Living Hell to Living Well

We’ve all been there – a place that feels like hell on earth. And we ask ourselves the same question over and over, “why me?” Have you ever stopped to think about this continuous loop and how amazingly coincidental that it continues to happen over and over again? If your thoughts and beliefs are permanently fixed on the “why”, you will never have an opportunity to investigate the “what” for your life.

Life obstacles and traumas are inevitable and they happen for a reason. The sooner we learn the lesson, embrace change, and focus our thoughts on what we DO want versus what we DON’T want, the sooner we can begin to move from living hell to living well. Change is growth, and the only want to have a fulfilling life is to be willing to grow beyond your comfort zone into a place of peace and purpose. You have all the tools you need to begin today. You didn’t arrive at this place of misery overnight, so don’t expect to feel better about your life overnight – it takes time. Sometimes your ship has to crash (friendSHIPS, relationSHIPS, etc), in order to save your boat. Life’s rejections are Universe protections. The storms will pass; they always do.

Begin with acknowledgement. Recognize that you are miserable and admit it to yourself. Say it out loud, have a pity party, and then prepare yourself for a magnificent transformation. Once you have mourned and grieved your past life, losses, failures, disappointments, and regrets, you can begin to slowly align thoughts around a better YOU. Begin each morning with a positive statement. It can be as simple as “I am worthy”. Throughout the day, become more aware of your thoughts and where you are focusing your energy and attention. As you consistently focus your thoughts on positive statements, you will eventually begin to feel and experience a change in your life. I have been through tests, and I have many testimonies that this process WILL work. It has worked for me, and it can work for you too!

Article by:
Cathy Holloway Hill

Author's Bio: 

Cathy Holloway Hill is founder and CEO of C. Holloway Hill Enterprises, a personal and professional development organization specializing in life skills training, and career/life coaching. Her company’s mission is to devise strategies that promote performance excellence and empower others to achieve their personal and professional best. Cathy provides her clients with the tools and knowledge to take action, discover potential, embrace change, and unleash their brilliance.

In addition to her work as a Career Consultant & Life Coach, Cathy also has corporate experience with IBM Corporation. Cathy walked away from a lucrative corporate career to focus on her life’s purpose of enhancing and advancing the lives of others. Cathy’s strong spiritual upbringing, and her belief that God is directing her toward a higher purpose, was the driving force to move her out of corporate America. Her professional experience in the male-dominated technology industry affords her the ability to speak from the heart on many topics related to career and life success. She is a member of Professional Woman Network (PWN), National Speakers Association, NAFE, and NAWBO. Cathy is certified in Diversity Training, Professional Speaking, Women’s Career Training, and Customer Service.

For two consecutive years, Cathy was recognized as the Black Achiever of the Year within the Community. This award recognizes African-American professionals for their career accomplishments and commitment to mentoring youth. She has also been recognized in the Who’s Who Black Louisville, Center for Leadership Development, and many other mentoring programs.

Cathy has a B.S. in Computer Science from Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky, and a Masters in Psychology from Walden University. Beginning her career at IBM Corporation, she has received numerous performance awards for outstanding leadership and employee development.

Cathy has been recognized in numerous national publications including Ebony and Black Enterprise Magazines. She also has had appearances on Full Circle with Suzanne McAllister and Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick. Cathy was recently a 2012 recipient of the Indiana Torchbearer Award from the Governor, Mitch Daniels, which is the highest award a woman can receive in the State of Indiana.
Cathy hosts a live Radio Talk Show every Wednesday, 6:00 EST, entitled, "Living By Design". The radio talk show focuses on self, health, and wealth to enhance and advance the lives of women. Cathy’s talk show can be heard at

Giving back is what drives Cathy. Her motto is; “Life is not about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself”. Reach out to Cathy at