Tara Garrison: Inside Out Health

“Wellness is being aligned with truth. Listen to your intuition; you know what's truth and what's not. Honor your truth and whatever feels right to you on a spiritual, mental, physical, or nutritional level and I promise you that your intuition will take you on the path that you need to go.” – Tara Garrison

Wellness + Wisdom Episode 338

Coach, Host of the Inside Health Podcast, and Founder of both HIGHER: Women Who Rise and the KELEO movement, Tara Garrison, shares how plant medicine helped her overcome past traumas, her “accidental” awakening to the health and wellness industry, and how to live a more conscious life by truly paying attention to your intuition.

How can holding yourself more accountable, creating a schedule, and really listening to your inner voice help you live life well?

Discover how to be healthy from the inside out by setting up a gratitude practice, building a sustainable fuel source of motivation, and focusing on self-care every day. 

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Listen To Episode 338 As Tara Garrison Uncovers:


[1:30] Measuring Up To Your Own Expectations

[18:00] Connect With Your Intuition & Spirituality

  • How she was very driven at school and thus developed this high-quality awareness of how other people lived their lives.
  • The great amount of doubt she used to have in her own intuition as she was expected by the Mormon church to act on what the Holy Spirit wanted her to do.
  • How she's shifted to believe in herself more than an outside source like the Holy Spirit.
  • Her mother's signs of schizophrenia, delusions, and paranoid accusations that impacted her childhood.
  • The many struggles her mother faced as being a single mother of five children and going back to school.
  • How plant medicine and psychedelics were the first most important factors in helping her open up, heal past wounds, and do the work.
  • What MDMA specifically did for her by providing a safe space in which she could process and face her trauma to begin healing.
  • Kathryn Dixon
  • How The Work of Byron Katie and plant medicine helped her heal the relationship she had with her mom and see her in a new light.
  • How she has gathered this courage to make new changes in her life to be more aligned with who she is through plant medicine.

[28:50] The Difference Between Knowing & Doing

  • The grand difference between knowing and doing unpacked.
  • The high amount of accountability she holds herself to as a coach and setting an example for clients.
  • How reintroducing carbs back into her diet after doing Keto for so long really boosted her health.
  • The immense amount of courage it took for her to share with her followers that she was going to begin eating carbs again and rebrand herself.
  • Exploring what embodiment actually is: the body holding a lesson within itself.
  • Her mission to live in such a way that she's able to constantly show people how they can thrive.
  • How she's optimized her day by being strict on her time management skills in a self-loving way.
  • Her daily morning routine and the huge impact it's made in her productivity and more importantly, actually gives her more time to be with her family.
  • Will Smith – I Believe Self Discipline Is The Definition Of Self Love
  • How meditation helps her to separate herself from stress, look at it in a new light, and shift her life to reduce it.
  • Her gratitude practice and how it helps her snap out of victim mode and realize how far she has come in her life.

[39:00] Tara's Mastermind Event Experience

  • Unpacking several of the lessons she learned at the Scott Duffy Breakthrough Mastermind event.
  • Tony Robbins
  • One of the most impactful, human moments she's had in her life at the Mastermind event through a trust-building exercise with a horse.
  • Why having a really good heart will help you thrive and be successful in what you do in life.
  • The many wounds we all have around wealth and being financially healthy and how that extends to our relationships with people, ourselves, and even food.

[45:50] How Our Wounds Can Turn Into Something Beautiful

  • Why our wounds can actually be the key to set us on the path that we need to be on.
  • The gratitude she has for the hardships she's experienced because they've propelled her on this path that she finds so fulfilling.
  • How her unhealthy relationship with getting fit actually turned into something beautiful in the end.
  • How Ayahuasca shifted her perspective from focusing solely on herself to finding her purpose, spending more time with her family, and serving others.
  • Why it's okay to have your ugly motivation at the beginning as long as you're open to healing along that path.
  • How to build and live on a sustainable fuel source of motivation.
  • Why she was so scared that if she lost all of her unhealthy motivation, she would lose her drive and everything she had gained for her physical health.
  • How changing up her self talk to be more encouraging actually helped boost her healthy drive even more.

[53:00] Lessons From Our Intuition

  • Why our intuition will always nudge us and we can either listen to it or not but it will always keep pushing us.
  • Her realization that the faster she listens to her intuition, the faster her life gets better.
  • How to get to a place where you can calmly speak your truth without letting fear come over you.
  • Why truth is the ultimate stress reliever.
  • What wellness means to her in relation to aligning with our truth.
  • How to honor your authentic intuition on a spiritual, mental, nutritional, or physical level.
  • Her new movement, Keleo, and how it blends both the nutritional worlds of Keto and Paleo.

Power Quotes From The Show

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Instant Change Through Your Intuition

“Intuition will nudge you and you can either listen and your whole life will get better or don't listen and it will just continue as is. I have learned that the faster I listen to my intuition, the better my life gets faster.” – Tara Garrison


Organizing Your Life Through Meditation

“When I meditate, I am able to separate myself from the stress and sit back to look at it. It's like I'm an eagle on top of a mountain, I'm soaring around, and I'm looking down at my life to see what I can shift, let go of, or add something new. So, instead of being stuck in all of my stress, meditation has helped me see how I can change my life.” – Tara Garrison


Creating A Sacred Space & Time

“What has helped me set healthy boundaries is having an established morning routine and maybe some people just think it's too whoo-whoo but it has been crazy powerful for me. It's the only way I'm able to create the life I want to live because if I don't schedule in time for a gratitude practice or meditation session, it does not happen. I can't just put on all the brakes in the middle of the day for them; it's just not going to happen. So, I have to create sacred space for me and nobody is bugging me at 4:30 in the morning.” – Tara Garrison

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About Tara Garrison

338 Tara Garrison: Inside Out HealthTara Garrison is the founder of HIGHER: Women Who Rise, a health optimization coaching experience for high performing women on a deep dive journey inside themselves, physically and emotionally.

Tara is also the founder of the KELEO movement, bringing together the keto and paleo diets. Her Keto In & Out Program teaches people how to “Do Keto. Not Forever.” for metabolic flexibility and optimal human nutrition.

Tara is a mom of 4, avid weightlifter, Boston Marathoner and lover of nature. You can find her daily on Instagram as @coachtaragarrison, where she shares the inner workings of her life, health education and motivation.

She is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), International College of Applied Nutrition and Strength (ICANS), is a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), Certified Neurotyping Coach and a Metabolic Analytics practitioner.

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