About

PC in 2014 Chicago

Hi! I’m Kate Bochte.

Thanks for stopping by. This website is for you!

Always feel free to let me know what you are looking for, what your needs or challenges might be, or any questions you might have. If I can help you, I’ll do my best. If I don’t know the answer, I’ll try to find someone who does. I’m in a wonderful position in that I have friends and associates who are health professionals plus I’ve amassed a bulging library of resources created by professionals at the tip of the health and wellness spear, so to speak.

This is the 21st Century. No more Food Pyramid nonsense!

I understand. It’s hard to keep up with everything and it’s often hard to know who or what to believe. But, I learned a useful tip in college while studying for Bachelor and Master of Science degrees and I’ll share it here with you…….

Look at the results! (It’s easier that it might seem.)

I know, I know. Not everyone has the time, energy, or desire to sift through all of the health and wellness info out there, more and more released into the atmosphere every day. The thing is, I love it! And I enjoy teaching, coaching, and helping people who are looking for answers, guidance, or solutions.

Might that include YOU??

I consider it my job – my mission – to sort through related information, try to make sense of it all, and then package it up like a little present that might help you make your life easier, healthier, and more fun.

Take what you want – what speaks to you – and leave the rest.

Even though I have degrees in health, taught health science, and have lots of other related experiences, the biggest lessons I’ve learned came from dealing with my own health challenges. With my health quickly fading in 2013 and my primary care physician clueless and seemingly uncaring about my condition, I was forced to figure things out on my own. What I have learned – and am still learning – is shocking and outrageous and should be headline news. I think of my friends and relatives who have suffered and died because they didn’t know then what I know now. I didn’t know then what I know now.

It’s in times like these, I can have a really big mouth. I must! People deserve to know. YOU deserve to know. And I feel it’s my moral obligation to share what I know with you. What you do with it from there is up to you. It’s only my job to educate and inform so I can sleep soundly every night:)

Dad and Mom
It was my Mom who first taught me to care about what I ate and that diet influenced health. My Dad passed on to me his love of sports and commitment to enjoying life. They both taught me, by example, to give back. This site is one avenue with which I try to do that.
PC in 2014 Chicago
A few weeks before Mom died, she took my hand and whispered, “Please take care of yourself.” I assured her I would and that I understood if I don’t have my health I can’t help anyone else. When I was in my worst health ever, I was determined to get better. I promised. I did. And then I was able to get back out there and do what I do. Thanks, Mom!

 

I hope you enjoy this site. But, more than that, I hope you enjoy your life! If I can help, LMK :-)

Kate

4 Comments

  1. RobynWB
    April 17, 2013 @ 10:10 am

    Kate – I, too have lost my faith. I watched my aunt and my mom die very slow, painful deaths and wondered what kind of loving god would allow this to happen. They were both lifelong Christians, believed all that they were taught and were not spared any pain and indignity at the end of their lives. The happenings on 9/11, Columbine, Sandy Hook and now the Boston Marathon confirm to me that there is no grand plan – just random acts of crazy, violent people. I’m so sorry to hear about the death of your father. My mom has been gone for almost 2 years and I miss her more each and every day. I hope that we can talk in person soon. Robyn Waldman

    • kate
      April 18, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

      Robyn, I remember your mom. I’m sorry to hear her journey wasn’t smoother, and for your aunt, as well. Are you in Chicago? We should have our own little mini-reunion with as many of the old gang as we can track down. My email is at kate@katebochte.com.

  2. Rachel
    October 30, 2013 @ 6:44 pm

    Kate,

    Found you first at Fire the Pope which I stumbled upon accidentally. (Or was it an accident, lol). So then I looked you up on Facebook. And there I found this blog. You are intriguing. I, myself, am a former evangelical Protestant pro-life republican, who is now 10 years a Catholic-convert pro-life libertarian (who is almost out of the door of the church). I relate to a lot of what you write. Was curious as to why you threw Christiantiy under the bus, along with Catholicism. I am not sure I’m long for Catholicism (and my story is I used to be vehemently against the RCC, as an evangelical, but then dove into church history and read myself into the RC Church). But there is a lot of crap going on, and I’m kinda over it. But I’m not over Christ, He is so compelling. Anyway, was just curious. No judgement. And keep being a trouble maker. Those of us who ‘stir the pot’ and ‘poke the tiger’ are really important!

    -Rachel

    • kate
      October 8, 2014 @ 3:11 pm

      Hi, Rachel. Thanks for reaching out and for your question. Sorry it’s taken me so long to respond. I love reading your Facebook posts. I can tell you have a huge heart!

      Yeah, for awhile there I was a Christian period with no involvement in any church or denomination. That was fine for as long it lasted. But then, JH Hatfield emailed me at FireThePope. He is the author of Why Call Me God? He kindly sent me a copy of his book. It was a life-changer! It is a fascinating read. For most of my life, I was all-in with Roman Catholicism. Then, after I left the RCC, I was all-in with Christianity and figured I had finally found the answer. Not so fast. I felt like God was taking me on a journey (like the ghosts did with Scrooge) so that my eyes could be opened and I could see more clearly. By this time, I was committed to finding the truth as painful as so much of it was. I had already abandoned my comfort zone and was somehow willing to step off the cliff if that’s what it took.

      Hatfield has translated certain parts of the bible directly from it’s original Greek text and has deciphered meaning that got lost in translation centuries ago. When I finished the book I thought to myself, “I just read more evidence that Jesus never existed than I ever saw that he had.” And, as a lifelong Christian, I felt very close to Jesus. It was like Notre Dame’s Manti Teo realizing the girlfriend he loved didn’t exist! It actually gets worse than that but I won’t give the book away. I highly recommend Why Call Me God? It’s genius but could be hard to find or afford because it’s out of print.

      I still read the bible but with different eyes and as fiction, not history. The (Thomas) Jefferson Bible is great because is extracts the messages without all of the fantastical stuff. The story behind how that was written is very interesting as well. That’s where I’m at, the Jeffersonian philosophy of individual and God-given rights and freedoms, democractic rule and the belief that people will generally do the right thing if treated with respect and provided access to truthful information. As a libertarian, you probably understand that more than most:)