About Catherine

I am a storyteller — an observer with the memory of an elephant. One who never really fit in.

I write to tweak assumptions. To encourage new perspectives. To suspend judgement. My call to action will always, always be kindness.


Catherine in the Media


Broken Music: Notes on My Sister’s Cancer

She was dying. This is not me being dramatic, nor exaggerating a medical truth. My baby sister was dying and no one – not any friend nor doctor nor even soulmate could have prepared me for what I was walking into.


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Huffington Post

Is Yoga the New Prozac?

For all my former condescension about how yoga is just “stretches and breathing”, I publicly do a face plant in deep-dish humble pie. Yoga has been like a life-altering drug, my “Prozac”.

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Huffington Post

What a dead russian composer teaches us about the opinion of others

What if Rachmaninov could understand that what other people thought of his first symphony never actually mattered in the end? And why do we give so much weight to the opinions of others – whether real or perceived?

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Catherine Speaking

I share my observations in person too. See what topics I speak about in person.

Not only does Catherine have the charisma and charm to keep a large audience focused and interested but she also has a plethora of experiences and anecdotes that build into her thoughtful analysis of multicultural differences.

Guillaume Cachia Henkel, Treasury Manager, North America

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Catherine’s Essays

Here are the articles that have gotten me into the most trouble for their controversial slant. Please proceed with an open mind…