Category Archive for "Organic Business"

2012: 60+ Highlights of The Big, Scary, Wonderful Things I Did (and What It Did To Me)

I read a blog post awhile back about the things the blogger had done in a year and was pretty floored. Then a girlfriend challenged me to reflect on what would go on my own list. Challenged accepted, the hubs and I sat down and scribbled it out. {I thought about putting these in categories, or at least in some sort of order, but then I thought about my sanity. ;)} I read 34 books. – And they weren’t kids books or manuals or pamphlets either. What feels the best is that over half of those were honest-to-goodness, sink-in-deeply novels. Stories. The kind you can’t wait to get back to (if you can bring yourself to put it down in the first place). Underwent the Elimination Diet – That’s not something I want to do again, but it was a big step forward for my body. Completely converted to a…

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Time Again to Pull Back In {And a Request For Happy Mail}

Erin Goodman is facilitating a #slowholidays tradition this year and I’m taking that as just another cue from the Universe that it’s time to unplug my HSP self for a bit. “Maybe it’s because I’m getting older, I’m finding enjoyment in the things that stop time”. – David Hyde Pierce I seem to do this nearly every year around this time don’t I? Last year it was The Holiday Reset Challenge with Hannah Marcotti. A few years before that I took the whole month off the internet. Hea-ven-ly. This year it’s just me, slowing things down and pulling things in. Me and Justin closing out the year together, looking back on what we’ve done and looking forward to what we want to do. Me, Justin and Zeb coming together. It still feels like a giant reset button for me. Here’s what I intend* it to look like: No social media….

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5 Cool New Places You Can Find Me {Like Problogger!}

I’ve been getting around a little lately, collaborating with some new peeps and having some fun with it. I felt like I was so swamped with the OP e-course I just didn’t have a chance to network and collaborate with anyone for a good chunk of the year. Or I haven’t had a chance to share them. Boo. This afternoon the rad Christie Inge joined us on the Organic Tribe tele-circle to talk about what she does best: intuitive eating, honoring your body, and making peace with food {she was even rad enough to send some extra goodies too}, and reminding me again how much I love her, her work, her voice. If you haven’t checked her out, please do. I think you’ll love her. {If you’re part of the Tribe/Sisterhood, grab the recording from your downloads!} Here’s where I’ve been myself lately: Problogger: 6 Practices to Overcome Your Fears…

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I’ve Got Nothing But Time (going from not enough to too much)

Yesterday, my old friend Overwhelm tried to sneak up on me again. I was expecting it really. Since finishing and sending the Organic Parenting e-course out into the world, I chose to put the next project (turning the Mastermind into an ebook) on hold and just find some space to breathe and play. And that’s about where I’ve been for almost two months: playing with food, playing with my flow wand, playing with art journals, watching movies (and The Walking Dead!) with my men, hanging with friends. I created that little banner above because it’s my own reminder. The days may be long but the years are swift and if I want to make something happen, it’s up to me to create the space for it to happen. The universe isn’t going to pull back the folds of time to create some magical vacuum in which I can fill with whatever…

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There Are No Such Things As Business Emergencies

Taking it easy with an outdoor office Hi Tara, I have a question for you: I’ve been in business for myself for a couple years now, selling art and recently making some digital products, and I have a really hard time with it. I didn’t anticipate all the little emergencies that keep coming up. They take away from my family and my personal life, which I don’t like, but they also have to be dealt with…Any advice on how I can handle these things without compromising my priorities all the time? – Organic Tribe sister Deep breath, sista…take this in, with all the love it’s coming to you with. There are no such things as “business emergencies” that should ever take away from your family. Only our beliefs tell us to jump every time Life hiccups. You’re an artist, not a heart surgeon. Your business is not life or death….

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The Power and Reverence of Holding Space for Women

Filling Your Cup Mama’s Night In at Wide Sky Days Remember the Wide Sky Days conference I mentioned last week? One thing I didn’t elaborate on was that the conference – although deeply needed for personal reasons wasn’t even on our radar to attend until Flo, the event organizer, invited me to hold a circle, a Mama’s Night In. We actually connected back in January over the phone to talk about what she really wanted to offer the mama’s at the conference. By the end of the 45 minutes conversation we had shared laughs and goosebumps and excitement over what was developing. I’ve come to find over the past year how much these circles mean to me. Online circles like the forum and the circles we hold over the phone within the Organic Tribe, and – more and more – these in-person, intimate circles between women. A women’s empowerment circle last…

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The New Professionalism: Unapologetically Imperfect

Today is my day to breathe. Take space. Drop my shoulders. The Organic Parenting e-course is complete, sent out, and officially off my To Do list. It was such a huge project, with so many components and dozens of contributors, making it my biggest project to date. Over a year in the making. The last three months of which were flipping crazy. I’ll admit. I have a bit of a perfectionist streak. Especially when it comes to the work I love to do, sharing my heart and soul. And the parenting topic is such a big, tender one that I spent a lot of time stressing about how it was coming together, how the audios turned out, the right formatting, the right voice, if it all made sense, and so on and so on. This project alone was a full time job. That’s without seeing clients, facilitating the Organic Tribe,…

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Organic Wisdom :: The Tool versus Its Purpose

I like to share some of the quotes I post on Twitter and Facebook, with some of my expanded thoughts and feelings on it here. “Organic Wisdom” is what I have found speaking to me in those quiet moments, that guides me and that echoes Truth in my life. Please feel free to download, or share this image in any way you’d like. I remember when these words rang out in my heart. It was a family game night. Or so we insisted. We had been too busy all week and it was showing in our interactions. (A busy life is toxic to relationships, after all.) Justin and I knew we needed to slow things down and reconnect. So we called for a game night. But Zeb wasn’t into it that night. He had his own plans. We knew reconnecting was important, so we insisted. “You’re going to play games…

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8 Ways to Turn Off Blog Readers (or just never turn’em on)

First of all, I want to add a caveat to this post. Be less concerned with attracting blog readers, and more concerned with adding value to the world. This post isn’t about a sense of approval. It’s about allowing others to see through the shenanigans to absorb the real value you have to offer the world. Ignore this entirely if: Your blog is your personal space, and you don’t need ANYONE bring turned on but you *snapsnapsnap*, mmmm’kay? You have found that any of these things work for you. This list is only one perspective, but if you want it, here’s what I’ve found that most of us blog readers will be turned off by: 8 Things That Turn Off Blog Readers Play That Funky Music: It could be my favorite song ever, but if it’s unexpected I’m not going to search out the stop button. I’m closing the tab…

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Organic Wisdom :: What’s Pouring Out?

I like to share some of the quotes I post on Twitter and Facebook, with some of my expanded thoughts and feelings on it here. “Organic Wisdom” is what I have found speaking to me in those quiet moments, that guides me and that echoes Truth in my life. Please feel free to download, or share this image in any way you’d like. What you pour into a relationship, pours out. If you pour in empathy, love, compassion, patience, support, generosity, kindness, strength, self-respect…you will slowly begin to see those things pouring back out from those you love. What you pour into a child, pours out. If you pour in autonomy, respect, honor, presence and engagement, passion, kindness, generosity, honesty, stability…you will witness the growth of a child who pours that back into their world and your relationship. What you pour into your work, pours out. If you pour in…

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