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Cathy Betoin's I Matter Blog and Podcast

JEWELS IN THE MUD?

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Pearls in the mud - raisins in the tea cake!   Have you ever caught yourself knowing deep down that there is a pearl or maybe even several in an experience that you are having but that you DON'T WANT TO LOOK FOR IT OR OPEN TO IT RIGHT NOW - THANK YOU VERY MUCH.  Not only that, but if anybody, DARES to suggest that you might try doing that you might just WOP them one...

The trouble with teaching something as challenging as I Matter is that I have found there is very little pl…

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The I Matter Framework and elephants! GOT IT!

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Have you ever woken up with a sudden sense of clarity that meant you had to leap out of bed and take action?!

I find my best moments of clarity arise like that and this morning it was elephants......  and at 5..00 am here is the picture that I found that has me beaming from ear to ear!

In the last few months, I have been studying the language of business.  For years I have been studying psychology - and I know a lot about this - but when it came to running a business I discovered that I was rath…

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7 Reasons Adults Should Learn About Child Development

 What issues do you care about? When I first decided that if I really cared about the growing numbers of complex children in our communities, I was going to have to learn a lot of things in addition to the core psychology in which I originally trained, I had no idea of quite what an intense and challenging journey it would become.

Since making the decision to commit to this issue, I have had to learn how to run a business, and how to master a lot of technology - aspects that I cannot say I ha…

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THE POWER OF OUR JUDGEMENTS

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Have you ever noticed when you are under significant pressure that your wellbeing can seem to move between feeling you are doing OK to not feeling OK at all?  

One secret to this underlying instability lies in a particular class of beliefs - the judgements - that hold incredible power over our wellbeing.    Judgements are important to be aware of, because it is judgements more than anything else that hold the key to moving from stressed out to back in better balance, from not coping - to coping…

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LADY ANNE CLIFFORD - PERSEVERANCE COUNTS

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Who do you turn to as your role models?    This fascinating lady from the 1600's came into my awareness earlier this year when I joined a community theatre company and was unexpectedly offered the main part. (Yikes!)  As the adventure progressed, the more I learned about Lady Anne, the more interested I became in her story.  

Amongst other facts what impressed me most was her sheer conviction and determination to keep working for what she wanted in spite of endless obstacles. 

Initially Lady Ann…

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GETTING REMARRIED...TO MY EX-HUSBAND

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This is intended to be a professional website..  However, I Matter emerged in my life out of a very personal journey and so though I don't intend to use this site to share lots of intimate details, as I start out on the task of sharing these ideas through my own on-line business, it is perhaps fitting to share with you that the I Matter Framework and the I Matter Process have been central to a very challenging journey, through a divorce - and other adventures - and on to a much happier place. …

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