Hi, I’m Treisha and I am so glad that you’ve popped in to meet me! Chances are that no matter how or where we might meet, I will want to share a few stories, yours and mine! I believe that it is within our shared stories that we have the ability to bridge the gap between our differences, grow from our similarities, and overcome our vulnerabilities. I believe it is our shared stories that allow us to create and keep our most meaningful connections- which, I believe, is something that we all desire.   cropped-Treisha-Peterson-9bw.jpg

I have wanted to create a place where we share stories, my story and yours, and together overcome the obstacles that often get in the way of living the life we desire. Like each element of a well supported bridge, shared experiences, disappointments, and fears seem to have the ability to bridge the gaps between where we are and where we want to be. 

My story is a little messy- filled with bumps and bruises- AND, my story is anything but perfect. I wouldn’t be surprised if my story is a lot like yours? Though there will be differences in the details, the journey I have taken over the years is sure to bring you the hope, courage, and tools you might need to cross over your own rivers, scale your mountains, and walk the paths you never thought you could. You can read a little more about how I got here and what I do in the ‘About’ section– but first, I’d like you to get to know the face behind the stories and the journey! 

I love to travel and spend time outside, especially if the ‘outside’ includes mountains, water, or beaches! I am in heaven when surrounded by paper, pens, and stickers and find more happiness in my Plum Paper Planner than is probably normal. I have practiced yoga for over 20 years and I am still surprised, that what started as simple curiosity has become one of my greatest life blessings. I am as ‘un-techy’ as possible for someone living in the 21st Century and I have the exact opposite of a ‘Green Thumb’. If money and time were not an issue, I am confident I could sling a backpack and sit in the classroom of any college campus for the rest of my life and be perfectly content! 

For over twenty-five years, I have been knee deep in the school of life as my husband and I have raised our family. With six kids, I am no stranger to the busy-ness of family life and I am well versed in the chaos that will eventually find it’s way onto our path and into our homes.

I’ve learned a lot along the way, but I would say that one lesson I have come to cherish is that we don’t truly understand the meaning of grace, hope, compassion and unconditional love until we sit with someone in their struggles, their fears, and their insecurities! 

I studied Family & Consumer Sciences as an undergraduate student and have enjoyed sharing my love for Family Resource Management in a variety of settings through church and community opportunities throughout the years. My original plan was to raise my family and, eventually, go back to school to get a PhD and teach at a university! That ‘plan’ has been modified over the years and (after chaos rocked our home and family) resulted in my simultaneously receiving a Master’s Degree in Family Studies AND a Yoga Teacher Certification. At the time, it seemed like a really strange combination to me and I often wondered how (or if) I would ever use the two together. 

In the end, the two have been a unique and perfect coupling for my study of Adolescent Perfection, Religion, and Distress. I have found an intersection, a place where my education and my yoga training come together to make an impact in the lives of adolescent’s and families in transition, and (often) distress. I love that I am part of a growing group of educators and students of Family Studies, Positive Psychology, Wellness, and Meditation that have come together to understand, and hopefully improve, individual and family well-being. 

I have always known that I wanted to strengthen young people and foster joy and balance in our homes, schools and communities. However, my research of the past few years has definitely led me to be a champion for strengthening the youth of our society; empowering  youth and families of our day with the mindset, focus, and resilient confidence to overcome the sting of perfectionism, learn and grow from their challenges, and find hope in their own power, strength, and courage! 

Thanks for joining me on this journey, 

Treisha

 

 

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