Hello Catherine, I have a question about your views on love and marriage. I have been married for twenty-four years, and the connection with my husband has been mainly at the intellectual level rather than at the heart level. I’ve been pursuing a spiritual path and now realize that I… [Read More]
For four years, Catherine was the Life Advice columnist for Alternatives Magazine, a quarterly journal widely distributed throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Dear Catherine, I am a woman who feels happy with my life. I’m healthy, in a loving relationship, and enjoy my friends, family, and work. Yet, I often feel bothered by our society’s obsession with youth and celebrity and what seems like the media’s near-constant message that the only interesting,… [Read More]
Dear Catherine, As an eighteen-year-old girl, I am plagued with comparing myself to others and most of the time feel that I am less smart, less beautiful, and less talented. Even though I’m an A student in college and have been told I’m physically beautiful, this knot in my gut… [Read More]
Dear Catherine, My son is involved in a very passionate relationship of continual high drama and struggle, and he seems deeply unhappy. However, he thinks he is madly in love. I do not like or trust his girlfriend and I dread the day that he announces his intention to marry… [Read More]
Dear Catherine, My question is about right livelihood and more specifically about right money. I inherited some investments from my parents, and those investments are in some industries that I really don’t feel good about. However, they provide me with some nice dividends and pay the bills. In this crumbling… [Read More]
Dear Catherine, I live in Oregon and was raised in a family with progressive values. We were into recycling and green philosophy long before it became fashionable, and my dad always taught us to live in a way that considered sustainability as the primary goal. My problem is that since… [Read More]