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when you feel jealous…

One of my favorite places to guest write is the Biz Ladies section over at Design Sponge. This week, I’m writing there about what to do when you feel jealous of other women. I feel so sad when I see women beating themselves up about feeling jealous, or acting out their jealousy in harmful ways [...]

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4 tips for mentoring with excellence

There’s so much conversation about the importance of mentoring, but have you noticed? There’s not a lot of guidance on how to mentor well. Here are four simple practices for mentoring with excellence, four small shifts you can make in any conversation to ensure you are truly supporting, empowering, and developing the person sitting across [...]

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A Conversation with Ellen Goodman Part 2

Here’s Part 2 of my chat with Pullitzer prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman. (Read Part 1 here). TARA: Let’s talk more about social change because you’ve both written about it and taken time to study it. I’m curious about what your understanding is of how social change happens and how that is informing how you have [...]

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A Conversation with Ellen Goodman

Well, she is one of the most widely read US women columnists in the United States. She has the ability to sum up a whole movement, a whole era, or a complex reality with a single, perfect line. Recently I had the honor of sitting down with remarkable woman Ellen Goodman. You can listen to [...]

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A Poem: Turn Your Palm

Turn Your Palm   I invited you in to the mystery with an open hand. I invited you in to the lap of love. I walked you down a golden path and touched your eyelids when you slept.   Then I turned away and showed you a darker moon. You live in the land of [...]

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Prana, Location Independence, and Getting High

Today I’m so happy to be blogging in partnership with two fabulous women, Lianne Raymond and Heather Plett. We’re all writing on the theme of “location dependence” and connection to place. Lianne and Heather are both remarkable writers and leaders. Check out their posts here: Feels Like Home to Me and A Declaration of Dependance. [...]

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Inside Out or Outside In? (Also Known As: Caring Less What They Think)

There comes a time with every coaching client when our work comes down to letting go of what other people will think.   We all carry other people’s voices around in our heads, often making it impossible for us to hear our own.   Lately, I’m seeing a deeper dimension to this, illuminated by psychologist [...]

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The Place of You

“What country, friends, is this?” – Olivia in Shakepseare’s Twelfth Night   A person is a person. A person is also a place.   In our doing-focused culture, we tend to define ourselves by what we do when we are in motion: what we accomplish, what we cross off the list, where we go.   [...]

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Substitute Strengths

I was thinking about people-pleasing the other day – why we do it and why it’s so hard to stop. (I think about people-pleasing often, since I struggle with it and am trying to people-please less.)   The thought occurred to me that maybe people-pleasing is a kind of substitute, a kind of crutch that [...]

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The Gift of Loneliness

You never know what you are really writing about.   On Monday, I wrote a post called “Just A Feeling: Dealing with Difficult Emotions.” I thought I was writing about the freedom that comes from knowing that a difficult feeling is “just a feeling” — temporary, often arbitrary, not necessarily a call to do anything. [...]

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