Being Enough

Today I am inspired by some inspiration I received yesterday from The Yoga Code workshop I attended.

I spent the day with 26 of the most courageous, loving, open-minded, amazing women. I love when Jackie asks me to be apart of her workshops because I love seeing the transformations that happen, the insights that people offer and the safe place of love and friendship that is created. The shift of energy throughout the day was amazing and I am truly grateful to be apart of something so wonderful (much love Jackie <3).

Here is what resonated with me:

I think as women, we tend to focus a lot more on what is going on around us and what other people are thinking about us in the role of mother, friend, sister, wife, CEO, etc. We feel guilty and beat ourselves up for not throwing Pinterest birthdays for our children, keeping up with every social event on the calendar, making it to the gym, eating that piece of chocolate, or in my case not blogging. We also steel our friends moments of happiness away from them instead of just being happy for them when we say things like “it must be nice” or “I wish I had her life”.

Why do we feel the need to compare ourselves to others?

And why do we constantly bring each other down?

I have heard so many comments and read so many posts and articles lately about women feeling powerless, judged, guilty and that they are not enough. We apologize all the time. We feel that we are not worthy. We don’t accept compliments without making excuses. We feel like we aren’t doing a good job at parenting, and that we just can’t keep up. (sound familiar)

Well, guess what? You Are Enough

Plain and simple,

You Are Enough

It’s important that we all realize this. That we practice Truth towards ourselves and believe that we are enough. Stop telling yourself lies and  really believe that as mothers, friends, sisters, wives, CEOs etc. We are enough. You are enough. I am enough.

Say it… “I AM ENOUGH”

Now, say it again and believe it…” I AM ENOUGH”

As we approach this holiday season where everything can be very busy, chaotic, stressful, crowded and hectic please take time to remember that you are enough, the mom in line with screaming baby is enough and every other women around you is enough.



p.s…are you needing a little you time this holiday season? Be the first to sign up for the The Yoga Code Workshop Holiday Edition . These events always sell out so get your spot early~


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the date envelope~


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When I started TrenaEverAfter, my expectations were nothing more than for me to have a creative outlet to share my scatterbrained emotions with whoever would read them. At the time I expected that would merely be a few close friends, Tyler and maybe the odd person stopping by from WordPress.

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A year of Dates… July, #4

the date envelope~


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5 years ago…

I often refer to the phrase,

“In five years …will this day really matter”

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When I started this blog seven months ago I had no idea what to expect and no idea what “blogging” actually was. I figured this would be something that I would do for a short time until the next thing came along. Little did I know what a community of support and information existed in the blogging world and how much I would be inspired to write.

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This past weekend was another great one for the boobs…um I mean books!

I participated in BAM (Bust a Move) , a 6 hour workout extravaganza in support of womans breast health and Alberta`s cancer free movement. Not knowing what to expect for an early Saturday morning, my friend Heidi and I doning our supportive Pink gear made our way to the Edmonton Expo Centre with about 350 other women and 50 very brave men (who were also donned in pink) and prepared ourselves to Bust a Move!

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What a whirlwind of a week its been! As February winds down and we are starting to see many signs of spring around here I find myself getting anxious for the changing seasons and warmer weather. I love the transition of the seasons from winter to spring as it makes me think of new beginnings when everything wakes up and the world starts to thrive again. It also means that  I’ll be planting flowers and starting my herb garden out on the balcony very soon~

But in the meantime I’ve spent the week focusing on practicing a few

principles of The Yoga Code; Satya (truthfulness) and Sanatosha (Contentment).

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