141. Mental Health Habits: Escaping the Rx Matrix with Tara Mackey

Tara Mackey

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Tara is a widely recognized social media personality with over 462,000 Instagram followers, who love her natural health suggestions and remedies – all of which actually come from Tara’s personal journey of overcoming her dependence on 14 prescription drugs through an organic lifestyle, which ultimately saved her life. 

Tara’s work, journey, and life has been featured by Forbes, Teen Vogue, Glamour Magazine, Yoga Digest, Byrdie, Readers Digest, Woman's Day, ABC, Fox, CBS, and more. Tara’s book, WILD Habits: Unlock Your Mind, Improve Your Health and Release Your True Power, shares all of the specific mental practices and natural home remedies Tara uses in her own life for a healthy spirit, mind, and body. From the secret superpower of meditation to overcoming trauma and bad habits, readers will learn to replace unhealthy habits with WILD habits and become the best version of themselves.

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is presented for educational and exploratory purposes only. Published content is not intended to be used for diagnosing or treating any illness. Those responsible for this show disclaim responsibility for any possible adverse effects from the use of information presented by Luke or his guests. Please consult with your healthcare provider before using any products referenced. This podcast may contain paid endorsements for products or services.

Tara Mackey has a fascinating story full of peaks and valleys, shifting between periods of abject suffering and astounding success.

Today, Tara is standing atop a shining peak: she is the CEO + Founder of The Organic Life, the CEO + Founder of Genetix Skincare, a soul singer, and the #1 best-selling author of “Cured by Nature” and “WILD Habits.”

But, as most good stories unfortunately do, it all began in a pretty dark valley.

Tara was born with drugs in her body – very literally – and into a home filled with abuse and… well, more drugs.

She didn’t fall into using hard drugs, but she was isolated and depressed and struggling to cope with her mother’s addiction. Tara’s grandparents brought her to a psychiatrist and, within 10 minutes, she had her first diagnosis and her first prescription – Lithium. The first of many.

By the time Tara was 24, she was on 14 different prescription drugs – then she reached her breaking point.

Tara successfully quit all 14 prescriptions cold turkey (which she doesn’t recommend) and started healing her chronic illnesses holistically, a move that drastically changed her life. Now Tara is turning these tragedies into her greatest gifts, converting her suffering into compassion like an emotional alchemist.

Tara replaced her addiction with WILDhabits, healing herself from the inside out – and if that works for a body going in and out of the hospital on a monthly basis due to drug complications, can you imagine what it will do for yours?

– Luke

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • Being born a crack baby
  • Detoxing
  • Reading Tony Robbins as a seven-year-old
  • Why addiction is a family disease, affecting everyone around you
  • Codependence
  • Controlling what you can control (and letting the universe take care of everything else)
  • Why we usually keep repeating the same patterns until some pain forces us to make a change
  • Superficial, outward honesty VS being honest with yourself
  • The overmedication of children
  • Pain & trauma getting misdiagnosed as mental illness
  • The difference between fact and opinion
  • “Shitty life disorder”
  • Diagnosing problems as disorders
  • Negative drug interactions that put Tara in the hospital on a monthly basis, for years
  • Why Tara doesn’t recommend quitting cold turkey
  • Controlling your relationship with other people
  • Why interior design is so powerful
  • Embracing chiropractors
  • The WILD method: Willingness, Intuition, Love, & Discipline
  • Using your story to make the world a better place

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