Transformation Talk with Catherine Just

Welcome to Transformation Talk. Every Thursday for a year, starting in September 2012, I’ll post an interview with someone who is a force for good in the world. These men and women have either deepened their passion or found their calling after experiencing a loss, trauma or diagnosis.

I want to broaden the conversation around grief and its transformative power. My hope is that in their words you’ll find echoes of your story. In their inspired actions, you’ll see yourself and your immense possibility.

*Special Request: The technology of Skype is amazing and imperfect. Please listen with your heart and forgive the occasional blips on the screen.

Today’s interview is with photographer, writer and mentor Catherine Just. I’ve been a fan of her photos for a while now and when I finally read about her background, I knew she was perfect for this series. Today she speaks about how far she’s come from her teenage drug and alcohol addiction, her time studying with spiritual teacher Don Miguel Ruiz, and how photography allows her to see her version of God. She also talks about parenting the light of her life, her son Max, who happens to have Down’s Syndrome.

Bio and link to download the audio version are below. Running time is just over 34 minutes. If you’re receiving this via email, click through the title to view the video.

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Catherine Just is a photographer, spiritual teacher & coach, and proud mama to Max, her daily nap-partner & light of her life. Her work has been praised & recognized around the world, appearing on the cover of National Geographic Magazine & on Her writing has been featured in dozens of online magazines & blogs, and she has shown her personal work in galleries around the country.

As a spiritual seeker, she had the privilege of working with the legendary don Miguel Ruiz, Toltec Teacher and author of The Four Agreements. Her work with don Miguel filled her life with mystery, ritual & relentless curiosity.

Catherine is on a quest to fill the world with spirited, creative, resilient & Fear*Less women. She writes, speaks, makes art, mentors, and leads courses, retreats & virtual summits to propel The Fear*Less Movement forward.

To find out more about her and her work, visit

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