Monday, September 30, 2013

How sweet it is...

One of my not-so-secret dreams is to be a person who is asked to contribute to things. Specifically, I am slowly and steadily cultivating a life where I am a person whom creative kindreds might consider approaching to contribute a written perspective.

So when my dear friend Jill emailed me to ask if I would like to contribute to her Self-Compassion Saturday series, it felt like a dream come true.

And, of course, I wasn't surprised when I started to work through her questions. They were thoughtful and intelligent and had incredible depth... just like Jill. And they spoke straight to the heart of who I am... just like Jill.

I'd be lying if I didn't admit feeling utterly out of my depth as the first posts in the series were published. Mary Anne Radmacher? Andrea Scher? Laurie Wagner? Rachel Cole? Jennifer Louden? Susannah Conway? Kristin Noelle? Laura Simms? All these incredibly accomplished supersheros and... me?

When I shared my reservations with Jill, she gently affirmed: "you SO belong in this group of wise and compassionate women. I asked my heart, looked deep inside for who I should ask, and your name was there along with the rest."

You can see why it feels like an incredible privilege to be a "mirror" to this generous and compassionate soul.

I totally agree, Jill: one day we will meet over coffee and cupcakes and we will laugh and cry and talk like old souls who have known each other forever.

In the meantime, thank you for the gift of Self-Compassion Saturday.

Friends, I humbly invite you to read my offering here. And warmly encourage you to trawl through the archives and follow the series (and Jill's posts) henceforth. There are many, many riches to be found.


  1. Great interview, and congrats on your news!

  2. I agree with Jill. You belong there, with the wise and the compassionate.

  3. Congratulations on the wonderful opportunity Kat! I enjoyed reading the details of how you managed to shed the old anxieties, which allowed your baby a place to begin forming - it was a wonderful story of compassion for your parents, as well as yourself =-)