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Tea Time with Trish: What Are You Willing To Do For Your Happiness?

I currently have two amazingly brave friends who are willing to do whatever it takes to live authentic and happy lives.  In the eyes of others their decisions may appear crazy…even rash, but they are determined to follow their path of happiness even though it no longer comes in the form of what society has told us happiness is.   I will refrain from telling their personal stories, since that is for them to tell (and I do hope to get them to share their stories here!), but what I wanted to draw your awareness to is asking yourself, “What am I willing to do for my happiness?”   Many people are coming to the realization that life is no longer working for them as it once did.  We always get what we need at the time we need it, and over time what we needed in the past may no longer look the same.  And it’s up to us to listen to the signs that a change is needed.  If we don’t listen…well,...

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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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