My blog and Youtube channel have been under…construction? I wanted to change things up and move away from homemaking a bit…not all the way…but a bit to move into other areas of interest. Therefore, I have been playing with new titles and looks. I apologize and I have not lost my mind. I may be going through a mini personality crisis as Evelyn so gently put but I will stop now with this new title Life With Kate. It is all-encompassing and flexible. Why change? Well, This blog was titled Dirt Poor and Lovin’ It! but, after some reflection, I … Continue reading Sorry for all the blog name changes!!
A journey to create a faith and spiritual practice that brings Spirit fully into one’s life. Thoughts on society, why it’s such a mess and solutions to heal the root of the issues out there. I explore addictions, poverty, and how to overcome both. And I talk about ways to create a wholesome lifestyle that is joyous and full of peace. These are my personal thoughts on God, how to grow in Spirit, have an incredible life and thrive with the tools we find in the Bible. It is an exploration of many religious and spiritual practices and being open … Continue reading Finding God in this world.
Getting sober and getting out of debt are two of the hardest things I have ever done in my life. They were also the most empowering things I’ve every done. The hardship of both tasks was so worth it in the end. Today life is a far different picture than it was pre-sobriety and debt. I struggled with both items for years and years before I had victory. I truly began living once these obstacles were conquered and overcome. I love reminiscing over my last 8 years. I can’t stand thinking about the years prior to sobriety. There is such … Continue reading What life looks like after years of sobriety and frugal living.
I have been reading Awakening the Giant Within, by Tony Robbins. I lovingly and jokingly refer to it as “staying awake for the giant”. It is one of those mammoth books jam-packed with so much information that you may pass out after a few pages from sheer mental exhaustion. I’m only on page 145 and I started sometime this winter…it’s late summer now. I will read a chunk and then I have to take a break with something fluffy with sparkles and hues of pink like The Secret or Law of Attraction. I love this man! He’s this giant, all … Continue reading Overcoming nonproductive habits.
Some of you who come across this write-up will not do it by coincidence, just as I did not write this by coincidence. There is no such thing as coincidence, bad luck, good luck, or happenstance. Everything has meaning, everything has a reason, and it is all of our creation. Choices we made years ago may still be affecting us today, the feelings and thoughts we marinate in today will create our tomorrow. You called this in to your experience today. If you are struggling with hard times…financially and emotionally (because they go hand in hand), if you have more … Continue reading How to climb up out of poverty and addiction.
It’s around 6:00 am on a Friday morning and I’m sitting in my cozy bed with my delicious coffee, laptop, a cat, two snoring little boys, two dogs, and Good Morning Sacramento. I have a list of to do’s but it’s all good stuff. This is a good life. My life was not always this way. Some 8 years ago I was alone with not even a goldfish to greet me in the morning. I was depressed and lonely. I had some habits that were keeping me in a holding pattern. Bad habits or addictions, whichever you prefer to … Continue reading How to overcome addictions and bad habits.
I remember the New Years resolutions, all the things I was going to change, all the task I was going to accomplish toward becoming a better person, a more civilized and enlightened human being. It would last the first few days and by the next weekend it was all old news and forgotten. I wasted many years not getting my act together and living in a world of being “nonpresent”. I quit drinking 8 plus years ago. It dwindled down for a couple years to nothing and then a final commitment to being clear and here. I don’t miss it … Continue reading A New Life in Sobriety.
Here comes New Years and a boat load of lists on what we hope to accomplish, changes we would like to make to improve our well-being and life. We all know the old saying, “you reap what you sow.” The choices we make this very day will have a ripple effect on into the future. Some of us will actually make some positive changes and stick with them. Some of us will only dream. Some decisions we make or actions may only take a few minutes but may cause huge and detrimental effects for years to come. Scary to think … Continue reading .99 cents to a new life.
What is the way to happiness? Being totally sober. Waking up on a Saturday and the only hangover you have is from the homemade caramel popcorn and staying up too late watching movies that were clean and wholesome enough for the kiddies to watch. I was recently inspired by a fellow sober sister visiting my site. I don’t think about sobriety that much these days. I have enjoyed it around 8 years and this just seems like normal life. I take it for granted. I’d like to celebrate it for a moment, though. In AA they celebrate sober birthdays. … Continue reading A sober life is a great life!
What do we do when we wake up one day and realize that this is not the life we had dreamed of? That we are miserable, tired…no, exhausted, and we feel lost beyond lost? I went through this 10 years ago. I had a quiet breakdown. It wasn’t the dramatic nervous breakdown where you sit crouched in a corner rocking back and forth chanting some odd word over and over. I just slowly unraveled and kept sliding more into drinking in my rented room at night while watching TV, crying after work, running on the hamster wheel without any life … Continue reading Starting over right here and now…or starting tomorrow.