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Day 25 No Striving Challenge – You Have Soul Support

We’ve been misled into mistaken thinking, by buying into the belief we need to work hard, struggle, and make things happen, because we’re doing this on our own.   The crux of what keeps us striving is…we’ve forgotten that we have help; that we’re NOT in this on our own.   Not only do we have a team of non-physical beings (I call them my SOUL TEAM – made up of your Higher Self, deceased loved ones, angels, spirit guides, and Ascended Masters...

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Striving is #1 Cause to Struggle, Overwhelm & Frustration

I woke up on New Years day, and feeling a little lazy, I didn’t want to get out of bed right away. So, as I lay there, I grabbed my phone and decided to check my emails. As they were downloading, I saw the many subject lines scrolling down the screen….and I was triggered! I was overwhelmed with a feeling I can only describe as “Ugh.” I don’t know why I was surprised by the influx of emails all peppy and encouraging me to live my best life in 2014…but something was set off in me. No denying it. I had a strong visceral reaction to having my inbox flooded with very well-intentioned emails all willing to help me change, fix, and improve my life. Knowing that when we get triggered it’s never about the other person or people; it’s always about us, I knew there was a message in this for me. So, I decided to just take some time and feel into what it was. I knew that...

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Are you Comfortable in Your Own Skin?

This morning I was at the gym, and while I was on the bike, I was able to see into the group classroom where they were doing a Zumba class. As I was watching, my attention was drawn to a lady, who on the exterior, looked to have it all – amazing figure, gorgeous hair, makeup perfectly applied, top of the line aerobic wear…she was even wearing hoop earrings for the class. …And even though she initially captured my attention I couldn’t help but be continually drawn to the lady who was behind her. In comparison the lady behind her “should have” paled…according to societal standards – she was shorter and pleasantly plump, wearing an old purple tie-dye t-shirt (unless this is back in style and I’m unaware), no makeup, hair in a messy ponytail. BUT she was absolutely beautiful! Her energy was so amazing and so contagious that I couldn’t help but stop and watch her for a few minutes (no I’m not usually a...

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Tea Time with Trish: It’s What I Wanted, But….

One of the main things I want in life is for my children to grow into and retain their sense of self.  It’s what I’m very aware of in how I handle situations with my children, and it allows me to adjust my reactions when needed.   Soooo, when my husband and I started seeing our son really coming out of his shell we were thrilled….and oddly enough just a little apprehensive!   I want my children to be able to speak their mind, and voice their opinions…of course, in a respectful manner.  I want them to have a sense of humour, and not take life so seriously.  I don’t want them to feel they have to go down the beaten path, or jump on the band wagon of the latest fads.  I want them to be authentic and unique.   So when my son, who is 9, began to display his “uniqueness, ” my husband and I couldn’t help but laugh.  But ironically at the same time, we also voiced concerns...

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Tea Time with Trish: What Are You Willing To Do For Your Happiness?

I currently have two amazingly brave friends who are willing to do whatever it takes to live authentic and happy lives.  In the eyes of others their decisions may appear crazy…even rash, but they are determined to follow their path of happiness even though it no longer comes in the form of what society has told us happiness is.   I will refrain from telling their personal stories, since that is for them to tell (and I do hope to get them to share their stories here!), but what I wanted to draw your awareness to is asking yourself, “What am I willing to do for my happiness?”   Many people are coming to the realization that life is no longer working for them as it once did.  We always get what we need at the time we need it, and over time what we needed in the past may no longer look the same.  And it’s up to us to listen to the signs that a change is needed.  If we don’t listen…well,...

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