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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: Is Having a Good Life Holding You Back?

I have a good life.  I always have.  Yet, for many years I was not happy.  It didn’t add up.  A good life should equal a happy life right?  Well, in reality that’s not always the case. A large part of the reason that this is not the case is because we have been mislead to believe what makes a good life – get a job/career, find a guy,  get married, then a house, next comes kids…  There is a very logical order for our good life to unfold. Now of course, these things all do definitely make for a good life…I know that having these things in my life have truly been part of the joy I enjoy in my life.  However, clearly they were not the only factor in creating my happiness, because for many years I struggled with feeling like something was still missing.  And in talking to other moms, I hear similar stories. So, what’s this missing piece? Fact is, no matter...

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