If you don’t know where you are going you might wind up somewhere else Yogi Berra Out of Pocket Emotions advocates awareness of ourselves in every best way possible. If we are all […]
Catherine DeAngelis, Founder, Out of Pocket Emotions™
Catherine DeAngelis founded Out of Pocket Emotions in 2008. Initially Out of Pocket Emotions offered life coaching programs to inspire followers to build on healthy emotional awareness for better communications and achieve personal life goals.
Keeping with modern times, Out of Pocket continues to bring perspectives on awakening ourselves to living expressively alert. Methods of life skills training, facilitation and certified coaching practice, including over 20 years of professional experience are what Catherine brings to this forum She has taught and given workshops on job searching skills, emotional literacy, mindfulness, hosted retreats, Her storytelling workshops started from the ground up from introducing poem-making to youth at Public Libraries and storytelling/writing with adults and seniors in the community. Writing poetry since she was 14, she studied Journalism at Ryerson University.
A brand refresh of Out of Pocket Emotions aspires to create well-researched articles by Catherine as well as continue to host contributing writers. Catherine believes her lived experience with mental health, more recent, her work as a note taker for the deaf and hard of hearing, expands her portfolio to stand by her belief "sense of belongingness is a key to all human existence". She aspires to ignite the curious mind to explore, to open our hearts and get personal with emotions - all part of being human.
Pueblo Blessing *Nancy Wood Hold on to what is good Even if it is a handful of earth Hold on to what you […]
Thinker Close Up by marttj Licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 How often do we honestly admit to ourselves when our emotions and thoughts we experience are not easy to tell apart. Think […]
by Catherine DeAngelis A Reflective Video-Poem “I am From” by Carol Ellis reads: “I am from a complicated mixture of love, hate, ego, and anger. I am from the love that I […]
by Catherine DeAngelis “Only in quietness do we possess our own mindsand discover the resources of the Inner Life.” Helen Keller (To Love this Life) As young as we are that […]
by Mary Cook, MA, Psychology Addictions Treatment Counselor (Contributing Writer) Photo: Terence Chang True happiness comes from the heart, not the mind. Our mind typically judges, compares, and places conditions on happiness, […]
Guest writer Stephen A Nelson is a freelance journalist who grew up in Toronto back when, as he says, “They still had a Santa Claus at the Eaton’s and Simpson’s Department Stores, where […]
by Gemma Charles Freelance Writer Developing Self-Compassion to Improve Emotional Health Many of us are raised to analyse our flaws, to compare ourselves to others, and […]
Catherine DeAngelis Belongingness is the quality or state of being, an essential or important part of something – we all need to have a sense of belonging. That intense need for belonging in […]
How Childhood Trauma Affects Adult Relationships By Zoe Reyes Zoe is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in anxiety and trauma, and trained in EMDR therapy. She runs a private […]
Trances With Wolves A New Hope for a Lone Wolf Walking On Water by Stephen A. Nelson (republished) A musical friend of mine, Mackenzie Brown, sings a song about her close […]
by Catherine DeAngelis (Reprinted 2018) “I never wanted to be a star. I didn’t like entering a room with all eyes on me. I still don’t like the attention of a birthday party. […]
by Catherine DeAngelis “It matters not how strait the gate, how charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.” – from the poem […]
by Catherine DeAngelis “My vision is that belonging should be at the heart of a fundamental discovery: that we all belong to a common humanity, the human race. We may be rooted […]
By Maya Angelou Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Annie Johnson (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) American poet, Memoirist, and Civil Rights Activist. XX “I’ve learned that people will forget what […]