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Cathy Teoste

 Surf City, NC 28445

Author, Blogger, Personal Essay Writer, Coach

Travel Writer, Cruise & Travel Ambassador

Fields of Expertise

  • Women’s Development: self-care, sense of self and identity issues, life balance, midlife, major life changes, recreating and reinventing self and life.
  • Holistic Health and Wellness: meditation, mindfulness, sacred space, stress reduction, Mind/body/spirit emotional and spiritual well-being
  • Cruise Travel: General cruise information, Carnival Cruise lines, Ports of Call, Caribbean Islands
  • Island Life – Beach Lifestyle
  • Beaches in Caribbean and East Coast US


  • Professional Author, Writer, Coach: Website and Blog – Articles and Clips
  • Travel Blog and Website
  • Creator of Sister Travel Adventures Series – Blog & Facebook
  • Collection of Essays: Dancing on the Beach
  • Signature Coaching Program: Step into Yourself – Step into Your Life


My writing is as diverse and comprehensive as my interests, passions, experiences and my life. My personal essays are deep with emotion culminating in insight and the wisdom I have gained. I write about issues such as dissociation, depression, sense of self, identity, midlife, major life changes, grief, dying and death with deep understanding from my own experiences.

Writing about and sharing my travel adventures I share how these experiences influence, affect and inform my sense of self and life. I am passionate about helping others to navigate their life journey into becoming their authentic self, following their interests, passions and dreams traveling to places that inspire and enrich who they are and live a life of adventure, fun and joy. 


  • Dancing on the Beach
  • Memoir: Through the Woods to the Sea: A Journey of Becoming Me

Manuscripts in Process


  • Living the Dream Almost
  • Becoming You
  • Fiction Novel: Working Title; Season’s Dreams



Master of Arts Lesley University, Cambridge, MA 2007 Holistic Health and Wellness

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Lesley University, Cambridge, MA 2005 Holistic Studies

OFC Certification Early Childhood Education Mass Bay Community College, Wellesley, MA 1986


Spirituality and Healing in Medicine Harvard Medical School/Mind Body Institute, Boston, MA 2006

Clinical Training in Mind/Body Medicine Harvard Medical School/Mind Body Institute, Boston, MA 2005


Additional Training/Certifications

Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki method of Natural Healing 2006

Bartending/Mixology Certification Bartending University, Jacksonville, NC 2009


Volunteer Service

The Christine Center Willard, WI Sept. 2008-August 2009



Founding Partner of The Mermaid’s Purse

Art Gallery/Gift Shop

North Topsail Dr. Surf City, NC

May 2011

Currently: Silent Financial Investor


Supplemental Employment History

 Surf City IGA Surf City, NC June 2011 – Present – Head Cashier


The GypsySun Surf City, NC Oct. 2009- Sept. 2010

Holistic Wellness Coach/Practitioner

Shop Clerk/Cashier


Kinder Care Learning Center Inc., Framingham, MA 1983-1990

Director of Daycare Center

Assistant Director/Head Teacher

Healthy and Safety Program Coordinator

Infant/Toddler/Preschool Teacher


Zayre Corp. Home Office, Framingham, MA 1975-1983

Administrative Assistant, Reproduction Dept.


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