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Five Beautiful Things

This summer as I’m taking some downtime, I’m sharing some of my favorite and your favorite posts from the archives. Hope you enjoy these selections! Love, Tara Five Beautiful Things I’m always looking for new ways to wake up to the life in front of me. This week I started playing with the idea of “five […]

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 […]

i find hope here

*** Whatever it is Whatever it is it can change Whatever has gotten buried so deep in you it’s become your blood the only way you have ever known the only way you have ever been it can change. Whatever turns in your chest like a heavy stone whatever keeps you clutching your heart to […]

A Cozy Chat with Susannah Conway

Do you ever wonder if you could make a thriving business out of what you most love to do?   Do you ever wonder if you could candidly tell the important stories of your life – and share them in a published book?   Do you ever wondered how to heal from the most difficult […]

Why You Should *Not* Argue with Your Inner Critic

As you all know, I do a lot of work helping women quiet that vicious, critical voice we each carry around.   The one that says, “You are going to screw this up.” “If that was a worthy idea, someone would have done it already.” The one that asks that pernicious question, “Who do you […]

You *Don’t* Need More Self-Discipline

In my work with women who want to play bigger in their lives and work, I often hear this: “I want to make x change, (start a business, get in great shape, get my artwork out there in the world) but I have no self-discipline! I start working on it and just don’t stick with […]


You can learn to keep yourself company, but only by keeping yourself company —   Do you ask “how are you?” and listen like a deer deciphering a rustling in the leaves?   Do you say “take a walk with me, and let me show you the woods?”   Do you sing yourself a song? […]

5 Beautiful things

I’m always looking for new ways to wake up to the life in front of me. This week I started playing with the idea of “five beautiful things.” In any moment, particularly if I’m feeling stressed or out of sorts, I look for five beautiful things in my midst. I really look at them. I […]

How I Got My Voice Back

There was a moment last Tuesday when I was watching the twitter stream about The Real Life: Poems for Wise Living, and the tears started rolling.   I was reading tweets about the poems, and it was clear they were making an impact.   Why the tears? Because that was a moment of homecoming, a […]

The Rhythm

Art by Shelley Kommers     In any creative feat (by which I mean your work, your art, your life) there will be downtimes.   Or so it seems. Just as the earth is busy before the harvest and a baby grows before its birth, there is no silence in you. There is no time […]