Cat Saunders, Ph.D., author of Dr. Cat’s Helping Handbook: A Compassionate Guide for Being Human

“Swimming Out of Water is a testament to the Olympian spirit that dwells within us all.  With courage, openheartedness, and grace, Cat Garceau shares the amazing personal odyssey that led her to discover essential information and resources that support and celebrate true health and well-being.”

~ Dr. Cat Saunders, Ph.D., author of Dr. Cat’s Helping Handbook: A Compassionate Guide for Being Human

Marc David – Nutritional Psychologist, best selling author, and founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating

“Catherine Garceau has crafted a beautifully written book that touches, inspires, and educates. Her simple yet elegant storytelling reminds us that we are all on a beautiful, magical, and oftentimes painful journey that asks us to have faith in a happy ending. Catherine effortlessly weaves together the invisible connections between health, eating, emotions, environment, physical performance, and the human spirit. She shares, in a humble and authentic way, her intimate knowledge of the inner world of disordered eating and body image. I hope you read this heartwarming book.”

~ Marc David – Nutritional Psychologist, best selling author, and founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating

Mariel Hemingway, Healing Living From The Inside Out

“Catherine’s story of discovery inspires women and athletes to realize how important it is to stay connected to our core, and also pay attention to the important signs of our body. I love how Swimming Out of Water metaphorically weaves together knowledge, empowerment and perseverance all into a suspense filled memoir.”  ~ Mariel xo

Mariel Hemingway, Healing Living From The Inside Out, TheWillingWay.com

Dr. Daniel Amen, award-winning psychiatrist, brain imaging expert and best-selling author

“Catherine’s Swimming Out Of Water is like a beautiful dance of wellness and sickness, triumph and depression, realization and advocacy. May this book awakened young women to the dangers of messing with what they eat and remind all of us to that our bodies, brain and mind are so very connected!”  ~ Dr. Amen

Dr. Daniel Amen, award-winning psychiatrist, brain imaging expert and best-selling author.

Marianne Williamson, best-selling author, A Woman’s Worth

“Catherine Garceau has turned her amazing accomplishments into even deeper wins, as she has taken on the greatest race of all: the effort to be her own best self.” ~Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson, best-selling author, A Woman’s Worth

Endorsements

ENDORSEMENTS: Marianne Williamson, best-selling author, A Woman’s Worth, etc “Catherine Garceau has turned her amazing accomplishments into even deeper wins, as she has taken on the greatest race of all: the effort to be her own best self.” ~Marianne Williamson www.marianne.com Dr. Daniel Amen, award-winning psychiatrist, brain imaging expert and best-selling author. “Catherine’s Swimming Out Of Water is like a beautiful dance of wellness and sickness, triumph and depression, realization and advocacy. May this book awakened young women to the dangers of messing with what they eat and remind all of us to that our bodies, brain and mind are so very connected!” ~ Dr. Amen Mariel Hemingway, Healing Living From The Inside Out, www.thewillingway.com “Catherine’s story of discovery inspires women and athletes to realize how important it is to stay connected to our core, and also pay attention to the important signs of our body. I love how Swimming Out of Water metaphorically weaves together knowledge, empowerment and perseverance all into a suspense filled memoir.” ~ Mariel xo Marc David – Nutritional Psychologist, best selling author, and founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, www.psychologyofeating.com “Catherine Garceau has crafted a beautifully written book that touches, inspires, and educates. Her simple yet elegant storytelling reminds us that we are all on a beautiful, magical, and oftentimes painful journey that asks us to have faith in a happy ending. Catherine effortlessly weaves together the invisible connections between health, eating, emotions, environment, physical performance, and the human spirit. She shares, in a humble and authentic way, her intimate knowledge of the inner world of disordered eating and body image. I hope you read this heartwarming book.” ~ Marc David Cat Saunders, Ph.D., author of Dr. Cat’s Helping Handbook: A Compassionate Guide for Being Human “Swimming Out of Water is a testament to the Olympian spirit that dwells within us all. With courage, openheartedness, and grace, Cat Garceau shares the amazing personal odyssey that led her to discover essential information and resources that support and celebrate true health and well-being.” ~ Dr. Cat Saunders

Olympic Medalist Catherine Garceau Recounts True Tale of Survival & Success: An Insider’s Story of Olympic Trials and Real-Life Struggles

For an Olympic athlete, the quest for excellence can take a heavy toll. Catherine Garceau, a 2000 Bronze Medalist, has paid a heavy price since her victory, dealing with numerous physical and psychological issues experienced and ‘stuffed down’ during her years of constant training and single-minded focus. Training at the Olympic level can have a dark side; depression, anxiety attacks, and eating disorders are more prevalent than anyone knows. The stress of constant training so often becomes both a cause and a cover for great physical and psychological troubles.

In her upcoming book, Swimming Out of Water: How an Olympian’s Struggle Inspired Breakthrough Discoveries in Health and Well-Being (Morgan James Publishers, July 2012), Catherine talks candidly about life before, during, and after the Olympics. She recounts how she became a healthier person AFTER she stopped competing. Now with certificates in eating psychology and mind/body nutrition, she is also advocates a reduction of chlorine by-products in pools. Prolonged exposure to high levels of chlorine by-products can be toxic, and has been linked to numerous health issues including asthma and other chronic respiratory ailments, skin irritations, digestive issues, and hormonal disruptions, all of which she personally struggled with. Catherine advises competitive and leisure swimmers on how to swim smart, swim safe, and also champions new pool filtration innovations that lower chlorine by-products for healthier swimming pool environments.

Despite some of the tough topics she covers in her book, Catherine (a mermaid at heart) is a staunch supporter of the Olympic experience and of aquatics, and she has a delightfully upbeat delivery and energy that make her a great interview.

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The Book