About Ecocatherine
Joined May 2018
Hi, my name is Catherine.

I was born and raised in England and have Irish roots. Both of my parents are Irish; I was just the lucky/unlucky one to be born in England. This depends on your perspective. Not sure what side I stand on yet because of my love for both countries.

My grandparents had a small mixed farm, that specialised in dairy production, located in one of the most rural parts of Ireland. I lived there for a time too. I have had allotments and have been fortunate to be surrounded by people with green fingers (or thumbs as you say over here) for most of my life.

I have always been passionate about green living, education, alternative living, sustainable living, the magic of nature, medicinal medicine, activism, sound engineering, music, painting, travelling but most importantly - spending quality time with my friends and family.

I lived on a traditional narrow boat for several years, up until my early 20's. This boat was a bit like a barge, except at only 6ft wide, it was narrower (hence the name) and was designed for canals. Most barges are at least 10ft wide and can travel on rivers and even on the open sea.

I never liked the idea of living on canals. The water can get quite stagnant. A natural river beats a manmade canal any day of the week, as far as I am concerned. Although, traveling across the Avoncliff aqueduct, near Bradford-on-Avon, is quite something.

My solution to this predicament was to have a powerful six-cylinder tractor engine, which was very different to the traditional one-cylinder engines that make that characteristic "put, put, put, put, put...." sound.

This way, I could survive on some pretty awesome rivers, one of which was tidal. Please see profile pics. It also meant that my neighbours could join when going on holiday cruises too.

We had such a laugh, both boats side-by-side or one towing one in front of the other; mooring up wherever tickled our fancy - frequently alongside old waterfront public houses with fantastic beer gardens. I really miss this part of England, especially in the summertime.

Driving boats like this takes a little practice, particularly when the two boats have a pivot between them because you are towing one in front of the other. Sometimes this is necessary because canals are so narrow.

Cruising like this is a bit like trying to use a pair of scissors, but only having access to one of the handles, on a much larger scale and with the added risk of potentially damaging the homes of other people. But once you pick it up, its like riding a bike.

I now live at the foothills of a mountain range in Arizona, amongst all the animals most people want to avoid; coyotes, mountain lions, bob cats, eagles, scorpions, tarantulas, rattle snakes, black widows, gila monsters, javelina and vultures.

There are some more peaceful animals too; deer, lizards, and not forgetting the state bird - the red cardinal. Elk can be found not too far from here at a slightly higher elevation.

I am enjoying the change from idillic England, UK. Although, I do miss its quaint and varied culture too. More importantly; I miss my friends and family like a dog misses its bone!!!

We (my hubby and I plus our three girls) have a little ranch with some farm yard animals; chickens, ducks and a dog. One day we might get a horse and I can re-take up western riding, which believe it or not, I used to do in ireland of all places??

We are having a go at living in a more sustainable fashion. I have always been passionate about this; probably because, this living style is how mankind have survived. What point is history if we can't learn from it?

Over the past couple of hundred years most societies have changed the way in which they produce food. We have gone from self-sufficiency to mass production. Food production is now an industry and because of this, the quality has been lost.

There are many heath concerns associated with this change too. Children and adults are suffering from allergies, obesity and all manors of ailments. They then go to the doctor, who gives them a chemical to solve the problem. What often happens is the problem is reduced and another problem arrises. What's the point in that?

Two of the worst drugs that most people will encounter in their daily lives:

1. Anti-depressants. These drugs are, in a way, addictive. Once you start its almost impossible to stop because these drugs stop your body producing endorphins on its own. This means you need drugs in order to be happy. No thank you.

Depression is a natural part of life. You must experience the lows to appreciate the highs. If you go through a traumatic life experience, the chances are you may suffer from depression afterwards. That's normal and there is nothing wrong with it. Surround yourself with good friends, eat good food, exercise and you will get over it. Just be patient.

2. Anti-biotics. Taking them will weaken your immune system and can lead to a great deal of health problems in the future. These things are designed to completely annihilate ALL living organisms in your gut.

This is a problem because they will kill the good ones too. Yes, some will reestablish themselves, but often this happens unevenly and the bad ones take over. This leads to a list of issues but my main concern is the poor quality food that these bacteria crave and how this can directly effect your brain.

Your body is very good at defending itself, all by itself. it is such an incredible design and it baffles me how often people forget this. There are very few occasions when a drug like this is really needed. Life or death situations only.

But really... why try to fix the result when you could be fixing the root cause - the food you eat. Food = medicine. Eat well and live well, that's what I say. I have often lived with people who share my passion of home grown food and you just cant beat it. Enough said.

Whats also great about eating organic and healthy homegrown food is that you rarely get ill, rarely have to go to the doctors, will likely have low blood pressure and low cholesterol, and never need to diet. Who doesn't want this?

My current focus is making my own compost so that I can grow veggies without needing to purchase soil. My compost makes a fantastic worm farm too. My chickens love feasting on them and they are great for catching trout.

We do a lot of hunting and fishing as we believe this is the true definition of organic and self-sufficiency. I have always enjoyed fishing. Hunting is a more recent hobby for me and I am working hard at learning these new skills. I try to target practice a few arrows every evening as we have an archery hunt coming up in September.

I have also been drawn for two riffle hunts this year - deer and elk, but they will be later on in the winter. Believe it or not, we also get snow in AZ. So much snow, that you can even go skiing! Who would have thunk it?

I have planted 10 fruit trees this year and 8 of them seem to be getting more established every day. A big task of mine is ensuring they become fully established while the blistering hot sun is beating down on them. A few of them are not meant to do well in this climate but I really like eating fruit - so I am determined to make it work.

This is no easy task. First I had to hand dig deep holes into the rocky Sonoran dessert. They needed to be deep so that the roots could reach the water in the deeper soil. This was a job for the winter.

I also dug deep and wide trenches around them so that I could water them effectively. As it is the peak of the summer, I spend at least an hour watering these trees every day. I wouldn't change this for the world though - its a great excuse for having a break from working online.

My chickens, ducks and dog also need regular hosing down because of the heat. The chickens hate this, the ducks love it and the dog just isn't quite sure. The winter is much more relaxing out here.

I am in my late 20s and as a former teacher I decided that I wanted a change in career. The 6am to midnight thing really didn't sit well with me so I am looking to build an online business. From now on, I will only ever be my own boss.

I practice aromatherapy, and because of this I have started a local environmentally-friendly cleaning business. On the days that I am not on here, I am most likely scrubbing somebody else's toilet.

Im ok with that for now because when the work is available, the money is good. I hope that one day the company will be running itself and I wont have to look at another toilet bowl ever again.

Did you know that everyday cleaning products have been the second highest reported cause for toxic exposures to the U.S. Poison Control Centre for many years now?

I also hope that creating a 'green' presence will motivate my local community to be more environmentally friendly and together we can have a bigger positive impact on the planet. I have recently become a columnist in a local magazine which is a popular read and this should help me achieve my goals.

My only regret is I wish I had realised the faults in the teaching industry, traditional education system, working for somebody else and the "9-5" job/prison sooner. Never-the-less, it is better to realise this late, than never.

My Life Goals:

- Pay off mortgage on our ranch within ten years
- Own several other properties that can be rented out so I can earn passive income.
- Probably have a second home somewhere in Europe so I can escape the brutal Arizonian summer and be nearer to my friends and family over there. Did I mention that I miss them all very much?
-Some friends own an olive vineyard and I would like to be near them again one day.
- I would be open to living the 'river rat' lifestyle again and re-joining that community too
- Once the kids have left the nest, I want to travel to every single country in the world; preferably without needing to get on a plane (if this is possible)

Feel free to connect with me socially, using the links on the right hand side. I will return this favour.

Thanks for reading and I wish you the very best in your business venture!
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Money I would be happy earning
$20,000 anually
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$50,000+ annually
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Every spare moment I have!
 
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ecocatherine Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
$20,000 anually

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
$50,000+ annually

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
Every spare moment I have!
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Kyle Premium
If you dedicate enough time to your online business, anything level of success possible. Everything you need is here at WA, from the training to the tools, the websites, the hosting and the personal help.

Take action on the tasks within the training and ask for help when you need it and these goals are going to become a tangible reality for you Catherine!
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Hello there , i love your money goals , inspired to see those numbers you want to get to , wishing you the very best to achieving them :)
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ecocatherine Premium
thank you!
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HotDiggity26 Premium
Good goals. I also spent time in Az. Its fantastic
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ecocatherine Premium
thank you, best of luck to you
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TheKetoLife Premium
Go for it put in the time and reap the benifits
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Loved reading all about you! And I think your goals are admirable! I’m passionate about our earth too ❤️ Here’s to your wealthy affiliate journey and success 🙌🏼 Colette
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Thank you and I wish you all the luck in the world on your journey
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Woodsie1 Premium
Hey I grew up within walking distance of Avoncliff! Village called Westwood. Used to pop down for a drink at the Cross Guns! Live in Devon now, and sounds like you have a very exciting new life! You are very courageous to have moved continents, adn I wish you much success and happiness.

Woodsie
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ecocatherine Premium
Hi Woodsie, I absolutely love Devon, one place I can certainly see myself living someday. All the best =)
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EW26 Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow. The first thing that I saw was Ireland IRELAND (love it out there and cannot wait to go back). Then to see you are in the states now and trying to live an awesome and simple life. Sounds like you are headed in the right direction...I have had that goal for years as well. Hope you are making it to your goal...if I may ask, how is that going for you? And are you happy with using WA?
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SnevinA Premium
I enjoyed reading about you! What an interesting life. I've had a cleaning business too, on and off, over the past decade. I'm vary wary of the chemicals as I've seen them affect my health if I don't take proper precautions. I try to use only green products now.

We also have the school system in common... I've just gotten a job there as an hourly employee just to get insurance (which I haven't had in over 10 years, but also so I could apply for a mortgage after divorce (married 17 years, one beautiful daughter with possible Asperger's and an auto immune situation). I used to homeschool her because of the way the public school system is... and now I work for them! It's literally killing me with the physical demands and expectations, and doesn't pay very well at all. I can't wait to find a much more successful way to live! I hope, and NEED for WA to be the answer!
Nice to "meet" you!
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ecocatherine Premium
Hello, and thank you for reading and reaching out to me!

I am pleased to hear that we can relate to the experiences we have had.

I wish you all the very best here at WA, buying a home and that this enables you to live the successful life you hope for.

All the very best.
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ShelbyWooden Premium
Hello Catherine, I am very appreciative of you for showing interest and following me! I am following you as well. It means a lot that someone like you that has been apart of wealthy affiliate for as long as you is interested in someone as new as me! I am so thankful for your kindness. I wish you so much success in all of your endeavours!

To the present and the future,
Shelby
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ecocatherine Premium
You bet Shelby, all the very best.
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carla76 Premium
Hi Catherine! Thanks for the follow. Cool that you have English/Irish roots. I lived in England for 3 months followed by a year in Ireland. I've had a passion for Ireland for a long time and it was a huge goal of mine to live there for awhile and soak in the culture. You've got some great goals! All the best in achieving them!
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ecocatherine Premium
Thank you. I wis you the very best!
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AFroberg1 Premium
That is the way to go. Self sufficiency is the safety valve in a corporate changing world. I like also to live in nature. I have learned to imitate the sound of birds perfectly,also other animals.
Everything is alive and aware in its own way. Everything communicate in its own way. And an awaken spirit is the line through which different communications can be interpreted and understood. Go green is go clean.
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Graham1971 Premium
What an inspirational bio, I enjoyed reading every word. Thanks for following me, not sure why you would want to follow me but thank you anyway. You have inspired me in may ways, the first is to change my picture to actually be me, they reast are way more serious and long term. Thanks you and best wishes from here in Puglia, Italy.
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ecocatherine Premium
Hi Graham, great to hear from you. Glad you enjoyed my bio and that it was helpful to you. Best of luck and reach out if you need any help.
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joemilion Premium
@ecocatherine,
Once you click at the show me or fix the error Google will take you the bottom of the page and you will see this
google.com, pub-0000000000000000, DIRECT,

Pub-000000000000000000 it is the Google adsense ID

Direct, (show numbers and letters at the bottom after direct)

add your pub number in the middle and copy all of it and past on ad.txt wordpress
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ecocatherine Premium
Thanks for the advice... I must be missing something because I have done that already
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joemilion Premium
ah ok no worries, mine still showing to fix the error even though I already added the ad.txt to my website.
Jos
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ecocatherine Premium
Get in touch with Site Support. I did that yesterday and they took it from there. Logged into Adsense just now and it had been resolved over night.
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cariblogger Premium
Wow. You have a fascinating life. I share your views on alternative medicines and food. Eat green, living foods with no additives.
Green extracts of plants help - eg tinctures which can be made at home.

I am detoxing now and having a whale of a time learning how my body has piled up junk over the years. Yikes.

Thanks for sharing.
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ecocatherine Premium
Hi, thank you for reaching out and reading my profile. I am delighted to hear that you are in tune with nature and your body... a skill that seems to have sadly been lost over the years.

All the best!
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Munatrends Premium
Thanks for the follow. I Ike your level of details and depth of enthusiasm. And of course the clear statement of goals. These are veritable marks of achievers. People with focus.
Good health to you and stay blessed.
WA is a wonderful community of knowledgeable people.
You’re welcome.
Anthony
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ecocatherine Premium
Thanks, Anthony. Best of luck to you too!
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NNobs Premium
Hi My name is Nick and I noticed your post on my WA page. I like your eco views and that you are well traveled in this ever shrinking world. I have a connection to Ireland in that 3 of my daughters are very Irish as there mother was a Crowley, her father was a 2nd generation immigrant from Ireland.They are adults and raising there own family now and doing well. I am privileged to have been able to raise them in the country from when they were 1 and a half,3 and 5 till they were 7,9 and 11.They are still eco conscious and raising some great kids.Part of my goal is to have a place that is rural again for us all to gather and the grand kids will get to experience nature and the values of rural living.I can also retire there and escape the suburbs of Pittsburgh Pa.I have partnered with my 89 year old dad and bought an acre of ground in rural Pa.bordering on the National forest.It seems a shame to develop that acre of woods but that is what we humans do. I'm here on WA to make some money so that I can build a cabin in the woods.Nice meeting you on here and the best of luck. Nick
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ecocatherine Premium
You have a great adventure ahead of you. I love the idea of bringing the family together in a cabin in the woods. Best of luck to you and keep me posted!
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bestboots Premium
Thanks for following you have a great story and Its nice to see some people still in touch with nature and an understanding of where food comes from.
I am a farmer in the west of Ireland I was an intensive pig farmer and a dairy farmer (not anymore) and understand the way the markets work they keep squeezing the primary producer to sell more for less and look to add more profit to all types of food they sell.
A lot of problems here with beef protests at factory's here at the moment and farmers going out of business
I went through my own battles with some of issues you mentioned
and am now back on my feet and hoping to make a new income source for myself.
I hope to make enough to be able to buy a place in the sun for me and my family and escape the dark damp irish winters and come home in the summer
as I think the west of ireland and kerry where I live is the most beautiful place in the world for around 8 weeks when we get the weather.
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ecocatherine Premium
I absolutely love Kerry. Our family farm was in Longford. All the very best to you here!
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adpharis Premium
Hi,
Thanks for adding me. I have added you back. I really like your cause and glad that you are focused on a healthy, green environment. I look at ingredients all the time in the things that I eat and we really have to be careful. I look forward to learning more from you.

Angela
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ecocatherine Premium
Hello Angela, thank you for showing in interest in what I am doing here. All the very best to you too!
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suzieq Premium
Hi Catherine and thanks for reaching out. Wow I feel like I know you now lol. Your life sounds great. I can relate to some of it. We live in Northern Alberta and hunt for our meat as well. I love your goals and wish you great success.
Cheers
Suzanne
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ecocatherine Premium
Thank you. Happy hunting!
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Dinkar5 Premium
Hello Ecocatherine!
Thanks for sharing.It's really excellent post & I'm really lost reading in it for some time because it is well way written & expressed the fact, I am impressed the story & I like to work with you on this great platform of WA to help each other..I Wish you good luck for your online venture.
Dinkar
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KazeK Premium
I absolutely love your Bio! Thank you for the powerful information on antidepressants(not that i ever took them) and antibiotics(i also hated them , but now for good reason! i'm glad in didn't use them, much as a kid) I'm from Scotland, but have traveled to England! i have to go Ireland, i have to go and drink Guinness from their taps man....must be exquisite! Delish :D Anyways, I wish you all the best, I believe so that you will achieve financial freedom that you desire, and i am hoping to do the same! Best of luck, Thanks for the cheeky follow, and wish you and your family a bloody damn good life!

All the best from UK,
Callum

P.S the Catfish look so tasty :o well jealous haha (foodie here)
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ecocatherine Premium
Thank you for reading. They were delicious. All the best!
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Michael344 Premium
wow ... good life ... crossing the country without a plane can be tough - mountains - you want to avoid some of the passes - bandits - I too have traveled the world - I am also Irish - first generation Canadian - be wise and avoid India, China, Pakistan et al - lots of places to see in Europe first - I enjoyed NZ but was uncomfortable in Australia (too many things there that can kill you) I spent a lot of time in South America but I would recommend it cautiously today - learn how to use that gun and a pistol as well - all in all have fun - enjoy what you have ..... (a couple more dogs for your ranch would be good they are pack animals) keep in touch
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ecocatherine Premium
Thank you for reading. I want to see the world.
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MXAffil227 Premium
Interesting, though lengthy, life story, Catherine. I incarnated into a male human body back in 1951, and have had many life lessons since then. I joined WA to learn how to earn money without having to do the sort of work I do, which is construction and remodeling, in most trades. It's time to retire and live the life of a successful entrepreneur. Good luck achieving your goals--my take on the "river rat" aspect of your story is that I have done a lot of volunteer work on the Verde River between Sycamore Creek and Beasley Flat south of Camp Verde, Arizona, and I also paddle on the Colorado River between Glen Canyon Dam and Lees Ferry near Page, camping two or three nights in the process. Cheers!
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AmivdWalt Premium
Hi Catherine,
Wow, you're one amazing and interesting woman!!
WELCOME!!! 👏 👏
So many things you said I can associate with...sustainability, natural way living, out in nature all day as preferred lifestyle, traveling..and being a mom & teacher!!
Excited to follow you...
I'm a Newby on this awesome platform of WA...no better place to learn, I can assure you!
Let's walk this Camino together 😊...great privilege!!
HOPE WE CAN MEET ONE DAY!
Enjoy a super weekend!
Annemarie (Ami) 😊
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jomomma Premium
Wow, what an exciting life you have had and so many experiences to tell about. I envy you but am happy that you are able to continue to grow and work on bettering yourself and family. It was so interesting reading about all your experiences and your interest. Continue to be active in life as you are and you will go far. Jo V
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ecocatherine Premium
Thank you Jo!
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Robsee Premium
Hi Catherine,

What an interesting, wonderful and thoroughly enjoyable read. It is very pleasing to me to hear of people who have taken their conscious awareness to a higher level the result of which they have escaped the matrix or at least are now living authentic lives. It is work in progress for me.

I found myself nodding my head as I was reading. As "civilised" societies we have really lost the plot on some things. As you say, feed the body with the food it was designed to consume and put it in the environment it was meant to operate in and it can take perfectly good care of itself without intervention. There are of course some exceptions, for example, those that are unfortunate to have been born with birth defects. Having said that, I'm sure mother nature still holds answers which just haven't been discovered yet.

My girlfriend and I are fully on board with the sustainable living ethos and one day hope to live somewhere where we can go off-grid. I imagine a smallholding such as the one you have along with the prerequisite hens, ducks and dog/s and land to grow our own food would be idyllic.

Thank you for the follow and I wish you yours all the best going forward.

Kind regards

Rob
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ecocatherine Premium
Hi Rob, thank you for taking the time to read it. I am delighted to hear that you and your other half are on board with the ethos. Please feel free to follow my links. I hope to hear from you again!
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Valerie29 Premium
Hi Catherine,

Thanks so much for following me. I LOVE your profile - and share many of your interests and views , especially relating to food! Food really is medicine!

I was interested in what you said about education. I home educated my son for three years - at his request because the system just wasn't working for him.

There's a lot more in your profile that resonated with me, so it's great to connect with you. Best of luck!
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ecocatherine Premium
Hello Valerie,
Thank you so much for reading. I am delighted to hear that you are homeschooling your little one. look forward to sharing this journey with you.
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Tomas7 Premium
Hi Ecocatherine, thanks for the follow, and enjoyed reading about your life and style. I lived in Belfast at the end of the 70’s and travelled around Ireland quite a bit. Beautiful place and lovely people but of course at that time there were a lot of troubles. Following you back. Cheers Tomas
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ecocatherine Premium
Thank you Thomas!
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hummingbyrd Premium
Hello Catherine and thank you for the follow. Your profile is a fascinating and inspiring story. My wife and I are both trying to eat healthier unprocessed food and she is going for vegan life. We live in the suburbs of Chicago, and as cold as it sometimes gets here ( -25F last WINTER) I could never live in that desert heat. Anyway, nice to meet you and I wish you all the best at WA.
Jay
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ecocatherine Premium
It definitely took some adjusting. I feel this year I am finally starting to feel climatized.
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jusoo Premium
Hi Catherine,

Thank you for joining my network.

Very interesting bio. I, too, believe in natural remedy and being a Christian, add spiritual healing. I would like to read more about eating well. Do you have website that talks about this subject?

I wish you great success on your journey with WA.

God bless,
Jusoo
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ecocatherine Premium
I actually am working on a post currently about the benefits of eating organing. Please use the 'Follow Me On' links (bottom right of the profile) for more

Thank you for reading and have a green day!
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ghimes Premium
Nice to meet you Catherine and thank you for following me as I am now following you. What a wonderful post and welcome to USA. I've been to Arizona on several business trips and understand the challenges the climate can bring. I will eagerly read through your posts. Best regards.
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ecocatherine Premium
Thank you for reading and all the best to you hear.
Yes the climate sure is tough!
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kpercival55 Premium
Hello Catherine!
I wondered what you’ve been up to, hadn’t heard from you in many months.
Loved reading your expanded bio, you’ve accomplished a great deal in your young life.
Sounds like things are going well, so happy to hear about all your latest activities.
All the best,
KyleAnn
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ecocatherine Premium
Hello dear friend,
Yes, I have been away for some time and am back. This time will be for good. Thank you for reading!
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frankbow Premium
Hi Catherine, I have left a comment. Good looking site and subject matter. There are a few typos on there though. I thought I would mention it, in case you want to go over it and change it.

If you want me to check your revised version for you just PM me:)

Could you leave a comment on my latest post please.

Thanks, Frank

https://musicofthe70s.co.uk/hot-chocolate-songs/

P.S. I made a few typos on this and had to change them:)
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ecocatherine Premium
Which country are you from. I wonder if that is it? I live in the USA but am from the UK. I will go over it an have a look.

I have put a post on your site too.

Thank you so much for the added feedback. Much appreciated.
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ecocatherine Premium
Hey Frank - just a quick heads up. It is much better to write comments that are based purely on the content. If you want to give any kind of feedback save it for on here as you did above.

I watched a tutorial about this on here and won't be approving your site comment because of this. I don't want you to find people are not responding to your comments because of this.

All the best and thanks again. Also, I just added Grammarly to Chrome and it has been a game-changer!
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frankbow Premium
I am from the UK, Catherine. Born in Edinburgh but I live In Wales now.


Frank
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ecocatherine Premium
Yes, my spelling was worse than I first imagined. I really was tired last night! That's great - I love both of those parts of the country!
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RichBrennan Premium
Welcome to the Community, Catherine, and thanks for connecting with me.
I loved reading your bio. One of my big goals in life is to travel the inland waterways of Europe in my own boat that I could also take out for coastal cruising.
I'm from England and love the canals, but I've also spent a lot of time in Europe where the rivers are navigable by larger vessels and are all interconnected either via tributaries or by canals.
It's possible in Europe to go from the Baltic to the Black Sea, from the North Sea to the Med or the Bay of Biscay via rivers like the Rhine, Danube, Elbe, Loire, etc.
I grew up in what was then West Berlin where my Dad was stationed with the RAF, and the city is surrounded by a huge chain of lakes interconnected by the Havel and Spree rivers and by canals running through the city itself. Much of it was off limits at the time due to it forming the Cold War border between West Berlin and East Berlin / East Germany.
Now it is an inland cruising paradise in the making that I want to see in all it's glory along with the rest of Europe and the UK from the deck of my own boat.
As for growing your own veg - been there and done that too and you cannot beat the taste of home grown and organic!
I've done the depression thing as well but, although it's an ongoing issue, I now mostly control it rather than it controlling me. It's taken a lot of hard work and persistent personal development over many years, along with the support of my ever patient and wonderful Wife.
Two books that have helped me more than any other are by a lady called Melody Beattie, who is a reformed alcoholic, substance user and battered spouse who also lost her teenage Son to a tragic accident. The books are called 'The Language Of Letting Go' and 'More Language Of Letting Go'. They consist of 366 single page chapters to be read one day at a time over the period of a year. That way it's in small, bit sized chunks that are easy to take in and digest.
If they were the only 2 self-development books I owned, I don't think I'd actually need any more.
I got mine on Amazon for about £8 each and I can't recommend them highly enough.
Wishing you much success in your online business and in your idyllic-sounding life!
Cheers
Rich :-)
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janetkirkpa Premium
Your journey is breathtaking! Perfect for affiliate
marketing. If you need help, use the help buttons
or ask a question for anybody to answer. The
replies will be swift.
My father was Irish descent Kirkpatrick. Kirk was
the Scotish part. We were born in Canada, moved
to Worcester, Massachusetts to accept a actuarial
job....My mother was English...she would declare
her superiority in arguments with my father.
Your writing is terrific especially when you mix it
in with your biography. It is naturally interesting.
Glad to meet you. Stay in touch.

Janet
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ecocatherine Premium
Thank you Janet, that was kind of you to say so. I will reach out to the community if i need too. It is nice to connect with others who have similar roots. All the best to you.
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despatis Premium
Dear Catherine, thanks for sharing and for accepting my invite, much appreciated. Seems you're doing very well, so keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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ecocatherine Premium
Thank you Desmond, al the best to you and great post!
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ColleenLVSJC Premium
Wow! You have a lot you can blog about, Catherine! Nice to meet you. Thanks for the Follow! I'm following you back now.

I love aromatherapy too and am definitely into making food my medicine. I look forward to hearing about your WA successes and to reading your blog posts. :)

Here's to your success!
Colleen
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ecocatherine Premium
Thank you for reaching out Colleen, I look forward to seeing you on your journey too. All the best.
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NWTDennis Premium
Hello Catherine ... thank you for the follow. What an interesting life you had to date ... so many different experiences. And you are what ... twenty something, maybe early thirties? Do you still sound like you came from the UK?

Snow in Arizona?? You must be around Flagstaff or Prescott. I've been to Phoenix and Scottsdale in the summer several times ... unbelievable. Takes your breath away.

Your varied interest will serve you well here at WA. I wish you the best on your WA journey.
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ecocatherine Premium
Hi Dennis, you are very welcome. It sounds like you have had an interesting journey too!

I'm twenty something and yes, still have a very English accent. I have been here less than two years now.

My great aunt lived in the states for 60+ years, and never lost her accent. However, my very closest friends say that they hear the occasional American twang from me.

There are some words that you Americans say instead of the words that we English say, for example 'trunk'. We say 'boot'. My kids find these differences hilarious. There are lots more than I had originally thought there would be.

I guess I am slowly picking these alternative phrases up, and it is this my friends find amusing!

Yes, I am at a higher elevation, and therefore the weather is slightly cooler than in the valley. Phoenix and Scottsdale are probably places to avoid in the summer.

Thank you for leaving such a pleasant welcome message. I too wish you all the very best in your ventures.
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NWTDennis Premium
Well you're in the land of the Yanks so a little twang is good. There's a British way of expressing what they have 'learned' and it is 'learnt'.

When I first saw it I had to Google it to learn that it is an acceptable way of expressing the concept. Now when I see it here, I know right away the speaker is either from the UK, Australia, or South Africa.

Well if you say the word 'boot' in the southwest most natives will probably think you're talking about getting some new cowboy boots, lol.

I find the British accent very interesting. It has sort of a pure and authentic tone. I even felt this way when the British rock band invasion started some 50 or 60 years ago, and I was much younger. I still enjoy listening to the Beatles just talk.
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ecocatherine Premium
Yes, that is an amusing difference. An american corrected me on that alternative word before. As somebody who teaches the English language, I too found that interesting.

Yes, my three step-children who were born and raised in the USA, did indeed think I was referring to cow-boy boots. It is easy to see how those particular words have been developed. You would place both a trunk or a pair of boots in the rear end of a car.

I love that you enjoy hearing the English accent. It is quite individual. The tone in most languages and accents varies quite frequently - but English language is definitely monotone.

Some people find it difficult to learn because of this.

The Beatles are from Liverpool. Liverpudlians have a very unique English accent and there really are many different variations.

My accent is mainly from Cambridge, which really has a very traditionally British sound. It is also mixed in with very small amounts of the London, south west England and the Irish accent.

All the best.
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PaulREvans57 Premium
Hi, Catherine.

Thanks for the follow; I've returned the compliment.

Awesome Bio. There is nothing in England to compare with Arizona. I'm trying to go green over here, but it is difficult. Plastic is a BIG problem in England, avoiding it is hard.

Why plastic packaging companies don't just switch their operations from un-biodegradable to biodegradable, I don't know. The technology is there; perhaps it is the cost. The UK government is introducing a plastic tax, but I think they should go further. That way, it would then make it financially viable for the plastic manufactures to make the switch.

Best wishes,
Paul.
Be Happy!
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ecocatherine Premium
Hi Paul, have you considered doing your shopping at a market. I know that most towns have one and they use a lot less packaging. I used to like getting my vegetables this way. You get much better deals too and often the food is local. All the best and thank you for the follow.
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PaulREvans57 Premium
I have a farm shop next door to where I live. They are excellent, most packed produce are in paper bags or loose. It's all the other stuff the farm shop doesn't sell.
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ecocatherine Premium
That awesome, I wish there was something like that next door to me! I totally understand. Thank you for such a wonderful welcome message. All the best here at WA.
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RDulloo Premium
Thanks for the follow, Catherine! Wow! That's quite a different lifestyle! I always wish I could live sustainably like that. I love taking care of animals. I don't like gardening very much but if it meant eating well and healthy, then I would probably grow my own stuff. Currently live in an apartment so can't grow anything. have 2 cats too, so don't want them to pee in the flower pot indoors or eat the leaves of the plant... lol

Nice to meet you and I wish you great success here!
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ecocatherine Premium
Hi, thank you for getting back to me. I enjoy it so it is easier for me. Health benefits are definitely what drew me to it. I have had cats in the past and I understand you predicament. All the best with your venture here.
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RDulloo Premium
Yes, health benefits sure is a big factor! :) Cats are GREAT to have, because of mice sometimes and some pests, but they make great companions too..

Just like they take care of us, we need to take care of them too, by making sure their environment is safe.

Thanks and all the best to you as well!
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Catherine.
Paul Mindra here from Ontario, Canada.

Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your network. I graciously accept by following you back.

Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate Community. You have a nice profile, and you have already created a well crafted website during your short time here. Well done.

I am very pleased to make your acquaintance and look forward to learning, sharing and serving with you as we all move forward here.

Shine Brilliant, my dear.

Kindest regards from Canada.

Paul.
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ecocatherine Premium
Thank you and all the best to you too!
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PMindra Premium
Cheers, Catherine.

Paul.
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McWord Premium
Thanks for the follow, Catherine; I’m following you back!

Welcome to the WA Community! You'll find the community has tons of help for anyone who needs it, so don't hesitate to reach out. We are interested in our mutual success and there are plenty of people willing and able to assist!

All the best,

mitch
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ecocatherine Premium
Thank you and all the best to you too!
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CandP Premium
Hello, Catherine and thanks for your follow. We follow you back.
We have lived in UK (Philip is from Cardiff) and Arizona (Scottsdale) for many years. Love both places and they are totally opposite!
You have the mind set and skills to achieve whatever you choose here at WA and we wish you every success on the journey!
Colette and Philip
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ecocatherine Premium
You living situation sounds similar to mine, or how we would like ours to be one day in the future. I am from England and live out here with my husband who is from here. Thank you for the well wishes. All the best to you too.
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JonathanAll1 Premium
Yes, thank you for following. And am hungry to get started.
I finding so much information for goals to success. This is surely a great opportunity with just what I need to develop independence.
Yes www is a big world brought together with WA...

Truely grateful
JonathanAll1
Jonathan Leslie
@ Facebook / Jonathan Allen
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ecocatherine Premium
thank you and all the best to you!
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lesucation Premium
Thank you Catherine from a75 years young retired teacher for following me. I was born in Tadcaster, Yorkshire, UK, brought up in Cleethorpes, East Coast of England and now live in Leeds with my wife Susan, an up and coming city, so yes I still live in England. However, I am proud of your life changes, your natural lifestyle and your ideas of sustainable culture.
Best wishes for your future and I am sure that you will fulfill your goal of a profitable online business.
Leslie
@lesucation
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ecocatherine Premium
Thank you for such a lovely message. I love Leeds.
I wish you all the very best with your venture too.
Kind regards
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raybrannum Premium
For a good health supplement affiliation contact trulygoodlife.com and link to Doctor Sears site. He ships worldwide and is certified in all kinds of health supplements. I am 86 and know the benefits of his products. You can affiliate with him for free.r
raybrannum.com'

You can be very successful with the WA training, but you must learn SEO / Keywords and work!!!
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ecocatherine Premium
Hi Ray,
Thank you for your message. I appreciate the advise and i will look into it.
All the best,
Catherine
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Madek Premium
Hey, Catherine!

I would feel great having you as a follower! Wish you high achievements and success in your marketing venture at WA. Keep moving forward! Come to me on my G+ through https://plus.google.com/u/0/116531398108257503951
I also invite you to cast a glance on my website www.lifeandhealths.com
Hope you enjoy! Cheers!

Made
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ecocatherine Premium
Hi there Madek,
Thank you. I have followed you and gave you a +1.
I also left you a comment.
Here are my details if you would like to do the same:
http://aboutgoinggreen.com/
https://plus.google.com/u/0/107592878334646001411
Best of luck to you too!
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Madek Premium
Great, Catherine!

Surely, I will. I am immensely grateful for your kind comments. Wish you the Best in your marketing venture at WA. Let's move forward! See you on G+. You rock! Cheers, again!

Madek
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HavenJames Premium
Hi Catherine,

I share your passion for Green living. Creating an online business and working from home is among the greenest things you can do.

If you think about the resources we spend on a daily basis just getting to and from work it becomes a huge number.

I am starting both an online business and a permaculture farming project in Vermont aimed at creating more biodiversity in the local food stream and growing food in a system that sequesters more carbon than it produces.

I look forward to following your journey.

Cheers,
Haven
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ecocatherine Premium
Hi there Haven,

Its great to meet like minded people.

I never really thought to much about the commuting to work as it really has become such a normal thing. My family grew up on a small farm in Ireland and rarely commuted, only to deliver milk and visit the local cattle market. How times have changed!

Maybe we could help each other out? Google really like it when you get linked by other websites as a source for info.

What is you website? I would like to look and see if I could use you as a link in some of my posts.

Mine is www.aboutgoinggreen.com

Thank you for reaching out to me!

Have a great day.
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HavenJames Premium
My website is www.backcountrywelath.com

Not much content yet, but I will have info on permaculture, growing your own food, off grid ideas, etc, and of course affiliate marketing. Should be some common traffic with your site.

Thanks for the idea,
Haven
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ecocatherine Premium
Your site isnt loading for me right not for some reason. I will try again later. i haven't got a whole lot on here yet either. I think there will be lots of opportunities for us to link each other. Lets keep in touch about this!

Have a great day!
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HavenJames Premium
That's weird. let me know if it still won't load later.
I think there will be some great crossover.
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HavenJames Premium
Just noticed that there is a typo in the domain above.

www.backcountrywealth.com
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ecocatherine Premium
Thats it, sorry i hadn't noticed that earlier.
I really like the design of your site and your writing style. Im looking forward to reading more. I will definitely be writing a post on composting that I could link you in.
I miss living off grid, I will definitely go back to it in the future.
Thanks again
Catherine.
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JonathanU Premium
Hi Catherine,
I just read your post on the benefits of organic meat. Admittedly, you may be preaching to the choir with me since I already agreed with everything you are saying in the article. Still, I feel it is a very well composed post. I like the layout, the writing, and the images you've included. I'm not familiar with a term you've used to describe animal defecation. In one spot you use the term "decreet", in another "discreet". Did you mean to write excrete? My only critique is that there are a few spots where a word is left out of a sentence or there is some minor grammatical issue. Other than that, it looks great.

Thanks,
Jon
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ecocatherine Premium
thank you for the feedback. I will look into this. I have left one for you too!
Thanks again
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Loes Premium
Hello Catherine,♫Welcome! I am so pleased you found WA. Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training on every issue I had problems with myself. And I share all my interesting findings on my blog space. I have listed them on a blog for you. When you type in “Blogs top rated by Loes” into the search bar on top, you'll find my goodies under Training. I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2018. See you around, Greetings Loes
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Catherine and Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will perhaps think that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.

You must keep referring to the training, but if you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 400+ blogs I have published within WA.

You can always get in touch with me as well.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Have a great day.
Robert Allan
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xhairnordic Premium
Hi! Nice to connect with you.
Nice ranking after such a short time in here.
Good luck!
Best Cathrine
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ecocatherine Premium
It is nice to connect with you too!
Thank you.
All the best!
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seconds2work Premium
Catherine, thank you for following me, I will follow you also
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imaila Premium
Hi,
Thank you very much
Please consider joining Green World and is the health products that you can use to stay healthy
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Shay5 Premium
Thank you for the follow, I followed you back!
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Taresa Premium
Hi Catherine....thanks for the follow. Best wishes on your journey!
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ecocatherine Premium
You are welcome, you too!
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Norman3J Premium
Hi Catherine,

Thanks for the follow - following you right back!

All the best as you build your online business with WA.

Cheers,

Norman
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ecocatherine Premium
Thank you, same to you too!
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Hennry Premium
Thank you for following me Catherine, much appreciated. I'm following you back. Bye for now.
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ecocatherine Premium
Thank you Henry, all the best!
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delroy2222 Premium
Hi Catherine

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and congratulations on upgrading to Premium.
Best wishes.

Delroy
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ecocatherine Premium
Thank you and all the best!
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delroy2222 Premium
You're welcome Catherine and thank you. )
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Kw33du Premium
Hi Catherine,
Thanks for the follow. I wish you all the success here at WA.
-Kasey
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ecocatherine Premium
You are welcome and thank you!

Have a great day,

Catherine.
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MMacLeod Premium
Thanks for following!
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ecocatherine Premium
You are welcome and thank you!

Have a great day,

Catherine.
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MMacLeod Premium
You too.
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SydneyMac Premium
Thanks for the follow Catherine. I’m following you back
Sydney
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ecocatherine Premium
You are welcome,

Have a great day!
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SnowOwl21 Premium
Thanks for the follow Catherine! Hope everything is going well for you here so far. Seems like you’re moving up and getting through the training.
Have a great day,
Brandon! :D
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ecocatherine Premium
You are welcome,

Have a great day!
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Barbara11 Premium
Hi, Catherine! Thank you for the follow. I follow you back.
Wish you all the best!
Barbara
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ecocatherine Premium
You are welcome,

Have a great day!
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XavierTapia Premium
Catherine, thanks for adding me and tropical regards from Costa Rica.
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ecocatherine Premium
You are welcome,

Have a great day!
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Keisi Premium
Hola Catherine!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Thank you for adding me to your network and I have also added you to mine.

All the best wishes for a speedy accomplishment of your hopes and dreams right here at WAU! You made the right choice to learn from the Best of the Best.

Keisi
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ecocatherine Premium
You are welcome and thank you!

Have a great day,

Catherine.
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Keisi Premium
Thank you very much, Catherine and you're very welcome.

Have a great weekend.

Best regards,

Keisi.
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RobertDoyle Premium
I am definitely fond of Green Living and education as well. Thanks for following and connecting. Wish you great success here at WA.
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ecocatherine Premium
You are welcome and thank you!

Have a great day,

Catherine.
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RobertDoyle Premium
You too!
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