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Mindful Cat Monday — Meeting Resistance with Ease

I'm realizing that I've been resisting a creative writing project close to my heart. I want to write this, but I fear that something may be so painful or unearthing about it, that I am resisting it. Resistance just creates more resistance. It takes courage to meet difficulty, or resistance, with ease. It's the same [...]

Blame it on Pittsburgh — The Hills are in My Blood

I started life out in a small town near Pittsburgh, PA. (I understand that I was born on a farm, which might have something to do with why I seem to be the most outdoorsy person in my family.) We left PA (for MN) when I was ten, and I really don't remember much about [...]

Up at Catster.com: Cat Bloggers Talk: Does Writing About Cats “Overexpose” You?

As an author and a cat blogger, I am very intrigued with the line between what we give to the world and what remains private. I'm a pretty private person, myself, though I'm sure my personality leaks through in my writing and blogging. Cats are, for us in the cat world, very personal, and a [...]

Zorro’s Rescue Story to be Part of Rescued, Volume Two

My Rama was one of 12 cats who told their compelling stories of rescue in the award-winning Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes. FitCat Publishing is publishing Rescued Volume II, which will be live (print and e-book) in January 2017. Last week, Zorro and I learned that Zorro's story of rescue will [...]

Wicked Good Wednesday: Catherine gets a logo; Norton wants one, too.

Norton: Mama just got a "logo"!       Norton: What's a logo?   "Why can't I have a logo? I need this!"                     Chester: I dunno. Something humans use to tell the world about themselves.   Norton: I want a logo!   Chester: [...]

Wicked Good Wednesday — Rama Goes Back to the Vet

  Rama: Mama, are we going to take a long car ride? Cat: Yes, my handsome boy! Rama: Well, that's okay, because I will get YOU all to MYSELF for the whole day! I don't even mind riding in a car! Cat: I feel the same way! It will be a love fest! Rama: Love [...]

By |September 9th, 2015|Author, blogging, cat care, Catherine Holm Author, Life with cats|

Mindful Cat Monday — Gratitude; Rama; Life Stuff

I am feeling immensely grateful today. Not sure why, but I'll take it. It probably helps that the weather has been amazing. I love love love fall. Even though it's very warm, and I would actually call this pre-fall, I love this time of year. All things are coming up that I love: garden harvest, [...]

By |September 7th, 2015|blogging, cat care, Catherine Holm Author, Life, Writing|

Mindful Cat Monday — Rama Update

I taught yoga this morning and I stumped myself trying to explain Rama to someone who was asking about him and his recovery. Rama is kind of a complicated cat, and yet he's not. Sometimes he swaggers around like a sexy sultan, and sometimes he acts like an insecure little boy. Sometimes he loves me [...]

Mindful Cat Monday — Honoring the Slow Processor within Ourselves

Some of us are slow processors. I am one of these people. I did an intense life coaching session the other day with a coach I completely respect. At one point during the coaching call, he asked me to imagine standing on a cliff and picture a meandering river below. I was to look at [...]

By |August 17th, 2015|Author, blogging, creative writing coaching, Life, life coaching|

Wicked Good Wednesday: The Perfect Pillow

    Jamie Bluebell: Do you know why I love you, Kieran?   Kieran: Why?   Jamie Bluebell: Because you're such an amazing pillow! You're soft and squishy and...   I love me a big white Turkish Van pillow, and he doesn't seem to mind, either.               [...]