Hi I’m Cathy, I am excited to meet you.
Once as a young girl, of about 12 years old, I was asked to fill out a goal sheet of what I would like to be and accomplish when I grew up. We were asked not only to list our goals and dreams but also the kind of man we would like to someday marry. A few of the things I remember putting on that sheet were…. *A Mother, *A teacher, *Five Children, and marry a man who could play the piano. Why was I so specific about the musical talent? It was simple, I hated to practice myself, but wanted to have that instrument in my home as an adult.
Now fast forward…..
I have been blessed to be a mother to six children, 2 boys and 4 girls. I love to teach and have taught on different topics all of my adult life, (my favorite topics being… faith in God, the power of our thoughts to achieve our goals and dreams, health and fitness, and pretty much anything that has to do with art and design)
Now what about the husband who could play the piano? I got that too!!
He is a professional keyboard play, composer, and my sweet honey, now for over 35 years. His talent of music has been a wonderful blessing in our home. He is patent and quite; I am focused driven and spunky. Over the years we have taken this great combination and learned to work together, helping each of us to cherish one another more and more.
Why have I started blogging?
I believe that Brilliance can happen from Creative daily exercises where in that moment, the mind finds freedom to strategize and seek solutions.
As a young mother I quickly became familiar with holistic living and it’s benefits of health and wellness for my family. I had an “I can do ANYTHING” type of attitude, and I thought I was handling all the chaos that life decided to throw my direction pretty amazingly.
Then came our sixth child. She came early and spent her first week of life in the Baby ICU. When we were finally able to take her home, she came with a large mobile monitor and wires taped all over her tiny, little body. She was stable, but the Doctors had not yet discovered what was causing her to randomly stop breathing. So everywhere we went, the large monitor went with us. Among the hours of care giving that was required for our new baby, I was homeschooling 5, as well as giving service in my community and church. I really didn’t notice the signs of stress, and buried emotions I was exhibiting, such as impatience, short temper, and weight gain.
I never had a clue that I was falling short of taking care of of the one person who needed just as much support and attention as everyone else….ME!
I thought I could handle anything; that is, until the day I reacted in a way I never had before, after receiving an apology note from my oldest daughter. That day we had a small disagreement. Her sweet way of mending our relationship after a small disagreement was to write me an apology letter, expressing that she was sorry. She would always leave them in my bedroom where I would find them.
That day was different though. Something snapped! I couldn’t take one more thing, I was done! When I came upon the envelope she had left for me, these thoughts came flooding through the gates of my mind …. “I am finished doing this same routine,” and I reacted to that thought by throwing away the letter…. UNOPENED..
Six months later, our daughter was taken in a car accident.
She was 17 years old…… I wished I had that letter!
Being consumed in grief, I could no longer hide from my emotions. It was either sink or swim,.
At that moment, I chose to swim.
I needed to make a Real Positive Change
The Saying Goes…
“An Ounce of Prevention is WORTH a Pound of Cure.”
I believe that personal change must be looked at as a marathon, not a sprint. And that those willing to face the challenges of change with a positive outlook are the ones who blaze the trail to success.
Life is too short to get caught up in the muck, to hold yourself back from sharing your gifts and talents. It is for this reason that I have chosen to write a blog. To share what I have learned, as well as others, in regard to being more active in our own health and well-being and have greater success.
You no longer need to hold yourself back because of the affects of stress and anxiety. You can have the techniques to overcome and go forward to inspire others with your goals and dreams.
A personal note on the stalling effects of stress/anxiety
Our daughter, who left too early for our Heavenly home, loved to sing and dance. At 16 she was honored to perform daily on the Jim Stafford stage in Branson, Missouri. She had a gift that he wanted to expose to the world. Yet, because she struggled with O.C.D; her stress and anxiety became a daily battle that threatened her health and ability to sing. You never knew of her inner struggles. We were challenged to figure out how to help her……She left six months before I finished my training. Yet, because of our experience, my skills of training have served many others. They have been an asset to help other budding performers reach their desired dreams. Lack of knowledge and understanding can become ones worst enemy when it comes to change and progress.
For a creative mind to maintain the focus necessary on the small details to accomplish the goal, without sabotaging their efforts, is their greatest challenge. Real Positive Change has created dependable strategies that generate results.
My goal is to offer you the best strategies and training to help improve the focus of your creative mind. Skills that unlock new ideas and enhance leadership and success. What others have found to improve their work has also enhanced and strengthened their homes and families.
We all have a need to be Creative, to Imagine, and to be Encouraged.
I believe God guides our dreams to something bigger than we could even imagine. These quotes inspire me, even though I am not familiar with their original author….
“She decided to start living the life she’d imagined”, and
“Be the Change You want to See in the World”.
Words that can fuel ones outlook daily.
A few more things to share about myself:
My training began 22 years ago in Emotional Freedom Technique.
I went on to be certified as a Personal Fitness trainer from the Cooper Clinic in Dallas, TX.
I have been certified as a Master Rapid Eye Technician,
I have been trained in Reflexology and I am a Sand Tray practitioner.
I LOVE Rootbeer Floats, french fries, and all kinds of Tex Mex.
I would jump at the chance to walk along the beach, or go for a hike in the mountains.
I love everything that sparkles
I have a degree in Interior Design, I enjoy painting, and working with paper and crafts.
Mid-life has hit, and that “girly figure” is quickly going south….so I am courageously working out.
I am a firm believer in being YOUR OWN KIND OF BEAUTIFUL
Magic happens as you take real action to care for your wellbeing on a daily basis.
Are you ready to change that negative energy?
Meet my partner in business and eternal companion…
Partnering with husband Gary Freeman, a jazz performer, and creator of Resonating Melodies TM, is a great joy. We are using his gift of music to provide endless hours of comfort and healing.
For example his CD Serene Tones has proven to release stress stored in the energy centers of the body, while assisting the body toward health by finding a harmonious balance.
Comfort was crated after the death of our daughter. The gift of this cd is to help one find resolve rather than regret. The music focuses on helping one lift from the emotions of grief, and loss. Music has a way of reaching down into the corners of our mental and emotional being, offer acknowledgment to our specific pain, and then gently lifting the soul.
Gary graduated from University of North Texas with his Bachelors in Music. He received his Master of Music from Southern Methodist University. Presently performing in Branson Mo.