Friday Meditation Ramble

I had the privilege of coaching a professor today that has a background in Emotional Intelligence as well and we had a nice chuckle over how we all know the things we need to be doing and all of the incredible benefits of doing them, but sometimes we just need that accountability piece to make sure we take good care of ourselves! I needed it a little too much, I think, considering I had a coach for about 6 years back in the day!

When I find myself struggling to do what I know will serve me so well, I like to ask myself two questions: A) What is it going to cost me if I don’t do it? B) How will it serve me if I do? (aka how will it better my health? my life? how will it better me to live at my fullest potential, and to be my best to those around me and better serve others)

Same could go for if you are getting ready to do something you know is not so good for you, but A) What will it cost me if I do? B) How will it serve me if I don’t?

Many years ago, I had worked myself up to meditating 30 mins 2 x a day (I know, I know, wow, those were the days…I think the whites in my eyes were literally radiating light!) and I’ve gone through phases where it’s dropped off to none at all. I’ve been back on the 15 minute bandwagon recently vs. just a few minutes and upped it to 20 mins today. Hopefully, this will be my sweet spot 😉

Sometimes it takes us at least 15 minutes to settle down to get to where we can get to that perfect relaxed state that we only need to be in for a short bit to where our body and mind will remember and the benefits speak for themselves. I was amazed in my yoga practice last night how much more focused I was and able to literally just be doing yoga vs. planning out my evening or daydreaming about tomorrow during class.

Breath is life. Breath is healing. Breath is a natural medicine. It’s the #1 thing to relive anxiety. We would all be absolutely lying if we said that we don’t have two minutes, much less 20 minutes a day we could give ourselves. (Seriously, the things we spend time on these days…you don’t wanna get me started…) I can’t think of a better gift we could give ourselves.

I challenge you (if you are not already) to see what happens when you give yourself two minutes a day of quiet with only you and your breath. You just might want to up it to 5 in a week. Then 10. And, who knows, maybe 20. The cool thing is, you just might start to crave it like it’s your little YOU time every single day where you get to take a mini vacation. Coolest thing EVER is you are also giving your heart, lungs, blood pressure, internal organs and STRESS a vacation as well. And, guess what happens then? You can actually concentrate, be present with others and what you are doing and slow down that exhausting chatter going on in your mind.

End ramble… Cheers to a happy and healthy weekend!

Tessa Morgan

P.S. Want to meditate, but always wondered how and have questions or concerns/fears around it? I’ve been there! Email me, I’d be happy to give you some quick tips! tessa@findyourtriessence.com  I’m also happy to announce that my website has a new facelift with new programs and video if you’d like to check it out, just hit the “HOME” button above.

Geniecast Press Release

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TRIESSENCE is excited to announce that Tessa Todd Morgan has been added to Geniecast as one of their speakers for live, two-way broadcasts versus having to have an event to make a great meeting possible. Tessa loves that this is a fabulous way to make her speeches available to more audiences since it makes meetings and hiring speakers so much more affordable.

Here is a copy of the press release:

For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
TRIESSENCE
info@findyourtriessence.com
(940) 320-9471

Dallas, Texas (July 20, 2016) — Professional speaker, Tessa Morgan has joined the Geniecast marketplace to deliver Stress Relief and Personal Development expertise to global audiences. Geniecast is the world’s largest online marketplace of thought leaders, speakers, experts and consultants, all available via live, two-way video broadcast.

The Geniecast marketplace has almost 1,000 different programs led by more than 800 “Genies” who are experts in a variety of topics ranging from customer service and business best practices to leadership and other trending industry topics. Genies include individuals who are members of the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame and speakers who were named to Inc.com’s list of Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next Conference. Former Yahoo! Executive Tim Sanders, sales guru Jack Daly and New York Times best-selling author Dan Buettner are among the Genies available on Geniecast.com. With Geniecast, education, board meetings and business development become more affordable and accessible.

Tessa Morgan is offering several programs on Geniecast including: Stress Relief, Reset Break, Life Coaching 101 and Find Your Triessence where individuals and leaders can learn to be less stressed so they can live out their greatness! Learn more at geniecast.com/tessa-morgan.

About Tessa Morgan

Tessa Todd Morgan is the Founder of TRIESSENCE and DAILY RESET BREAK, a certified yoga instructor, professional speaker, accredited trainer in Emotional Intelligence and a life coach. Tessa has been in the professional speaking, training and consulting industry since 2003 and has worked with hundreds of well-known speakers, celebrities and trainers from around the globe.

Tessa has always known that she wanted to do something to help others. After having the privilege of working with famous keynote speakers and celebrities for many years, she realized that she enjoyed putting the right person on stage that could influence and inspire audiences around the world. Tessa has had the privilege of getting to work with people such as Dr. Oz, Mick Fleetwood, Geena Davis and Suze Orman.

Then, Tessa saw that she also wanted to be able to be the one to directly help others, so now her greatest passion in life is to help others live their lives to their fullest potential. Tessa is passionate about helping people recognize their roadblocks and blind spots and helping them create and achieve goals to get them on their desired path. Tessa’s favorite thing to do is health and wellness speaking engagements to help her audiences learn the tools and techniques to get reset, re-energized and re-engaged so they can be more productive and less stressed in the workplace and back home, which ultimately brings them more joy in their lives.

Happy Earth Day & How I’ve Used Natural Resources To Feel Great!

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What if you could feel the best you’ve ever felt by getting all you need from what nature can provide for us?

A year 1/2 ago, I had an experience that changed my health, which then changed my life and I will be forever grateful.

This is how I used to feel:

  • My nickname was STRESSA (thank you, Wendi ;))
  • Once upon a time, I had more stomach ulcers than the doctor could count and major digestive issues.  You name it, I had it.  Plus, I was quite the opposite of regular, if you know what I mean 😉
  • I had allergies, headaches all the time and migraines were pretty common as well
  • A little TMI, sorry, but cramps and PMS were really bad too.
  • I used to get sick a couple of times a year.
  • I had aches and pains in my body that I couldn’t describe.  Sometimes I would say it just feels like “my bones hurt”
  • I had times where I was depressed and didn’t really feel like getting out of bed in the morning.

After finding out that nature holds the key to our health, now:

  • I am less stressed than I’ve ever been in my life.
  • My digestive issues have completely worked themselves out and for the first time in my ENTIRE life, I am regular.  I know, again, TMI, but you don’t know how exciting this is for me 🙂
  • My allergy issues, headaches and migraines are pretty much non-existent or very rare
  • After one week of finding this solution, a fun time of the month came upon me and I had NO cramps or PMS!  Come to find out, once I gave my body all the things it was starving for, I felt great even during that time when normally I would feel awful!
  • I haven’t been sick or taken any medications for illness this whole entire year 1/2 and am happy to say that I am on zero prescriptions.
  • I have no more random aches and pains in my body.
  • Along with coaching help, with the nutrients I am now getting in my body and getting a sustained release vitamin b in my system all day long, I can no longer even imagine having that feeling of not wanting to get out of bed.

So, what is this awesome solution that I found?  

Well, I had tried all kinds of vitamins and supplements before and nothing had ever worked for me.  Then, my friend introduced me to Shaklee. Shaklee has been around since the 60’s and I remembered my mom taking some of their vitamins when I was younger.

So, after one week of putting good and pure natural supplementation in my body, my life was changed and I will never be without my Shaklee because I feel like a new person.

It dawned on me a few months ago, it only makes sense for me to add this on as a division of my business because:

A) I am all about health and wellness
B) I love helping people live their lives to their fullest potential and we can’t do that unless we feel at our best and
C) I want to share this with as many people as I can so they can have the same experience that I did and feel great and I love having the unique opportunity to help others start their own health and wellness home business if they choose to do that side of it as well.

In honor of Earth Day I chose to take this time to share about Shaklee because:

  1. I love that Shaklee was the first company in the world to be certified Climate Neutral in 2000 and planted more than 1,000,000 trees in their Million Trees Million Dreams campaign.
  2. I love that they have safe and “green” cleaners that I use to clean my home and I no longer get headaches when cleaning and can always breathe even when I’m using them.
  3. I love that their facial products, soaps and shampoo are all natural and paraben free and I know that I’m getting good nutrients seeping into my skin when I use them.
  4. I love that Olympian athletes can use their products because they are pure and love that there have been 121 medals earned by world class athletes that are fueled by Shaklee.
  5. I love that even astronauts trust Shaklee and that Commander Scott Kelly took his Shaklee vitamins into space with him and that I get to hear him and his brother Mark speak at the upcoming Shaklee conference in Orlando this August.
  6. I love that Shaklee has a whole weight loss program designed to help people get to their ideal weight without putting things in their body that are bad for them or starving themselves in order to get there.
  7. I love that I have a friend who has gotten off of 10 prescription medications since being on Shaklee.
  8. I love that there’s something for everyone in EVERY budget and that they even have a multi-vitamin for like $12 a month.
  9. I love that they offer targeted solutions and there are so many success stories to help with anything ranging from heart health to high cholesterol to high blood pressure to diabetes to fibromyalgia to asthma & allergies.
  10. I love that they have a kids vitamin line and that I recently have been able to help a client have her son be able to concentrate more in school and have great focus results!

So, I’m publicly announcing that TRIESSENCE has teamed up with Shaklee as an independent distributor.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION:

And, due to the huge range of products that Shaklee has to offer, I’m offering a complimentary consultation call to anyone that is interested in learning more and finding out what could help you possibly feel the best you ever have.  We can chat about any health concerns you might have or if you are more concerned with preventative health and I can give you some options to choose from based on your budget.

Feel free to contact me or complete the following form to schedule the complimentary consultation: http://findyourtriessence.com/tessatoddmorganconsult/

In case you have any interest in browsing on your own, my site is: http://triessence.myshaklee.com

CLICK HERE to subscribe to my monthly Shaklee health newsletter

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Photo credit:  Hal Samples

Not So Halloweeny FEAR & Moving To Monthly Blog Posts

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I hope you all had a safe and Happy Halloween!  Today, I thought it would be appropriate to talk about FEAR considering the holiday that we celebrated this weekend.

This is a photo I took months ago at a Blue October show in Dallas.  The lead singer, Justin, is an inspiration of someone who has overcome a lot of fear in his life, not to mention, an incredibly talented performer.

From a list ranging of things from drugs, alcohol and suicidal thoughts, I’ve heard him say how he had times where he’d play a show and not only not be able to be present with the audience, but that he’d meet people and not remember them.  Sadly, I can relate.  I hated myself for so long and didn’t even realize it, so I’d continue to do things to hate myself to stay in that familiar place.

It took me many years of working with multiple coaches to work through all of my mess to where I could love myself and want the best life I could have.  Now, my greatest passion is helping others be able to do the same.  I love helping people see the ways that they are sabotaging their greatness so that they can live their life to their fullest potential.

A few months ago, I was being interviewed for a friends book where she was interviewing female entrepreneurs and since she is a performer herself, she asked me the question “if you could have a theme song for your business, what would it be” where I replied, “Fear, by Blue October” which I know was a very odd response.

I then explained how I used to let FEAR run my life and that I would sabotage myself all the time and that this song was so inspiring to me to see the transition that Justin has made in his life and it is a reminder for me to keep pushing and believing that anything is possible, including the joy that I have been able to find over the past few years after being so miserable for so long.

I saw Blue October in Richardson, Texas at a show a few months after this one above where Justin was so connected to the audience that he even came out and jumped around and sang with us.  Now, I’ve been privileged enough over the past 12 years to book and work with multiple celebrities to speak at events and even gotten to meet a few of my biggest idols, so I’ve noticed over the years that sadly nothing seems to phase me anymore…so, it was a joy to be giddy with my husband and our friend as we were walking away from the show saying “I touched him” like we were in high school, lol.  What a joy to see someone transform so much into such a powerful influencer with a very strong and inspiring message to share with others.  It is always an honor to see him perform and makes my heart sing with joy.

If you’ve never seen Blue October’s video for the song FEAR, CLICK HERE and for an extra bonus, here is the ACOUSTIC VERSION.

Here is a PREVIOUS FEAR POST that I wrote about where I shared in more detail all of the things I used to be scared of and how I managed to go towards them and not let the FEAR win.  Since that post, I got married (9 months ago) and have spoken to groups of hundreds of people and both of these things that I would have thought to be so scary in the past have brought me so much joy.

I also had an experience where I spoke in front of some of the top speaker agents in the world and had more fear penetrating through my body than I knew possible and wanted so bad just to run off the stage and quit, but I worked through my shaking, terrified trembling body and voice and did it anyway.  I managed to loosen up a bit before it was all over, but it prepared me to now speak in front of hundreds of people and be okay with it.  If we can manage to continue to put ourselves in situations that scare the crap out of us, it gets easier and easier and we can live out our greatness and do what we were born to do, as a result.

What causes you fear that you know you really want to do?
What steps can you take today, this week, this month to go towards that thing so you can stop sabotaging your greatness?

Are you willing to commit to taking a scary step so you can find true joy and be the person you are here to be?

TRIESSENCE has moved to a monthly blog post versus bi-weekly, so my apologies in waiting so long to get one out.

In the meantime, I hope you find a way to figure out something that scares you, but you know you want to do and DO IT ANYWAY.

Thank You, National Coach Academy!

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I wanted to take the opportunity for my bi-weekly blog to give a special thanks to National Coach Academy for reviewing TRIESSENCE this week.

http://www.nationalcoachacademy.com/triessence-coaching-our-comprehensive-review

I am honored to be featured on their website.

It’s always interesting to see or hear the way others describe you or your business.  I really enjoyed the points that stood out for them about how my life coaching services are different from others and the way they explained what TRIESSENCE means.

Thank you again very much, National Coach Academy!  I really appreciate it!

TRIESSENCE Blogs and Article in Dallas Business Journal, Feeling Blessed…

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Happy Friday, everyone!

I am feeling so blessed and humbled today and I wanted to share.

The Dallas Business Journal published an article on TRIESSENCE today as well as four blogs this week breaking down fun yoga poses to try.

Here’s the article (full article will be unlocked in 30 days, but still wanted to share):

http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/print-edition/2014/07/11/facetime-tessa-todd-combines-yoga-life-coaching-to.html

Here is the page with the blogs about the four different yoga poses:

http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/search/results?q=tessa+todd&search-button=

Feeling so grateful and thankful for all of your support. I hope you all have a safe and wonderful weekend.

And, thank you oh so much to Dallas Business Journal.

So happy…

Happy 1st Birthday, TRIESSENCE! Highlights From The Year…

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TRIESSENCE is proud to announce it just celebrated birthday number 1!

TRIESSENCE exists to help people find the perfect balance of their true essence bringing them to the fullest expression of who they are, which can result in an increase in happiness, fulfilling relationships, health, success, love and joy.  TRIESSENCE wants to help as many people as possible live their lives to their fullest potential and embrace their greatness.

A lot of great things have happened in the last 365 days and TRIESSENCE has remained true to the mission above over the course of the year. Here are a few of the highlights:

1. One year ago, TRIESSENCE launched the first public yoga class and has enjoyed getting to teach and watch students grow and see their bodies transform as they are able to do more with each session.
2. TRIESSENCE has worked with coaching clients from anything to helping find their paths in order to live out their dreams to currently working with one on launching a new business and speaking skills to helping another with the challenges one faces in romantic relationships. TRIESSENCE even helped one coaching client complete a film project this year, which took founder Tessa Todd to London for a week back in April.
3. TRIESSENCE has done private yoga sessions and had a lot of progress with one particular client who has been doing privates since January and taking public classes with Tessa for a year now. She has a rod in her spine due to scoliosis and was concerned she wouldn’t be able to do much when they first started. TRIESSENCE is proud to say she is now doing headstands in the middle of the room, by herself. Rod and all!  TRIESSENCE is thrilled to be able to see individuals gain confidence and be able to accomplish things they never thought possible!
4. TRIESSENCE has taught corporate yoga anywhere from small home offices to Mockingbird Station and Comerica Bank Tower downtown in Dallas.
5. One year ago, TRIESSENCE’s first corporate yoga retreat was done outside in a park with 5 people (pictured above). The weather was perfect that day and since then, the sky has been the limit! Last week, TRIESSENCE did a corporate yoga event and mediation session with a group of male and female occupational therapists & physical therapists with the Department of Veterans Affairs. It was such an honor for Tessa to be able to help the people that take care of so many others learn ways to take care of themselves since they deserve it so much for all of the hard work they do!

While Tessa is focusing primarily on corporate yoga onsite at companies or at their events, private yoga sessions and life coaching, she does offer one public yoga class a week on Tuesday evenings at 6PM. If you are interested in checking out the class, please email tessa@findyourtriessence.com

Here’s what a few clients have had to say about working with TRIESSENCE:

“Having Tessa come and do classes at our building is such a great amenity to have for our tenants. The convenience of having yoga onsite versus having to go elsewhere for classes is a huge advantage for all of us. I believe it is a big stress reliever for everyone and I leave feeling energized after each class. I highly recommend it for your company or building!”

Elizabeth Costello Chavez – Tenant Services Coordinator, Comerica Bank Tower

“My original motivation for incorporating a Yoga Break at our company-wide retreat was to offer an out-of-the-box team-building activity for our group. Little did I know it would be such a highlight of our retreat! Our team talks about it to this day, and we’ve since incorporated TRIESSENCE Corporate Yoga twice a week at our office.

Tessa was so mindful of the different levels of fitness represented in the group, and effortlessly customized the class to meet each one. In addition to the benefits that each attendee got out of the session, it cleared our minds to be so much more productive for the rest of our meetings. In fact, I find myself (selfishly) wishing the conferences I attend throughout the year offered Yoga Breaks! I definitely recommend it.”

Christa Haberstock – President, see:a·gen·cy

Personal message from Tessa Todd:

None of these things could have happened this year without the love and support from so many of you along the way. Thank you so much for your faithful support and encouragement! Thank you to all of my clients for continuing to show up and have the drive to continue to better themselves.

For any clients that have moved on but are still using some of the techniques we used together, I’d love to hear from you.  And many of you may not have done any yoga or coaching sessions with me, so if there is anything I can do to support you, I’d love to hear from you as well.  I appreciate the support from each and every one of you and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.  Cheers to many more years to come…

For more information on services offered by TRIESSENCE, please visit www.findyourtriessence.com and you can “like” TRIESSENCE on FB for bi-weekly blogs by visiting https://www.facebook.com/Triessence

The Start Of A Brand New Season

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This week was the start of a brand new season of my life.  I left an amazing full time job to officially launch my new business and focus entirely on TRIESSENCE.

As I prepared to leave and train the people to take over my old role, it occurred to me that this could quite possibly be the end of my experience in the “corporate” world and that I am transitioning over to working for myself, which means leaving the security of having a wonderful job and a supportive team surrounding me in the workplace.

Since I’m trying not to focus on the fears around it (although I could write an entire blog around that), I’ll just say that this is quite possibly the scariest time of my life and I have to remember to keep my thoughts positive on what I do want and continue to have faith and believe that this is exactly what I’m supposed to be doing.

I’ve been dreaming of this for years and it doesn’t matter that I’ve been preparing for it for a couple of years now or that I gave a six month notice to my company that I was working with because I don’t think you are ever quite prepared for the final days at the end and for the reality to sink in that one season is over and a brand new season of my life has now begun.

As I walked around in the ice and snow today in Dallas, Texas, I was reminded of all of the different seasons in our lives and how things can change so quickly.  We don’t get much snow or ice here and when we do, it seems like it always happens so fast and you don’t have much time to prepare.  This time I actually took time to stock up yesterday and buy some food and all that I would need to have in case I was trapped inside for a few days since the city pretty much shuts down when we do get this type of weather.

As I walked out back to check things out this afternoon, my gate was frozen shut to get to the back where my car is parked and I could see through the gate at how frozen my car is as well.  I was very thankful that I prepared ahead of time.  I was then able to choose to walk around the neighborhood and walk over to a cute coffee shop and that’s when I got to snap the beautiful photo above.

I also made the choice to leave my amazing full time job.  It doesn’t make it any less fearful or less sad to leave people that I loved working with so much and to be starting something that is so unpredictable and scary for me to be out on my own.

I could make the choice to worry every day and focus on the fear of not having enough coaching clients or yoga classes or that my business could fail.  Or I can choose to visualize and think about all that I want to accomplish with my new business.  I can think about all of the people that will get introduced to yoga that have never done it before when I bring it to corporations and the people that I can help through coaching them.

I recently learned a helpful tip that I’ve been incorporating before I go to bed.  The things that we focus on right before bed are crucial because our subconscious brain is at work when we are sleeping.  If I go to bed panicking and focusing on what tomorrow will bring and that I’m afraid I could fail, that sets me up to continue to feel that way the next day and let my brain soak that in until morning and quite possibly attract that into my life.  The other choice would be to visualize myself and my clients and students living their lives to their fullest potential and benefiting from the work of TRIESSENCE.  I am going to choose the latter.

Would you be willing to spend the next few nights before you go to bed really paying attention to what you say to yourself before you go to bed and make a conscious decision to set up your subconscious to help you succeed by focusing on the amazing things that you want for yourself?  Then, you must have faith and believe that those things are possible or better yet, believe that they have already happened.  I think we’ll both be amazed at the results.

Happy weekend and hope you all stay warm and cozy.

Welcome to the TRIESSENCE blog!

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Hello everyone and thank you for visiting the TRIESSENCE site. Welcome to our brand new blog! This blog will be updated every few weeks or so with what we hope you will find to be interesting articles and information relating to your physical, mental and spiritual health and well-being. To receive notice of new blog posts in your Facebook feed, please like us on Facebook by clicking on the icon on our main blog page or home page. Or feel free to come back and visit our site anytime. Thanks again and we hope to continue to be a part of your personal journey in the future!