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Career
Tara McFarland

Transition and Recognizing Burnout

Lately, I’ve been running into people who are feeling frustrated and exhausted. This year is shaping up to be a reset as more companies mandate returning to work or increase their requirements for people to be in the office. Suddenly, there are multiple in-person events to choose from, Zoom &

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Personal Growth
Tara McFarland

Human Design Series – The Archetypes

This post includes bookshop.org affiliate links. If you buy from these links, I receive a percentage. Continuing in the Human Design Series, this post details aspects of the five energetic archetypes in Human Design. Because the style I use is Quantum Human Design (TM)*, you’ll see two labels for each

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Human Design bodygraph
Personal Growth
Tara McFarland

Human Design Series – Introduction

One of my favorite coaching tools is Quantum Human Design (TM)*. It’s a way to begin understanding how your energy works and serves as a guide to making changes that best support you in your career and life. This post introduces how I use it and what I’ve learned since

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Career
Tara McFarland

Jumping Off the Corporate Ladder Was the Best Decision

Jumping off the corporate ladder and making drastic changes to where I focus my energy was a decision I didn’t make intellectually so much as feel. It was terrifying, and I thought that if I jumped off and couldn’t “make it” doing something else, I’d fail. What has happened is

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Personal Growth
Tara McFarland

Six Easy-to-Do Self-Care Tips

Life’s constant hustle of work, family obligations, friends, celebrations, etc., can be overwhelming, and taking a step back to prioritize your self-care is crucial. Consider this your reminder to slow down and savor the joy of everyday moments without feeling overwhelmed. Here are some simple yet effective ideas to help

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Personal Growth
Tara McFarland

You Write Your Story

I used to listen to the podcast, “Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend” religiously. This was back when I drove 20-30 minutes to work, and listening to podcasts helped make the traffic tolerable. She has a segment called “Just Me or Everyone,” which consists of her asking questions of

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Mental Health
Tara McFarland

When Do You Rest?

When do you give yourself the space to rest, to move everything that isn’t essential off your plate, and allow yourself to be? While this is becoming a more accepted practice the more we learn about how productive we are (or aren’t), honoring what we need and taking it isn’t

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Career
Tara McFarland

Become Curious to Find Solutions

How do you become curious in the face of adversity? Building this muscle is essential in creating the career and life you want. Let’s be real, interactions that leave you upset and frustrated aren’t going to magically go away. However, the way you approach these interactions can have an enormous

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Career
Tara McFarland

3 Ways to Improve Communication

I think we can all agree that the way we communicate affects us deeply on a day-to-day basis. Communication is at the core of the energy, from meetings that flow and energize to interactions that leave us drained and exhausted. I know you don’t want to be the person contributing

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