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Do Your Stories Keep You Stuck?

Doors are opening. Doors are closing. Three of my books are going out of print. A long time freelance job is going away. I'm seeing 11:11, 1111, 111, and 11 all over the place, many times daily. Woo hoo! (Or, as my teachers said in life coaching training, "taa daa!" It's a way to fearlessly [...]

You. Are. NOT. Invisible.

There are plenty of ways that it might feel society conspires to make us invisible. As I get older, for example (and I don’t even like to use the word “old”!), I find that it feels like the world might actually be trying to make me invisible. In a society that worships youth, it can [...]

By |December 28th, 2017|life coaching|

I don’t want to multitask. I want to get great things done.

I’ve interviewed for a few jobs lately. Is it a sign of our times that every interviewer asks if I am comfortable with multitasking? I bristle inside. It might show. I give the “right” answer. “Yes, I can multitask.” It’s not a lie. I can. Many of us can, or feel that we have to [...]

By |December 5th, 2016|life coaching, yoga|

Be Yourself and Don’t Worry about The Rest of the World

Be yourself and don't worry about the rest of the world. Easy to say. Sounds so simple! And so easy to forget, or be pulled away from. No, I don't mean go out and harm, or do any crazy thing. I mean bring your best benefit to the world. Your talents, your gifts, the things [...]

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 [...]

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|

Why “Story” is important

We all have a story, or stories, that define us. These stories direct us (knowingly, or not) in our actions. Some businesses skillfully use story to sell product (this is the most interesting kind of advertising, in my opinion). Sometimes I might hang onto a "story" for too long, a story that doesn't serve me. [...]

For writers — thoughts on creation and publication

What keeps a writer going? What should keep a writer going? Is it publication? I’m not so sure. We all dream of publication. We want our work out there. And yes, it’s a very very cool thing when a reader (a stranger!) comes to you, or writes to you, and tells you that your book [...]

By |February 4th, 2014|blogging, Catherine Holm Author, Life, life coaching, Writing|

Writing — Creative Clarity and Conscious Choices

I got real clear about something this weekend. Writing must come first in my life (along with family, of course). When I say to myself "Creativity First," I remind myself that I do best when I turn my attention to writing first, each day. Of course, there are days when other things happen first. And [...]

By |September 12th, 2011|life coaching, Writing|

Are you tired enough to get out of your own way?

Blogging may be light this week, due to intensive care taking duties at home. And on that topic, here are some thoughts about care taking: In my household right now, we're undertaking some intense and emotional care taking responsibilities. An older pet may be in his last days. I've always been of the opinion that [...]

By |August 3rd, 2011|Life, life coaching, yoga|