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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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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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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

Imposter Syndrome

What is Imposter Syndrome? In a 1978 study, two psychologists, Pauline Rose Clance and Suzanne Imes identified imposter phenomenon.(1)  The study focused on 150 high-achieving women, and the authors cite family dynamics and societal role stereotyping as contributing significantly to the development of the phenomenon. In the study, they found

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Mental Health
Tara McFarland

On Perfectionism

“We need to talk to you about the last meeting” my boss and his boss were in a small huddle room, and they shut the door behind me. My stomach started to churn. Now, what!? In this particular meeting, I had sat like a good girl keeping my mouth shut.

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