Dear Taryn,

I struggled this weekend to think of what messy message from my life would be good to share with you. It took a dear friend and my accountability partner, Mary, to gently remind me this morning that I don't have to "show up" today because I am in the thick of a family experience that feels too overwhelming and scary to process at times. So it's okay to not be wise or profound today. The point of this blog is to share my messes and the human experience with the hope of inspiring an ah-ha in you.


So today, I am giving myself permission to be in this mess for now rather than letting the saboteur of Hyper-Achiever torment me by telling me to "push through this" which has me avoid feeling the emotions that need to be felt. It's not a time for 'doing' and I trust there are learnings that will emerge...later. It's time to just be for now and go for walk outside. 

Are you experiencing a situation that feels like it is draining your energy right now? If so...


🔅 What Permission do you need to give yourself to not do something at 100% this week?

🔅 Where can you be very kind to yourself with lots of compassion to rest and restore?

🔅 Who can you turn to and ask for support?


If you're feeling tired, overwhelmed, or something else, be with that sensation and give yourself permission to NOT do all of it right now. You have all of 2021 ahead of you to focus on that.


Or If you're feeling rested, savor it. You've earned the rest, especially this year.


Be well and sending you much courage and light as you head into 2021.

Taryn Laakso, ACC | CPCC
Unlaaking Your Potential, LLC


Taryn Laakso
UnLaaking Your Potential, LLC