Every Wednesday, we get to feature a woman from some where in the world who inspires and empowers in the health, wellness and personal development community. This week, we're talking to Kate Caddle!
Kate is a love fuelled coach, speaker, writer and yogi. Her purpose is to help vibrant women like you, reignite their spark and start living on purpose.
Through her online space, coaching sessions and speaking gigs, Kate helps you cut through overwhelm, fear and stuck stories to truly live an authentically beautiful life. Encouraging you to ask yourself the tough questions, dive deep and get your cute little butt into gear and take action.
She’s an advocate for self care, living gently and getting super comfortable in your own skin. She’s passionate about passion, and loves nothing more than seeing women live a life they love.
Passion Yoga School: How do you use your work as a spiritual tool?
Kate Caddle: My clients are constantly inspiring me with their own growth, to venture deep into mine. When I see the progress they make in such a short amount of time, it reminds me of the ability within us as women to morph, grow and change, and that excites me!
PYS: The cracks are how the light gets in. Tell us how your core wounds have inspired your work.
Kate: I couldn't agree with this more. I totally believe that everything that is given to us is a chance for us to learn and grow, and it's without a doubt that my toughest points have brought about the biggest positive shifts and awakenings of my life.
I was hit with a heavy curveball soon after I got engaged in January 2012. I was rushed to hospital with a 10cm cyst on my left ovary that was beginning to rupture. The pain was intense, and I had emergency surgery the next day. This was the first catalyst for change for me as I adjusted to my new normal.
I found out that I have severe endometriosis and that having children would be a challenge. It was tough to swallow but I was up for the challenge and completely shifted my life.
I embraced natural healing through food, yoga, meditation, spiritual healers, naturopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture - anything that felt right.
That process taught me to learn to listen to my body, and that honouring it would bring me closer to my truth.
The by-product of that, and something I never imagined, I found a completely different career path that I absolutely love.
I believe I was diverted down this path not only to improve my physical health, but to lead me to my purpose.
PYS: What is your worst habit and what are you doing to improve it?
Kate: Putting myself first is a daily challenge that I constantly have to remind myself to do, and I think thats why I'm so passionate about teaching others to do it too.
My highest value is to love and nurture others, and so when I do that, I feel amazing. But not when it comes at the cost of my own wellbeing. As I've heard it said so many times before ... How can I have anything to give if my cup is empty?
I need to consciously make an effort to do something everyday that makes me feel special. Today I'm finishing work a little early so that I can spend some time painting before my husband gets home. I love being creative and it always brings me deep contentment, and a new level of inspiration.
PYS: What advice would you offer to other goddesses working to actualize their potential?
Kate: Tune in, and do the work. And when I say work, I mean spiritual connection to yourself and to the divine (whatever that might be for you).
By establishing a loving relationship with yourself, you are able to connect to what it is you really want to do each day. That desire your heart is sharing with you.
And then, take action! As much as I believe in manifestation, we need to also bring a little yang flow into our dreams. What can you do each day towards moving you closer to your truth? Maybe it's reaching out to someone, maybe it's getting clear on your visions. But the key is to take forward motion, it doesn't matter how big or small, just keep stepping one foot in front of the other.
PYS: What does your daily spiritual practice look like?
Kate: It changes with the seasons. I live in quite a warm climate in Australia, and in Summer (which it is right now) the sun rises at about 4:30am. I wake soon after the sun, and move my body in a loving way. (Walking my dog, pilates, yoga or a swim at the beach)
Next it's onto my morning meditation. Sometimes guided, sometimes to music and sometimes in nature. Whatever I feel I need that day.
Then I tune into how I feel, if I feel like journalling I'll grab a pen and my journal and sit for a while to write. Sometimes I feel like pulling angel cards or oracle cards.
And then I set an intention for my day, which I write down and keep at my desk.
Throughout the day I take regular breaks even for a few minutes to regroup and take some mindful breathes.
I also love to incorporate crystals and essential oils into my day and my spiritual practice.
Of an evening before bed I usually do a guided mediation and a bit of journalling or spiritual reading before drifting off into a blissful sleep.
PYS: What secrets (past or present) have kept you from living in your truth?
Kate: I've never really been one to consciously hide from things, I love to have everything in order - especially in my mind.
Something that has stopped me from living my truth in the past has been fear. And I'd be lying if I said I didn't still face it from time to time. But know I can recognise it for what it is, and not the 'truth' that I thought it was before.
Fear of not being good enough, of being rejected, of not making enough money, of not being worthy, of not be smart enough. Honestly the list could be endless!
But what I've realised is that I know I'm here on earth to do something great, it's bigger than me, and it's absolutely not my job to judge or scrutinise that. Whoever or whatever the higher power is, knows that there is a plan in place for me, and it's not my job to understand the plan, rather to listen to the guidance within and take steps in the direction I'm being led.
Whenever I feel myself waiver. I remind myself that this isn't about me, and I get on with what I was doing!
PYS: Who inspires you?
Kate: Julie Parker from Beautiful You is a total goddess in action!
I'm also really inspired by Melissa Ambrossini and all the work that she is doing in guiding women to live from love.
And finally the girls from The Little Sage are divine, and I soak up everything they do!