I’m Kate…Where whiskey meets tea. Where punk meets priestess. Where Eastern wisdom meets Western science. Where anatomy geek meets earth goddess. Where loner meets extrovert. Where F-bomb meets Om.
I am obsessed with female body wisdom and soul connection. I love guiding dedicated women who want to understand their bodies’ natural rhythms, achieve hormonal harmony, and healing pain to connect deeply within.
My work lies at the intersection of Eastern wisdom and Western science with a dollop of the Sacred Female and heaping amounts of Nature medicine. I help women mid-wife themselves (head, heart, and soul) into designing a life they love living.
I believe that to fully embody your soulful self, you must go beyond your edge into unknown territory. I believe that when you welcome the dark while remaining devoted to the light, you will become the force of nature you know yourself to be.
I believe that this requires a journey into unveiling hidden bravery, confidence, and trust in yourself that you might not think you have. I believe that hoping for it more than you are willing to work for it never works.
MY STORY – how did I end up here?
Have you ever felt like your body was out to get you? Have you ever suspected that life was conspiring against you? I have.
Confession time. I’ve felt like a fraud, so overwhelmed that I felt like I was drowning, like with one false move everything – and I mean, EVERYTHING – would come crashing down, and so anxious that my heart felt like it was telling me to go ‘F’ myself while it escaped my chest so many times it’s hard to count.
I began the fight with my body when doctors told my parents that I would die by the age of 4 due to a rare lymphatic disease. I have struggled with body image, eating disorders, anxiety, sleepless nights, exhaustion so heavy I thought it would crush me, and massive hormonal disharmony. This was all before I hit my early 20’s. Oh and I got a major knee injury at a punk rock concert (yep, you read that right) that resulted in an osteoarthritic knee with complete ACL and meniscal tears.
I was lost, starved, a serial self-abuser, numbed out, turned off and my body was swollen, broken, and a hormonal madhouse with my sacred centre left anchorless.
The reality of it is that some of my health issues will always be in the car with me. I just needed to decide if they would be passengers or the driver of my life.
It took a few years to dig myself out of the deep hole I’d shoved myself into and find the holistic practices I needed to take loving care of myself.
Like life, my story takes a turn. Time to strap in and put your seat in the upright position. Okay, ready?
Have you ever heard how the brighter something is the darker its shadow?
Once again I found myself on a slippery slope but this time it came in the guise of chasing the light. I became proficient in the façade of spiritual superiority, gorging on miracles, believing my own overinflated importance, overgiving my energy by living full throttle, teaching so many classes per week I was in a regurgitative loop, and collecting moments of ascension like trophies.
How the hell did I end up here – with no sleep, drained energy, losing my hair, anxious everyday, sitting on a hormonal timebomb, feeling hollow inside, and if one thing, no matter how small, tipped my carefully constructed balance I would lose it – again?
I learned from a very young age that I had to transcend my body, to bend her to my will, that my mind ruled all, I just needed to control both my body and my mind to ascend to nirvana, and I couldn’t be in love with all the parts of myself OR the world because of how flawed we both were. I was disheartened, but determined to find another way.
After years of seeking help from doctors and specialists to energy healers and body therapists, I decided it was up to me to find my path to soulful living.
I became consumed with the mind-body connection, hormonal health, healthy living, emotional well-being, women’s embodiment circles, and SO much more. I discovered that my well-being (mental, physical, emotional, soulful, and spiritual) is dependent on understanding my fluctuating needs.
Timing my life in accordance to natural rhythms like the changing seasons and the phases of the moon transformed everything. Inhabiting and befriending my body guided me, grounded me, and brought me back to my centre.
This led me to create SHE Collective. SHE stands for Soulful – Holistic—Embodied. I light up by showing women how it IS possible to be a modern woman navigating everyday challenges AND a soulful woman in touch with Nature’s medicine AT THE SAME TIME.
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