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How Trisha Yearwood went from worrier to warrior!

Veteran country music singer, author and Emmy Award–winning cooking show host Trisha Yearwood is known the world over for her beautiful voice, bright smile and delicious Southern recipes. But after losing both of her parents, her inimitable shine was shro

- By Deborah Evans Price

Trisha Yearwood is the first to admit that she’s as busy as she is blessed. As a three-time Grammy Award–winning singer, host of her own cooking show, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, author of three bestsellin­g cookbooks and the wife of country music superstar Garth Brooks, Trisha has become a poster child for the power of positivity, hard work and believing in yourself.

“My mom was an adventurer who believed you could do anything,” the Georgia native shares with Woman’s World. “She instilled that in me from a young age, and I knew from the time I was 5 that music was what I wanted to do. Because of her encouragem­ent, I was able to make a career doing something I love, and now I’m lucky to make a second career out of my other passion: cooking.”

Yet even with two successful careers, a strong sense of faith and her loving and close-knit family, Trisha has not been immune to pitfalls, especially after the loss of her parents seven years ago. “It was the most difficult period of my life,” she says. “Losing my dad first was hard, but when I lost my mom, I wallowed in grief for longer than I should have.”

However, through counseling, Trisha’s perspectiv­e slowly changed. “I realize now that I have to live my life. I’ve got to move on. I’ve got to find joy.”

Today the 54-year-old, who lives with her husband in Nashville, is finding joy working on her new album and inspiring women to continue to achieve their dreams.

Here, Trisha shares her tips for living life to the fullest and letting go of stress and sadness.

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