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Nurture Your Creative Nature

Are you a Creative? Many creative people are looking to express their passion. Yet, they get stuck. Do you have a creative nature you want to nurture? Creatives are artists, poets, musicians, writers, as well as talk show hosts, coaches, leaders, film makers, physicists (yes, technical people can be creatives, too), and other...

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Growing Coach Training Preview – Friday, November 8th!

Growing Coach Training Preview Do you want to make a difference? BE a Coach. Find out how Growing Coach Training can further your journey with Cat Wilson. This training is for Creative Coaches. There are lots of ways to help people  discover their life path or juggle a new business. Creativity opens the spirit. Click here to...

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You Have a Purpose, Let’s Find It!

Why am I here? What is the best expression of my gifts in this lifetime? I hear these questions from folks all over the world, in places like New York, North Carolina, California, Paris, Oklahoma, Portland, Vancouver, Mexico City, and Taiwan, just to name a few. So, it sounds like finding one’s purpose is a likely a universal...

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Spring Cleaning

By Cat Wilson A clean thought stream brings clarity. That stream is a part of a bigger ecosystem in our life that fills the spaces we inhabit and move through. Life is a combination of mind, body, and spirit, and all three are in relation with the places we spend our time. If we hope to grow, we can start by being conscious of...

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It's time to prosper

We all know that feeling—the one that says we're missing something important from our life. In our busy, noisy modern world, it's all too easy to neglect a part of what we need to be whole. Some aspect of our health, wealth, and happiness becomes a "maybe someday" or "I wish I could". Over time, we can stop believing in our...

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A New Story

A New Story By Cat Wilson Birds singing. Smells of spring float on the air. The minds wanders through memories, all part of a familiar story. Does this story uplift you, or is it time for something new? A story can give us a place to wander when our mind is busy. When we need a release whatever is distracting us from being our...

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Your Lucky St. Patrick's Day Special

Are you lucky?  People tell me I'm lucky. Stuff happens and they see how peaceful I am. Then something good happens. How do I maintain peace? Mindfulness! I attribute so much to my mindfulness, meditation, self-hypnosis, and tools to stay naturally calm.  It works! There's a great blog about how it works on Sciencenordic....

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Life Design: Steep Patiently and Wait for Perfection

By Cat Wilson I take wisdom from a cup of tea for how to live my life. Mix the most delicious combination of ingredients with the perfect cup, decorate in colors and a message I want to absorb, and fill the cup with fresh, filtered water just off a boil. Wait patiently for perfection as it steeps for two to five, or five to ten...

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Love in a Shell

What keeps us from expressing love out in the open? Even if you don’t have a romantic love connection, there are plenty of opportunities to express love with our friends, family, and ourselves. But when it feels like everyone else is parading around with bouquets of roses and heart shaped balloons, the easiest thing is to...

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Happy Valentine's Day! Make Pie!

What kind of gift shows love? Chocolate? Flowers? A gift card? How about something different? Happy Valentine's Day! Make a Pie! This recipe found it's way to many a stomach in my family and among my friends. This pie is a recipe for those who can eat wheat, that I found in the Oregonian years ago. Show your love when you say...

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A Friend Awaits

Making friends was scary for me when I was a child. As a shy child I didn't make friends easily. I worried that if I talked to one of the popular kids they would turn away. Fear of rejection. My mother joined me up for Girl Scouts where I could make friends. What a struggle it was for me. I preferred sitting at home reading...

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Play to Energize Your Day

Looking for ideas on how to get energized? Maybe you've been staring at the refrigerator, thinking of cleaning it, but just don't have the mojo. Maybe you want to get started on a work project, but your spirit is just not there. Here is a quick tip. When you're feeling the blah's, your spirit needs buffing up. Go play! Giving...

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Got Love? No Got Love?

Have a Lover, Got Love? No Got Love? by Cat Wilson and Scott Yeager February is here. The month of love means different things to different folks. If you have a lover in your life, you could relate to February with joy and anticipation. If you don’t have a love interest, this could be an angsty time. You might be looking at happy...

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What Type Are You?

Feeling Stuck? Need motivation? Curious about what makes you do... you? With a little help, you can understand how you create your world and how to work within it. You can discover your type, from the perspective of Neuro-linguistic Programming, or NLP. Get unstuck and find insight on staying motivated, by shedding a little light...

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Mindful in the Moment

How do you handle life when everything starts looking foggy?             In looking forward to the unknown, how are you sustained in your wanderings? Can you be calm when the seas of life get choppy? Can you be mindful in the moment? Today I spoke with a friend I hadn't seen in over 20 years. Why did...

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Women's Self Care Webinar – Beginning in January

I am so excited to be launching an online conversation on self care for women in January! Check out the video below for an idea of what to expect and contact me with any input you have about how I can structure the webinar to best serve you. I will update this page with more details and a link to register in the new year. Until...

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Past Life to Future Life – Fundraiser

Are you curious about past lives? How about future lives? Want to journey to another time? Past Life to Future Life - Fundraiser Every year Cat Wilson holds a special 2-day event for the Portland Rescue Mission. It's called  "Past Life to Future Life." On December 31 and January 1 we give a group experience to travel in time....

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Thank You for Being

You are here. I am present. Let us come together and join in love, peace and joy! Thank You for Being Thank you for being a part of life and light. I appreciate every one of you who comes to us for counseling, coaching, hypnotherapy, or training. Know that you are deeply appreciated and that you make a difference in the world!...

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A Touchstone Person

By Cat Wilson Something happened... A distant nephew died. A nearby granddaughter rolled her car. A map printed in mass came with my address listed wrong. Each event came with it’s own tragedy. Each with a level of worth, none of them the same. The brain and heart take it all in the way a flower bed receives the first heavy...

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Setting Intentions Energizes Your Future

Goal setting is popular in coaching circles. It's a good thing, but do you know the intention for making it happen? Let's talk about intentions. In setting goals, one writes a specific outcome with a timeline and who and what it involves ... along with an action plan. Intention is defined as "a determination to act in a certain...

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It's a Lesson in Perspective

  Yesterday morning I was doing my daily mindfulness time and was looking out through the large window with a view of several trees. It was a bright beautiful morning and a lot of birds were flying south in their morning journey for the day. I noticed five birds flying together and was surprised when all of a sudden four of...

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Mix Nature and Hypnosis

Walking in the forest can remind you of the peace in life. The trees remind you of growth and reaching deep. Leaves remind you of letting go, as well as the changes in each season. Mix Nature and Hypnosis A recipe for hypnosis is to gather the elements of nature, such as trees, birds, bubbling streams and streams of thought....

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Happy Autumn! What is Your Harvest?

Happy Autumn! Today is Autumn. A season to open up to what you can harvest in your fields. What have you planted in your life? What are you harvesting? What if the harvest isn't what you want? Find a way to harvest your best possible you. Harvesting for a student could be knowledge, hopes and dreams for the future. Harvesting for...

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Seasons of Change

Do you know when you are ready to make a change? Are you working with others in a coaching position where you deal with change? In Growing Coach Training we train growing coaches how to work with people on many levels. When it comes to change, there are seasons of change. One model is called TTM or Transtheoretical model,...

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Seriously, Go Play

Play Do you play? Play is what you do to have fun. What defines play? One definition of play is: to amuse oneself, entertain oneself, enjoy, relax, frolic, frisk, to move or function freely, perform, or spontaneous activity of children. According to Perri Klass, M.D. in a NY Times article Taking Playtime Seriously play is...

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