Cathy and I are each other’s “oldest” friend which doesn’t refer to our respective ages but to the fact that we have been friends for 19 years, basically since I arrived in town knowing no one. Cathy approached me in her typically warm and friendly way at our sons’ preschool and asked me to help her with a charity event she was organizing. That started a friendship that has seen us through childrearing, death, divorce (mine), remarriage (mine lol), annual Christmas celebratio
I was 17 and a senior in high school when I first started blogging. Upon attending orientation for Boston University (the college I was supposed to study at), I was inspired by an English professor who, more or less, encouraged us to keep reading and writing over the summertime to keep our minds active. Writing was never my forte, but I had a lot of thoughts and ideas; a lot of "tabs" open in my head, so to speak, that I needed to organize and shed some light on. So I dedicat
I met you at Spanish River. Randomly in the office. I felt a connection right away, I needed advice & you gave it willingly. That was 4 years ago. There have been many times I have reached out to you I know. Mainly because I trust you so very much. I've never once worried about you repeating anything we've discussed. You give sound objective advice.
As a strong woman it's sometimes uncomfortable to seek advice but I've never once hesitated to reach out to you.
Yoga is just
Moving across the country and meeting tons of new people, has caused me to evaluate more and more the kind of person I want to be. My mom is someone who has never hidden who she is and has always been her absolute self. You can't appreciate that as a kid and often times dislike that about your parents because it can be "embarrassing". I'm finally acting as my absolute self the best way I know how, and I have her to thank. This blog is a testament to her spirit, everything she
Growing up, Cathy was my second mom. To this day, she is a one my role models, confidants, and teachers in life. About three years ago she introduced my to yoga and since then my life is completely different. When taking her class, you can feel how committed she is to her practice and helping others further their own. Everything Cathy promotes comes from her heart in the best interests of the people around her. I now practice yoga all the time and have found peace in so many
What is there not to say about CCR?! Cathy is a BRIGHT SHINY WHITE LIGHT in the So FL community. She is a woman of grace and intellect, a friend, a mother, a wife, a yoga teacher, a supporter of ALL things great. Cathy says it like it is and says it well. Her desire to grow as a person and to inspire others to be their best selves is second to none. I've know Cathy since 2010 and I am grateful to call her a friend. I love watching her go to different restaurants, different sh
Just before sunset, there is that beautiful hour in the day when contrast and glare give way to something infinitely richer and more nuanced. The colors all of a sudden become more saturated and we are able to perceive the finer texture of things. Getting to know Cathy is much like stepping into that magical hour. She casts a warmer, kinder light on life, revealing hidden dimensions in the people around her, and adding to our collective sense of wonder. Cathy is a cherished
Yellow. It's "the color of ripe lemons, sunflowers and gold"... and Cathy. She is the only person (aside from my mom) who I can so easily describe this way. Her "yellow" is light, warmth, fullness--life.
She gets it, and her willingness, actually, her need, to share her truth, and to live by it, sets her apart.
Time together means laughing loud and long enough to leave tears streaming and hearts spilling over. It means allowing her words to act as a mirror she gently, but f
"Who you feel connected to and who just seems to get you right from the start? Who immediately brings light and love into your life? Well that's just how I felt when I met Cathy in a yoga series this past summer of '16. Almost immediately I felt as though Cathy was a kindred spirit. Her energy and spunk, combined with her unending willingness and deep empathy, drew me to her instantly. I was new to yoga at that time, but immediately felt at ease once I took a class led by Cat
"Time spent reading Cathy’s writing has the same qualities as a glass of good champagne. An effervescence that is perfection, a little escape from the day and an enjoyable sip of sweetness that changes your mindset just a little. You just want to sit for a while and enjoy it." Shelly H. #heartonpaper