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Are You Parenting From the Ego?

As parents your intention is always to be doing what is best for your children.  But even with the best of intentions our own past programming can take over, which may lead us to parent from the ego.   First, I need to start by giving a definition of ego, since what I am referring to is not how we have come to understand and associate the word ego.  I’m not referring to arrogance and the notion of feeling superior to others.  What I’m referring to is your sense of identity; what you use to value yourself and how you allow external circumstances and events to define you.   So many of us have come to value our worth based on the square footage of our houses, the brand names we wear, the vehicles we drive…and most destructively how well our kids do - whether that be in school, sports, or how well they show their manners…because god knows I’ve taught them how to behave well in public!   How many times have you...

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Tea Time with Trish: Does Creating the Life You Want Feel Impossible?

As I write this I am sitting with a close-up view of Mount Kidd in Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada.  I could not ask for a better view! This morning I woke up knowing this was a writing day for me, but in all honestly I was feeling a little uninspired, and not quite sure what I was going to write about. But as with everything, I always send out a Universal asking for what I need, so I did the same today, and just trusted that if I was meant to write today it would come. And it did…in a bit of an unexpected way.  As I was returning home this morning from dropping the kids off at school, there is a point on my route where I get an amazing view of the mountains.  As I looked out at the mountains, I got hit with an overwhelming urge to write “with a view.”  So, I knew I was goin’ somewhere with a view of the mountains. ...

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