Catherine is a certified life coach with a Masters in Chinese Medicine and the proud owner of a 5-star boutique massage studio in Austin TX. Having received her official life coach training and certification through the Martha Beck Institute, Catherine has been a devoted student of life and has spent over two decades devoted to self-transformation. She spent her early 20’s living and practicing at Lama Foundation where she received years of intimately guided instruction with some of the greatest spiritual teachers of our time. With over 25 years of meditation experience, she continues to be inspired by teachers like Byron Katie, Eckert Tolle, Michael Beckwith, Marianne Williamson, and Martha Beck.
Catherine delights in being a compassionate reflection for her coaching clients, helping them come to see the truth which constantly comes from within.
Hi Friend, I'm Catherine
I’ve been aware of my own journey of awakening for the past 25 years. I grew up in a family with alcoholism, which is not uncommon these days. I have pursued a great deal of self-transformational work to arrive at a point where I can look back on my life with gratitude for ALL of it. Perhaps this sounds familiar, perhaps you are on a similar journey.
I used to be a complete control freak! That old saying, “If you are going to get it right, you have to do it yourself.” I could have written that book. I felt guilty relaxing, like I wasn’t allowed. No one was actively telling me it wasn’t okay, it was just a voice in my head that wouldn’t let me relax. I didn’t want to be perceived as lazy. I was hard on myself and I was hard on everyone else too. I was never good enough and neither was anyone else. Not smart enough, organized enough, pretty enough, together enough, enlightened enough. My aim was perfection and I never stopped striving. As a single mom putting myself through undergraduate, and then graduate school and building a successful business, I never stopped. Stressed? You bet! I was constantly over-extending myself and rushing around. Busy, busy, busy! I cycled through emotions like worry, fear, guilt, and irritation daily. And underneath all of that, I felt unsupported and alone.
After two failed marriages and a daughter struggling with addiction I realized if I wanted my life to change, I needed to pull the rug out from under myself. I started attending regular Al-anon meetings and hired a life coach. I was ready and willing to do whatever it took. I figured, it couldn’t be any harder than what I was already living.
Having been to hell and back a few times I have accumulated the tools and the confidence to face anything.
Today, my life has been truly transformed and yours can too. Now when I look around, I feel gratitude for all that I have and all that I have been through to get me here. I have a loving marriage, a thriving business with a supportive staff that truly cares and clients that I adore. I enjoy my life and I practice healthy boundaries. I take care of myself without feeling one bit guilty. I have healed relationships with my family members that I never thought possible!
Am I still working on myself? Absolutely. We never stop growing. “To stop growing is to stop living”. The difference is I now support and love myself, and I feel supported and loved by those around me, as I continue to expand my capacity for an abundant life.
Well, enough about me. I want to hear about you? I am thrilled you are here. Now, tell me everything!! I would love to hear from you. Tell me what brings you here. You can email me here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Troubled? Then stay with me for I am not”