Covered from the waist down by a baby-blue paper sheet with feet up in stirrups, it is hard to feel in charge. So begins The Ovarian Chronicles, a memoir that holds the mirror up for women and the hard choices they often face between the competing longing of their bodies, their expectations, and their partner’s needs. In this raw, honest account, Cat Williford shares her rich story of how a potential cancer diagnosis helped strip off her protective masks and place her at a vulnerable crossroads.
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Reading The Ovarian Chronicles felt like I was allowing myself to breathe. Sometimes it felt as if Cat was reading my mind, sometimes it read like deeply touching poetry, and sometimes the wisdom hit me right between the eyes. This is not a self-help book but a journey that feels like we are walking together through pain, grieving, hope, and miracles. All women should read and breathe in Cat’s story so we can support each other more fully through this adventure, with potholes and hills, called life.
Cat Williford in The Ovarian Chronicles evokes the soul, the magic, wisdom and resiliency of our collective feminine spirit. From the delivery of the news one would never want to hear from a gynecologist, to battling layers of grief and finally listening to her inner body’s knowing, Cat shares her story with honesty, humor and deep love and helps us awaken to the call of our own body’s wisdom. Through her heartfelt stories, this book will be a rally cry for women everywhere to listen to their innate wisdom and be courageous in their pursuit to do what’s right for them!
Every woman who has struggled with the joys and disappointments of our own bodies (and that’s ALL of us) will find points of identification with Cat Williford’s The Ovarian Chronicles. Cat brings humor, charm, and rawness to a uniquely female experience. From family, partners and fertility, to the falling in love we must all do with ourselves, Cat brilliantly shares her journey while offering a pathway for each of us to mend the big rifts inside of us. She bridges the gaps between commonsense, magic and reality as she invites us to take charge of our health, our bodies beautiful and our life.
After wiping the tears of emotion from my eyes, both tears of laughter and tears of grief, I can say unequivocally that this book shares the deep soul of being a woman, with the many challenges a woman experiences. Written in the incredibly straightforward “Texas” voice of Cat Williford, I would recommend this book to all women and to all men who want to understand women better.
When it comes to fertility, medical facts are just one part of the story. Cat shows us how to listen, hear and live into other sides of this multifaceted story. She shares her own narrative of challenging the science and searching for balance. Through her story Cat explores duty to self and the need for real relationship. She reveals how women can truly support each other. At the heart of this book is the importance of understanding and valuing the link between our emotions, hormones, mind and body. How emotions get locked into our bodies and impact our health and wellbeing, until we do the work to unlock them and set ourselves free. Cat’s remarkable and inspiring journey is of a powerfully self-aware writer who shows the way for other women to discover and accept who we truly are.
In The Ovarian Chronicles, author Cat Williford captures the essence of being a woman. From what we do for love to what we do when love unravels, from how we handle our fertility and scary words at a doctor’s office to our womanly grief, Cat shares a magic-filled and sacred blueprint for the profound journey back to joy. This book touched me deeply and connected me to my own rich, terrifying, and beautiful journey as a woman. You’ll love this book and want to give a copy to all your girlfriends.
What are Amazon readers saying about The Ovarian Chronicles by Cat Williford?
I loved this book. Cat takes us on a journey we can all relate to as women struggling with painful life hurdles. Her courage, faith and openness inspire us to break through what holds us back in life. I am inspired to live more openly and richly after having read her story.
~ Kahla Broussard
Grab a pot o’ tea
and sit with a friend for her story of love, challenge, heartbreak and renewal. For reading this book is like a heart to heart with a dear girlfriend. You feel you are there for every chat and every choice. It is a page turner, but it also brought up a lot of examination of my own choices and life issues, so I could not speed through it. I found myself reading chunks and then having to put it down for a while. The wisdom within its pages, however, brought clarity and peace.
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I laughed. I cried. I could relate to every word in this book!
For anyone who has lived through, or is living in dark times of uncertainty, this book will speak strongly to you with a message of hope and love. The author’s sharing of some very personal and relatable stories will help you trust that inner knowing that is within all of us and is always trying to get our attention. Unfortunately, we are taught to ignore it and soldier on, even when everything inside is screaming at us not to. The Ovarian Chronicles confirms for us that the inner knowing we have is incredibly powerful and trustworthy. Even in the direst of situations! 5 stars for this book because we need more messages like this!!!
An inspiring, riveting journey from start to finish!
I loved The Ovarian Chronicles. It’s a page-turner, filled with honesty, wisdom, and deep soul-searching. I couldn’t put it down! What an inspiring, riveting journey from start to finish! I bought my copy directly from the publisher but am purchasing two more on Amazon to send to friends. I read a ton and love memoirs, but have grown tired of the woe-is-me tale. Cat’s approach is honest, uplifting, hopeful, filled with unabashed emotion and lessons learned along the way. One of my favorite memoirs in the past five years!
A real page-turner! A reflection of our lives through Cat Williford’s journey through her life. Thank you for sharing it with us.
I truly loved this book! I felt like I could feel all my emotions while going through Cat’s life journey. I loved her writing style – as each chapter ended it made me want to dive into the next one. Thank you for sharing your story! I will be sharing your book with my own girl tribe!
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Cat Williford is a modern-day goddess helping women around the globe to unmask their deep feminine wisdom and authentic voice. A connecter of diverse worlds, she fuses her own hard-won body wisdom with the knowledge of her Texas surgeon father’s western medicine. The result is a holistic experience that nurtures vulnerability and strength. A master certified coach who received one of the first professional coaching credentials in the United States, Cat is also a keynote speaker and founder of The Modern Goddess series of workshops, ceremonies, and retreats. She has appeared coaching live on ABC’s talk radio, and The Los Angeles Times dubbed her, “serene … with corporate polish and carefree humor.”
Cat’s signature program, The Authenticity Advantage™, is a uniquely powerful system to unmask women’s stories, heartfelt vulnerabilities, and hardy resilience. Her vulnerability and willingness to tell it straight like a shot of tequila is part of her Texan charm. Cat’s book, The Ovarian Chronicles, details the story of how she lost sight of navigating her future as her body’s knowing became secondary to someone else’s desires and reality. Her vulnerable honesty gives women permission to get real, forgive, heal, and recover their own resilience.
Today, Cat lives on the beach of Ventura, CA where she hunts for nautilus shells, dances to 1970’s music in her living room, and delights in moonlight sparkles on the ocean.