Hi, I’m Teressa Pence Morris. I’m a full-time psychology student, wife, mom and Joy Facilitator.
In October 2016, I moved with my husband and son to Oregon from California. The plan was to live with my in-laws until we found jobs and then get our own place. Unfortunately, it took me seven months to find a job. I was fired nine months later. At the same time, I was betrayed by someone who I completely trusted. I completely lost my joy.
Fortunately, I was seeing a therapist. She has been a tremendous help. I realized that our move was a huge culture shock for me. Moving in with my in-laws was also difficult. I kept hoping for a change, but no change happened. Talking to my therapist, I realized that there were small things I COULD control, that would bring me joy, like taking care of myself and setting boundaries.
I have been married to my very patient husband Art for the past 31 years. We have two beautiful adult children. We live in the Umpqua Valley of Oregon, with our youngest son, our two dogs, and Art’s elderly parents.
In my free time (what free time?) I enjoy creating new recipes, reading, knitting and sewing, walking, yoga, and hanging out with my family.
What I Do
I started blogging in late 2010, just as a way to wrap my head around all the changes we were going through as a family. In 2012 I realized that people were actually interested in reading about my life, and took the blog professional.
I help women over 45 to plan their lives, making sure to include things that bring them joy!
I typically blog twice a week. Finding your joy through self-care is the key. To make sure you don’t miss my newest posts, you can subscribe via e-mail. It’s quick, easy, and you can unsubscribe at any time.
My Contact Information
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