A few weeks ago, a “creative-idea-birdie” landed on my shoulder – one of those ideas that seemed to arrive out of the blue, suddenly but definitively – saying, “Tara, do this.”

The idea that came to perch was to create a collection of writings for Mother’s Day, something that would take us beyond brunches and tulip bouquets, to the richness and complexity and fierceness that the topic of mothering deserves.

What happened from there has been remarkable.

The collection of writings and art I am going to share with you today is stunning. I have never read or seen anything like it.

Each of the contributors – authors, spiritual teachers, artists, business leaders and more – brought heart, honesty and vulnerability to what they wrote.

Some of them you may know from their widely recognized work, but most are incredible voices that you will likely discover here for the first time.

This is not just a collection for mothers. It is a collection written by sons, daughters, mothers, and fathers. It is for anyone who wants to peer more deeply into this fundamental aspect of our humanity – our relationship to “mother.” Because we all came from one. Because our relationship to mother, whatever form it did or didn’t take – has shaped our lives. Because our spiritual life and relationship to the earth is also bound up with Mother, our collective one.

I’ll say it again, I have been so enriched by these writings. They have made me think in new ways about being a mother and about being a daughter. I hope you will take the time to read them.

Download your copy HERE, drink it up, and share it with the mothers and daughters and fathers and sons you love this Mother’s Day.