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Cathy Upshire 





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Wholeness Strategist,

Author, Speaker and

Wellness Coach

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My journey didn't begin with a hunger to be healed thought I needed it.  I yearned to be whole.  And I knew if I stood any chance of becoming whole, I had to find me; that part of me who got lost on some strange stretch of road; who I hadn't seen since, who I'd written off as a missing person stored in a cold case file in a dark alcove of my heart.  But I realized somewhere along the way if I could just find her--me, the real me, my wounds would be healed and once again I'd be whole.  Because the woman I'd lost on that stretch of road was already whole.  She knew nothing of fear and anxiety, low self-esteem and low self-worth.  And victim?  No way--not to a woman or a man, because she would never have assumed such a powerless role.  She was Authentic; she was Gusty; she was Powerful, she was a FORCE.  And I knew if I could just find her and allow myself to become enmeshed in her again, she'd be my saving grace.  And that's where my journey began.  I didn't know where my journey was going to take me or how treacherous the terrain, but I geared up.  Was I going to be able to find her?  Honestly, I didn't know.  But like Tom Hanks in "Saving Private Ryan" I was going to die trying.

About Me

Hi!  I’m Cathy Upshire, a Wholeness Strategist, Author, Minister and Wellness Coach.  I help women who have lost their sense of identity and power to not only reclaim it, so that they can live their lives with dignity and resolve, but I also help them break free from the clenching jaws of their past.  I do this by taking  them on their own personal journeys to wholeness, healing, authenticity, self-acceptance and self-love.

I am not a doctor or a therapist.  I liken myself to a beautiful butterfly.  The colors and intricate patterns of my wings represent all of the collective life experiences I've had and the many lessons I’ve learned along the way.  I spread my wings proudly (void of shame); I spread them wide, because they legitimize me, they authenticate me, they are God’s signature and seal that I am a transformed being; ready and suitable for the task at hand.  I am also Certified as a Crisis Advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

I am the  author of two books, “Woman Find Thyself” and “Evolution of a Woman”, and was a contributing author on a 3rd book, “Thrive Girl Thrive”.  I was also the Editor-in-Chief and Creator of First Lady's Heart. 


I am the mother of three adult children (Andre, Quincy and Aja).  Quincy went on to be with the Lord on February 7, 2018 (he was 33 years old) but he continues to live on in my heart.  I reside in Chicago, Illinois.

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