New Video Series

By July 9, 2012 53 Comments

Hi lovelies!

Today is a big day – I’m sharing my new video series with you.

For a long time, I’ve been wanting to do more video, and I’m really excited about this initial Wise Living series, with videos about finding your calling, quieting your inner critic, and more.

I can’t wait to hear what you think.

A few behind-the-scenes things I want to share:

  • I hired a professional videographer and spent a day shooting these episodes. I knew I didn’t want to do the “just turn on the flip cam” thing.
  • I shot the videos at a lovely cottage in Marin that I’d vacationed at before – a place that is also one of my favorite locations to write. The cottage and its garden embody many of the qualities I want to bring into the world through my work.
  • I had fabulous professional hair and makeup for these videos. I don’t look anything like this on an average day. Just felt the need to be transparent about that.
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Join the discussion 53 Comments

  • Fay says:

    Tara, wonderful film – beautifully put together, focused and inspiring. Congratulations and thank you!

  • Mijanou says:

    I’m a big fan of your poetry. Love you and the work you are doing. I just saw your video and wanted to give you some tiny feedback… Have them lower the music. It’s way too loud and competes with your sharing. Besudes that you look beautiful and I look forward to seeing more! xx

  • Anne says:

    love it! 🙂

  • nohalfmeasures says:

    Wonderful, Tara. I like the fact that you added the homework assignment.

  • Karen says:

    Tara, lovely & wise. “What little piece of light can I bring into the world?” That reframes the whole question of Calling for me. Thank you! … I agree with the feedback about the music, only I’d encourage a completely different melody 🙂 Also, is there a way at the beginning or end that the video could capture a bit more of the special environment you’ve chosen? It does seem magical, and worth sharing. XO

  • Sue says:

    Just what I needed to hear this morning.
    Thank you.

  • Tricia says:

    Gorgeous, Tara. Your message is always spot on and absolutely inspiring. Thank you!

  • Lovely video. You look amazing! I agree with the choice of music being different. It just doesn’t seem to fit you and the message you are bringing. But as always, your message is life giving and full of wisdom.

  • Tara, beautifully done. Every encounter with you creates space and serenity. You have drawn a powerful distinction. One question I live from is “Who am I called to be?” It allows me to stop for a moment and take a stance that forwards life and inspires me in the moment. By the way, I meant to tell you… I read your poems over and over, all the time. They have become like friends to me. During some really tough and frightening times I experienced earlier in the year, they were by my side night & day. It gave me such comfort and recreated me during some of my most painful moments. Thanks so much. Congrats on your latest expression.

  • Valentina says:

    I love the video and the content.
    The environment you chose is great. I agree, I would have shown more. Nature views can be very inspiring and prepare mind and spirit for receiving good messages:)

  • Susan says:

    Hi Tara,
    Big thank you! So timely and graceful, and bite-sized enough to remember it. You look gorgeous. Look forward to hearing more.

  • Mary Montanye says:

    Great video, Tara. I’m off to journal on your question. The craziness of this summer has changed the way I look at life, and this question is once again very relevant.

  • Liz OConnor says:

    Lovely, light filled and inspiring. Thank you, Tara, I look forward to many more!


  • Uyen says:

    Thank you Tara! 🙂

  • Marilyn says:

    Tara, you’re beautiful and so is your message.

    Thank you,

  • Lydia says:

    This is great! You are so good on camera! I’m looking forward to seeing the next one.
    I’ve been thinking about this very thing lately. I’ve been very focused on pursing a career in interpreting, but I feel very drawing to do some creative projects. I’ve really had a renewal in seeing myself as an artists lately. I don’t want to betray my efforts of becoming an interpreter, but I’m starting to get a new picture of what my life could be…a combination of beautiful things. How else could I be myself (because I am many things)? And also I think being able to combine creative introverted work with social extroverted work will be more sustainable for me…instead of doing full time introverted work.

  • Kristine says:

    This video was perfecting timing for me today. Thanks so much.

  • Ann says:

    You and your message are truly beautiful, Tara.
    Agree with the music and volume. The music is a bit repetitious and has a noticeable tech vibe. Something soft and natural without being too massage studio/yoga sounding.
    I, too, am curious about your cherished space, but as long as you feel nurtured and creative there, that’s all that matters. The vignettes in the beginning are lovely.
    Thank you for your wisdom and gentleness. Your words are compelling and lovingly given. I can’t wait for more of this series!
    The make-up and hair are a wonderful expression of your personal glow from within ~ both heart and mind. It’s you with a sparkle of magic!

  • Johanna Teresi says:

    The color is fantastic!! You look great!! Very confident and wonderful background pictures. I love the music as well. Your voice is clear and catchy.

    However, I couldn’t watch the whole video. This is really my own personal feedback. I got bored. It was you talking the whole time and more pictures would have held my attention. Pictures of different scenes of you and different people doing things that go along with what you are talking about. If each frame changes every 10 seconds this holds my attention longer and I learned this from a book Shoot Videos that Don’t Suck. It is a wonderful book for you to read to make more videos.

    I am happy to give you more feedback as I am sure if you remember I am doing TONS of videos so I am learning alot about what does and does not hold people’s attentions 🙂 I have also received tons of feedback 🙂

    Best Wishes and Tons of Love! Johanna

  • Becky Bigelow says:

    I have been following you since your interview on The Today Show. Very timely subject for me and my 3 young adults in college. I often forward your messages to my “children.” With three in college (top ten, private universities) I know they, and we, toss this “calling issue” around quite often. What will you do with THAT major? Why are you changing your major this late in the game? Is this really what you want? Should you go for the broad, liberal arts education or niche education where the job openings are at present? How to balance so very high cost of their education, their calling (which should change often, as you suggest) and that sense of they must “declare” themselves. I believe this would be an excellent topic for you to take to university campuses.

  • Tara, I love that you shot this in a place where you go for inspiration. The message is so clear the way you deliver it, and you look beautiful. What a wonderful job you have done with this. Congratulations, I am inspired by you.

  • Sandra Henderson says:

    Very wise lady! After all, we only have this moment to live in.
    Maybe one day I’ll find a course of yours that fits me!

  • Ann Drew Yu says:

    Loved it. I’m inspired. I so appreciate you and the work you’re doing, Tara.

  • Lisa says:

    Looking forward to the rest of the series!

  • jan says:

    i don’t care what anybody says, your video was perfect! EVERYTHING about it…music…props…you…etc..it was perfect!!!

  • Debra Eve says:

    Tara, just love love love this! And it’s so in line with my “later bloomer” message. Noticed it’s on YouTube, so I hope you don’t mind if I share it in a blog post in the next few weeks.

    I’m also just a bit old-fashioned and appreciate that you got “dressed up” for us. I’m not a big fan of the “turn on the flip cam” thing either and feel that making an effort to look nice and provide a lovely background really honors your audience.

  • Evelyn says:

    Very nicely done. I appreciate that you took the time, effort and expense to make it professional. Since I’m retired from a career that at times was a calling, but mostly wasn’t, I also appreciate that this message is ageless. It isn’t just challenging 20-and 30-somethings who are just starting out in adult life, but also resonates with us who are older. What is calling me right now? That’s food for thought today!

  • ~brilliant as always~ today I feel open to exploring!
    Thank you Tara!

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  • Tina says:

    Thank you for the message that our calling is a daily adventure, not something static or fixed in stone, it’s much more flexible than that. Thank you too for the work you have put into this video, I’m looking forward to seeing more.

  • Mari Beth says:

    Thank you – very helpful!!!!

  • Christa says:

    I could watch you for hours, and have, as you know. Even without makeup. Which was beautifully done, by the way.

    And I couldn’t agree more with your message – so much suffering goes on, looking and yearning for That One Thing. Who knows what good this will do!

    Thank you.

  • Elizabeth says:

    Tara, I have been truly enjoying and benefiting from your words for several months now. You are brilliant and refreshing and you just have that “thang” that makes you YOU and makes others feel like being the best them that they are – this I know! Your video content was right on, succinct, natural, and inspiring. Question! Why on earth in your newsletter introducing the video did you feel a need to say that you had great hair and makeup done and that you don’t look that way every day? You are beautiful with or without the makeup and you, OUR LOVELY, must step into YOUR greatness in your beauty and beyond! Thank you for what you are sharing with the world – you are so appreciated and it’s growing more each day along with you!

  • Elizabeth says:

    One more thing – the music does not reflect your image and the significance, beauty, or tone of who you are in the eyes of your audience. Music is very personal, but perhaps you could pick something that you feel represents your voice and message. It’s very easy to have the music changed and it is an element not to be underestimated in it’s power to drive your message home, while playing an important role in your branding.

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  • Laura says:

    I love that you’re branching out to this mode of connecting, Tara! I’ve been following you for about a year now, and I’m so enjoying watching you blossom and step into your own. You were a hit with my community when you spoke to it, and I know that many are still following you.

    It was a great decision to go for a professionally done video, and that’s a lesson for me as I build my own business. It pays to spend more for something that is high quality and that I will love once I’m very certain about my message. Thank you for that.

    I’ll definitely be sharing on your behalf and on behalf of everyone who watches.

  • fran says:

    Thanks for the video.
    My take on your mentioning makeup and hairdressing is that it is important to make your appearance as polished as possible for the camera. It’s the same reason you had a pro camera person. This extra effort shows respect for your audience, by eliminating details that would distract and detract from your message.
    As a dancer I find that the process of applying my makeup before a performance calms me, and reminds me how I want to do my best for my audience. It gets me into my dance persona, and focuses my spirit.
    I plan to share your message.

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  • Tara says:

    Thank you Fay! I so appreciate that!

  • Tara says:

    Thank you – and thanks for the feedback – very helpful!

  • Tara says:

    Love the feedback – thanks Karen! I chose this music because I am wanting more of my fun side to come through in my work…but I know for many people it feels out of sync with my work…
    I love the idea of showing more of the cottage. Maybe for future episodes!

  • Tara says:

    Annette -thank you so much for sharing that. I’m so touched by what you have to say.

  • Tara says:

    Have you read Daniel Pink’s book “A Whole New Mind”? It’s so fabulous and I recommend it to everyone who is thinking about these issues. Maybe I should do an interview with him… hmmmm…Love & hugs,

  • Tara says:

    Oh, I love that perspective Debra – thank you! And yes, please feel more than free to share it!

  • Tara says:

    I mentioned it because I’m ambivalent about women getting all makeup-upped for the camera, because I do believe the fact that we all see mostly professionally-done images in the media is part of what contributes to women feeling “not enough” in the mirror. I wanted to avoid any false impressions that my (or any other woman’s) face looks just like that without all kinds of lighting, makeup, professional skill etc.! Hope that makes more sense!

  • Tara says:

    Yes – I truly love the music and picked it because I want more of my fun side to come out in my work – but I hear the feedback! Thanks!

  • Linda says:

    the idea that we can have more than one calling was so simple, and yet i’ve always thought, ‘what is the BIG picture?’ one calling. just one chance. so this was simple but very profound.

  • Eva says:

    You said exactly what I have been thinking alot about lately. My oldest daughter has been saying this alot too.

  • As a seven on the enneagram, yes! I feel many callings, nice to hear you support this perspective. The problem with some PURPOSE dialogues is they often don’t allow for the multiple callings and the continuing relevance of “now”. Over a life time, their will be many callings to attend to. Thank you! Super video:)

  • Great video, Tara! 🙂 I have felt many callings in my life and have had difficulties with choosing one. So it’s a good question to ask what my calling is right now…

  • I feel like you, I think I’m also a Seven in the Enneagram. I can be totally passionate about one thing for a time and then lose interest… I feel I have to find new callings all the time to satisfy my longing for freedom and variety, and to avoid boredom. Therefore I’ve had difficulties with finding “a purpose”. 🙂

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  • Kris says:

    Brilliant! 🙂 thank you for your beautiful video Tara

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