It’s Kathryn here:
I began Whole Loving Wellness in April of 2012. I became a wellness coach after I had a life-coach who helped me immensely after I was sexually assaulted in 2007. In the soon aftermath of the assault, I know I moved on “mostly-ok” in many ways and had a lot of support. Yet, there were moments that I felt completely lost and scared and then scared of being scared, and scared of being lost. And moments where I just cried or I shut down. All of this is an “ok” or understandable reaction, and also didn’t need to be and is no longer my often-life. I found out that some of this extreme anxiety and emotional overwhelm and disconnecting was called “panic attacks” and began to find ways to approach these differently and shift them out of my life as well.
After I worked with this life-coach and fitness coach, read a lot and did a lot of personal work, I realized I knew a lot and had skills and the passion to help others. I am committed now to making this my employment. Learn more about my skills on DaoCloud. I have experience and a loving, listening space to support others partly because of this experience.
I am passionate about the outdoors, about writing, about art and photography, and, more than I realized about flowers. I self-published a book of photos and poetry I had been working on the past two years at the end of 2012 titled Blooms of Wonder (bloomsofwonder.com). I love that it has brought others wellness, relaxation, and joy and that it also celebrates the flowers and companion insects. And, I love how now, my son who is four loves flowers too!
As a mom, I have been fortunate to be able to spend most of my time with him and not work a lot of hours. And to be able to support him now in home learning in his pre-K introduction during covid-19.
And, as someone who has long wanted a more peaceful world, I hope I can have the privilege to more help families who have been affected by violence and long for peace. I also enjoy using my written, photographic, and creative skills to help both address hard memories and memorialize and create wonderful new ones (bloomsofwonder.com) and share my celebrating in books and notecards I created.
Now, I always know the love is there even in the anxieties that still come up, and so I am released from the grips of anxiety, stress, and overwhelm even when I experience them. For me it is this “love” that is my spiritual connection–I am not a religious person–but I do have a deep connection with that love in human and non-human alike. I trust and know that all are love, and, it is this belief that forms the basis of Whole Loving Wellness’ intent to support others in living a more open-hearted life from this space.
I continue to make daily choices that support me better and help love shine more for me. And, five years ago at the end of May, I married my partner, Aaron, who has been so amazing, and, now, we have our growing son Joey, who joins our fuzzy companion Bosko.
One of my clients, Lisa, shared: “Kathryn is thoughtful with a capital T. She pays attention to the details that make a session into an experience. She has carefully honed that highly sought after skill of really listening and with Reiki she not only listens with her ears but with her hands as well….Kathryn provides consistently encouraging feedback and accountability when needed in a caring manner. She models wellness herself and has a creative and gentle soul. She has many talents to share with prospective clients through her services at Whole Loving Wellness. It has been a joy to work with her on my personal goals.”