Posts by Catherine Collautt, Ph.D.
Self-esteem and what makes life worth living.
“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” ~ E. E. Cummings Self-esteem is obviously important because it helps prevent you from eating sh**. Even when packaged in a sweet, candy-covered shell. Self-esteem is important because as Chuck Reid remarked, “In theory, there is no difference between…Read More
Easier Said Than Done. – But Still Worth Saying.
“The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” ~ Henry Ford Ah yes. Indeed. ‘Tis so. I won’t pretend I can tell you how. How often spans the better part of a lifetime and usually involves most things and their opposite, for example: listen to yourself – listen…Read More
Q: Real or Magic? A: Both.
‘I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.’” ~ Louis C.K. Question: Real or magic?…Read More
What are you going to do when they tell you that there is life on other planets?
Why are we waiting for scientists to tell us that life exists outside Earth in order to believe that it does? As if simple mathematical probabilities are not enough. The probability that Earth is and has been the only suitable environment for life in the Universe is statistically smaller than that your gender will just up…Read More
Because I had a friend.
“I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.” ~ Abraham Lincoln What a remarkable admission. Whether you believe him or not, whether you want to rattle off the dozen character traits, innate or otherwise, you consider responsible for Lincoln’s success – consider that a distraction…Read More
The Grass Is Greener …
“The grass is greener where you water it.” ~Neil Barringham The grass is greener where you water it. It may always be greener on the other side because human beings are irrevocably dissatisfied and fickle – maybe; but it is definitely always greener where it’s been watered. Remember that, when you find yourself coveting another patch:…Read More
On The Idea That Faith Is Dangerous
It seems fair that if the NRA can use the adage, ‘Guns don’t kill people. – People kill people.’, God should be able to use it too. And of course we might want to say, in both cases, ‘Yeah, maybe – but they’d have a much more difficult time doing it without you. [Thank you…Read More
Your Future Depends On …
“Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you.” ~ Frank Tyger Good news and bad news right? Nah, just good news. Well okay, maybe not just good news. Maybe a little hard news, too. Because it means we have to get involved – a lot. Especially when ‘the rubber meets the road’, when we’ve failed…Read More
The Mythical Money Magnet: Compounding.
Arbutus Compoundis: the tree that grows money. This is what we’ve all been told money doesn’t do, but wish it would do: grow on trees. We’d all love a tree that grows money. But we’re told they don’t exist, so we dream instead of second best: winning the lottery. (The odds are better, we think…Read More
Expect To Grow Spiritually.
“Expect your every need to be met, expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level, expect to grow spiritually.” ~ Eileen Caddy Expect to grow spiritually. With this one phrase Caddy has taken what might otherwise have drifted away as the height of new age delusion – and injected it with the rock-hard solid…Read More