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Mental Health
Tara McFarland

Burnout and Your Nervous System

Note: This blog post contains an affiliate link to bookshop.org, and I receive a small percentage if you purchase.   When I ask a room full of people if they’ve experienced burnout, about half raise their hands. You’re Not Alone Herbert Freudenberger coined the term burnout in the 1970s.(1) Funny,

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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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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

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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Personal Growth
Tara McFarland

How to Hire a Coach

When I hired my first coach, I wondered about the credentialing of coaches. Is it necessary they be associated with the International Coaching Federation? What about all those other certification programs? What are those, and are they any good? Considering that my background (engineering) is in a regulated industry, the

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Personal Growth
Tara McFarland

Happy 2023! Is Productivity Necessary this Month?

Two questions for you to reflect on: Do you start each January raring to go, productive, and dutifully checking off your list of resolutions/intentions/goals? Do you limp into January exhausted by the last month of holidays, socializing, Winter Break, and your usual routine shaken up? Now, keep in mind, these

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