It's a New Year, Child!


The New Year is here! Right now, we are in it.

Why is it that every year we make resolutions, that most of us do not keep?

For my part, this year I decided to go gluten free and see what happens. I have not felt at my best energy level in awhile. I ate my way through the holidays and feel like it.

So gluten free it is. I want my jaw line back. I AM going to get my jawline back. I am going to stick to it for 5 months and if I feel as great as my brother and sister feel and look (the weight fell off of both of them, and they both are nearly allergy free as a result of it) then I will make it my way of life.  

So, like any other goal in my life, I envision myself exactly as I want to look and feel. I crawl inside of it like a dream. I have to commit to it body, mind, and soul, because that’s the sure way to success. I have learned working in mind management and helping people heal and overcome old ways of thinking, is that making a firm decision and committing to it makes all the difference in the world. I have also learned is that a goal has to be realistic. Can I commit and stay with it? The answer for me, is.. yes.  I have had it. Enough is enough.

Food is like a bad boyfriend, you make all kinds of reasons why you can’t break up with him, but you feel so much better after you do. We have relationships with food. Comforter, best friend, bully husband, love, hate.

Which relationship do you want to have?

I didn’t think I would be able to do it. Here’s why.
Wherever we are, Todd and I have quite a crew that lives with us. There are usually 8-10 people a night at the dinner table, and guess who largely does the cooking? Yes, that’s right. Me. The Mama. I cook for all men, and they are not celery eating, salad loving men, they are pasta eating, bread eating, meat and potatoes men. I make delicious cream sauces, pasta, breads, meats, you get the picture.

In spite of that, for three days now I have been gluten free. I have still made the dinners, but I do not eat what I cook the others. I have a little stash and I prepare things ahead of time. Most grocery stores now have gluten free sections, and I google "gluten free” every day to learn what I can, and can not, eat. It’s been so easy. So far so good. And because I love all of the things I usually cook for the others, I am amazed at how I do not want it, and there can only be one reason for that. Because I am committed, baby!  I am committed to my jaw line, my health, and my well-being, which is directly tied into my happiness. I am breaking up with gluten, excessive sugar (I replaced it with coconut sugar for my coffee) and wheat. I told myself with conviction that I do not like or want any of these things that keep me from feeling good and looking my best and by God, I believed it. I changed my regularly scheduled programming.

If we want something bad enough, and if only we are in charge of it, we will make it happen.

Famous athletes will tell you that. Famous actors will tell you that. Successful people will tell you that. We decide. We make it happen. Imagine what you have been through n your life and had to overcome just to be sitting at your computer and reading this right now. A lot of things I imagine. You have survived a lot of things. And here you are. Right here, with me. Now, after surviving your childhood, abusive relationships, losing it all and having to start over, are you going to let a cigarette or food  keep you from the most healthy, happy, you there is? The answer is no. No with a side of no. Commit to no. Commit to your happiness and self control. Prove to yourself that your mind is more powerful than your cigarette, drug, food, or people addictions.  Because it is. Hallelujah! Get your spirit in alignment! Get your priorities straight!  Make wellness be your goal and joy.

It's a new year, child!

You can do it. You can do anything. I believe in you!

I am so happy to cheer in 2015 with you!

Let’s make it magnificent, shall we?

Love For Sure,




Thanks Cat! Your message came at exactly the right time and exactly what I needed to hear. I’ve been dealing with many painful issues that put me in a complete meltdown, and I’m finally coming out of the abyss. You have echoed every word that I’ve heard from my therapist, reading, meditation – you name it, I’ve done it trying to become my healthy self again. We CAN choose the way we think, we CAN feel the way we react to unhealthy people and situations. I didn’t believe that for a long time, but with the grace of God, I’m finally learning it. Thank you for the awesome reminder. You’ve always been an inspiration to me. Thank you!


How fortuitous for me that I should have happened upon this inspiration on this day. The month almost over, I rose this Sunday morning with a new resolve to eat healthy, exercise more, and do all that I can to look my best on the outside and be my best on the inside. So naturally I end up at Cat Cosmetics. Not only are the products wonderful but Cat’s genuine desire to help us live our best lives always touches me. Today I feel spiritually nourished by her words and so thankful!

Anna Maria Bogart
Anna Maria Bogart

Thank you for your inspirational words. I have been feeling blue and out of sorts for a few weeks, maybe more & I opened up your website and started reading your past inspirations as well as this most recent one. I shop on your sight regularly & this is the first time I decided to read them. I guess I really needed to hear this today. I am not a negative person and always live in the light but for some reason lately I have not been myself. Thanks Cat for these beautiful, inspirational and motivational articles. You really spoke to me! This is just what I needed to hear and the kick in the butt I needed right now!
I can, I will and I deserve all the good things life has to offer! I am so much to be thankful for and thank you for my wake up call! XO


Hello Cat!!! Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family!!! My two daughters and I met you back in 2007 at a convention in NJ. You did a makeup application on your little stage to my daughter Breeanna. I’m sure you probably don’t remember us but we remember meeting you. We hung out at your booth and talked, took pictures and felt like we met up with good friend we had not seen in a while. I wore your make-up for quite a long time until I was diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2009. I was so saddened to have to stop wearing your products due to my now gluten free life style. I have to let you know though, that I have never felt better eating gluten free. Have you thought of formulating some of your products to be gluten free? Its very hard to find! Right now I am using Tarte makeup which is gluten free. Good luck in your new goal!! Email me anytime with ?’s, support & friendship! Laurie XO

Denise McMann
Denise McMann

Thank you for taking the time to try to inspire all of us to be better to ourselves. I wish you complete success on your journey. Much love and many blblessings to you, Todd and all the year ahead. ♡

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