World of Possibility

Musings and Posts by Tamar

October 5, 2018

I don’t remember my first breath.

I remember the first time I struggled to breathe. I was eight years old. My family was living abroad that year and we were at a public pool. I was playing with a girl I had just met and she wanted to show me a cool trick. She asked me t...

June 30, 2018

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I spent the last week on vacation with my family and had time to soak in some sun, relax a bit, and watch my kids with new eyes. Somehow while I was busy working, shuttling people about, and doing the daily errands of life, they managed to become...

April 30, 2018

Title: Realtor/Team Leader

Business: Melissa & Rebecca Team at Long & Foster (

Rebecca Weiner has spent more than 20 years living and working in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding neighborhoods. A few years back, she made...

April 29, 2018

Every once in a while I like to sit back and revisit conversations I've had with clients. I think about connections between themes that come up, and I contemplate how those conversations have added to my own growth and insight about human beings.

Recently I devoted some...

April 17, 2018

We've all had that moment of feeling stuck. Someone we know is hurting and we just don't know what to do. Reaching out to a close friend is easy, but what about an acquaintance? What about a casual friend who just lost a baby? A colleague who was diagnosed with cancer?...

February 14, 2018

I recently was listening to the podcast Hidden Brain. The host, Shankar Vedantam, was interviewing Eli Finkel, a social psychologist at Northwestern University, about the shifts in marriage over the years, and what marriage looks like today.

Finkel talks about the chang...

January 25, 2018

My six year old told me that her New Years resolution was to try more new things and be braver. I’m taking her lead by diving into vulnerability to share a personal story with you.

For the last half of my 39th year I was living with a massive fibroid pressed up against...

November 8, 2017

Remember when you were young and you had a pretty good sense of the boxes you wanted to check off? Those big milestones? The ones most of your peers also shared?

Graduate high school. Check. Get a degree. Check. Get a job. Check. Get married. Check. Have babies. Check.


December 22, 2016

I'm not the first person to tell you that making your bed will lead to positive outcomes in your life. Your mother was probably the first to do that. I'm also not the first coach to recommend it to a client. 

We all know the benefits. You start the day with one accompli...

August 26, 2016

Recently, I attended my 20th high school reunion. It was fun. More fun than I thought it would be. A flood of memories, countless hugs, and a lot of reminiscing made for a great night. 

There were a few awkward moments, though. People who I hadn't seen in 20 years trigg...

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