At TARRA, we celebrate diversity, individuality, relevance and curiosity, which is exactly what we’re serving in this month’s Brain Food. Discover ways to celebrate Black Herstory Month, two events to refocus your mental health, and members of the TARRA community who inspire new ideas and shift perspectives.  

 

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MENTAL HEALTH MONTH 

This month, TARRA is celebrating mental health and self-care. However, we are flipping the conversation upside down to ask, “what does it actually mean for YOU?” Read a note from our founder Kate Bailey about how a year of COVID (YOC for short) introduced her to unique forms of self-care. What “alternative” forms of self-care do you practice? Share your thoughts: kate@tarra.co. 

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FEBRUARY EVENTS 

How to Regain Focus & Healthy Headspace in a Noisy World

DATE: Wednesday, February 10 

TIME: 6:30 – 8:00 PM 

LOCATION: ZOOM

PRICE: $10

Are you missing the signs of creative burnout? RSVP for two hours of tips and tricks led by Mental Health First Aid Coach and entrepreneur Becky Mickletz to help you navigate your mental health in a world gone mad.

RSVP Today.

Your Ticket to Sanity—Redefining Self-Care in a World Gone Wild

DATE: Wednesday, February 24

TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 PM 

LOCATION: ZOOM 

PRICE: $15 earlybird / $20 week of event

TARRA & Nurture are bringing you an evening to redefine what self-care means for YOU. Change your mindset, elevate your mood and discover new ways to take care of that soul.

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CELEBRATING BLACK HERSTORY MONTH

In honor of Black History Month, the TARRA team is spotlighting local leaders, entrepreneurs, creatives and innovators we admire here in Denver and LA all month long (and long after February is over, too). Such as Simone D. Ross, who founded the consulting firm Simone D. Ross, LLC, which elevates the opportunities for women and people of color. Below, Simone shares advice on how to celebrate Black History Month.

WE FAILED YOU

Last month, our team failed to send out our monthly Brain Food—which is actually very relevant. Here’s a quick recap of January where we celebrated failure and learned how to fail in style from one of the country’s top Leadership Experts Amy Savage and Creative Possibilitarian Emily Hope Dobkin. Get to know both self-proclaimed failure experts in The Pursuit interview below.

TARRA’S MONTHLY PSYCHIC WEATHER REPORT

Where are you headed? TARRA’s in-house Accidental Psychic Willow Bradner breaks down what we can expect in the future. (Plan for nothing and prepare for everything.) Read this month’s psychic weather report curated just for the TARRA community and learn everything you need to know about the age of Aquarius.

MEET THE BLACK FEMALE FOUNDER MAKING WELLNESS AFFORDABLE

Yes, you read that correctly, “affordable” describing “wellness.” Trinity Mouzon Wofford launched superfood health and beauty brand Golde in 2017. Last year, Golde generated seven-figure revenues, a feat Mouzon Wofford credits to the #BuyBlack movement amid the national reckoning on racial injustice. “My hope is that what we’re doing continues to inspire more women of color to start and scale their businesses.”

7 WOMEN IN PUNK WHO CHANGED MUSIC FOREVER

Across the years, punk music has seen multiple bands and sub-genres develop alongside an entirely new mentality. This, partly, is due to the great number of female icons—from Debbie Harry to Patti Smith—who have revolutionized the genre over the years. Learn more about seven women who changed the face of music as we know it.

2021 MUST-READ ROUND-UP

Here’s an overview of 20 women-authored books you should add to your bookshelf in 2021. At a time when we’re all stuck at home, The Helm has curated a comprehensive list of newly released titles (and a few books to pre-order) that will help you escape.

BIG NEWS, SHORT PODCAST

Join comedian Akilah Hughes and reporter Gideon Resnick every morning to get your 15-minute fix of news. What A Day shares news of the day, important stories you probably missed, and all of the harrowing and hopeful news in between. (We highly recommend following @Akilahh on Instagram for a good laugh.)

ICYMI: FOREIGN WORDS WITH NO ENGLISH EQUIVALENT

Really, this is just a list of foreign words with no English equivalent so you can impress your friends and colleagues. Anyone else feeling a little Frühjahrmüdigkeit?

Meet the Author

Dana Lapinel is a word wrangler from the West, working as a content writer and magazine editor in Denver for the last six years. She juggles a full-time and freelance career as a creative writer for brands with a strong voice. You can now catch her monthly as she serves up hot and fresh Brain Food for the humans of TARRA.