Author name: Catherine Wilder

Catherine Wilder
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Soulful Interiors: Reflections from the Book ‘Shelter for the Spirit’

One of my favorite books that I read in 2023 is Shelter for the Spirit. As a homesteader who works from home and homeschools, my home is the centerpiece of my lifestyle.  When my older children were toddlers I moved into a converted school bus where I’d spend most of my day to day life …

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Embracing My Reading Challenges: A Personal Tale of Overcoming Dyslexia

My mom would sit at the kitchen table and do reading flash cards with me. I would cry. The written language was so hard for me to figure out. While I was super high functioning academically, reading never became automatic for me, or fully integrated. I have seriously struggled to learn to spell, and I …

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The Benefit of Conflict in Relationships, and the Real Reason You Have Drama in Your Life

Conflict is an inevitable and unavoidable aspect of all human relationships. You are guaranteed to experience conflict in some form during every relationship of significance you will ever have, including (and maybe most especially) your relationship with yourself….. While healthy conflict must happen for a relationship to stand the test of time, drama should be …

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