About Cathryn Wellner

Sydney-headshotWhat the heck is a Positivity Purveyor?

It’s not someone who ignores the downside of life, nor pretends we’re not doing a lot of messing up. Rather, it’s someone who acknowledges that we flawed human creatures are also pretty darned amazing and have been gifted with a glorious planet. With a laptop and camera in constant use, I am on the hunt for what is right with the world. People doing things to make this planet a better place inspire my writing. The incredibly generous natural world attracts my trusty Nikon. Encouragement from you fantastic readers keeps me creating.

This site is a place to share juicy inspiration for the creator inside every one of us. Writing, photography and creativity in general are topics I’ll be exploring. And if anything too delicious not to share comes along, I’ll add it into the mix.

I’ve always heard voices in the world around me. When I started carrying a camera everywhere, I would look at the photos and hear those voices. They became tiny tales, which I shared here. If you’ve come looking for those micro-stories (here’s one example), you’ll find the newer ones on my storytelling site, Story Route. The older ones are still on this site. Search for “Turtle Talk”, and they’ll appear. The first collection of them is Cloud Talk.

So glad you stopped by.

cropped-Faded-Rose1.jpgIf you’re wondering what my site icon has to do with any of the above, here’s the story. It’s a faded rose, a bud that didn’t quite make it in time to fully blossom before winter. I’m still unfolding the flower of my creativity, but, as you can see by my photo, I am no longer in the spring phase. I laughed when I photographed this little flower. She seemed like a good visual metaphor for me.

  6 comments for “About Cathryn Wellner

  1. Karen Tschierschwitz
    April 16, 2016 at 8:28 am

    NXNW mentioned your name, so I googled you! Hello from Sepp & Karen T, now living in Creston.

    • April 16, 2016 at 5:23 pm

      What fun! If you’re ever in Kelowna, stop by and see us. Our place is small but always has place for guests, whether for coffee, a meal or overnight.

    • April 24, 2016 at 12:28 pm

      So good to connect. Our lives have taken us away from the place we met, but you are both part of my happy memories.

  2. October 26, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Hi Cathryn!

    I’ve just subscribed to your blog.

    I’m Jo – artist, writer, traveller, mental health advocate, music lover, wild west nut intrigued by science, and renaissance soul with a potty sense of humour. I’ve miraculously recovered from thirty years of depression – a medication crisis was the catalyst, I’ve never felt this good – and I’m chronicling the rebuild of my polymath and hopefully adventurous, creative lifestyle on my blog, Creating My Odyssey.

    I’m networking with creatives and reaching people with a voice, and those with depression in particular, to explain that this illness is the most treatable of mental health issues. It was purely by chance that my husband and I contacted the brilliant mental health team, who, with a combination of medication (known as California Rocket Fuel- love it!) and cognitive behavioural therapy, brought me to where I am now. Which proves that provided sufferers know where to look, help is available. That’s the hard part, which shouldn’t be the case.

    With this blog, which is a great vehicle for my creativity and also covers a myriad of eclectic subjects, I’m unleashing everything that was previously hidden under a bushel, and I’ve had articles published on various mental health sites. I’m also posting other blog links on my site and love to exchange links and guest posts with other bloggers, particularly on mental health issues, so if you’re interested, I’d love to hear from you.

    I’ve also been writing a humongous novel forever, on and off, particularly during young parenthood and depression, to help keep me sane. Alias Jeannie Delaney is the life story of a devastating cowgirl who’s the fastest gun in the west and also bisexual. Since my recovery from depression I’ve decided it’s time to get it out there! I’m blogging about it on my site. My husband has finally taken me in hand and we’re now working our way through it. It is frustrating at times because it’s an enormous enterprise and I need all the help I can get to get it off the ground. 😃

    Thank you so much for reading!

    Jo UK

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    • October 26, 2017 at 12:00 pm

      What a phenomenal introduction, Jo. A big hurrah to you for recovering from depression. That is a long and hard road. Your sharing what you learned will be a tremendous boost for many others.

      Congratulations on what promises to be a rip-roaring novel. A big pat on the back to your husband for working with you to get it out into the world, where it can delight readers.

      Writing has always been my go-to antidote to life’s challenges. In the last few years I’ve added photography and am feeling incredibly fortunate to live at a time when we can share our creative outpourings with a wider world.

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