“Radical Acceptance is the willingness to experience ourselves and our lives as it is.”
                                                 ~ Tara Brach
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Welcome to the Catalyst!

Hello, Tammy:

It’s been a while, hasn’t it?
 
I hope the seasonal change, whatever hemisphere you are in, is greeting you gently.
 
Here in the Pacific Northwest, the weather has been beautiful. Warm days, bookended by cool mornings and evenings. I love fall, yet it seems to be the shortest season. And winter—why does it seem so long?

Finding Acceptance


This past year has been challenging—and that’s putting it mildly. I was plummeted deep into a health crisis, one that is not quite over ( I'm SO much better now), that has left me changed in many ways.
 
Pain and fear drive our suffering. So many unknowns, but isn’t that truth of everything?

As I peel back the layers of my life to get at the core of what’s true for me (state of my health, who I am in the world—perception vs. reality, etc.), I realize that my biggest task is to just accept what is. Right here, right now.
 

Easier said than done, right?


It’s a life-long process, but wherever this life’s twists and turns takes me I know I will continue practicing meditation and living an intentional life with my heart wide open.

And it’s with this awareness and gratitude that I thank you for being a client, friend, colleague, or new reader of my occasional newsletter—it’s really my love letter to you.
 

Work Life


One of the ways that my life has shifted over the past few months is how I do business. Yes, I'm still writing—penning copy and consulting for creative entrepreneurs and businesses, as well as working with a few nonprofit organizations, but I'm very selective about new projects that I take on.
 
I only work with clients whom I respect and admire. Businesses with missions I believe in. It’s all about finding your right people, as my friend, Abby, says, that makes the difference between work that’s adequate and work that’s inspired. I’m choosing inspired every time!

I’m grateful for every referral that comes my way, so if you know someone that needs words for their website or an entrepreneur who needs a bit of support, please send them my way—I appreciate it!

On the Blog


I took August off from social media for the second time in two years.

Social media is important to my business—it's a source of new clients, it's where I meet colleagues around the virtual water cooler, and it's a way to keep up with globetrotting friends. But, it can be a huge time and life suck. Read about my experience from my 2nd annual Silent Treatment (the name I gave to my social media sabbatical).

What's your experience with social media? Love it? Hate it? Meh? Tell me by clicking the Talk to Me button, below!
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