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I write about several topics like Self Improvement for your Career, as well as Life Purpose, Success, Courage, and Motivation. Don’t know where to start? Start with my Self Belief posts or jump straight into some Inspirational content.  On the other hand, you might just want to dive in to whatever your heart calls you to read… if that’s the case, commence your journey by scrolling on down.

Tara Michelle West

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How To Find Calm & Peace In Chaos

How To Find Calm & Peace In Chaos

Four years ago I was struck down with bizarre symptoms that baffled doctors and took me down a path of never ending specialists, incidental findings, diagnoses of other conditions including an autoimmune disease, blood clots, and a constant state of stress and anxiety...

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Putting Things Into Perspective

Putting Things Into Perspective

Sometimes it takes a different view to put things into perspective. Looking at the photo above that I took one day coming home, I could walk up to the windmill and raintank and it was large... stepping back, it is tiny against the backdrop of these magnificent clouds...

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Things You Can Control

Things You Can Control

You can be forgiven for thinking that the COVID-19 situation seems to have made the world go crazy. It can seem chaotic and uncertain. Things can appear like they're spiralling out of control, particularly if you have lost your job, or you don't know how long you will...

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How To Find Calm & Peace In Chaos

How To Find Calm & Peace In Chaos

Four years ago I was struck down with bizarre symptoms that baffled doctors and sent me on a journey of discovery. Read my tips on how to find calm, peace and wellness when life throws you some fireballs.

Putting Things Into Perspective

Putting Things Into Perspective

Sometimes it takes a different view to put things into perspective. Here’s a visual to see how stepping back from the problem allows you to see things differently.

Things You Can Control

Things You Can Control

If you’re feeling a lack of control in your life, focus on the points you CAN control. Here’s a list of things you can control, starting right now.

Within The Realm of Possibility

Within The Realm of Possibility

“Within the realm of possibility, you are the possibility” ~ Tara Michelle West Let’s talk about possibilities. Because despite what is happening with your career right now… … whether it has gone off a cliff, … or whether things frustratingly remain the same in your...

Are Your Goals Buried In The Garden?

Are Your Goals Buried In The Garden?

Whilst we have good intentions at the beginning of a new year in setting goals, it's a bit like planting something in your garden. We love what we've planted and so we begin to water it and look after it. There's a growth spurt so we water it some more. Then some...

Inspirational Flowers

Inspirational Flowers

On my 6-month trip travelling around Australia, I visited the delightful gardens of Cactus Country at Strathmerton in Victoria.  I happened to be there at the right time! Here is a collection of stunning flowering Cacti, paired with inspirational quotes.  Enjoy!

Self Love and Acceptance
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