Six words that changed everything…
How did David Dachinger and Tamara Green, LCSW go from love-struck college kids to the dynamic co-founders of Loving Meditations?
Their journey began with their falling in love (literally at first sight) back in 1977. They each had big dreams for their future and careers… David envisioned setting the world on fire with his musical performance, recording, and producing skills, while Tamara dreamed of being a psychotherapist, helping thousands to gain inner peace and love. As you’ll read below, they totally fulfilled their visions for success in their respective careers.
Why they didn’t get married and start their family until 1994 is a longer story. Some depict their relationship as a ‘Hollywood-type love story,’ with a series of trials and tribulations along the way. You can certainly get the juicy details in Chapter 2 of their bestselling book, Live Calm With Cancer… (and Beyond).
After navigating these earlier life hurdles, in 2013 David and Tamara once again had some challenges to overcome. Their (then) 13-year-old son was diagnosed with Lyme disease and four days later, in a head and neck surgeon’s office, they heard the six words that changed everything… “David, you have stage IV cancer!”
Suddenly, cancer patient and caregiver…
Stunned by the news and instantly thrown into the respective roles of patient and caregiver, David and Tamara were told there was no time to waste. David needed to start treatment within a few days, during the Thanksgiving weekend. When the shock began to wear off, it didn’t take long for them to return to the mindfulness practice that had helped them throughout their lives. Choosing to focus on the gifts rather than the difficulties, they stayed calm, grateful, and even optimistic, with David avoiding serious health complications from his treatment. This sparked David’s oncologist to ask what they were doing to remain so upbeat. “Whatever it is,” he said, “I want that for all of my patients and families!” It was a ‘light-bulb moment’ and Loving Meditations was born.
Committed to paying it forward…
Now veterans of the cancer odyssey and fueled with heartfelt passion, David and Tamara are committed to paying it forward to those touched by cancer. Their unparalleled expertise in multiple areas combined with their deeply personal stage IV cancer experience makes them uniquely qualified beyond any other players in the industry. Besides bringing maturity, compassion, and commitment to excellence in everything they do, their products and programs are ‘spot on’ in all regards. The powerful combination of ‘who they are, what they do, and what they have been through’ benefits anyone who is touched by their Loving Meditations offerings. Together, this entrepreneurial couple is the creative engine of the company, as they continue to:
- build a growing library of transformative mindfulness programs that support patients and caregivers in dramatically reducing stress, anxiety, pain, and discomfort throughout their medical ordeal;
- change lives through online and live teleconferences, workshops, and retreats;
- elevate the patient experience in waiting rooms around the world with Loving Meditations TV;
- bring a refreshing and radically disruptive approach to the ‘industry’ of cancer by helping thousands break free of the myriad of perceived shackles of major illness
Tamara Green, LCSW
Elle Magazine dubs Tamara “The Soul-centered Love and Relationship Expert” and she is regularly featured as a behavioral health expert on Today.com, Bravo.com, YourTango.com, and DatingAdvice.com. She wrote a monthly Dear Abby-type column for Authentic Life Magazine for 3 years. She is an international best-selling author, speaker, meditation facilitator, individual and couples psychotherapist, certified hypnotherapist, and Love Mentor® (trained directly by Diana Kirschner, Ph.D.).
Tamara specializes in creating safe, loving spaces of support for cancer patients, caregivers, and providers, notably through support groups; teleconferences, conferences, and workshops; and gentle movement. Her contributions to Loving Meditations content include guided meditations and experiential exercises. Tamara has helped tens of thousands to achieve greater peace, love, physical vitality, and well-being.
Tamara is a sought after speaker, presenter, and featured regularly on radio and television shows, podcasts, and summits. She has been a featured presenter for organizations and hospitals including New York Presbyterian Hospital, Montefiore Hospital, Ameriprise Financial, Teva Pharmaceuticals, HealthLine, Evolutionary Business Council, Gilda’s Club Westchester, and Ann’s Place of Connecticut.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, and a Masters in Social Work from Fordham University. She completed her postgraduate training at the Ackerman Institute for Couples and Family Therapy and received Advanced Training from the Center For Mind-Body Medicine.
Tamara is licensed in New York State as a Certified Clinical Social Worker and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP), New York Cancer Resource Alliance, and Cancer Coalition for Westchester. In addition to her contributions and leadership of Loving Meditations, Tamara is a highly regarded psychotherapist and life coach in private practice.
David is a composer who has scored inspiring music for America’s most celebrated sporting events and television shows. Over 2 billion people have heard his music on CBS broadcasts of The Super Bowl and several popular TV shows, The Masters Tournament (golf), and the NFL. A two-time Grammy Award® nominee, David is an exceptional mixing engineer and producer, collaborating on numerous albums with artists such as Usher, Celine Dione, and The Isley Brothers.
David has been a survivor of stage IV cancer since 2014. His first-hand experience undergoing imaging diagnostics, radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery has profoundly altered the landscape of his consciousness and found its way into his music and meditation creations. All his creative endeavors are infused with a deep love and compassion that can be felt by listeners.
David is a two-time international bestselling author featured in Cancer: From Tears to Triumph, a book filled with inspiration from survivors, health care professionals, caregivers, and loved ones.
A true servant of humanity, David is also a decorated fire lieutenant and emergency medical technician (EMT). He delivers patient care in emergency settings and interfaces with healthcare professionals in several hospitals across the metro New York City region.
In addition to being the creative genius behind all of Loving Meditations content, David has produced music and video for inspirational and motivational media including Access Consciousness, Masters of Quantum Healing, Evolutionary Business Council, and Miracle Mondays Meditations.
David holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Composition from Berklee College of Music and received Advanced Training from the Center For Mind-Body Medicine.