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Tara Bliss  Writer Women's Mentor doTERRA Presidential Diamond Leader Trying *myself* on for size, as often as I can remember. #RebelsOfLight coming soon 💡

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COMPASSIONATE DISCERNMENT
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This is a topic that we explored in depth on one of my most recent mentor calls. I had a chance to practice it a few days ago after reading a blog post written by a white woman that insinuated that white women who get beautiful photos taken are increasing white supremacy and flaunting their privilege. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I imagine I'm not the only white woman who read that post while witnessing my stomach plummeting into the centre of the earth.
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Is that what I do? Am I participating in that? Unknowingly?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You know what my answer to that is? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
No.
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I find it interesting, fascinating, frustrating when people attempt to pigeonhole each other; when people speak with such authority on other people's agendas, as if they can POSSIBLY know if those agendas even exist. To me, these conversations only enhance the separatism, and shame is used as the spear. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My photos are a rare and very uncomfortable medium for me to play with expression. My only agenda, usually, is to make it out of the photo shoot alive (having not died of awkwardness). I have my photos shot in places that feel like *home* to me; in nature, in the elements, by the sea. I wear clothes that point to the self inside who feels fully expressed, and free. My photos are not solely for my branding, they're a growth experience, a chance to see whether an unmet part of myself is looking back at me through the photos.
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Practice Compassionate Discernment out there, friends. There are some big, heavy, needed, overdue conversations happening out there at the moment, and whilst most of them require our attention, and our evaluation, some of them certainly do not. Am I privileged? I am. I see that. I am willing to keep seeing that and reconciling what that means. Do I need to pull all my photos down, or strategically 'unbeautify' them, or question my reasoning for them? I don't think so.

Was lying on my husband's chest earlier, and asked impatiently, 'is it time to vote yet?' It is archaic to even entertain the idea that can we dictate the shape, depth and desired commitment of one's love for another.

Onwards, already. (For fuck's sake) (Please register to vote) 📷 @story_of_us

Those mornings in the winter sea. Froth factor 💯. Not sure if there's a better start to the day. Regram from @threadsthataregolden

Get in my sun room! 🌞 How gorgeous is this round rattan sun bed from @tradertrove ?! Excited to welcome this gem into our home this week. I'm predicting many a nap, many pages turning, many Layla snuggles at sunset. 🙏🏻

“Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It's about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others' success, and then standing back and letting them shine.” — Chris Hadfield.

I would love to say I am shocked and bowled over by this INCREDIBLE women’s beyond rapid ascent in this beautiful business, but the truth is… honestly… I’m just *not. *Let me explain.

I’m not surprised that Alice @thewholedaily has bounced from her last rank to this one in 3 months, or from zero to BLUE DIAMOND in FIFTEEN FREAKING MONTHS flat (I mean!). I’m not surprised because I have witnessed her ruthless commitment to these oils and her doTERRA family every single day.

I have often watched on and scratched my head with *HOW THE HELL IS SHE FITTING ALL THIS IN?* wonder, as she sends out yet another educational email, yet another instagram post, yet another Facbook live class, and schedules yet another in-person workshop. (Are you ACTUALLY a super-human?!) This is why, when she recently mentioned that her Blue Diamond goal was December this year, I giggled.

YEAH RIGHT! - I thought. We’ll see about that.

And here we are, at the end of July, flying our BLUE DIAMOND flags in honour of YOU.

When we see women like Alice out there in the field, DOING THE DO, with so much joy and inspiration, it reminds us of the capacities that lay within us, too.

Well, that’s what you do for me, Al. You are a reminder, constantly, of our co-creative power, that our alignment is everything, and that there is ALWAYS a way.

Congratulations, woman. 🌹🌹🌹

This incomparable being, @jo_kendall has created miracles with her doTERRA family this month. I've never seen it done with so much beauty.
Team WomanKIND Tribe, congratulations on DIAMOND!!! 💎💎💎 gosh it looks good on you JoJo. I love you! 🌹

Feel like making someone smile today, Blissers? Jump on over and give Jo a 🙌🏻 or a 🤙🏻 or a 🤸🏼‍♀️... it'll make her day!

I love them so much my heart actually hurts a little. Soulies, sunshine, allll the inspiration. I'm spoilt rotten. ❤️💔🌹

Right up top of my gratitudes at the moment: mid-winter morning ocean swims with my loves. Mermaid game = strong 🐳 Energy recalibration, that cold shock to your system, salty, sexy vibes... the ocean makes me feel like such a WOMAN. 🌹

A brand worth getting behind.
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We’re met with a million and one opportunities to make ’emotional purchases’ out of fear, aren’t we? When something’s trendin’, the itch is to get spendin’.
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But sincerely, I’ve been meaning to purchase an elegant watch for some time. Yes, they’re beautiful, but to be honest, if a glance at my wrist is going to stop me from picking up my phone a few times during the day, we’re onto a winner. 💯
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I was delighted when @thetimekeeper.co reached out to me to share not only their gorgeous pieces, but their mission.
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Get a load of this:
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"The Timekeeper is a for purpose business on a mission to make a difference in the world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Our high quality products are made with love and are sold for the sole purpose of improving the quality of time for young people, both at home and across the globe.
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When you purchase one of our products, 100% of the profits from every sale go to support the work of our impact partners. You are directly funding projects which have a positive impact on the lives of young people. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Our timepieces act as an anchor in a chaotic world and are a reminder to slow down, be mindful and enjoy #MomentsWellSpent.”
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I’m honoured to help them share this message. Please punch in tarabliss15 at your checkout and you’ll receive a 15% discount. 🙏🏻🌹
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'Why don't you just rest for a moment, mama?' #laylagram

Why don't you just LET them judge you? I mean... if that's what they really want to do, and if that's what they want to spent their time, energy and resources doing. Just let them.

You? You can get on with your life... in your lane, investing your time, energy and resources in a way that you choose, making your own judgements (because you're human, too).

Channeling the ocean today, and expecting creative inspiration to keep pouring through, just as her waves do.

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