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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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Coaching Classes Begin at Apositiva Now

Hey, New Coaches! Getting ready for class this week-end at Apositiva, by polishing the training center and gathering the training goodies for YOU. Growing Coach Training Starts Now. This is a program for five week-ends, along with check-ins and learning. The program takes place every week-end on Sat/Sun from 9am - 4pm. Mid-week...

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Walk Gently and Carry a Stick

How does one prepare for a coaching session? Get into state! In coaching, you want to set a state that supports you as well as your client. Which states? Strength, courage, curiosity, humor, and openness are some useful states. As you begin the session, know that it can be like walking through a forest ... exploring. It's good to...

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Got Turnips, Ideas, and Genius?

Try a turnip! “You can’t squeeze blood from a turnip” you argue. Ah, true. According to The New Dictionary, that means, “You can only get from people what they are willing or able to give.” (The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002). But what about your goals and dreams? Are you willing to try? Are you able to...

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Coaching – Be Present on the Path

Where does coaching come in with being present? Being present isn't just standing in place, listening to a phone meeting, and staring. It's about unplugging and paying attention. To hear the forest, you need to unplug from your phone and listen. Hear the birds? Rustle of the tall trees, brushing against another tree, playing a...

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Flashes of Intuition

How's life going? Is something old starting to rag on you? We will find moments when time stops briefly and suddenly there is a flash in time! You get it! Then ... it's gone. Did you get it? Flashes of intuition come in waves. Do you get these flashes of things to come, too? When I get exhausted... and stop ...  too tired to push...

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Coaching is About Possibilities – Get Your Ideas Out

Are you curious about what is possible? Got an idea? Are you wanting to get your ideas out? Do you dream of writing and finishing a book, making a difference in the world, or you have a great idea for an invention that would enrich the lives of others as well as your own? Want help to get started? Coaching is about possibilities,...

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Exploring First Class in Coaching

When did you say your first word as a baby? Seven months, a year old? You were there, but it’s hard to remember when you said that first word... when you've been doing it for so long. After a while... you feel like you’ve always done it. Coaching, is something that you’ve known about, been curious about, or maybe you’ve even done...

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It Takes Super Powers

By Cat Wilson Happy July! People are heading out for vacations and fun in the sun here in Oregon. Whether a day, week or month – it’s nice to separate from work and get a new perspective. Recently, my daughter’s husband was off camping with the older boys. My daughter invited me to join her and the girls for an overnight visit....

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The Beach of Self Care

By Cat Wilson You are a person, busy, tired out from the day. You need self care. Wait! What is self care? How do you go about getting something you don’t have when you don’t know what will help? You could look to nature. Let’s go to the beach. Join me for a moment in a memory of a beach excursion with my friend at her cozy beach...

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Beginnings and Endings

Yesterday, we received a notice from Marylhurst University that they were closing at the end of 2018. I felt sad. As an Alumni, I've been proud to support continuing education through the years with donations of time, money, and effort. When we see an institution make a choice like this, I feel it is one of the hardest decisions...

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