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Welcome to Real Women Scrap – the Blog that helps people get inspired to take back their time, find balance, liberate their creativity, and pursue their passions.
My name is Tasra Dawson and I’m the woman behind the website, blog, book and brand.
I’m a full time author, personal discovery coach, speaker, and mother.
Back in 2002 I was a single mom planning a wedding, moving out of state, beginning a new job, and trying to keep it all together. It was a late night visit to the emergency room for mysterious (stress-related) stomach pain that started the adventure I am currently living.
With doctor’s orders to rest for two weeks, God finally had my undivided attention and I began to reconnect with myself, my family, and my faith. Most of the time I was too busy filling my life with noise, distraction, and stuff, but not anymore. Those two weeks were a time of refreshing, reconnecting and creativity. I began scrapbooking again and found that the lessons I applied to make award-winning pages were the same lessons I should be applying to my busy life.
Learning and applying the lessons of balance, focus, symmetry, boundaries, comparison, sisterhood, and more allowed me to quit a stressful job and begin taking care of myself at least as well as I take care of everyone else.
The same can happen to you…which is why this blog exists…to inspire, educate, inform, entertain, and connect.
I’ve been blogging since May 2006 after a chance meeting at a writing seminar. The rest is history. You might think working on such a variety of projects would fill my life up – not true. I have a number of other ‘hats’ in life that I work on including:
* REAL WOMEN SCRAP TV – Our team produced over 30 weekly online TV episodes that ran in tandem with the blog. They are all available online or on DVD for season 1 and season 2. Tune in.
* COACHING – I have a passion for working with individuals and groups ready to take their lives, business, or creativity to a new level. Coaching is the ideal place for this to happen.
* BLOG CONSULTING – I take on a very limited number of small businesses wanting to explore how blogging can enhance their online marketing strategy. Blogging has transformed my life and business and as a former teacher, I enjoy teaching others the things I have learned.
* SPEAKING – I regularly speak at conventions, expos, conferences, workshops, retreats, and groups on a variety of topics including faith, inspiration, balance, busyness, blogging, online marketing, writing, and publishing.
As you’ll be able to tell from my blog, I’m also a lover of photography and continue to bring my passion for photography, scrapbooking, and writing togetherl.
I hope you’ve been given a look at the “real” women behind the blog. If you’re a scrapper, writer, or blogger and want to take your life to the next level, drop me a note. You can subscribe to my newsletter with the JOIN NOW box on the right to get started now.
Disclosures and Relationships
I work for Dare Dreamer Media, a new media marketing and video production company.
I am founder of Teen Identity Portraits.
I sometimes use Amazon Affiliate links to point to books I’ve reviewed.
I am sent NUMEROUS books and DVDs to review. I’ll only review the ones I like, unless I suspect you might like it, too.
I frequently review products and services for Mom Central. While participating in their blog tours and giveaway campaigns, I may receive products and/or gift cards as thanks for participating.
All personal layouts, writing, project ideas and photo images in this blog are copyright protected. Please do not copy or use any images from this blog without written permission.