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I wanted to do.
My name is Teressa Morris and I want to help you find your joy!
Are You Taking Care of Everyone But Yourself?
Have You Lost Your Joy?
You are not alone.
You may not realize you are looking for a personal development coach, or even a Joy Facilitator. But if you feel weighed down by your own obligations and other people’s expectations, don’t remember the last time you were actually happy, maybe aren’t even sure what would actually make you happy, then working with a personal development coach/Joy Facilitator may be just what you need.
I can help you discover:
- The parts of your life that bring you the most satisfaction.
- How to prioritize your needs and wants.
- Simple routines to make your life easier.
Who is my Ideal Client?
My ideal client is a woman over 45 who has been taking care of everyone else for so long that she has not only forgotten how to take care of herself, she is not even sure what she wants to do with the rest of her life. She is feeling overwhelmed, unfulfilled, and unhappy. But most of all, she is ready for a change.
My services and programs should be a perfect fit for you, if you:
- embrace change
- step out of your comfort zone
- invite accountability.
However, we are not a good fit if you:
- don’t do deadlines
- love excuses
- are not ready to make changes in your life.
Why I Do What I Do
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 enrolled in a coaching certification program, and then went back to college at 51!! I started taking on coaching clients and realized my purpose. My mission is to help women over 45 to plan their joyful futures! Every person is different, so each plan is individualized. I’ve also written a couple of books and authored a couple of courses. I am currently working on a group coaching program and a Virtual VIP Day!
What Makes Me Different
I am an empath. What that means is I feel whatever you are feeling. I can help you navigate the tricky course of finding your joy because I have been where you are and I can feel what you feel.
I have been an entrepreneur for most of my adult life, starting with administrative services, then a brick and mortar, retail golf shop (with my husband), a professional blog, and my current coaching business. In addition, I worked in accounting for over 10 years. I understand what it takes to start a business, and to close one. I love puzzles and finding solutions to problems, like finding your joy!
Who am I Aside From My Business?
- I am an oldest child.
- I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 31 years.
- We have two adult children.
- We have a corgi/beagle/Australian shepherd mix, named Kiff.
- I LOVE cooking! Cooking/baking/bbqing is my zen. My favorites are risotto, shishkebab, and anything Asian-influenced.
- I have subscriptions to InStyle, National Geographic, Southern Living, and Entertainment Weekly
- My husband, son and I live with my inlaws in southern Oregon.
13 thoughts on “Meet Teressa”
Hi Teressa, When I was weeding out my 340+ emails today, I was intrigued with your subject line and had to check it out. After reading your post I was curious to see who was behind the words, which is what brought me here. I LOVE your honesty in your posts! I am going to mark this as one of my favorite blogs! Too many bloggers out there seem phony to me. Sorry bloggers! I don’t want to offend anyone, but life is NOT just sunshine and flowers all of the time. Teressa, you are doing all of us a WONDERFUL favor by being straight about everything. The good AND the bad. I thank you for that, from the bottom of my heart! BTW, I do suffer with chronic pain after two spine surgeries. The first was an event that would change my life forever. I’m still learning how to deal on a daily basis. (mostly with the emotional side of it) I am just now trying to wean off a pain narcotic that I DIDN’T want to take in the first place! My doctors thought it was best for me because the rollercoaster of up and down pain is worse for a person than taking a narcotic when pain is at level where you HAVE TO take something. I’m praying I can live without the meds now. I want to drive again! lol Anyway, I will definitely be back to visit your blog. Thanks again!
I enjoy reading your posts & viewing real life from your perspective. Please keep writing & sharing your passion with the world.
Thank you so much Pam!! That means a lot 🙂
You Are Loved Teresa! Please accept my gift for you here: http://allaboutlemon.com/2012/07/01/another-versatile-blogger-award-and-today-is-you-are-loved-day/
Thank you so much for following All About Lemon and for your continuous support. I highly appreciate this very sincerely. Enjoy your gift and have fun!
Thank you for the gift!! I posted it in my sidebar.
Thanks so much for the lovely review, Teressa! Your site is just perfect. Looks like you have a lot of fun with it, and so will others. I’m so glad you enjoyed my novel. Best wishes…MHP
I appreciate your blog, and your POV… as a single disabled 45 y/o male with no children, yours is clearly different. I see some similarities as well, either from my own POV or from things related to me by others. I just want you to know, that your outlook is refreshing, and I look forward to your blogs. thank you so much!
Thank you so much for sharing about yourself and your family! It’s so refreshing to find great bloggers like yourself! I have been following you for a few months now, and enjoy every post. Keep up the good work! ~Crimson
Thank you Crimson!! Your blog is so cute!! Love the background!!
Teressa, Most stong women do not reconize their strength like yourself, you are resourceful, connected, motivated and loveing, but it is because of your strength and endless efforts. You have lived many lives already and yet are young. You are wise to try to understand your sons needs and who he is but don’t feel the need to explain to relatives their love for you will allow them to understand.
Yes your health is most important, maintain it while you are still younger, losing 16lbs in two years is great progress and your routine benefits you daily. You are special and you are your husband were meant to go through life together. You have trust and that is not easily found. You are creative and have professional skills to earn income that can not be taken away. Maintain your healthly lifesstyle and focus on what you eat, treat your body like a shrine. You and your husband are strong survivers, this is easier than active duty during war time.
We would love for you to stop by our ranch and pick up some chickens and eggs. We are blessed with extra and love to share. Blessings, Barb and David
Teressa- Good morning to you. I am so glad that I read the paper online this morning to see your story. WOW!!! You are both going through a lot of stuff. Much of it similar to our situation. I am so impressed by your honesty and faith in the midst of all the upset. You reminded me again that sometimes you are thrown curves in life and that if you have love and faith in your God, it is somehow a bit easier to deal with. HE will make sure you have what you need in this life. It might just have to take a little bit of struggling to realize that. May God bless you and Art and the boys. May you realize you are more of an inspiration to others than you may know and that you will get through this.
All my best to you,
All the best to you Terresa. You are brave.
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