ICONS

ICONS

After months and months of hard work and an amazing collaboration with my friend Scott A Woodward from across the globe, ICONS is out, with my brand new song The End featured (almost the full song can be found on the BTS video!)   Check out this incredible homage to your favorite photographers!  This is a beautiful, amazing, creative project and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of it!!

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Read all about how Scott came to find and include The End in this awesome project here.

I am so excited to finally share this with you!  Hope you’re all having a marvelous February so far!

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With love,

Tara

Living My Medicine

Living My Medicine

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A couple of months ago, one of my greatest fears came true.  My hero, my Father, passed away.  Watching a parent die of Cancer is a life changing experience, and it’s definitely kept me from making unhealthy decisions all willy-nilly the way I used to in high school and College.  Facing your mortality isn’t always the most comforting experience, but if you use this to empower your life, it can be incredibly rewarding.   I have allowed myself to really live, mostly because that’s what my Dad would want me to do.

For the first few weeks all I wanted to do was sleep.  It wasn’t real to me, I didn’t feel like myself and I was completely exhausted.  Caring for my Dad in his final months, as well as the emotionally exhausting part of realizing he was actually gone, had drained me in every way.

 

+ Live, Learn, Do Nothing

When I came home I spent a few days curled up with a good book, listening to a ton of lectures about spirituality, dealing with death and life empowerment.  This proved to be extremely important, since a lot of times I was at a loss about how to be comforted.  My dear friend Josh Rosebrook actually sent me some great YouTube videos about crossing over and dealing with your departed that really changed the way I was grieving (for the better!) almost immediately.  I also took a social media break and allowed myself plenty of time to just do nothing, which was hard for me but has proved very integral to healing.

 

+ Travel

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Travel is one of my greatest therapies and I feel so lucky to be able to do it.  I finally lived out my dream of driving up to Northern California from Southern California (and back!) to work a Whole Foods Event in Monterey.  We were graced with incredible weather, food, people and organic products, as well as toured the Monterey Bay Aquarium before it opened.  I also went down to NOLA for my first time at the beginning of the month for an exciting project that I can hardly wait to share with you guys!  New Orleans is amazing and I had a blast.

 

+ Healing Rituals

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I light a candle for my Dad, my family and all my Ancestors once a day.  It keeps me mindful of where I came from, and grateful for who I am.

 

+ Nature 

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Whether it’s hiking, walking, swimming, surfing or just taking Raels for a good walk, I go out and spend some time in nature each and every day, no excuses.  My Dad actually inspired this a ton.  While we were going through his things for the funeral I found “running log” books dated from before I was born well into 2000.  He ran each and every single day, wrote down his stats, and even made little notes in the comments section about how he felt he was doing.  That kind of dedication inspired me incredibly to live his legacy in that same way.

 

+ Running

Once a day, at least.  On the beach.  Thanks, Dad. 🙂

 

+ Meditation

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More of it, and everywhere.  I visit the Self Realization Temples in Hollywood and Encinitas, but I also practice quite a bit at home and in nature.

 

+Art

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It’s just fun. 🙂

 

+ Books

Oh, books. What the hell would I do without you?  I’ve devoured quite a few – books on healing, autobiographies, some sci fi, and lots and lots of quantum theory.  This especially helps me to put my life into perspective, and even gets me lost in thought for the afternoon in the best ways.  Books that have been especially helpful are The Field, which my dear & talented friend Richard J Oliver recommended for me, Gandhi’s Autobiography, and The Book Of Secrets: Unlocking The Hidden Dimensions Of Your Life by Deepak Chopra, where he talks about losing his Dad quite a bit.

 

+ Music

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Between listening to it, working on it, and doing tons of music videos, music has kept me crazy amounts of sane these last few months.  Since the Arctic Monkeys video I did a couple of months ago, I’ve done videos with Young Money, Lea Michele, Calvin Harris, A Day To Remember, and Snoop Dogg, to name a few, and did my first casting work for a Demi Lovato music video.   I really, really enjoy this work.  It’s fun and creative and everyone is so great to work with.  Thanks, LA.  You really know how to keep a girl on her toes!

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+Saving My Face

Not only have I found my perfect mix of supplements for amazing skin, I found an incredible all natural esthetician and have started getting the most life changing facials.  I’ve also found some holy grail green products that I can’t wait to share with you guys that have truly saved my face!  I feel so much better, younger, and confident.

+ Acting!

I took my first acting class this week and I think I have found my new therapy.  I missed it so much.  Acting is definitely one of my greatest passions and I really look forward to pursuing it in LA.  Another reason to wake up in the morning?  Check, plz!  I’ll take it. 🙂

+ It’s Pamper Time!

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I got myself a new ‘do. Thanks, Groupon.  You can get a girl a makeover without breaking her bank. 😉

 

+ Natural Rx’s

One of the first things a doctor suggested when I explained that my Dad had just passed away, was drugs.  “Short term anti-depressants” she called them, and took out her pad to write me a prescription.   Not relying on something prescribed to “calm me down” at a time like this in my life would have seemed totally impossible just a few years ago.  I told her pretty plainly that it wasn’t an option for me.  The only kind of treatment I’d leave with would be vitamins or supplements, thank you.  Luckily, she quickly obliged.  But the suggestion reminded me of days when I truly believed there was a cure in taking “short term” drugs every day.  We all make different choices in how to heal, but personally, I think myself and my soul are perfectly fine without them.

+You

Between all your incredibly touching words, messages, suggestions, stories and encouragement, I have been so overwhelmed with Love and Kindness since sharing my story that I am at a loss of how to begin to thank anyone.  Just knowing that I am not alone or crazy in the way that I feel about death or losing a parent or any of that is comforting enough.  I can’t even name the now hundreds of people who have made me feel better in just the last few months.  We are all stronger than we know and smarter than we think, aren’t we? Thank you all for sharing parts of yourselves with me.  I really look forward to sharing some new, incredible things I’ve discovered on this journey with you.

 

Today’s Mantra: The higher you climb the better the view.

 

Strange Fruit Official Video!

Strange Fruit Official Video!

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The Earth Has Music For Those Who Listen

Thank you for all of your support.

You can also listen on SoundCloud!

Enjoy!

Director: Pancho Moore
Dress: All Saints US
All Natural Makeup: RMS Beauty, Honeybee Gardens, Jane Iredale, Delizioso Skincare.

*Special Thanks to my dear & talented friend Jillian Ann for letting us use her incredible home!*

Love & Light

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Smile :)

Smile :)

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The Galantis Video that I did for their single “Smile” has made it’s Official Debut!

I think it’s totally beautiful, and a little game changing, as most scenes would have been illegal to show just a few years ago.

It got an awesome write-up OVER HERE.

Plus, the song is fun and just rocks.

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Smile. 🙂

Love & Light

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Join Me On YouTube!

Join Me On YouTube!

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Hey loves!
So, what year is it?  2006? 2007?  Okcool.  I JUST published legitimate videos on my YouTube Channel, so that doesn’t make me behind the times at all, right? 😉

In all sincerity, I am really excited to announce the Official Launch of my YouTube Channel.  

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to spend 2 days at YouTube Space LA filming the “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me” video with Jason Mraz and Hunter Hayes, and those kids really inspired me to rev up my game.  So, I am Officially a YouTuber!  I’ve been working really hard for a few months on some beautiful content, and I’m super excited to be able to have a place to share everything.  Myself and a lovely team of creative individuals can boast some amazing content on the horizon in the form of Music Videos ( for Original Music as well as some Old School Covers).

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In the meantime, you can check out the video for Visual Exchange (above), or click the photo above to become friends on YouTube!

I love making music, I love making videos, and I love making friends!

Are you on YouTube?

Love & Light

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