May 18, 2020

As an introvert, it may sound weird, but I get a sense of connection from sitting alone in restaurants or coffee shops and writing, reading, or just having a meal, briefly chatting with someone at the next table or stool.


I would willingly wait over an hour in line to...

April 26, 2020

My mother is 86, going on 87.  These last few years have been a series of Sunday breakfasts talking about squirrels pouring syrup on themselves and other such sentences that form in the brain when you no longer can hear, and just try to read lips. Don’t misunderstand m...

April 8, 2019

Not Knowing Who Dale Chihuly Was, Kept Me On My Path

I learned knitting from my child’s kindergarten teacher, and after dying my own wool and trying out natural dyes, I became inspired to knit sterling wire instead of yarn. I had also been playing with semi-precious sto...

April 4, 2019


Missy Higgins “Where I stood” is playing on the radio as I sit crying in my 4 door mom car.

I had just dropped the kids off at school

and started up the car to go. Her voice started “I don’t know who I am without you…all I know is that I should.”

I let the car idle, and...

March 11, 2019

I’d heard the phrase “a chip on his shoulder” as a kid but never quite got it, so last week I looked it up. I read that it referred to a practice during the 19th century, in which boys looking for a fight would place an actual chip of wood on their shoulder before walk...

October 11, 2018

Reclaiming Venice...26 years later

I had waited 26 years almost to the day to return.

Venice,  known as ”La Serenissima": "The Most Serene”, stole my heart all those years ago on my honeymoon.

I had vowed to come back someday.

A friend of mine is going through a divorce an...

August 9, 2018

“Are You Strong Enough To Be My Woman Friend?"

Heading off to the concert venue with two of my best girlfriends to see Sheryl Crow today, listening to “Are you Strong Enough To Be My Man”, got me thinking about how we pull in our tribe of people who are a match for our...

August 8, 2018

This was what came out of my dear friend’s mouth recently as she described some of the issues I help my clients with. She knows that I work with women who are ready to move forward and find love and fulfillment on a bigger scale. “Oh Cat, that's funny, the phrase is: L...

August 8, 2018

I see you. I see that ray of light that you are trying to hide. It leaks through and shines to those of us who take the time to look.

I also know that you take precautions to hide it so you don’t get ridiculed or teased. You take good care of that sweet little child ins...

August 8, 2018


I recently had someone I’d been close to for years try to shame me in a text. As the phone

signaled a message, I looked at it with excitement, but reading the words

created such a strong reaction in my body that I had to stand up and shake it off like a duck

after a pond...

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