Tana Amen Biography
Until we interact with a person on a deeper level, we must admit that barely know them. Some people look successful and healthy on the outside until we get to know them inside. Tana Amen knows this statement very well. She was a practicing health practitioner with a home, husband, and daughter but her mental health was in the gutters.
Childhood trauma, drug addiction, and unresolved conflicts bombarded her mind now and then. This all changed when she chose vulnerability and processed everything she had gone through as a child and as a young lady. Things got better for her when she met Daniel Amen, a professional psychiatrist, who later became her husband. Tana Amen now lives a mentally healthy life. She is still in the medical world but has added to her profession health and fitness expert, author, and speaker.
Tana Amen Age, Family, First Marriage and Husband
Tana was born on 1st December 1968. Her childhood was chaotic. It was piled with drug addiction, murder, molestation, and divorce. This childhood experience followed Tana in her adulthood. She got married to a man and together they got Chloe. The marriage was depressing and ended in a long divorce battle and custody.
She later met Daniel Amen who was her boss at Amen Clinics. In an interview with Jesus Calling, Tana said that she almost canceled her first date with Daniel when she learned he was a psychiatrist. Upon meeting him, she opened up to him and later accepted him for marriage. The couple married in September 2008.
Tana and Daniels do not have biological children together although they have from other marriages. Tana has Chloe, a personal trainer, and Daniel has 4 children and grandchildren.
Tana Amen Chaotic Childhood
Tana’s childhood experience contributed much to the struggles she experienced in her 20s and 30s and also to the triumph she had in her 40s. She grew up in an extremely poor background because her mother was a 16-year-old high school dropout. She had difficult time providing for the family’s needs. Seeing the status of the family, Tana’s father abandoned his family, became a Baptist minister, remarried, and had other children.
Being abandoned by her father affected how she viewed life and God. Her struggle for acceptance led Tana to do drugs. Her mother remarried a man who later molested Tana when she was 12 years old. She was again assaulted as a child on her way to school. These painful experiences led her to go deeper into drugs to avoid dealing with the emotions.
Tana Amen Adulthood Struggles
Her young adult life also comprised many mental challenges. Numbing her problems led to an eating disorder and severe depression. She also developed thyroid cancer, which caused her to quit her job and drop her studies. When she thought her life was at the tail end, a moment of breakthrough came.
Her uncle who had struggled with heroin addiction for years changed and started teaching motivational seminars. He gave Tana the idea of taking responsibility for her life in areas where she had control. This idea completely changed the life of Tana.
She became intentional with what she could not and ignored the areas that were beyond her. This new mindset saw her helping people she never thought she could help. In the process, her mental health began healing.
She joined a church and met people doing well in their mental health. Tana started learning about the character of God and what He promised to people who love Him. She renewed her faith in Jesus and started living a Christian life.
Her mental issues, however, resurfaced when she divorced the father of her child Chloe. Struggling to come to terms with her ex and custody caused problems for her mental health. She found peace and acceptance after she met Dr. Daniel Amen. She opened up her life to him and her childhood experience. With love and appreciation, Mr. Daniel accepted him as she was. She found healing in her new marriage and purposed to help others find healing and love in their lives.
Tana Amen Education, Career and Success
Although Tana Amen grew up in an unstable family she had a desire to change her life. She worked hard in school and graduated with a degree in Nursing at Loma Linda University. After graduation, she got a job, bought her own home, and lived a life that many admired.
Now in her 50s, Tana Amen has realized that health is an important part of life. She currently serves as the Vice President of Amen Clinics, which has more than 10 clinics across the US. Her area of specialization is health and fitness.
She advises people on the best habits and meals to consume for a healthy life. She has a blog where she has shared educative articles like embracing solitude, ingredients to add to your smoothie, 5 ways alcohol tricks our bodies, and ways to improve gut health.
Tana has an active Instagram page where she shares short content about health. She has shared about healthy morning routines, harsh truths about perfectionism, food lies, and signs of inflammation.
Her expertise in health and fitness has made her a media guest at The 700 Club, Today, The Doctors, Extra, and Good Day New York. She has also been interviewed by Emily Ford, a motivational speaker.
Tana is also the brains behind the books, The Brain Warrior’s Way, The Omni Diet, Relentless Courage of a Scraed Child and Change Your Brain Change Your Grades which are all best sellers.
Tana Amen Influence and Net Worth
Tana Amen has risen from a chaotic background to become a person of influence and much contribution to the community. She has helped many in their healing and recovery journey. Tana also reaps well from her job, book sales, and speaking sessions. Together with her husband, they could be worth $50 million.
Tana also practices what she preaches. She lives a physically active life and eats a healthy diet. The speaker looks 40 although she in her 40s. Her ability to cheat aging has also been seen with people like Chef Babette a 70-year-old looking like she is in her 50s and 50-year-old Coach Gessie Thompson who looks like 40.
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Doctor and Speaker
Net worth: $50 million
Height: 5 feet and 7 inches