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Mar 18

The Art of Living

By kathy | Kathy's News

I am turning the “BIG 50’ on June 1st, and this causes me much reflection I must admit. Besides the typical “Holy Smokes! Where did the time go?” are the more important questions of:

  • “How will I be remembered?
  • How do I want to spend therest of my remaining years?
  • What legacy will I leave?
  • What are my priorities?
  • Have I made a difference in people’s lives?

 

So many fleeting thoughts race through my mind daily about the remaining time I have left on this earth. It wasn’t until a few years ago when I sobered up, that I realized I wasted away precious time fighting the illusions of the world, believing the social lies that are fed into us daily, hour by hour, minute by minute, second by second. We get so caught up in what society tells us we should be doing, that we ultimately forget to look behind the curtain of illusion to see what’s there waiting for us to take hold of it. What secrets are still waiting to be revealed to us?

I have physically and mentally fought to be where I am today (whatever that means because I’m still not sure where I am). What I mean is that I have earned every scar, every stress line and every grey hair on me. I made many, many bad choices in life, but I have also made good choices that I am very proud of. I believe the art of living, is being able to recognize the good, the bad and the ugly. It means being able to acknowledge the mistakes you made, make your amends and move on to better experiences with the lessons that you learned. Learning to live within the precious moments we are given because that is all we really have. The past is gone, and the future awaits full of possibilities, but what is it you are doing with the moments you have right now?

Stop and think about your life today as it stands in all it’s glory or disaster.

  • What are you feeling right now?
  • Is there something you need to fix?
  • Amends that need to be made? The ripple effect of love and forgiveness extend further than you can ever imagine, so why not start right now? Is that disagreement you had with your spouse, kids or siblings that important to hold a grudge and foster resentment?
  • Is jealousy really something you want hanging off your aura daily?
  • Is being right ALL the time and having the last word truly necessary?

These are all petty issues and fall into the category of the five passions of the mind, those of which we all fall prey to due to human nature. These are: Vanity, Greed, Lust, Anger and Attachment. The art of living applies to recognizing these traits in yourself and taking the steps to change negative behaviours that affect not only yourself, but everyone around you.

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Jul 27

Chaos of the Mind

By kathy | Kathy's News

As I close my eyes to rest the whirlwind of thoughts that swirl around my head, I take a few minutes to breathe deeply and know that everything is as it should be. Most times I don’t understand how or why things happen in my life, but I do know this: Things have been put on my path to create in me what I am unable to see for myself. Every decision I make, every choice I choose, every thought I think when faced with a problem will create my reality. I am the Master & Commander of my ship and everything I do will determine where I will end up. I know this now.

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Jul 27

Building Resiliency Through Healthy Self-Esteem

By kathy | Kathy's News

Written May 4, 2018

How do you build resiliency when circumstances always remain the same? Why do they remain the same??? Because you set it into motion to keep it that way subconsciously!! I want to make you think deeply and go to the root cause of the problem. I can give you all the information and tools in the world, but until YOU make a decision, you will be stuck on the same wheel of life that you have been rotating on. It’s easy to say “I’m tough! I am stronger than my problems.” and that may be true. What I want to show here is how over time low self-esteem will drag you down and break down any resiliency you may have had. You get to a point where stop believing in yourself and your level of tolerance rises as problems come along.

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Jul 27

Where Does it End? Or is it a Beginning?

By kathy | Kathy's News

Written March 5, 2018

I showed up for work on my regular nightshift from 11-7am at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I was tired from life in general and it took all that I had to even get dressed up for work. I was running out of strength to keep wearing the mask that told everyone that I was “Fine”. I was having a real hard time keeping up with the charade. What kept me going was the need for a paycheck; that’s it. My single motivation in life was based around payday; not what I was doing for a career; not the difference I was making in my patients lives; not about feeling good about my job either. I had taken the night shift specifically so I didn’t have to deal with the crazy busy demanding times of day shifts. Nights, I could easily slip away and hide in a corner underneath that cloud of depression which followed me everywhere I went. I could easily disappear in the fog of my own doing and no one would really notice which suited me just fine. I was hurting deeply but didn’t realize to what extent until that fateful day.

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Jul 27

Vibrate Higher

By kathy | Kathy's News

Written December 13, 2017

What do you do when confronted with negativity all around you? You vibrate higher is all. Learn to see the world around you with a new set of eyes and hear it with a new set of ears; you might just be surprised at what the reality is hiding behind the illusion we call life.

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Jul 27

Hopes for Dream Big!

By kathy | Kathy's News

Written October 3, 2017

I am sitting here in Bryant Park in New York City, wondering how in the world did I end up here?  I just spoke at a Women’s Empowerment Conference at the JFK Hilton Hotel and know that I affected in a great way many of the women who listened. I am returning to Grenada in two weeks to continue my fight to educate women, youth and children that any form of abuse is not OK. I am then spending a weekend in Barbados working with another Charity who helps women obtain skills to help themselves in life. I will be going to Minneapolis to rejuvenate my energies at a Spiritual Seminar, then off to New York once again to speak at a high school about overcoming tough times, then will be meeting over 100 TV producers, radio show producers and journalists about my book. Can you believe it? Who knows what will come out of that??

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Jul 27

Living Life to the Fullest

By kathy | Kathy's News

Written June 26, 2017

We all have dreams…We all want to believe deep down in our Souls that we have a special gift, that we can make a difference, that we can touch others in a special way, and that we can make the world a better place. At one time in our lives, we all had a vision for the quality of life that we desire and deserve.  Yet, for many of us, those dreams have become so clouded in the frustrations and routines of daily life that we no longer even make an effort to accomplish them. We lose ourselves in the illusion we call life. For far too many, the dream has dissipated- and with it, so has the will to shape our own destinies. We need to tap into and remember to use the unlimited power that lies sleeping within us all. Each of us has something unique to give; that special gift just waiting to come out. We all have a sleeping giant deep within us just waiting for the day we wake up and do something with it. My new favorite motto is,” When Sleeping Women Wake; Mountains Move!!” Well, guess what? I woke up! Now look out because here I come!

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Jul 27

Where It All Began…

By kathy | Kathy's News

Written May 5, 2017

Three years ago, I sat on the couch reflecting just how far I had come; how far my journey had taken me since I managed to escape the hell I was living in an abusive domestic situation in 2007. 

His last words to me were: “I will take your bloodied, battered body, tie you up, put you in a truck, roll you down a hill and burn you alive you stupid, useless bitch!   We are in the Yukon…no-one will EVER find you! Do you doubt me????”   He was screaming with rage as he was strangling me at the same time.  I was losing consciousness and through the blackness that was swallowing me whole, I could see large golden stars.

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Jul 27

GRENADA – “BREAKING THE SILENCE” ON SEXUAL ABUSE AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

By kathy | Kathy's News

Written:  APRIL 12, 2017

I recently had the incredible “Golden Opportunity” to spend time with abused women, youth and children in Grenada (Caribbean) A church full of children receiving my “Hand of Hope Project” from Canada to Grenada was simply priceless! They in turn colored a sheet with the saying, “Give a Child Hope” with a huge flower in the middle. They wrote from Grenada to Canada and signed their names. The time spent with them will forever remain in my heart! We toured 2 schools, a local women’s shelter and a Juvenile Detention Center. We also held 2 separate sessions with the workers of the juveniles and their Probation Officers.

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