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PERFECTION ISN’T THE ANSWER TO LOVING YOUR LIFE. self-compassion is.
Kat Tansey helps you appreciate the possibilities of a life without judgment and self-sabotage— a life filled with the grace and joy that acceptance and self-compassion brings.
Using knowledge and deep understanding gained from her personal journey, and drawing upon research and interviews with experts such as Maureen Murdock, Sharon Salzberg, Kristen Neff, Judith Orloff, and Byron Katie, Kat demonstrates again and again the healing power of self-compassion and teaches you how to make it an integral part of your own life. why just survive when you can thrive?
your own unique path through midlife
YOUR JOURNEY DOES NOT HAVE TO BE WEIGHED DOWN WITH OBLIGATION, STRESS, AND FATIGUE. YOU CAN CREATE A PATH THAT GIVES YOU:
  • A sense of purpose and belonging
  • Physical, mental, and emotional well being
  • Optimism, clarity, and creativity
  • Resilience, self-confidence, and courage
  • Peace, joy, and happiness
Kat Tansey’s Unshakable Self-Compassion course will help you develop a daily practice of self-acceptance and self-nurturing that is as important as breathing.
ABOUT KAT
AUTHOR, TEACHER AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE EXPERT Kat Tansey has been discovering the magic of midlife for more than 20 years — researching, writing, and teaching about women’s health and quality of life issues as she experienced her own often challenging journey through midlife and beyond.
In her late 40’s, Kat struggled with major health issues related to stress and exposure to toxins during a remodeling of her offices. She learned to meditate and wrote Choosing To Be as a way to find and develop a process that would help her regain her health and vitality.
Twenty years later, Kat was slammed with another wake-up call that led her to research and create a beta course for midlife women called Choosing To Be Fit. Developing and teaching this course helped Kat recover her health. Her students loved the course, but during this process Kat discovered there was a more important need that needed to be addressed first. This was the beginning of her work on Unshakable Self-Compassion.
RESOURCES
Choosing to Be
Life gets easier when you see yourself as a hero. So when Kat was struggling with Chronic Fatigue in the early 90’s, she decided to write a book about learning how to meditate. But she didn't write just any book. She wrote Choosing To Be: Lessons in Living from a Feline Zen Master, the story of how she learned to meditate with the wise and often amusing guidance from her Maine Coon cats — Zen Master Poohbear Degoonacoon and his lively young helper, Catzenbear. The book has been published in Chinese and Dutch, so now Poohbear and Catzenbear travel the world bringing hope and laughter to people who suffer from chronic illness and depression.
Finding Magic in Midlife
Kat gained invaluable insights during the five years of her Finding Magic in Midlife radio show. A more expansive view of the possibilities and excitement of midlife developed as she interviewed extraordinary midlife women such as Dr. Maureen Murdock, who created The Heroine’s Journey; Dr. Candace Pert, who wrote about her scientific breakthrough in Molecules of Emotion; Byron Katie, creator of The Work; Dr. Judith Orloff, author of Emotional Freedom; Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky on The How of Happiness; and Dr. Elaine Aron, whose research resulted in her book, The Highly Sensitive Person.
Choosing to Be Fit
Kat developed Choosing To Be Fit to provide a holistic approach for leading a healthy life that is about more than just diet and exercise. Kat also explores mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of fitness and well-being. She has been an avid researcher in the field of functional medicine for four years, and keeps up with the steep learning curve regarding developments in epigenetics, using food as medicine, neuroplasticity, gut/brain connection, and many other breakthroughs being made almost daily. Once again, what Kat has discovered that this is an exciting time to be in midlife and beyond!

Dedication

THIS STORY OF MY JOURNEY IS DEDICATED TO MY PARENTS
At last my inner werewolf has been put to rest. I no longer have those attacks of unworthiness and self-hatred.
I love looking at myself in the mirror. In fact, I think I like myself even more than my cat likes me.
~ Kat Tansey

My decision to tell secrets my parents held so close for their entire lives has not been an easy one. I loved and adored both my parents. They were intelligent, hardworking, beautiful and loving people. When they retired and moved back to Texas, their neighbors put together a huge scrapbook with pictures and stories about how much my parents meant to everyone in the neighborhood. Everyone loved them.

I wish I had known earlier what had happened to them. I think it might have changed things for me. But it was not the custom in those times to share shameful stories, and I understand this. Perhaps in some small way, my sharing now the stories of what happened in their lives shows us how amazing they really were. They were resilient, hardworking people who found each other and shared a life filled with love, humor, and adventure. They were two of the bravest, most wonderful people I have ever known, and I will love them forever.