Meet Tracy Treu
MEET THE MUSE: Tracy Treu ~ mother, sister, wife, friend, yogi, get-shit-done muse.
Tell us about yourself:
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Pearl Jam concert, front row center.
What is the trait you are most grateful for in yourself?
What is the trait you most cherish in others?
What is your most treasured possession?
My photo with Eddie Vedder.
What talent would you most like to have?
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My daughter and 2 sons, also I can get any dog to like me.
What do you want to be remembered for?
Empathy with detached stability to serve my husband, children, sister and friends.
What is your motto?
Do no harm but take no shit.
Tell us about your work:
What job | project | goal are you working on now?
MUSE Conference 2016, Rolf Gates Workshop in October in Bend
My daughter, Olivia Treu.
What skills | qualities do you need to cultivate for it?
Determination, adaptability, honesty, care.
How can we support you and your work?
You already do!!
Share your inspiration with us:
When and where are you most inspired?
In groups of women, sharing stories.
If you could inspire one change in yourself, what would it be?
Using more inventive adjectives other that the F word.
If you could inspire one change in the world, what would it be?
Where do you look for inspiration in your daily life?
Lyrics to songs, fellow yoga teachers, being outside with my dog Frankie.
Which historical figures have inspired you?
Salem Witches & the Suffragettes.
Amanda Stuermer, Seane Corn, Cass Schindler, Mindy Kaling Cynthia LaRoche, Shanan Kelley, Kristin Tone, Lena Dunham, Paige Dioguardi, Jessica Seinfeld, any college woman who speaks up about sexual assault and my sister Koko.
Want to share a quote or a poem or a song lyric that inspires you?
The sorrow grows bigger when the sorrow’s denied/I only know my mind/I Am Mine (Pearl Jam)
Now, let’s dive deep:
What are you most passionate about?
Helping girls and women realize their worth so they may act accordingly.
What is holding you back from living the life you want?
Not enough sleep.
What is your greatest fear?
My husband or children dying.
What has been your greatest life lesson?
Authenticity is a form of service.
What breaks your heart for others?
How do you break your own heart?
By playing small, being self-deprecating to disarm others.
What part of your story do you keep leaving out?
That I am FRAF (fucking rad as fuck).
What has held you back from sharing it before?
Fear I would be considered arrogant.
Tell us about motherhood:
What do you love best about motherhood?
The unconditional love! Both from me and to me.
What do you find most challenging about motherhood?
Not letting my own wounding influence their thoughts or actions.
As a mother, what is your greatest fear?
Death, heroin, dating a loser, general physical or emotional harm.
What two words best describe your mother?
Hard worker, history buff.
Finish this sentence: What I remember most about my mother is…
Grading endless pages of history papers at the kitchen table.
What story do you hope to pass down to your children?
Self awareness, kindness, grit and peace.
Thank you for the inspiration. xo, muse.
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