Catherine Hale

Word wrangler. Digital storyteller. Mompreneur. Autism advocate. Coffee fiend. Problem solver. Pure Barre fanatic. Former high school drama geek. Loyal member of The Colbert Nation. Conversation starter.

Cathy is a nationally recognized content writer, copywriter and experienced marketing professional. She spent 15 years of her career in managerial roles in marketing and public relations, but four years ago, she left her corporate comforts for the opportunity to fulfill her dreams of being a professional word nerd.

While she's comfortable talking opt-in email lists, open rates and revenue streams, she's happiest behind-the-scenes bringing keywords and concepts to life with meaningful, engaging content. Her ability to quickly and thoroughly research and fact-check is one of the things that sets her apart from other writers.

She's creative, organized, reliable, enthusiastic and deadline-driven. Plus, thanks to her extensive marketing background, she stands out in a virtual sea of SEO content writers, because she fully understands front-end and back-end content marketing strategies.

Try These 3 New Year's Resolutions for Chronic Pain

You made it through the winter holiday season. Congratulations! We hope Santa filled your stocking with thoughtful gifts, gadgets, gizmos and plenty of holiday cheer. Now it’s time to mentally prepare for a brand new year. That’s right: 2019 is practically here! What steps will you take to get a better handle on your chronic pain management? As you walk into 2019, we recommend taking inventory of your pain levels but also your mental well-being. Dedicate yourself to improving your quality of life by developing a mindset that allows for healthy coping and healing strategies.

Don’t Be Grinch-y: Asking for Holiday Help with Chronic Pain

As a chronic pain sufferer, the holidays can seem more fretful than festive. A few days ago, I wrote about coping with holiday stress with chronic pain. The two go hand-in-hand most of the time and can be especially rough during the holidays. Think about it like this: if the holidays are stressful and exhausting for people in perfect health, imagine how hard it must be for those of us living with chronic pain conditions.

When You Should Use Lubricant Eye Drops

When your eyes feel uncomfortable it’s hard to focus on anything else. They look red, irritated and miserable, not happy and bright. Plus, you just can’t shake the urge to rub your eyes, which only makes matters worse. Eye irritants are everywhere. You may wake up feeling fine only to discover a few hours later that your eyes are burning or watery. What happened? It could be a number of factors from the environmental to seasonal irritants.

World AIDS Day is Global Reminder: HIV Has Not Gone Away

December 1st is World AIDS Day, a day dedicated to unity and support for the estimated 36.7 million people living with HIV. Since the virus was first identified in 1984, major advances have been made in detection, prevention, treatment and awareness. In fact, new HIV infections have been reduced by 47% since the peak of the virus in 1996. Last year, there were roughly 1.8 million new infections compared to approximately 3.4 million in 1996. But the virus is still a major threat.

Treating Pain Takes Teamwork: National Physical Therapy Month

It’s funny how the power of two little words can be totally underestimated: “physical therapy.” It may not seem overly impressive as a form of healthcare. It’s physical, so it requires movement of your body, and it’s therapy, so it’s a deliberate process that requires consistency. But the reality of how critically significant physical therapy can be to living a pain-free life can be staggering, including its inclusion on a short list of viable solutions to the opioid crisis.

Checkup From the Neck Up: National Depression Screening Day

When you’re in the throes of chronic pain, especially when it’s coupled with a chronic condition, it’s common to push your emotional needs to the backburner. When I herniated my L5, I found myself sinking deeper and deeper into depression, which only delayed my recovery. After almost 2 months of constant, agonizing pain, I was no longer the hopeful, optimistic person I once was. In my pre-pain life, I may have gotten stuck in a few depressive episodes, but they were temporary. This was different.

Why Pirates Use Eye Patches

If you grew up reading storybooks or watching movies about pirates, you know two things are true. First, they’re always searching for a treasure trove. Second, they wear eye patches. Since pirates are notorious for being combative — Shiver me timbers! — the assumption has always been that they wear patches to cover an injured or missing eye. But according to new theories, perhaps those parrot-friendly buccaneers were pioneers in tactical technology, not stealing treasure.

30 Fun Things To Do This Summer in Lake Travis

Lake Travis is open for business and boaters, which makes for exciting summer days and breezy evenings enjoying the sunset under your favorite Texas sky. Yes, it’s good to be a Lake Travis-ite this summer. As of May 1, 2018, LCRA reported Lake Travis is 84% full, so there’s plenty of fun to be had on the water. There’s also lots of fun to be had on land in the form of dining, drinks, shopping, live music, local events and more.

The ABC’s of Your Baby’s Developing Digestive System

Life with a newborn means you become a seasoned expert when it comes to things like diaper changes, nursing bras, burping techniques and how to turn a doorknob just the right way, so it doesn’t squeak and wake up a napping baby. Moms also know that their baby’s tummy health has a huge impact on everything, because when your baby’s belly woes are making them fussy and uncomfortable, everyone feels sad.

10 Signs You Might Be From Lakeway

#9 – You don’t leave the house without a Yeti. You always have a Yeti in-hand. Like always. You are serious about cold beverages staying cold for extended periods of time. Non-triple insulated cups are for losers. That’s just how you roll. When you show up at a public or private function — be it a concert or a wedding — chances are you will be arriving with a Yeti. It will probably be monogrammed with fancy calligraphy font too.

9-Year-Old Child with Autism Grows with Martial Arts

A year later, his mother Cathy Hale recalls tears of pride flooding her eyes as the curtains closed. She never thought she’d see her autistic son so strong, so coordinated and so jubilant. “If you had told me four years ago that my son would perform in front of 300 people, and he wouldn’t get nervous and he would do this amazing routine and he wouldn’t make any mistakes and he would be so confident – it’s the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen,” Hale said.

Austin Monthly's Bachelor Date Packages Went for Over $15k at The Annual Bachelor Party

On Thursday July 25, W Austin opened its doors to a sold out crowd for the 8th Annual Bachelor Issue Release Party featuring Austin Monthly’s 2013 bachelors. After receiving earrings or necklaces from Kendra Scott at registration, VIPs were treated to a pre-event private reception where they sipped Smirnoff Light Sodas & Cocktails, enjoyed tasty bites from TRACE, strolled the red carpet with Anne Hudson Andrews, LifeStyle reporter for YNN, and met our 2013 bachelors (pictured above).

FBI officially recognizes CFE designation as 'critical skill set' when hiring special agents

If you think anti-fraud expertise is only good for putting unscrupulous CEOs behind bars, think again. CFEs are involved in preventing and detecting not only corporate financial crimes, but tracking terrorist funding, public corruption, organized crime, and drug-related crimes. In April, the FBI announced the CFE designation as an officially recognized critical skill set under the Diversified Special Agent Hiring Subprogram.
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