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Tara Mackey  πŸ’«Beat 14 illnesses with a wild plan πŸŽ™Featured by Forbes, CBS, Teen Vogue πŸ“š#1 Best-Selling Author πŸ’‹CEO + Founder @GenetixOrganic πŸ‘‡πŸ½GET MY NEW BOOK:

Finally catching my breath after a whirlwind first part of book tour for #WILDHabits β€” from California to Florida to New York and back home again! Reflecting on this launch night in San Diego at @shopgoodco has me in tears. Thank you thank you thank you for the beautiful conversations, the smiles, the stories and the hugs. This is what life is all about πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ½ Could not be more grateful right now. Video footage by @theiansantos πŸ’«πŸŽ₯ special thanks to @shopgoodco @sicilianbreezegelato @we.are.tmf @w3llpeople @genetixorganic @gtskombucha

Shelfies got me like πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ˜πŸ€“πŸ˜‹ Want to win my bestselling book #WILDHabits plus... all these books?!?! Head to @the_book_lover_book_club_ for a chance to win my new book PLUS a bunch of other incredible books by talented authors! Can’t get enough of photos like this πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ“šπŸ“–

The person in life that you will always be with the most, is yourself. When you wake up in the morning, you are with yourself, laying in bed at night you are with yourself, walking down the street in the sunlight you are with yourself. What kind of person do you want to walk down the street with? What kind of person do you want to wake up in the morning with? What kind of person do you want to see at the end of the day before you fall asleep? Because that person is yourself, and it's your responsibility to be that person you want to be with. I know I want to spend my life as a person who knows how to let things go, who's full of love, who's able to smile and who’s accepting towards myself. So that's who I have to be. #WILDHabits

The idea that we can unlock our own health with our own minds may seem like nonsense to you. I know it used to seem that way to me, but it’s true. Each one of us is capable of it. The answer to unlocking our personal power lies directly in our personal habits. A habit is defined as a thing that you do, often and almost without thinking, especially something that is hard to stop doing. It’s repeated regularly, often subconsciously, and it’s usually very difficult to quit. From the standpoint of psychology, a habit is a fixed way of thinking, willing, or feeling acquired through previous repetition of a mental experience.
The habits that are repeated most often, with the least benefit to us, are our harmful habits. In my new book I show you how to recognize your harmful habits, harness them and transform them into #WILDHabits that propel your best self forward. Conquering just one harmful habit and replacing it with a WILD habit can have positive consequences in dozens of areas of your life. Now you can learn how πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ”₯πŸ“šπŸ’‘ πŸ€ΈπŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

In all my years working in the traditional healthcare system, I never learned how to take care of myself. I had no way to know how to access my energy level. I was never taught how to stop when I had overexerted myself. I had no way of knowing how to listen to my body. I wasn’t instructed on what to eat to fuel myself or how to be kind when another person might need it. I wasn’t even encouraged to be kind to myself when *I* might need it. I don’t think I ever heard the word β€œself-care.” Not one time.
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Within just a few weeks of quitting my job, coming off my deadly drugs and opening myself up to alternative ways of healing, opportunities for cool jobs, perfect partners, inspiring friendships, and creative work flooded into my life. I quit my nine-to-five job unaffected: Less stressful work came to me before I even collected my last paycheck. I made friends who understood what I was going through. I took chances even though I wasn’t sure if they’d work out. People I’d always admired became my friends. I was honest and up front with everyone, and I no longer felt upset if people didn’t agree with me. I found natural solutions to not just some but *every* ailment I had ever taken pills for.
These remedies, mind-strengthening techniques, and methods worked not just to ease my pain, balance my moods, and cure my anxieties, they seriously saved my life. They saved me from the only life I had known for eleven years: Days upon days spent in doctor’s offices and desperately popping pills. With this new method, dozens of health problems were solved for me, sometimes overnight. I took my health and my life back one powerful, positive, proactive step at a time. The WILD Method can help you too! Learn all about Willingness, Intuition, Love and Discipline in my latest bestselling book #WILDHabits πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ’• OUT NOW!

I was on 12 Rx drugs when this photo was taken. The last two that made the triumphant 14 - Valium and Xanax - were added in January, just a few months after this snapshot. My body was screaming at me. I used to wake up with a feeling of complete dread every day, as I continually faced an unsatisfying, uphill, and depressing New York City lifestyle that seemed impossible to escape. A typical week day in my early twenties would have found me struggling to get up around dawn, scrambling to find clean work clothes, and racing to make the first of half a dozen buses, trains, and subways I took to work at a listless job that neither excited nor inspired me.

At night I’d knock myself out on a muscle relaxer or a sleeping pill or a tall glass of booze, and I would say a silent prayer that the emptiness would be gone tomorrow, or at least a little dulled, so that maybe I could cope.

My life could not be more different today. But you should know that less than a year after this photo was taken I was completely sober for the first time in almost my whole memorable life. I was in my car on a road trip out to California, happy, content, fulfilled and about to embark on the most life changing journey I could think of. This is a reminder that no matter where you’re at right now β€” either struggling to find your place or swimming in success β€” it’s just a moment. And by improving on ourselves every moment, we create improved actions which turn into improved beliefs which turn into better habits which turn into an incredible life. I had no way to know when this photo was taken that I’d use my experience at this job to become an Alternative Medicine author. Or live in California. Or start a company. Or sing or play music. But every moment at this job had a place. Instead of seeing failure as a setback, let it inspire you to do better next time. Think of it this way: now you know what NOT to do. After only a short while, it becomes clear that indulging in old, harmful habits begins to disrespect and undermine all of the hard work you’ve done on yourself! πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ’•πŸ’« #WILDhabits

Researchers at Group Health Research Institute in Seattle recently found that they could cure lower back painβ€”with better habits! The scientists randomly assigned 342 adults with chronic lower back pain to receive either two-hour weekly sessions of group meditation training or standard medical care (which could include options like physical therapy or painkillers). Six months later, the participants in the meditation group had an easier time climbing stairs, pulling on socks, and getting up out of a chair, and they were less likely to be bedridden than the other groups who received physical therapy and painkillers. Of the patients in the meditation group, 60 percent showed a β€œmeaningful” improvement in their daily activities. A year later and they were still doing better! This and many other eye opening studies are cited in my new book #WILDHabits! Our personal habits are the most important actions we can take toward improvement πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ§˜πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ’«

ABOUT TONIGHT: Florida, you were amazing! From the sunny days you provided me to the wonderfully familiar palm trees, to the endlessly incredible people, to the delicious food and culture, to the amazing family I’ve made at @booksandbooks - you exceeded my expectations at every turn! This event was beautifully intimate and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Check my stories for more gems from tonight... and watch out, New York! I’m coming for you next!! πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ’•πŸ˜πŸ™πŸ—½πŸ‘‹πŸ½

Miami! Tonight at 6:30 PM at @booksandbooks in Coral Gables I am doing a little event, signing books, giving hugs, meeting friends! Come by if you want to get WILD! πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ’•πŸŒ΄ #booktour #WILDHabits

Music on. Heart open. Always. πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ’•πŸŽΌπŸŽ§ #WILDHabits | SKIN: @genetixorganic

So excited to kick my national #WILDHabits book tour off with a night at the historic @booksandbooks in Coral Gables next Wednesday! Come join me at one of the most well-respected independent bookstores in the country. It's a local landmark and an inspiring gathering place for writers as well as readers. The philosophy at Books & Books has remained constant throughout the years: it's about neighbors, books, history, quality, tradition and creativity. Come have your book signed, get a hug, enjoy an inspiring talk and let’s celebrate πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸΎπŸ’•πŸŽ‰ Can’t wait to see you there! β˜€οΈπŸŒ΄πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ‘‘πŸ“š

Meditation in some of its purest forms for me: a walk/yoga session on the beach. A quick moment to close my eyes and connect to the earth. A self-care flower bath to appreciate and honor myself πŸ’« Meditation is a discipline for training the mind to develop a clear and evocable calm, and then using that calm to bring a larger understanding to your life and the world. The greater your understanding of the world, the more freedom you will have in your life. The more freedom we have to live as we please, the more we feel confident in our ability to conduct our lives in a way that will bring us the greatest amount of peace, joy, wisdom, wealth, and health. Meditation is a way of slowing down so that we can easily get in touch with who we are. It helps us access our deep inner resource for healing, calming the mind, and operating more effectively in the world πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ’•πŸ€ΈπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ§˜πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸŒŽβœ¨ #WILDHabits

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