A Year of Dates… October, #7

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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.

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~tl

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~

Seattle in September

Our trip to Seattle, much like September has come and gone much to quickly~! In fact I cannot believe that we were there a month ago already. Not a day has gone by that we haven’t talked about Seattle or wished we could live our trip all over again.

Every.Single.Part.

AMAZING

When we arrived we were welcome with a very typical Seattle morning. Mild temperature, refreshing breeze and some low-lying fog. We were assured that by early afternoon things would clear up and it was going to be a GORGEOUS day… and indeed it was.

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We started off with breakfast at this great bistro called Bacco. They have a full juice bar and healthy delicious food. We loved it here so much that we actually came back a second time with Tyler’s parents. Note *if you are in a rush, there was a bit of a wait and service is a bit slow, but its worth it~*

We then took the Ferry over to Bainbridge. This was $7.00 each (as opposed to some of the tours that were upwards of $50.00 each) and a great way to spend the afternoon relaxing and seeing the sights. I would highly recommend this on a sunny day and if you have an hour to kill. Seattle skyline

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If you have been following along with our YEAR OF DATES, we did have our September date in Seattle… more on that here~!

By day two we were familiar with the area and decided to grab some fresh greek yogurt and fruit from the market and head down to the bay to eat breakfast. We finished every single bite of yogurt (Tyler would have licked the container if I would have let him) and decided to boost the Seattle Economy for the afternoon. We toured the whole market before making our way into some shops downtown. There is definitely something for everyone; lots of quaint little boutiques as well as your bigger department stores. After a long day of walking we made our way back to the hotel for a quick rest before heading out on a walking pub tour.

We booked this tour through Seattle By Foot…and I thought it was really enjoyable~! A few highlights included…

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And The Whiskey Bar…where we ended up.

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Saturday was another fun-filled day spent touring around and taking the bus to a trendy little area called Fremont. This area is filled with a lot of cute boutique shops, bakeries, restaurants and of course… Fremont Brewery~! This was a great area to walk around in for the day and I highly recommend checking it out~!

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Sunday was filled with nothing but NFL, NFL, NFL~! This was my very first NFL experience and something that was on my bucketlist for this year. It was so amazing! The Seattle Seahawks were playing the San Francisco 49ers; one of their division rivals in the NFC west and last years runner-up in the Superbowl. Although I am just learning the ways of the NFL, this was one sporting event I will never forget. This all day event was definitely the highlight of our trip and could end up being an annual event for us.

The stadium is huge and home of the “12th” man (the fans); Who don’t mess around. The noise levels in the stadium broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the loudest sporting event at 136.6 decibels. Read more about it here.

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The Seahawks were victorious over the 49ers with a 29-3 victory. The party poured out onto the streets after the game as we made our way to a local pub for some post game drinks and appys.

As our trip came to an end, we spent Monday meandering around, visiting the market once last time and getting in some last-minute shopping before heading home. I can honestly say that I love Seattle. We are still talking about what a great trip we had and how much we miss it there. I cannot wait to go back and experience more great food and more of Seattle.

Seattle, we will see you soon~!

~tl

Blog Birthday

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, June…Date #3

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contents~ a gift card for admission for two for a day at Heritage Park, a map of the park and a brochure of Gasoline Alley.

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Red Chair Affair

As it turns out, putting on a tea party is just as much fun now as it was when I was five years old. This particular tea setting was an idea that we found in a tablescapes book and we re-created it with the perfect shade of red paint and antique doilies and tea cups. Continue reading

No Place Like Home

Has it really been three weeks since we were hit with all the horrible flooding in Southern      Alberta? We were hardly affected by the floods other than loosing our power for a week and our hearts go out to those that are still displaced and have lost all or most of their possessions.
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