That rebellious Cat-ty... She's the one runnin' things around here! Puttin' this story here and a lil ebook there. Writin' up this inspirational tidbit here and churnin' out a recipe there. You get the gist o' things!
I guess you'd be wanting to know her background, I suppose. Those fluffy details seem to impress a lot o' people...just you be mindful that them stuff is just, well, silly stuff! Ego stuff, rather; ego always hankering to be a somebody, cuz the real body that you are just ain't good enough. Just you remember that you is real enough and don't let anybody tell you otherwise, ya hear?
Oh, right. Lemme introduce myself. Name's Wilson, Mr., and I'm a crazy zen master that helps Kitty-Cat run the show 'round here. Well, when she lets me, I should say, as I'm a fictitious character from her creative mind! Oh yeah, and I should mention that as I tend to be a yapper, y'all feel free to scroll down to the bottom of this here page to get the short and sweet bio version, ya hear? Right-O.
OK then. So Cat-ty, well, she's done lots o' things. She's from Montreal, you know that French city in Quebec, Canada? Well, I'm not sure if they have polar bears there, but I be figurin' no because it's a might yonder from the North Pole.
So she studied psychology and education over there at them big universities like Concordia and McGill. Yep, she's had experience with different kinds of folks, just like you 'n' me. Well, everyone's a lil crazy, wouldn't you agree?
Oh sure, some were in wheelchairs, 'n' a few were deaf, 'n' a few were both deaf 'n' blind. Many o' them had behavioral problems, like they wanted to hurt somebody or hurt themself. Lots o' them had social skills problems, you know like how we try to figure out what to do when the in-laws come? Or how we're supposed to be on a first date? Right, but they got it bad, and need constant reminders. And some can talk and some don't, but they all's got communication problems.
And some got things like Autism or Turret's. You ever heard o' those? Yep, them was all in the institutions not so long ago. They used to call them mentally retarded. Poor souls, some o' them still have scarred memories from those days back then.
But now they live in the community and have a nice home. That's how Cat-ty got into workin' in this way. She started when she was just a greenster, back in the year 2000. She'd already got her degree in psychology and was now goin' to school studyin' special education 'n' then she started workin' for the government. They'd shuffle her off from one home to the next, so she met a lot o' people that way.
Then, one day, she fell in love. Nope, it didn't last! But the point o' the story is that she met a man 'n' they lived in the home with the people they took care of. Livin' day in 'n' day out with the same folks fer several years was a good experience, fer sure! Not many people have that kind of strange experience! But then, everyone has their own special story...
I'm digressin', I know!
So, she went on to study other things. Like Chinese medicine. And naturopathy. And acupressure, which is also called needle-less acupuncture. And she did some certifications with the YMCA 'n' Can Fit Pro as a personal trainer.
Whew! That sure was a mouthful!
So, she didn't exactly swap psychology for those other health things. Nope, she just added them, cuz psychology, ya know, it's got lotsa interestin' tidbits happenin' all the time! So while she worked as a behavioral therapist/psycho-educator, she pursued those other things.
Oh, everyone's got a sob story. And you can't go around blamin' anyone else fer yer problems. That's an ouchy, but ain't it so the truth. Once ya fess up to that one, that you is responsible fer yer life and yer lot in life, ya can start to do an about-change. I mean, er, ya can get a new look-out on life.
So, on a personal note, kitty Cat started to have some digestive struggles. At first, she went in to naturopathy to try and figure it on her own. It wasn't much help. She tried acupressure and herbs. Nope, that neither. Oh sure, they helped some, but on and on it persisted.
Then, whoops, a little flame started to get flickerin' again when she started meditatin'. I know lots o' people think it's fou-fou stuff, but lots o' other people think it's down right... er, fer lack of a better word, cool.
And so a lil flame started to burn slowly. Slowly but surely. She was gettin' back into gettin' to know herself, not some such silly stories as all people had been tellin' her all her life. I'm sure ya heard the same stories, about how you ain't never gonna amount to much and ya always gotta be a somebody. You's nobody if you ain't got money or power or fame or fortune or even a nice lookin' face or body. Yep, there's way too many negative and lack of this and that going around, if ya ask me.
So what's a guy or gal to do when such madness creeps into the mind and there starts a big rebellion? Well, that kitty Cat, she started meditatin' and the thing about meditation is that the mirror o' yourself don't judge you back. It just reflects. You look in and you see ugly. You see not pretty. Then you go around with that flashlight shinin' as you go into the dark alleys of yer own basement, shinin' on spider webs and seeing creepy crawlies everywhere.
And the mirror reflects on to show you all your nasties and your goodies as well, cuz there's lots o' good stuff too. It's a hard thing at times to get that light shinin' on yerself, but Cat-ty, well, she was tired o' the old things in life, the ways things had been. So she decided better to get that courage and see things fer herself.
So she came to that understandin' that the digestive issues she had been experiencin' were just that: experiences! No need to complain about this and that, but just to understand...well, herself, how her unique self functioned and what worked fer her.
So, she's been researchin' all kinds of things related to digestion. Cancer-related stuff, probiotics, diets like Paleo, FODMAPs, GAPs, herbs and...
Why golly! I forgot to mention that she developed a passion for herbs, for going out into the wild and collectin' things, like weeds and such, and bringin' home friendly critters too! Like spiders, 'n' aphids, 'n' even 2 snails one time. Funny story about that one cuz she put them out on the lawn to crawl into the veggie patch, and one night she slips on her sandal and the two o' them snails were right there on her sandal! They had lost their shells 'n wanted to show her right proudly....
All right, all right. I was talkin' 'bout the herbs...Yep, if you're real quiet sometimes, they can tell you things. And Cat-ty, well, she started growing herbs right there on her front steps! Well, she's a city gal, ya know, those city gals gots to find a way to re-connect with nature. So she got to plantin' and learnin' 'bout herbs, and usin' them in her recipes! And her digestive troubles started to git a bit better, with all them healing and nutrition from the plants and herbs. Yep, you should try it sometime, put some dandelion in yer soup....
Now see here, don'tcha be tellin' me it's some such nonsense as a weed! Why, that's old school stuff! Ain't you ever read about plants as super stars, stellars of nutrition? Heck, every diet out there recommends them plants like veggies as the bulk of whatcha should be eatin'!
Right. I forgot to mention that Cat-ty's been experimentin' with veg-head diets ever since the year 2000. So she's done the run o' mill with vegetarian, vegan and raw vegan diets. Sigh, I can't say I understand it, but she's also done some fastin' stuff as well. Like she did a 55- day juice fast, and many smaller ones, and she's done a 2 week water fast and many other smaller ones. And she's done lots of work with colonics, like coffee enemas and retention enemas... Sigh, the poo fun never ends!
So I suppose I should do a capitulation, I mean a summation:
So Cat-ty's worked in mental health as a behavioral therapist/psycho-educator for more than 15 years. She might just got a few nuggets to share with ya'll about all things psychological.
Yep, she's a bit of a fruit cake, this one, with her "alternative" medicine perspective. Those rose-tinted glasses of Chinese medicine, naturopathy, energy medicine... And yoga. And pilates. And all things eco-friendly, organic, sustainable... I see you gettin' the picture real well.
That's right, think GREEN. Elf-like, like some sprite huggin' a tree.
Well, they do say trees are mighty intelligent. I suppose it takes one to know one.
Shh, Cat-ty might not like me tellin' you this, but her neighbor calls her the green-thumbed barefoot princess!
Yep, she goes 'round all summer long walkin' barefoot everywhere. Tendin' to her plants and trekkin' home all kinds of wild things. So she's got some wild spirit in her, sure. Must be a wild green-thumb to boot, cuz I saw she had lamb's quarter growing in a pot on her stairs. Whoo-whee! That stuff grows everywhere! Well, I suppose it's a good way to learn about what it looks like if you'd never seen it before. Them city folks.... All that cement, flashy lights and Wifi means they are desperate to reacquaint themselves with Mother Nature! But I think Cat-ty's doin' all right....
All-righty, that's it fer now. Go on and check out the rest o' this site. I'll be around, don'tcha be worryin' now. Gotta help the Cat-ty every now and again. Those independent, free-spirit types. Can't tame 'em (too rebellious), wouldna want ta be them (thank goodness), but, Cat-ty, she's all right just the way she is.
Natural Health & TCM Practitioner. Studied Naturopathic Medicine from NHC Institute.
Massage Therapist. Studied Body-Mind Acupressure from NHC Institute.
Behavioral Therapist/Psycho-Educator. BA in Psychology from Concordia University, M.ed in Psycho-education from McGill University and Special Education degree from Vanier College. All schools located in Montreal, QC, Canada. 20+ years involved in mental health!
YMCA & Can-fit Pro Certified Personal Trainer. Re-certification in progress. Into the fitness & nutrition world since the year 2000!
Writer and Poet, gifts from the divine since the teenage years. You can read some of her work HERE.
Meditator, Intuitive & Clairvoyant. To be, it is enough.
Owner and 1-Woman Show here @ GoWildBeFree :)
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