Ep. 13 | The 1st Empathic Skill: Getting Grounded Welcoming Our Free Flowing Fear and Sadness to Focus and Ground Us

April 6, 2018

In this episode, we’ll explore the importance of being fully present and in the moment as the antidote to our hectic and busy lives. I’ll teach you Karla McLaren’s 1st empathic skill in building your Empathic life raft. This is a refreshing way to relax and release the natural tension that builds up in our bodies over the course of a day. We have our free flowing emotional states of fear and sadness to thank for this ability.

Join me for the intro on the benefits of this practice and return to this episode starting at minute 17 to access the guided meditation for developing this skill.

For more information on working with me, go to tarasimkins.com.

May you be blessed by the gift of you today.

XOXO + Press On, Tara


Ep. 12 | Building Our Emotional Intelligence Life Raft Part 1 Intro to 5 Empathic Skills

April 6, 2018

Because diving into the river of our emotional intelligence is uncharted territory for many of us, we must first learn to build a life raft with 5 powerful Empathic Skills to help us navigate these waters successfully: Getting Grounded, Defining Our Boundaries, Burning Contracts, Conscious Complaining, and Rejuvenating Ourselves.

Join us for part one as we learn these necessary Empathic Skills developed by Karla McLaren, my go to teacher in this area from her book The Language of Emotions, and then jump right into Ep 14 to experience the gifts and power these skills provide via guided practices that you will want to bookmark and listen to again and again.⚡️


Ep #11: Cultivating Emotional Intelligence, or on Pouting, Punching, and Super Bowl rings

March 23, 2018

This episode is the first in a series on the transformative power of cultivating our emotional intelligence. So much of what I learn and teach is centered around being PRESENT in our lives, and that means ALL of our lives, including our emotional lives, the messy and the pretty. Listen as I share my personal pivot from believing my emotions to be a source of weakness to discovering their strength as a source of energy and information. Walk with me through my latest real life parenting experience with three teenage boys, an innocent tease that went South, and how the application of emotional intelligence skills could have saved a high school golf match! Laugh with me in contrasting how my husband spent his day. 🙃😜 Know I wouldn't change a thing as sharing this work with my kids and each of you is the privilege of my life. Thanks for tuning in. To work with me on a deeper level, go to www.tarasimkins.com and check out "Work with Me." XOXO + Press On, T


Ep #10 Your Present You and Your Future You: A Handshake across Time

March 16, 2018

Lots of people depend upon us every day, but no one, I mean no one, is depending upon us more than the future version of ourselves. In this podcast, we will tap into the truth of this. Go to http://tarasimkins.com/podcast-ep10/ for show notes and to learn more about how YOU may join the Year of You revolution. Thank you for listening. You inspire me. XOXO + Press On, T


Ep #9 | Experiencing a Deep Sense of Appreciation for the Woman and Man Who Brought You Here

March 6, 2018

In this episode, I share with you the first step in our Year of You Workshop process: beginning with a deep sense of appreciation for the woman and man who got you here, so that we may understand that is the same person who will get you where you want to go 90 days or 1 year from now. She and he are also the same person who is waiting with open arms to meet you half way and celebrate your arrival in the future that awaits on the horizon of your imagination. Future Year Of You Dates and other information about participating in upcoming workshops are at tarasimkins.com


Ep #8 | The Power of Tapping into the Gift of Our Lives Every Day No Matter Our Circumstances

February 28, 2018

In this episode, I give you the background of *why* I do what I do, *how* it has transformed my life, and *why* + *how* I know incorporating these life skills will allow you to imagine and build a life centered on mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health so that you may fully realize the gift of your life!!

For more resources and show notes, I would love for you to visit tarasimkins.com.💛


Ep #7 | The Power of Delighting in our Friendships | Feb 19, 2018 09:10

February 19, 2018

This week, I want to introduce you to my 2018 Word of the Year: DELIGHT, and share with you the power of delighting in our friendships.

We are going to talk about the revolutionary idea that lovability is about our ability to love others, instead of our ability to be loved.

Yep. It's a game changer.

And delighting in our friendships is the place we are going to start playing around with this idea.

I do give you a little homework for the week:

Pick a friend with whom you have an easy in your life.

Brainstorm all the things you love about that friend c

Write her and him a note sharing those things.

Experience the power of delighting in that friendship through this exercise.

Until next week,

XOXO + Press On, T

PS. Don't forget to check out the Year of You at https://tarasimkins.com if you want to make this year extraordinary.


Episode 6 | Lake + Maple | How to Burn Bright but not Burn Out in this Season | A Work in Progress | Oct 14, 2016 08:56

October 14, 2016

This episode is for you if you feel depleted and sense you are on your way to burning out.

This episode is for you if you are curious about letting go with ease.


Episode 5 | The Art of Asking a Beautiful Question | Oct 5, 2016

October 5, 2016

Why "why" questions get you no where, and how to transform dead end questions into powerful life giving questions.