“I took part in a meditation practice pioneered by a colleague at Barnard, Tara Well, called “Mirror Meditation,” which is pretty much what it sounds like: You sit before a mirror with your face (and body) at rest, with the deceptively simple goal of ‘being in the present moment with open awareness and having a kind intention toward yourself.’ When I first embarked on this practice I feared it would be too — well, I believe the technical term is ‘woo-woo.’ But it was a revelation.”

– Jennifer Finney Boylan, Writer in Residence at Barnard College of Columbia University, New York Times op-ed columnist, and author of 15 books including the National Bestseller, She’s Not There

“I have been in and out of therapy for over 40 years, but I have never, ever experienced anything as powerful as the work I did with Tara. Her loving guidance and radically unique method took me straight to the core of my issue in mere minutes, and I could feel the healing start immediately. Tara is a miracle worker!”

Barbara Huson (Stanny), Bestselling author of Sacred Success

“Although I loved the idea in theory, I was a tad nervous about actually doing the mirror meditation experience myself. I figured I’d sit down and instantly see years of stress and overwork etched on my face. Instead, as Tara guided me through the experience, what I saw shocked me giddy: I saw my soul. The experience was so joyous; I couldn’t stop smiling. This is some of the most profound work I’ve ever experienced. Truly life changing!”          

Linda Sivertsen, bestselling author, TED speaker, and host of Beautiful Writers Podcast

“It was a profound exercise in cultivating insight: I saw inside of myself in a way that I am not used to, and really felt the movement of my criticisms as they arose. The sharp awareness I developed was painful, but paradoxically liberating. If you can experiment with the idea of looking at yourself the way a stranger might look at you, you’ll at least find that those [criticisms] aren’t even there. You may even fall a little bit in love.”

Charlotte Lieberman, journalist & New York Times op-ed writer

“What if when we looked in the mirror, we saw not an object but a person, the way we see the people we love? Four out of five of my close friends have had lower face-lifts, but I’m holding off: I’m learning to embrace aging through Mirror Meditation.”

Valerie Monroe, Former Beauty Director at O, The Oprah Magazine, and author of the forthcoming How Not to F*ck Up Your Face, A longtime beauty editor’s best advice about aging with dignity and grace

“I had the pleasure of interviewing Tara Well, Creator of Mirror Meditation for my Spa It Girl blog & shared it with my community globally and also on my #SPAITGIRL Talk Show PODCAST on iTunes and after trying Mirror Meditation for myself I have to say it truly is life changing and I would recommend anyone to give it a go!”

Yvette Le Blowitz, author of It Starts with You, creator of the reward winning Spa It Girl blog and Talk Show Podcast

“This simple technique is surprisingly profound. I saw and felt aspects of myself that I usually ignore. It’s very grounding in a world filled with distractions. It also gave me a practical tool to support changes I want to make in my life.”

Ellen Terry Kessler, writer and massage therapist


“My self-reflection session with Tara helped me tune-in to my intuition. Not only did the act of looking at myself help me feel more comfortable in my own skin, it also kept my mind from wandering which brought in so much clarity.”

Suzy Carroll, health and wellness coach


“Tara, thank you for the incredible session. It was powerful and I felt in touch with myself. I felt soothed, present and loved. It was amazing to see the way my face changed — I saw myself go from closed, guarded to sad and vulnerable and then to open and loving. Beautiful. All in 15 minutes. You are gifted and it is a blessing that you share yourself with the world. I was able to have a deep breakthrough in my work today. I am grateful for your loving, honest, and authentic support.”

Allyson S.


“Sessions with Tara have helped me get in touch with suppressed feelings in a non-threatening way. She has a gentle way of guiding the sessions that is relaxing and beneficial. My psychotherapist believes the combined approaches have dramatically reduced the time needed to grieve my mother’s death and deal with my family of origin issues.”

Carol R.

From Workshop Participants:

“An exciting new tool for meditation and self-discovery”


“An intuitive, deep experience that seems to soften self-judgements”


“I’m leaving with an increased willingness to be seen by another.”


“I’m leaving here with a renewed sense of optimism about myself, my abilities, and learning to love myself for who I am. Thank you for this powerfully emotional experience.”