8 Things That Hold You Back

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What are you tolerating that is taking away from you living the life you truly want? Recently in my daily practice of gratitude and setting goals for 2014, I have come to learn that I have been tolerating aspects of … Continue reading

Dealing with Dysfunctional Family Holidays

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I’m writing with care and consideration about a topic that is a super vulnerable hot spot for me: going home for the holidays. Spending time with my family is important to me because I live on the west coast while … Continue reading

From Fixer to Possibilitist (…through the lens of naturally creative, resourceful, and whole)

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Hello, my name is Tanya and I’m a fixer. Solving problems, or problem-fixin’, is a skill of mine.   I mean, solving problems is a good thing right? In life and in work, you get things done and move on to … Continue reading

Caring is Cool

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When you care about something and share it with others, you become part of something bigger than yourself. Recently I’ve been reflecting on how to spread the message about caring to others. So no wonder I fell in love with … Continue reading

Jumping into Action (or Turning “Thinking” into “Doing”)

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Last weekend at the Santa Cruz Pride Parade, I was reminded how literally “jumping into action” is sometimes the best way of starting something. I was enjoying the enthusiasm, rallies, and music of the all the organizations, groups and congregations … Continue reading