Yes to Life!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2020 in Catherine Ann Jones, Catherine's Blog

  YES to LIFE!

Swimming laps this morning under blue skies in an almost Olympic-size pool, something swirled in my chest and inwardly sang, “Yes to Life’. And I made of list of all there is to be grateful for such as family, friends, health, and a creative life. Creativity transcends pandemics.

For several years now, I have been teaching writing workshops both in the USA, UK, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Though earned income is at a standstill, the pandemic has provided a gift of time. There only remains the choice of how to spend this gift of time.

The great pleasures have been for me reading at home, swimming laps, contacting friends, and writing. I completed two books that had been delayed due to travel teaching. As of next week, they are both up at Amazon in Print, Kindle, and soon to be on Audible as well.

For this gift of time, I feel a deep sense of gratitude. Time to focus on those aspects often taking for granted such as time to reflect, focus on what matters: family, friends, and quality time with one’s Self. From solitude arises creativity and creativity triumphs pandemics.

For those of you who may purchase these two new books, it would be great if you could go to and pen a short review or 1-line blurb to encourage others to do the same.

 True Fables are stories from my childhood told to children age 4 and up – including adults who are young at heart. The hope is that this book may inspire others to write their own childhood stories.

Congrats on your gentle, charming and engaging stories, True Fables. Excellent content and voice for kids. I really liked them.

Arthur Kornhaber, M.D, Life Fellow, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Spirit

I feel like I’ve just returned from an enchanted voyage, reading all of your True Fables stories in a row. The spell stayed with me through each new account, and it still lingers. These stories have a magic all of their own. I think their special power comes from a deep sincerity and truth, combined with soft, inviting lessons for the soul. Because your accounts are true, they exude a living presence that most manufactured stories can’t achieve. And a larger spiritual aura surrounds it all.

Dianne Skafte, Ph.D., Listening to the Oracle

  Buddha and the Dancing Girl is a memoir with a central theme. One reviewer put it this way:

Catherine Ann Jones gives us a life with two centers, art and the spiritual quest. As her title implies, she dances for the sake of a deeper reality. I couldn’t put it down.

Al Collins, Ph.D., Fatherson: A Self Psychology of the  Archetypal Masculine

Most memoirs inform us about the author. In Buddha and the Dancing Girl, Catherine Ann Jones teaches us about ourselves.

Dianne Skafte, Ph.D., Listening to the Oracle

 Buddha and the Dancing Girl is a story of inner and outer adventures, from acting in New York to writing in Hollywood, and from a girlhood in Texas to a spiritual search in India – a life fully lived, offering us remarkable experiences, memorable people, and deep wisdom. What a privilege to read about this life!

Betty Sue Flowers, Ph.D., editor, Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth

Catherine Ann Jones

         Catherine Ann Jones



What is important, I think, is to trust the process of the inner journey. To be open and risk all for the truth of the moment, and, for this, courage is needed. To remain open to change.  One of the meanings of ‘change” in the dictionary is ‘to transform’. What if the intention in life became less utilitarian and more transforming? More open to growth and change. Then whatever it is we do, we do consciously, and with purpose.

Catherine Ann Jones, The Way of Story



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