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Do You Feel You’re SETTLING if You’re NOT Striving?

Shortly after launching my No Striving Challenge, I received an email from my big, little brother (meaning he’s my little bro, but much bigger than me!). And he touched on something that you may relate to. He wrote: “I don't want to give up striving to better myself and wanting to learn. I have so many things that I have yet to learn I don't want to be content with only what I have. BUT, with that I DO want to give up the PRESSURE of having to strive.  I want to be completely happy with myself but at the same time I'm going to try and better myself.” He’s not alone in this feeling. The desire to better ourselves, and the concern that by stopping the striving we are going to go to some far extreme and just become plain old lazy and settle for a life that is less than what we desire …or deserve. I have to admit…I can totally relate. I remember journaling about just that thing. I was concerned...

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Tea Time with Trish: Part 2 – Really? I Thought I Was Listening!

UNEXPECTED GIFTS FROM A GETAWAY   Here is part 2 of the 6 part “Unexpected Gifts From a Getaway” blog series.  Click here if you’d like to start at the beginning.   As I mentioned last week, I had eagerly been anticipating my 3 day getaway to Banff, only to get there and on the second day come to realize that it wasn’t going quite how I expected.  This little getaway ended up bringing about amazing lessons that I clearly needed to learn, and that I am going to continue sharing with you here.   The first thing that time to myself in Banff helped me realize is that I had denied myself the permission to feel what I was feeling, because I was too focused on where I was going.  I’m all for putting your energy in the direction you want to be heading, but definitely not at the expense of losing touch with what your emotions are telling you.   Obviously this was the reason why I so strongly felt that I had to get away...

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