Fire Monkey 2016

Year of the Fire Monkey. This is going to be an interesting year. You might want to read up on it!


TCM school is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. No one tells you that it’s a kind of womb, a re-making of Who You Are. As you enter the coming term, maybe it’s time to start remaking your thoughts as a way of preparing yourself for What Is Next. Check out this amazing article by Steven Parton. It’s a great read and could change the rest of your life.

The Science of Happiness: Why complaining is literally killing you.


Cat’s Most Recent Blog Posts

New Years Resolutions….make that goals
Posted in WholeHuman blog on January 4, 2015 by cat

CatsTCMNotes - New years goals and how to achieve themI don’t like the term “resolutions.” As in New Years resolutions. As in ‘not gonna happen.’ Did you know that only 8% of the people that make New Years resolutions actually achieve those resolutions? I find that depressing.

Yet, this year when I went through the goals I’d set in January of 2015 I discovered I’d actually achieved all but 2 of the 10 I set for myself. In 2014, I hit 6 of the 9 goals I set for myself. That’s a lot better than the zero I achieved in years previous. I seem to have found a formula that works! Here’s what I did to shift the energy, get stuff done, and feel great about myself as a result. [Read more]

Starting a Business Pro Tips #1: What to do first
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I am really, really tired of the Keep Calm stuff and I bet you are too, but in this case it’s really poignant. Your first task in starting your own business (after CatsTCMNotes.com - Starting your business pro tipsthe resting-after-you-graduate part) is to understand that you will make fabulous decisions and you will screw up equally fabulously. So what? Life is a learning curve and so it being an entrepreneur. And being freaked out? That’s a terrible experience when you’re trying to start a business. So keep calm and keep reading while you figure out what to do first.

Lemme tell ya, I never in my life ever wanted to run my own business, not even when I started mine! Maybe not even until this past year. True story. I’m a Cancer. I love security. Being on a high wire without a net (aka, being an entrepreneur) ain’t exactly my idea of safety, but weirdly enough, I’m kind of addicted to the thrill now. Go figure. [Read More]

Starting a Business Pro Tips #2: Funding your practice
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Cat's TCM Notes - how to fund your businessWalking out of school with student loans and needing to make money is very Not Fun. Many of us are cash-poor right out of school and that makes things difficult because you really do need money to make money. The better funded your biz is, the easier it is to get your message out there and start finding your clients. So let’s figure out how to start funding your practice. [Read more]