Getting to Know Catharine

Life Coaching for Authenticity

As a life coach, I often find the greatest lessons are right in front of me. It has been my privilege to watch with love and fascination over the past eighteen years as my twin granddaughters, pictured here, have grown and developed into strong, independent...
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New Year’s Reset: What Really Matters in Life

This photo is of six of our seven grandchildren on a first ever family ski trip over the holiday break. Each one took to the snow as a grand adventure! They appreciated the beauty of the mountains, they loved the challenge of learning a new sport, they...
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Tapping Into Your “Horse Sense”

“Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.” -W.C. Fields I was mesmerized by the interactions of a horse, unresponsive to training so far, and a professional “horse whisperer.” As the two interacted...
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Life Coaching for Motivation: How I Got My “Zip” Back

As a Life Coach, I’m endlessly fascinated by the topic of motivation. It seems to be at the core of so many of our struggles as human beings. You might be surprised to learn that I too struggle with motivation! I had begun to feel my early morning...
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Reader Question: How to “Become More Creative”

This life coaching blog post was prompted by an insightful reader question last month: “I noticed that one of your suggestions is to be creative. This raises the question for me, what would this look like for me? I wonder how many people get ‘stuck’...
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On Listening to the Radio … and Being in the Driver’s Seat (Of Your Life)

At the beginning of the new year, I stopped listening to the radio in my car. This may seem a strange new year’s shift to make, but hear me out. Suddenly I have become more aware of and engaged with my surroundings. I am more present while driving....
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Life Coaching: 5 Life Lessons from France

Spending the past two weeks in Paris with some of my grandchildren gave me the opportunity to observe and enjoy the playfulness, rich lifestyle and pure pleasure the French take in their daily lives. It is a culture devoted to beauty, tradition and pleasure....
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