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28 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Sara Tasker. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Sara Tasker, often where they are interviewed.

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28 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Sara Tasker. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Sara Tasker, often where they are interviewed.

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The magic in the mundane and techno joy with Sara Tasker

Connection Matters Podcast
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Things we talk about in this episode


  • Gratitude as a supportive practice
  • The gifts of lockdown
  • How addiction masks the crisis of disconnection
  • The healing magic of nature
  • The freedom in embracing our creativity and courage to explore
  • Embracing online community as a way of finding connection when our busy modern lives don’t support it in real time
  • The danger of polarisation and the importance of stepping outside of our communities of interest to hear different views and perspectives
  • Ways to give and receive difficult feedback
  • The hope that lockdown will help us value and create a more connected, slower paced and present state of being in the world

Links mentioned in this episode

Sara shares her adventures on her blog and Instagram under Me & Orla, and through her podcast Hashtag Authentic.

Sara's website is -

Sara and Jen Carrington's podcast -

You can find her on instagram here -

And the podcast is here -

Sara and Jen Carrington's podcast -

Our website is

Connect with us on instagram

My personal instagram is 

The music for this podcast is -Hermosa Dia by Ray Johnson 

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Sara’s Biography

Sara Tasker is a writer, photographer and coach living in the Yorkshire hills.

A lifelong lover of photography, she switched to using her iPhone & Instagram to document her daily life whilst pregnant with her first child and stuck at home with a chronic health condition. Within six months, she’d attracted over 40k followers, and now runs a multi-six-figure business helping other creatives and small business owners use social media to build connection, confidence and community online.
She shares her adventures on her blog and Instagram under Me & Orla, and through her podcast Hashtag Authentic.


Jun 07 2020



Hashtag Authentic - Sara Tasker, Instagram Queen!

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Sara Tasker's an Instagram Queen in my opinion - a photographer & writer who turned her hobby into a thriving Instagram business. She has a bestselling book, Hashtag Authentic and a podcast of the same name and she runs workshops and online courses that help people get the most out of Instagram be that for business or to feed their own creativity.

Sara's the complete opposite of some of the shallow content/accounts that Instagram has a reputation for sometimes - her account @me_and_orla is writing, photography and storytelling - it's very honest and very, very beautiful.

In this interview Sara explains why Instagram is a wonderful place for midlifers - a place to connect and build a community and how to get started so that you really get the most out of this platform.

Once you've listened you can sign up for her free newsletter, which is a great place to start, via her website (details below) - from there you can also hear her podcast with fabulous guests and find out about her courses... there's something for everyone there.

More about Sara Tasker:

.           Me & Orla:

.           Instagram:

. Twitter:

. Buy Sara's book, Hashtag Authentic:

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May 25 2020



5: S6,ep5 Sara Tasker on Female Entrepreneurs and a Feminine Way of Working

Create Shift
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I was thrilled to interview Sara Tasker of Me&Orla for season 6 of the podcast. Sara has been a sort of mentor to me with my business, although we've never met. Reading about Sara's journey as a female entrepreneur establishing her business, then falling down a rabbit hole reading her blogs, opened my eyes to the possibility of being able to run the sort of business I wanted to create online. Something soft, supportive, nourishing and that would support me to lead the kind of life I wanted to lead- something very different to what we're so often told business is or should be. This is the kind of business Sara has created, and it's run in what I would call a feminine way. This is, along with how the Internet has created so many possibilities for female entrepreneurs, is what Sara and I discuss in this episode. 

To be clear, the way I'm defining feminine and masculine here is not the way we tend to in the West. It's more in line with Eastern philosophies, and the philosophy of Yoga. Feminine and masculine are viewed as energetic qualities, similar to the yin and yang, that both exist within each of us. You don't need to be female to work in a feminine way and vice-versa. It's important to understand this distinction before diving into the episode. 

As always, thank you for being here and I hope you enjoy listening to Create Shift S6,ep5 with the lovely Sara Tasker. 

Ellen x

Find Sara online at Instagram @me_and_orla Twitter @meandorla

Full show notes for this episode including all links and resources mentioned available at

Thank you for listening to Create Shift. I hope this podcast supports, encourages and inspires you to live your most purposeful and holistic life.  WANT TO SUPPORT CREATE SHIFT?  Excellent, I’m so grateful to have your support of this podcast! Here are some ways you may choose to support the creation of this free podcast.  -       Share Create Shift episodes with your friends and on your social media and encourage them to subscribe if they’d enjoy the show.-       Subscribe to Create Shift  yourself if you haven’t already!-       Become a Being Change Patreon community member to get early access to all Create Shift episodes, weekly exclusive holistic living content, live Q&As on holistic living and early access to in person events.  FANCY DOING SOME YOGA AND MEDITATION?  SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE   Website Instagram Facebook intro and outtro music for this podcast is Jellyfish by Sonics Podcasts. The music under the Being Change Patreon info is I Like Pizza by Steve Fantoms instrumental, via Soundstripe. 

Apr 24 2020



S02 Episode 4: Nature in a virtual space. With Sara Tasker

Gardens, weeds and words
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Nature in a virtual space. With Sara Tasker   A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing.These notes may contain affiliate links.        Garden soundtrack   Gardening in the rain   Most used garden tools   An argument for including a smart phone   Social media and gardening community     Micro book review 05:09   from Rootbound. Rewilding a Life by Alice Vincent Published by Canongate Books January 2020. Preorder here read by Rose White     The role of Instagram in disseminating an awareness of plants, flowers and the natural world.     Interview with Sara Tasker 09:42     10:58 Sara’s social media beginnings12:46 The role of nature in Sara’s photography, and the move from Manchester to Yorkshire16:58 Autumn in the city and the countryside18:00 Gardens or wider landscape?19:38 Nature getting her way20:21 The mood of the pictures – escapism, or freedom?24:07 The common theme in a multi-hyphenated career25:39 Communicating  ideas with Instagram26:18 Insta cliches, meaning and language28:27 The effect of social media on mental health31:39 A female space?36:03 The algorithm. Female-male dynamic – tensions between creativity and control. 39:43 Natural creativity winning out.41:03 Sara’s favourite plant…44:41 Online courses to help express ideas through using flowers  and natural elements in photography46:45 15 Minute Magic       Thank you to Sara for joining me on the podcast. You can find out all about Sara’s work and her courses on her website here, dive into her Instagram grid here, or chat to her on Twitter at Her podcast Hashtag Authentic is here, and of her book of the same name, subtitled Finding creativity and building a community on Instagram and beyond, is definitely worth reading.        49:20 A mutually beneficial relationship between nature and technology?      Thanks too to Rose White for her wonderful reading from Rootbound. Rewinding a Life by Alice Vincent You can find Rose on Instagram at, and with her professional nutritionist hat on here.    With thanks to all my listeners for your continued support and reviews, I really do appreciate them. You can support the podcast by buying its producer a virtual cup of coffee for three quid, at Proceeds will go towards equipment, software and the monthly podcast hosting fees.      One-to-one online garden coaching I’m very excited about my new venture – it’s a way for me to work with more people than I can physically get around to, helping them to make the very best of their gardens in a way that suits the life they lead. If you’d like to find out more, please leave me your email address on the following link. I’ll be sure to let you know as soon as soon as this launches!       website: email: Instagram: Twitter:

Nov 30 2019



Playing to Your Strengths with Sara Tasker

Beyond the Stories
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Sara’s website and Instagram

My website and Instagram

16 Personalities

Jen Carrington

Tori Amos on Apple Music and Spotify

Conversations With Friends - Sally Rooney

I really hope you enjoy our conversation and if you do I’d love you to share that with anyone you think will enjoy it too. Any shares on Instagram stories, using #beyondthestories, really help to spread the word and are much appreciated. Thank you so much for listening and your support.

And if you have any feedback on the show, please get in touch. DM me, email me, I’d love to chat.

Oct 28 2019



[57] Reigniting Your Creative Flame With Sara Tasker

Make a Plan > Make it Happen
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I chat with Sara Tasker about how she grew her business from side-hustle alongside her NHS job and maternity leave to where she is now, with a multi-6-figure business.

We also talked about reigniting your creative flame, taking a break from your business and how you get that creative inspiration back after a period of burnout.

You can follow us both on Instagram @Me_and_Orla and @JosephinePBrooks

And you can find the full show notes here: 

Oct 14 2019



LIVE in Edinburgh, Sara Tasker and Dominique Davis in conversation

Hashtag Authentic - for small businesses, bloggers and online creatives
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Things we talk about in this episode:

  • Dominique's journey to 500k + followers.
  • Behind the scenes of All that is She
  • Setting and following Instagram trends
  • Playing the Insta game, and why being authentic is better than following trends
  • Introducing 'boy Dom'
  • Juggling a family life whilst running a business from home
  • Money shame, and why it's difficult to talk about financial success
  • What Dominque's average day looks like
  • The real story of how much work a sponsored post takes to create
  • Putting all your eggs in one digital basket/platform
  • How the algorithm has affected Dominque's account
  • The impact of the ASA guidelines on sponsored content
  • How Dominque has personally grown over the last three years

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Sep 23 2019

1hr 18mins


LIVE in London, Sara Tasker and Dolly Alderton in conversation

Hashtag Authentic - for small businesses, bloggers and online creatives
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Sep 23 2019

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#007 - Cultivating Creativity, Alternative Business and Living with a Chronic Illness with Sara Tasker

The Good Life Unravelled
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Sara Tasker is a writer and creative business consultant who credits Instagram with changing her life (you might know her as @me_and_orla). Sara is a podcast host, best-selling author, and her work is regularly featured in the press. Last year she was named ‘content creator of the year’ by Cosmo magazine. She also runs super-popular online courses. 

Sara has a chronic health condition that makes it hard for her to access traditional work. She is, therefore, passionate about helping others build lives and businesses that a play to their strengths and allow their struggles.

In this interview we talk about the importance of prioritising creativity daily, the alternative way to being a businesswoman that isn’t rooted in the extrovert culture, and the shift in defining success and how that looks different to different people.    Sara shares a bit more about her chronic health condition and how she has to work around this in her life and business.    We chat about Sara’s self-care routines and how she has cultivated healthier practices over her summer break from the internet and can now introduce into her daily life.    We also talk about Sara’s idea of a good life and the advice she would give to others looking to create a life they love.    Show notes:

Sep 17 2019



Bonus - Instagram Changed my Life with Sara Tasker

Creative Rebels
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Sara Tasker is a blogger, photographer, writer and a business coach who says; “the internet (especially instagram) changed my life”.

Sara went from working for the NHS to building her own hugely successful business and is passionate about helping others to do the same.

Aug 21 2019