About Kat

Heart Mindfully About Kat

Hi and welcome to Heart Mindfully. Mindfulness and heart aka compassion are components that are woven throughout this website. Through my experience as a counselor, I wanted to share with you the knowledge I have acquired in my profession and provide valuable information that might be relevant in being able to manage the stresses of life and help you on your self-improvement journey.

About Me

I was born to be a counselor. With Smiley as my surname, I felt like I had to always smile. As a kid growing up, you could imagine how naive this perception was, having to always smile, or be friendly. But in hindsight, I can see how valuable that has been for me. The ability to sit with feelings and acknowledge feelings is valuable. It is also important to look at things from a positive perspective  – reframe the situation.

I’ve been a counselor for young people and adults for 18 years. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology and a Masters in Counselling. I have a particular interest in mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, (ACT). These are my favorite strategies for supporting clients in their journey of life and issues they struggle in their vulnerable moments.

I have heard so many stories from a wide range of people that would break your heart. Frequently, I am in awe of people’s inner strength and courage to grow from their experiences. Alongside these experiences also comes resilience that builds through being open to share their story and draw on resources they didn’t realize they had.


What I hope to achieve here

It’s a safe space to share and not be judged. I plan to discuss and share all sorts of things related to self-care, self-love, and strategies for managing feelings. I aim to provide various strategies to help nurture yourself and be kind to yourself. Recognizing how much anxiety is a struggle is also a focus I have to help those affected develop strategies to manage and overcome this condition.


The Purpose of This Website

The purpose of heartmindfully.com is to help facilitate your reflections and process your experiences wor to work through life’s challenges. It’s also to provide inspiration and ideas of how to manage during the tough times so that you can build on your resilience to be able to handle what life throws at you. I plan on discussing various strategies, topics, and issues with the hope that these will be inspirational and thought-provoking while also being helpful and supportive.

As this is a blog, affiliate links will be used to help me provide this site to you, my valuable reader.

If you would like me to discuss something in particular leave a comment below. I am open to adding information that you want to know more about if I know about the topic. If you have any questions, use the contact us page. I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

Kat (Smiley) McGregor

2 Replies to “About Kat”

  1. Kat, thank you for providing such useful information, especially on suicides. We could use all those apps and services in the U.S. I am writing a book on suicide, incarceration and poverty in the U.S. and was happy to run across your site.

    1. Hi Carol, it’s great to hear from you and your sharing of your work in progress too. I look forward to reading it when it’s finished. ~kat

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