Kathryn Crawford Wheat

Kathryn Crawford Wheat is an ordinary woman who has found a way to share some of her life’s experiences in the hopes that others will be able to identify with her and take comfort in knowing that we all face similar things in life. She is an Author, Professional Speaker, MCE Instructor, and Blogger.

She enjoys spending time with family and friends, scuba diving, wine tasting, dancing, exercise, yoga, writing, and musical theater.

Some of the best things about Kathryn include her faith, courage, and fierce loyalty. She is grateful, joyful, empathetic, determined, motivated, observant, a little foolish and sometimes a bit crazy!

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This could qualify as the most embarrassing moment ever!

I have been attempting to get my very good friend, who will go unnamed in this story, to share one of her most embarrassing moments. You probably know her so I won’t divulge her name but let’s just say it starts with a “C” and ends in a “y”. But I promised to keep her identity a secret so I won’t tell you who it is. This is a moment in her life that time stood still for a beat and she wanted to crawl in a hole and disappear from where she stood. But this story is just too funny to keep it a secret so we have compromised and she has allowed me to tell it for her.
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Reflecting on Life Lessons
This post is very humbling to write but I have been known to be honest to a fault and this will be no exception. I don’t want to pretend that I always do the right thing and have it all together when I still have many areas of my life that need work. It’s obvious to all that I am no more perfect than the next person. It would be ludicrous to try to act like I am and even more exhausting to live a lie. The truth is evident. So I’ll embrace it.

I have recently had my patience and humility tested. I won’t go into details but I know that it is no coincidence that these things all came one right after another as if God was trying to tell me to take notice. Well, I did take notice and in hindsight of each situation, I have realized that I could have reacted differently and had different outcomes to various happenings in my life. Even when another person is wrong or angry, I don’t have to respond in kind. I know that if I had kept my joy in the face of oncoming negativity and anger, I would not be feeling unhappy with my response. These tests are never easy but when you are able to get through them holding onto inner peace then you have achieved great strength.

I tend to reflect a lot, okay….. maybe even obsess about these things when they happen but it’s ultimately how I am able to understand where things began to deteriorate and start to make the changes needed to grow. For me, writing about it puts me on the line for following through with making improvements. It helps me to do the work necessary to become better at responding in a more healthy and productive way.

Let’s face it, people are not always going to act the way you that you would like them to. Not everybody is kind and considerate of others. In fact, some are even downright mean spirited. Businesses might not conduct themselves in an honorable manner. People will sometimes disappoint us. What I have realized is that my disagreement or disappointment with them most likely isn’t going to change anything. It’s perfectly ok to speak up for what is right, but there is a productive and noble way to achieve this. In fact, it is ultimately necessary to communicate with others about these things even though it may be uncomfortable. Attempts at self appointed martyrdom never accomplish anything.

So I must ask myself, why did I allow it to bring me down? I have the power to remain above the situation. And if I do, I am in a much better position to perhaps be the teacher for the person in front of me. Through our own genuine peace and tranquility, and not feigned through gritted teeth and snarky grins, we can be a testimony to others. Be aware that what you are feeling is most likely shown on your face. Demonstrating and living these truths is more powerful than any verbal response we can possibly make.

Reflecting on Life Lessons

This post is very humbling to write but I have been known to be honest to a fault and this will be no exception. I don’t want to pretend that I always do the right thing and have it all together when I still have many areas of my life that need work. It’s obvious to all that I am no more perfect than the next person. It would be ludicrous to try to act like I am and even more exhausting to live a lie. The truth is evident. So I’ll embrace it.

I have recently had my patience and humility tested. I won’t go into details but I know that it is no coincidence that these things all came one right after another as if God was trying to tell me to take notice. Well, I did take notice and in hindsight of each situation, I have realized that I could have reacted differently and had different outcomes to various happenings in my life. Even when another person is wrong or angry, I don’t have to respond in kind. I know that if I had kept my joy in the face of oncoming negativity and anger, I would not be feeling unhappy with my response. These tests are never easy but when you are able to get through them holding onto inner peace then you have achieved great strength.

I tend to reflect a lot, okay….. maybe even obsess about these things when they happen but it’s ultimately how I am able to understand where things began to deteriorate and start to make the changes needed to grow. For me, writing about it puts me on the line for following through with making improvements. It helps me to do the work necessary to become better at responding in a more healthy and productive way.

Let’s face it, people are not always going to act the way you that you would like them to. Not everybody is kind and considerate of others. In fact, some are even downright mean spirited. Businesses might not conduct themselves in an honorable manner. People will sometimes disappoint us. What I have realized is that my disagreement or disappointment with them most likely isn’t going to change anything. It’s perfectly ok to speak up for what is right, but there is a productive and noble way to achieve this. In fact, it is ultimately necessary to communicate with others about these things even though it may be uncomfortable. Attempts at self appointed martyrdom never accomplish anything.

So I must ask myself, why did I allow it to bring me down? I have the power to remain above the situation. And if I do, I am in a much better position to perhaps be the teacher for the person in front of me. Through our own genuine peace and tranquility, and not feigned through gritted teeth and snarky grins, we can be a testimony to others. Be aware that what you are feeling is most likely shown on your face. Demonstrating and living these truths is more powerful than any verbal response we can possibly make.

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Kale Smoothie
First of all, don’t judge a smoothie by it’s name! This is REALLY good! I have been eating so bad for the last month that I’ve decided to eat clean for the next 5 days. To me, this means eating only what God made in it’s purest form. Except for coffee. I don’t have the desire to deal with the withdrawal headaches so I will still drink my morning cup but without cream and sugar. Yes, I’m even giving up wine. I’m trying not to panic. It’s only 5 days!!!!
Following is one of my favorite healthy smoothies:
Blend in blender
1 stalk of Kale – wash it really good and take the leaves off of the stem
1 cup of frozen pineapple chunks
1/2 cup of pineapple juice
1 section (approx. 3″) of a seedless cucumber
1/4 section of avocado
splash of lemon juice
You may need to add in a little water if it gets too thick.
Or if you prefer it to be really cold, you can add in some crushed ice instead.
These measurements are general guidelines. Feel free to tweak it to your own liking!

Kale Smoothie

First of all, don’t judge a smoothie by it’s name! This is REALLY good! I have been eating so bad for the last month that I’ve decided to eat clean for the next 5 days. To me, this means eating only what God made in it’s purest form. Except for coffee. I don’t have the desire to deal with the withdrawal headaches so I will still drink my morning cup but without cream and sugar. Yes, I’m even giving up wine. I’m trying not to panic. It’s only 5 days!!!!

Following is one of my favorite healthy smoothies:

Blend in blender

  • 1 stalk of Kale – wash it really good and take the leaves off of the stem
  • 1 cup of frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup of pineapple juice
  • 1 section (approx. 3″) of a seedless cucumber
  • 1/4 section of avocado
  • splash of lemon juice

You may need to add in a little water if it gets too thick.

Or if you prefer it to be really cold, you can add in some crushed ice instead.

These measurements are general guidelines. Feel free to tweak it to your own liking!

Shampoo Bowl Shenanigans
Christmas is over and it’s time to get prepared to ring in the New Year.  You know what that means….off to the salon.  If you haven’t already made an appointment for hair and nails, then good luck getting in my friends!!  Kathryn and I have been going to Louis at Visible Changes over twenty years for our hair and we have seen and experienced all kinds of things at the salon.  It is a perfect place for people watching and such.  But one of things that we have always joked about is that you never know what is going to happen at the shampoo bowl!

Like most salons, Visible Changes position their new hires at the shampoo bowls.  Even though most of them already have their license, they must first start at an entry level and work up the seniority ladder.  So when we come to Louis for our hair we always anticipate the shampoo experience that is ahead of us.

Each individual comes with a different interpretation of what the perfect shampoo bowl experience should be.  Being the receiver of all of this is another story in itself.  Over the years I think Kathryn and I have lived through it all.  Mostly our shampoo experiences have been good along with some great scalp massages, but those are not necessarily the memorable ones, so we thought we would share.

First, you never know what kind of relationship your shampoo tech has with the water hose. I am always anxious to see if they have tamed the wily beast yet because if you are not careful it will turn on you in a second leaving everything in its path a wet mess. Sometimes they misinterpret where your hairline really is and you end up with your entire face washed clean!  Then there is the water speech….”Hot water opens the hair shaft and cold water closes it!!”. Grrrrreeaaat. Now I’m awake!!

Oh and you learn all the drama that is happening in their lives in under two minutes which most of time is really good stuff. Nothing like living your life vicariously through your shampoo tech.  For some people, it might seem annoying or too much to handle but for us it’s part of the visit which over the years we seem to look forward to. It reminds me of a quote by Forrest Gump. “ Life is like a box of chocolates you never know what your gonna get”.

Kathryn and I realize that attitude is everything.  Reacting to any situation with hostility or anger is counterproductive.  Learn to react with understanding and compassion and some laughter.  Don’t take things too seriously or the interesting things in life will pass you by. Quite honestly we have enjoyed our times at the shampoo bowl!!
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Shampoo Bowl Shenanigans

Christmas is over and it’s time to get prepared to ring in the New Year.  You know what that means….off to the salon.  If you haven’t already made an appointment for hair and nails, then good luck getting in my friends!!  Kathryn and I have been going to Louis at Visible Changes over twenty years for our hair and we have seen and experienced all kinds of things at the salon.  It is a perfect place for people watching and such.  But one of things that we have always joked about is that you never know what is going to happen at the shampoo bowl!

Like most salons, Visible Changes position their new hires at the shampoo bowls.  Even though most of them already have their license, they must first start at an entry level and work up the seniority ladder.  So when we come to Louis for our hair we always anticipate the shampoo experience that is ahead of us.

Each individual comes with a different interpretation of what the perfect shampoo bowl experience should be.  Being the receiver of all of this is another story in itself.  Over the years I think Kathryn and I have lived through it all.  Mostly our shampoo experiences have been good along with some great scalp massages, but those are not necessarily the memorable ones, so we thought we would share.

First, you never know what kind of relationship your shampoo tech has with the water hose. I am always anxious to see if they have tamed the wily beast yet because if you are not careful it will turn on you in a second leaving everything in its path a wet mess. Sometimes they misinterpret where your hairline really is and you end up with your entire face washed clean!  Then there is the water speech….”Hot water opens the hair shaft and cold water closes it!!”. Grrrrreeaaat. Now I’m awake!!

Oh and you learn all the drama that is happening in their lives in under two minutes which most of time is really good stuff. Nothing like living your life vicariously through your shampoo tech.  For some people, it might seem annoying or too much to handle but for us it’s part of the visit which over the years we seem to look forward to. It reminds me of a quote by Forrest Gump. “ Life is like a box of chocolates you never know what your gonna get”.

Kathryn and I realize that attitude is everything.  Reacting to any situation with hostility or anger is counterproductive.  Learn to react with understanding and compassion and some laughter.  Don’t take things too seriously or the interesting things in life will pass you by. Quite honestly we have enjoyed our times at the shampoo bowl!!

For more visit: Woman’s InSite