self-awareness Tag

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: It’s All About Me!

Once again, I was at Starbuck’s writing this morning.  This time I was re-writing my “About Me” page for my website, because I realized that my story has evolved since I wrote my last one and it was time to update.  Once I started writing, the typing didn’t seem to end, and I basically ended up writing a short story of my life.  Who knew I had so much to say?! I do realize that I may (or not…we’ll see…who made the rules?) have to pare it down a bit for website purposes, however I thought I would still share it with you all through my blog. I’ll give you fair warning, it is a bit lengthy, so grab a tea and settle in for the read.  My Chai Tea Latte was ice cold before I finished writing this one! Once you’re done reading I would absolutely love to hear you’re feedback, and any stories you have to share, so please email me at Here it is: Ok, so...

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