Posts Tagged "imperfectionism"

There and Back Again {A Tale of Thanksgiving and Spiritual Failure}

We just arrived home from a 9 day trip back to Las Vegas. Let me warn you now, this post may be long, meandering, and senseless to anyone but me while I try to make sense of the many things going on in my head and my heart. {I’m also going to talk somewhat candidly here and do so mindfully and in my never-freaking-ending practice to keep my focus on my own heart, without projecting or losing sight of my own accountability. None of this is “about” anyone, hold my experience with Life and how the hell we make sense of the seemingly senseless hurt it can deliver.} Ascending on my hometown Feeling more like a visitor this time {than the escapee of before} I haven’t missed this place Haven’t missed “home” Although I know that’s not the story for all Those were the words I quickly penned as our…

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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 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 :: Are We Teaching Perfectionism?

On occasion, I like to share some of the quotes I post on Twitter and Facebook, with some of my expanded thoughts 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. Many of us know what a curse perfectionism is as adults. It keeps us working too hard at a job that doesn’t fulfill us, criticizing ourselves for our natural limitations, or judging ourselves by the talents and strengths of another, instead of by our own. Or it keeps us feeling hopeless, unwilling to even try since we know we can never attain that elusive perfection we’ve been convinced is the only thing worthy of our attention (or the attentions of others). We know what perfectionism is. We…

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5 Reasons To Share A Photo of Your Ass With The World

Tiffani from freeplaylife challenged women everywhere to do it. And really that should be enough said, but in case you’re still unsure… It freaks out your conservative side…If you think there is ANYTHING inappropriate about sharing a photo of a women’s body I encourage you to think again. (And what’s the difference between your undies and your bathing suit?) You’re worried what others will think…I’ve spent too much time there. And I realized that I could be authentic with everyone about Who I Am and what I believe, or not really be authentic at all. You’re rattling off all the reasons you think your ass isn’t “good enough” to share…I see your self-depreciation and raise you a scar, and stretch marks. Self-love means loving all of you. Start practicing. You’re a male and think you can’t join…Meet my husband. His motto: “Asses that play together, stay together.” I wasn’t planning…

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