In my short life, I have often felt like I didn’t deserve things based on my appearance, and the ‘rules’ that seemed to be universally acknowledged by every one around me (and myself). Even though I am still very young, I have faced the soulsucking emptiness of depression, and how it feels to have stripped yourself completely of self-love, self-worth, and self-esteem. I stopped doing the things I loved and disappeared as a person, eaten away by my fears and doubts [I also ended up in some shitty relationships!].That is, until I started allowing myself to be deserving of (my) love and the life that I wanted to live, in 2013. [Read more about my story here]
Since then, I have been dedicated to inspiring self-love, growth, and living an unapologetic life – expressed through many creative endeavours (and sarcasm)!
ey, my name is Cat and I’m here because I want to help women like you and me learn to authentically fall in love with themselves. When I talk about self-love I sometimes feel like I am trying to explain a first-world, narcissistic luxury that nobody really needs.
This could not be further from the truth: Self-love is about emotional and phsycial survival on the most basic level. Once we shift from self-loathing to self-love, it is a radical transformation that affects every aspect of our lives for the better [I solemnly swear!]. But, most importantly of all, it is a key ingredient to start living a self-driven, unapologetic, and heartbased life. A reclaimed life that is full of active choices, rather than unhappy passiveness and regrets!
My goal is to have you so connected with your authentic self that you are not only an inspiration of love to yourself, but to everyone you meet!
As a multipassionate person I have struggled for many years to find my ‘one thing’ that I could focus on. Every time I tried to just do one thing and split myself from the other things I loved, I lost myself as a person. As I stopped doing what I truly loved, particularly drawing – based on the fact that I could not find a ‘real reason’ for pursuing it any longer – I broke. I fell into a deep depression and lost my energy, my drive, my passion for life, and just – disappeared.
It took me six years to recover from this inner splicing, and the first step was to simply allow myself to do all the things I loved; even if their ‘only’purpose was to make me happy. This initial permission kick-started my healing process, and gave me my life’s mission. Seems that there was enough reason behind doing what I truly loved after all….
Nowadays, with my own permission, I am a model, relationship coach (trained by Rori Raye), writer, artist, (burlesque)dancer, and speaker – and try to find as many ways as possible to use my talents, passions and ideas to inspire myself – and you.
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When I was a young girl, my Mam decided to leave Ireland and accept the invitation from a casual aquaintance to live with her in Germany. (Wow, did that woman regret her drunken offer at the Munich Octoberfest!) However, merely moving countries once was not enough for me, and in 2011 I left the comfort of my home and family to study in Austria. Since then, many people have made fun of the fact that I, an Irish girl, moved to another German speaking country in order to study English. Today, I live in the landscapes of “The Sound Of Music” with my man, his mother – and our three cats.
But that story wasn’t actually part of the Q&A, so, in the name of vulnerability and connection, here are my 15 answers to questions you never asked and that I ‘randomly’ chose to suit myself!
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A lot of us have internalised beliefs that keep us miserable + secretly thinking that our emotional suffering is a necessary [and even romantic] part of the creative process.
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