WHAT'S NEW

November 19, 2019

It has been almost exactly one year since my last blog post.  It is not because I stopped working to spread the Believe LOVE Unite (BLU) message or became any less passionate about trying to be a part of the change I hope to see in the world.  I have continued to sell online and in person, but needed to take time to get a little quiet and figure out if and how I could further the reach of this organic campaign beyond just one person working unpaid & alone in Seattle buoyed by support, positive words, and my own dreams.  I needed to figure out if I had the courage, energy, commitment, knowledge and support to propel this work instead of letting it slowly slip away to a being a "nice effort" project.  I am very excited to say, thanks to many enthusiastic individuals, I am kicking off today another BLU Wave that I hope turns into a giant BLU Tsunami of love, learning, conversations, kindness, unity, and connections.  

I want to st...

November 20, 2018

Thanksgiving is here.  Across our country, family and friends will come together around food, fellowship and gratitude.  We take an entire day off from work and school to be with each other and give thanks.  We are given time to take care of ourselves and those in our community.  We take time to reflect and uplift each other.  Connection, laughter, love, respite and rejuvenation take place.  In my dream world, we would do a little bit of this EACH AND EVERY DAY for ourselves, for our communities and for our country.  In my dream world, we would realized we are all more the same than we are different.  Lift our heads to see and connect with each other through understanding and love...not keep our heads down out of fear of ourselves for making a mistake, of the other because we have been conditioned to believe people not like ourselves are bad...of the unknown. 

I BELIEVE IT IS POSSIBLE THROUGH SPREADING LOVE....

July 17, 2018

My silence in BLU communication is not reflective of the work happening with the Believe LOVE Unite movement.  To the contrary, daily, there is always so much I want to share but time is limited and fleeting in the summer...hence I have resorted to a video.  In this time of unrest, please know being a part of the BLU is making a difference.  I donation made to the Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health this week brings the total funds donated since January 2017 to $59,320.  I am confident we can push that number higher.  I ask that you take a few minutes out of your day and view this video and share.

WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER AND TOGETHER WE WILL RISE.

#believeLOVEunite

June 1, 2018

One year ago today, 5 months into the Spread Love campaign, I didn't know what was possible.  My head was telling me to shut down because of the hate and divisiveness swirling in the media and daily conversations leaving me feeling a bit hopeless.  But my heart was yelling louder to keep pushing on with the dreams dancing in my head.  Dreams of what could be possible if people could rise up and connect around one unifying message.  Dreams that were being realized through connections made in my local community and across the country.  Instead of shutting down, I unfurled a banner I had purchased with dreams to have it fly atop the Space Needle...I settled with letting it fly on my house and continue to hold onto the dream of bigger venues.

All the feelings I had a year ago remain but have grown stronger.  I am more concerned about what is happening every day in our country but I am also more passionate about finding ways to grow...

May 4, 2018

Every day I read or hear something disheartening, unsettling or completely absurd. And every day I hear from at least one person who has become more  or feels hopeless that they can do anything to make a difference because it seems impossible to figure out where to start. Does this sound familiar to you?  Am I describing your life too?  Are you feeling more shut down or fearful?  This is where our paths may diverge because of one simple action.  Sharing the Believe Love Unite message with a sign.

TODAY I ASK YOU TO BUY A SIGN.  IF YOU HAVE ONE, BUY ANOTHER TO GIVE AWAY.  

Then forward onto one (OR MORE) friend and ask them to do the same.

IT IS THAT SIMPLE.  TRULY.  

Just imagine what your one purchase and your one ask can do...

To my core, I KNOW we can make a difference if we can start to see we are all connected.  We can create safe communities and begin to grow our collective power that will form barrie...

March 27, 2018

In January of 2017, I unintentionally founded the grassroots Spread Love campaign that has challenged me, inspired me, opened me, knocked me down and then lifted me back up.  It has provided me with infinite learning and a deeply fueled passion to push past my fears, listen to my heart & find creative ways and new connections to help me move towards the visions I see in my head about the great potential this movement has yet to reach.  Because I lack a strong filter or the time that requires me to be clearly articulate or edited, I have shared my self-doubt openly in my video updates.  Sharing my discomfort and lack of certainty always leaves me with a tinge of disgust in myself...after the sharing, a voice in my head would say, "no one wants to hear your sob story struggles & they do not need to see any more tears."  Today, I am excited to share an interview I had last week that helped me realized the importance of being open to struggles and sharing...

March 20, 2018

It is hard to believe we are coming to the end of Q1!  So much has happened, not enough has happened...question, doubt, anger, frustration, sadness, disbelief, hope, excitement, instigation, conversation, unity, inspiration and still the yearning for real change, stability, peace and love remain for all citizens of our world. 

Continuing to work hard to promote the Spread Love campaign and recently applied for an LLC to separate the Spread Love work from Tara Clark Photography.  I am SUPER excited to share that the campaign and other work will live under Believe Love Unite (www.believeloveunite.com is the main url but spreadlove2017.com still works too).

As I find time is limited and sharing real time information can be difficult, end up doing Live Facebook posts to communicate news, so I will pass it on here.  I hope you can take time out of your day to listen and if you have questions, ideas, or you just want to get involved with this work PLEASE...

February 15, 2018

I was hoping to post "Discovering Love Part II" today but need to postpone, ironically because I was listening to KUOW on my way home from dropping off my son at school.  I found myself in tears listening to a conversation with a senator talking about how nothing will change following another school massacre in Broward County.  Of course solutions are complicated but I as I pulled up to my home I kept thinking LOVE AND CONNECTION are not complication and can lead to the change we MUST see in this world.

This is what was running through my mind...

If you are feeling powerless.  Start by spreading more love every day.  Not just w/ your family.  Not just in your inner circle of friends.  Not just in your school community.  Spread it with the people where you buy groceries.  Spread it when you are in a neighborhood other than your own.  Spread it with a smile.  A kind comment.  A honest thought.  It does not have to be big grand gestures.  It is f...

January 25, 2018

The build up to the March & the day of were amazing.  I am sure many felt it too, but may be left w/ feeling depleted today, filled w/ continued uncertainty & frustration & exhaustion.  Fortunately, because of the past year, I am didn't hit that wall & am feeling more inspire, passionate & invigorated to continue pushing Spread Love 2017 much further.  I hope that my enthusiasm (i.e. craziness) will pick you up & give you a little fuel to carry on, knowing we must be the change we want to see in the world.

First and foremost, I am having a one of a kind party that is open to all.  It may take a little courage to get outside your comfort zone (you can come and do none of the things in the event name & that really is enough!!) but I can 100% guarantee if you are free on next Friday, February 2nd and join me, you will be in for some laughter with strangers who will quickly become friends and do things that have not been...

January 23, 2018

Thoughts following another incredible Women's March in Seattle.  Re-inspired and hoping you will join me.  To my core I believe those who join the Spread Love movement will be impacted in ways they can never imagine or engineer AND CONNECTION IS THE ONLY WAY TO CONQUER FEAR AND HATE that has a strangle hold on our country.

I mentioned a blog post I wrote 2 yrs ago that I discovered this weekend, reaffirming I have always been moving towards fighting hate through creating new connections.  I am proud of what I wrote and would love for you to weigh in with your thoughts and ideas...my HUMAN CONNECTIVITY CONSERVATIONIST ARTICLE FROM 1/21/2015

I referred to Sarah C. in today's video.  She is a woman I have yet to meet in person but have been touched by her courage to join the movement in a big way.  Listen to the video above to learn more about this wonderful So. Cal woman.  Let her inspire you to step beyond your comfort zone... you will sur...

January 17, 2018

Thanks to the magic of Facebook & my oversharing ways, this morning I was able to watch a "live" video I shared in the early morning hours 1 year ago today.  I was with my family in Canada, on vacation & celebrating my son's 14th birthday.  I was overwhelmed by how I was going to ensure all the individuals who were ordering and excited to receive their signs/shirts in time for the inaugural Women's March that was just a few days away.  It was a very crazy time that affirmed to me that the work I was doing was resonating and I hoped it would carry on beyond the March.

Because I shudder at my own voice & I don't have time to create a polished, perfect presentation I never watch a video before hitting share.  I let my deep motivation to share what is in my head, hoping a few would resonate with friends and they could understand my "Why".  This morning, I forced myself to watch the video from a year ago and realized once I got through th...

January 16, 2018

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