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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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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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