Thrive in the New Year: Things to Keep

December 31, 2016Blog, Life

For many, the end of a year means a break from the daily grind, and mental space for new ideas to emerge. We decompress, revel in excess, and make well-intended promises to ourselves. I will be more organized. Lose weight. Catch that dream I’ve been chasing. Rebuild a bridge compromised by time or incidence. We … Read More

Birthday Blog: No Wishes, Just Thanks.

September 8, 2016Blog, Life

As I turn the page to 42, I’ve come to realize this simple truth: My birthday wish days are behind me. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I closed my eyes and really “wished” for anything. My recent birthdays seem to represent one continual gratitude fest, filled with thoughts of all the ways … Read More

Sisterhood is My Super Power. (Thanks, Spelman College.)

May 16, 2016Blog, Life

If you’re like me, at some point in your life, you watched Thelma and Louise, Lucy and Ethel, Kim and Whitley, or the Golden Girls on screen. You witnessed their fierce commitment to each other through highs and lows, wins and losses, marriage and singlehood. You laughed with them, cried with them, shook your head … Read More

Leading with Anxiety. (True Story.)

April 18, 2016Blog, Life

I can’t recall when I first realized I “worried” more than the average person. While the consciousness came later, the signs were present early. My aunts tell stories of a very young Tara turning away from people who tried to say hello. “You were so serious!” they recall. My godparents remember finding me in my … Read More