I’m Nat from Stop Catching the Cat and I want to tell you a story.
This blog began, literally, as a dream about a scratchy old cat. You can meet the cat here. But this blog took form as a salve for the stress of modern life. You see, I am not an expert in being calm. I am an often-overwhelmed mother of three small children who spends an extraordinary amount of time trying to figure out how to stay serene and predominantly peaceful so that I can keep all the hats I need to wear balanced elegantly on my head.
I am also a corporate copywriter and editor with nearly 20 years of wordsmithing under my belt. I love words, I love writing, I love researching topics that I am interested in (ok, obsessed with). Most of all, when I get a spare five minutes, I love trying to figure out how to use my mind and heal my body and organise my home so that joy and peace are my predominant emotions. Because I just want to feel better and move forward when the ‘to do’ list is long and the days are short and the patience is scant. I just want to find calm among the chaos.
And I know there is a way to do all of that.
This blog is a place to present all the nuggets of wisdom I have gathered along my winding journey to being kinder to myself and calmer in the world. It’s a place where I can share with you everything I have found helpful, everything I have come to know, everything I have discovered that brings me back to my self despite the dramas, dilemmas, and ‘to do’ lists of everyday life.
As well as a mother and a copywriter, I am a helper at heart. My need to help and support and hold space for people is as true to me as my own name. So I created this space for both of us.
I have always had a knack for hunting down great resources and sharing them with those in need. It might be some uplifting words, a new way of thinking about an old problem, or a simple solution to a complex challenge. My family and friends love it. I hope you do too. Perhaps think of me as the friend you could be having coffee with who will listen, understand, share ideas, recommend a great read or gently nudge you along your journey.
I don’t promise to have all the answers. But I do want to help you to move much closer to finding your own.
So put the kettle on and settle in. I think you’ll like it here.