Trina’s top 10 Lessons for a Stress-Free Holiday Season and a Powerful New Year.

Do the holidays make you want to scream? I get it. I’ve been there more times than I’d like to admit. Especially when my kids were younger, there was always so much to do, so many demands on my time (and my purse!) and I have been reduced to tears on more than one occasion. One year my ex-husband and I held a screaming match in the middle of Toys R Us. To this day I have no idea what the big deal was.

For a season that is meant to be full of joy, peace and love, we sure put a lot of pressure on ourselves – and each other. In my coaching practice and on my radio show, I have made it my business to encourage people to lighten up – a lesson I’ve learned and started to put into practice bit by bit.

This year I published my first book, Just Do You! A Declaration of Independence from Guilt, Obligation and Shame. While the book itself is not on this topic, I realized that many of the life lessons I wrote about can be translated to the holiday season, as well as gearing up for putting our best foot forward for the new year (another way that we pressure ourselves too much). So, I collected them here for as my gift from me to you. I hope they support you in having a joyous and stress-free holiday season, followed by a powerful and successful New Year!


  1. Do more of what you want. Do less of what you don’t want.
  2. Lead with love.
  3. Setting boundaries sets you free!
  4. Trust God, even when things look bleak.
  5. “Me time” is essential to a happy and balanced life.


  1. If not me, who? If not now, when?
  2. Rock your Superwoman powers!
  3. If you want things to change you’ve gotta put your butt on the line.
  4. Have more adventures.
  5. There is no such thing as failure.

To download the full resource where I expound on each lesson, Click here.

May your holiday season be joyous, peaceful, and above all RESTFUL!

Your girl, Trina