............................. palika trudeau
........................................................................................ finding the joy in relationships
"Joy to the world
All the boys and girls
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me"
-- "Joy to the World," Three Dog Night
By GERRY BARKER
North Palm Beach Life/ firstname.lastname@example.org
If Palika Trudeau had a theme song, it might very well be Three Dog Night's "Joy to the World." That's because as a relationship consultant, joy and harmony are the keystones of her practice.
Based both in Gainesville and Palm Beach, Ms. Trudeau recently shared her insights into what goes into a successful relationship.
"What I am really passionate about is harmony," she said. "Because I think that having harmonious relationships is a platform for which people can really be of service in their life."
When harmony in our lives is missing or incomplete, she notes, we can't achieve our full potential.
"When people have levels of disconnection, it affects their well-being, energy levels and focus," she said. Until core relationship issues are addressed, "it's like Groundhog Day. We keep having to experience the lessons we need to learn until we perfect them."
Growing up as the only girl in a family of three brothers, Ms. Trudeau's passion for harmony started early.
"When I was a little girl, I just knew when I grew up I was going to be a relationship specialist. I had these brothers who were always fighting and I was trying to make the peace."
Today, her clientele includes couples and CEOs from all over the country. In the setting of a private retreat, she will examine all aspects of a relationship that's not working. "We resolve issues and create a new structure if there is potential."
Ms. Trudeau said her focus is "creating legacies of open-hearted, harmonious, sustainable relationships where people are thriving and truly fulfilled."
Much like a concierge, she is on call when her clients need her. "In a sense, you become a part of their team. I am there for them."
Along with her private practice, Ms. Trudeau also authored a relationship advice column for five years. Called "Essence of Life," it was a regular feature in "Gainesville Today" magazine.
In her off-hours, Ms. Trudeau enjoys travel, golf and time with her family. With two boys to raise, "Quality of life with my family is really important," she said.
As for her future goals and ambitions, no one can say she doesn't think big. Number one on her bucket list is this: "Global harmony."
"I call it 'Project Harmony.' It's about creating harmony on a global scale. It can happen on different levels." For example, she says, creating harmony for people who have great influence will have a trickle down effect. And "developing awareness/ popularizing lifestyles choices that generate harmony would have a huge impact," adding "relationships influence for generations, becoming our legacy."
To further her vision, she is currently working on a book, "Harmonious Relationships"
Given the state of the world, that's a goal we can all get behind.
Palika Trudeau, M.A. in Psychology, is a relationship specialist. She is both an educator and in private practice. In her work with corporations, individuals, and private couples retreats, her extensive training and background in Eastern philosophy, paired with her education in modern psychology, gives her a unique perspective and approach to human development and life transformation. Trudeau works with an international, elite clientele, and specializes in creating sustainable, high quality relationships, helping clients quickly solve core problems and consciously create the life they want.
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