmed, especially because of technology. What I discovered about technology is the expectation for you to create and deliver in the snap of a finger, when people used to expect things to take weeks or even months to create. 

Now, people think, “Oh, you can do this in 24 hours, you can do this in 5 minutes.” I find that very stressful, and it does go into my personal life. And when you said that about, “We like to do the things we’re good at, and avoid the things we’re not.” Yeah, I’m pretty good at business, but I’m not very good at personal relationships, other than I can be a good mother. But I’m not good at having romantic relationships. 

So, I can see that I’m off balance. 

Dr. Heather Tucker: Yeah, well you know what? The beautiful thing is – and this is what I teach my clients – we celebrate those overreactions, and we celebrate those imbalances. I tell them that this is where we are. Cool. Now, how do we bridge the gap from where we are to where we want to be? It’s so interesting that you told me about this story about the raspberry turnover. Because a lot of times, we overreact. I had a big overreaction of a situation that happened at Best Buy, and then when it came down to it, I realized it had nothing to do with that situation. 

I really had to look deeper and figure out what was causing it, and a lot of times, when I have my clients celebrate their overreactions, we’re able to really be able to figure out what the root cause of that problem is, and take care of it. Then, it’s no longer an issue. So, the biggest piece is really our mental and emotional part, which a lot of times, is what causes us to overwhelm with technology. Actually, kids are even more overwhelmed with technology than we are. That’s one of the things. There have been studies that have talked about this, and that’s why we’re losing that human element because we do want things NOW. We do want things better, faster and cheaper. 

Right now, I’m in Hawaii – Aloha! – and I’ve been here for the last two weeks. And one of the things that are so unique about their culture that we have kind of forgotten is that, if we just are, then things will take care of themselves. A lot of times, we end up doing and having things, but we don’t know how to just be. Just to be in that moment. And we create that busyness in our lives. Sometimes when we’re too busy, we miss something. A lot of times, even parents struggle with trying to figure out what that connection is with their kids, or even trying to figure out what’s their connection with their parents. 

The beautiful thing about working with me, we help take care of all of that with ease, because it all starts with our mindset. Really, it starts from above in terms of spiritual, bringing that energy down. But when the energy comes down or an idea or thought comes down, it’s usually our mindset of, “I can’t do this,” or our feelings; “Oh, this is too difficult to handle.” that prevent us from really being able to manifest the things that we want in our life. 

And one other thing I tell my clients, that we talk about all the time is that life is too short not to enjoy it. Not to be happy. Not to be healthy. Not to be prosperous. And the body, the physical body, it can heal itself. And I teach my clients how to be their own doctor first. How to decrease their blood pressure with ease. How to get rid of their diabetes. How to change anything that’s going on with their body easily. 

The reason why we have a lot of health issues is because of a lot of the mental and emotional turmoil and stress that we put on ourselves. It all gets manifested in our physical body. 

Tami: I really believe that, because I’m a perfect example. I ended up having my gallbladder removed because I had golf ball-sized gallstone, and it was causing issues, it was so big. And I know that was created from stress from a previous job I was in where I was just under constant stress. Even my eyesight improved when I quit working in a bad job situation. My eyesight improved! All of a sudden, I could see. I think you’re right on target. You’re in Hawaii right now for a very important conference or training. Can you tell me a little bit more about that? 

Dr. Heather Tucker: Oh, yes. Absolutely. One of the things that makes what we do so great is, we incorporate energy. It’s all about energy; everything is all about energy. The energy that we have, the energy that we see. The training that I’m here for is called “Huna.” It’s an ancient Hawaiian system of energy. The Hawaiians believe that when you’re connected to the land, and when you take care of the land, the land takes care of you. 

It’s like the opposite of what it is here on the mainland. When you can connect to the elements like the earth, the air, the water and the fire, and they resonate with you, it allows you to be able to tap into more of who you are. It’s one of the things we use, we incorporate this type of energy in my practice. It’s what makes helping people release those negative emotions so easily. 

Just one session with me can bring clarity to any problem with ease because it’s all about energy. We learn how to be able to pull down energy and be a conduit. The energy does not come through me, a lot of people think, “Wow, Heather, you’re so powerful!” It has nothing to do with me. There are three things that I require for everyone I work with. 

Their permission

Knowing that I’m just a conduit and a guide, 

And that the energy comes from a greater source above. 

I look at it like the Holy Spirit when it comes to you and through you, and how you’re able to help push that out to other people. Now, it’s interesting that you mentioned eyesight. That’s one of the things, when you release negative emotions. I wear glasses myself, Tami, now my eyesight is actually getting even better. Because, there was a time in my life where it’s like, I made a decision that I didn’t want to see, and that’s what made my eyesight worse. But by going back, to be able to give myself permission to see clearly again… It’s amazing how I can see. There’s actually a book that’s called, “Take Off Your Glasses and See” or something like that. Which I have not read yet, but I look forward to it because it talks about this very thing. 

Tami: Oh, that’s interesting. Well, that was one of the things I noticed, because I literally could not see. Let’s say that if I was at a grocery store, and would look up at the words to see what was in that aisle, and it would be blurry. And then after I got out of the bad job situation, I’m going, “Whoa, I can read! I can see signs, I can see distance, I can see in front of me.” A lot of people talk about the fact that they have to wear reading glasses, and I don’t wear reading glasses at all. And I’m probably 20 years after most people start wearing reading glasses. 

So, you’re there learning this ancient Hawaiian energy healing, and I actually experienced it. And I have to say that during the time, I was like, “Is it working? I don’t know.” But, the next day I definitely did feel and have the realization that I had a clearing of some ancient history that dates back to when I was about 20 years old.  That was a really phenomenal thing, so that was why I was so excited about talking to you. So, when you work with people, do you work with them long distance – like ours, obviously, Hawaii to Florida – so obviously you can work with people all over the world. How do you typically do that, over the phone, Skype? How do you do that?

Dr. Heather Tucker: Usually, we do it via Zoom, or we’ll do video conferencing. Not Skype, I use Zoom, and also, I will do it over the phone. As a matter of fact, shortly after we worked, I had did it over Skype with someone in Saudi Arabia. So, it works anywhere. Typically, I like to do face-to-face, so therefore there’s that connection. But we don’t necessarily have to do that, it can also be over the phone as well. 

One of the things, the whole reason a lot of people ask me why would I go from IT, something it was easy, no problem making 6-figures in, to starting my own business and starting from scratch. Well, the answer is: my own health was failing. And with all of these techniques, I’ve been able to restore my health so well that I’m looking forward to helping other people too. 

Tami: Oh wow, that’s really cool. So, can you give me some ways for people to make contact with you?

Dr. Heather Tucker: Oh, absolutely. Please check out our website, AnotherLevelLiving.com. We are also on Facebook and Twitter. We have not only a business page for Another Level Living, I also have my own Facebook and Twitter page; Dr. Heather Tucker. So, look me up and follow me on there. I’ll be talking about different stuff that’s not necessarily under the company. And we also will be on YouTube. We’re definitely looking forward to being more well-known. Books are coming out as well, so looking forward to hearing from everyone out there. 

Tami: So, you have some forthcoming books, and you also do speaking as well as the group or one-on-one training, so you actually do go and speak to large groups and travel around the country doing that. I really am fascinated by your background because, again, that human-computer interaction, that doctorate, I can imagine that we could probably have a whole interview on just what that’s all about. And then, of course, how you’re merging the energy with that, as well as the life harmony.

I think that’s the keyword, and that’s the vibe that you send to send off, to me, is balance and harmony. That’s the feeling I get, and I remember in your introduction, it was saying you have a natural gift to be able to work with others. And I think that’s the energy I get from you, even though we’re I don’t even know how many, 10,000 miles apart right now. That is the energy that you emit through the atmosphere is one of balance and harmony. So, I just wanted to let you know I really appreciate that about you. So, thank you for taking time out of your day to make this interview. I really appreciate it. 

Dr. Heather Tucker: Thank you so much, Tami. It has been absolutely my pleasure. And yes, life harmony. That’s what it’s all about. Just by calling myself that when I first got to it, the Universe was like, “OK, let’s prove it.” And it’s all about how, regardless of what comes to you, it doesn’t matter what comes to you, it’s “How do you respond?” And “What does it mean?” And then, “How do we utilize what happened in an easy, positive way to move forward?” So, I’m all about that life harmony and balance, and I’m glad that it came across that way. Thank you so much for your time and opportunity. I look forward to talking with you more. 

To Learn More: 

Dr. Heather Tucker is the CEO of Another Level Living, Inc as well as a certified Life Harmony Coach, Speaker, and Trainer. Dr. Tucker is uniquely skilled in the areas of technology interaction, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and significant emotional events. She supports entrepreneurs and business leaders who desire to increase their work/life balance and strengthen their relationships. She guides her clients to heal the past and live more in the present moment. Key areas of practice include: – Communication Mastery – Emotional Intelligence – Technology Harmony – Energy Work for Restoration She shifts her clients and students to have more harmony in their professional and personal lives, lead their companies with more momentum, develop more peace of mind with technology, and increase their online presence. Currently, Dr. Tucker proudly serves her community as the leader for the Women’s Prosperity Network – Tidewater Virginia Chapter. She has over 15 years of higher education teaching and research experience as well as a natural gift of easily working with others. Dr. Tucker has a Ph.D. of Human-Computer Interaction as well as BS in Computer Science. Prior to co-founding Another Level Living, Inc., Dr. Tucker held the position of Assistant Academic Program Manager for the Department of Information Technology at Mount Washington College as well as an Intelligent Technologies Researcher for the Department of Defense. Dr. Tucker’s work has been published in many peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and books. To Learn More: https://anotherlevelliving.com/the-team/

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