balance Tag

Tea Time with Trish: Part 6 – Really, What is Balance?

UNEXPECTED GIFTS FROM A GETAWAY One of my take aways from my trip to Banff (click here for the first 5 parts) was to question more deeply what it really means to be in balance.  I have learned from my own experience that is not reasonable to expect that every single day is going to be perfectly in balance, or that there will always be equal time spent between work, activities, and family.  So then, what does it mean?  This is how I have come to understand it:   I believe that we need to relate balance to the balance of nature.  Everything in life has an ebb and a flow, and so will be the same when it comes to creating balance within our life.  We would drive ourselves crazy if we insisted on everything being in equal parts in all areas of our lives at all times.   If you look at the cycles of nature there is a time for action, and a time for rest.  This can easily be illustrated in...

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Tea Time with Trish: Part 5 – The Problem with Productivity

UNEXPECTED GIFTS FROM A GETAWAY My time in Banffbrought about some amazing learning moments for me; some more direct than others.  To keep you up to speed, you can also check out the previous parts by clicking here.   The next two weeks I will be sharing a couple of the ripple effect lessons I learned upon returning home.  What I had learned made me question further some of the concepts I had pondered before…one of them being our need to be “productive.”   A large part of the reason why I was having trouble settling in and simply enjoying my time in Banffwas because I had an underlying need to be productive.  Even though at a conscious level I no longer buy into and accept that our time needs to be filled with productive pursuits (not to be confused with purpose), at a subconscious level that belief was buried quite deep, and so my two minds were struggling with each other.   We have been raised in a culture that highly values productivity, and that in itself...

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Trisha’s Two-Cent Tuesdays: Time to Simplify

Over the course of the last week or so, I have had some truly amazing awarenesses and learnings take place, which I will be sharing with you in more detail in an upcoming blog series I’ve titled “Unexpected Gifts From A Getaway.”   Those learnings are the reason I am writing this particular blog, because the importance has become glaringly obvious to me that as things evolve and shift for me, I need to be flexible and change as change is needed.   I am at one of those points where a bit of change is needed.  I absolutely love writing, BUT what I don’t love is the added pressure I have put on myself regarding my writing.   As a “recovering” over-achiever I figured that if putting out one blog a week is good, well then putting out two blogs a week is ever BETTER!    That truly did work well for awhile…and I enjoyed doing it, BUT as my business is evolving I am finding that the creation of all my writing material...

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