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Catrin Atkins tells the tales of her personal journey, how her fierce independence was born leading her to take on challenges at times when most of us would think there was enough to deal with! Born in North Wales with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, Cat realised that, despite a doctor's limiting beliefs, she can do whatever she wants and has a strong desire to keep pushing her own boundaries. In this podcast, Cat shares this journey - how people respond to her normal based on their normal, her new role as an ambassador for the Shine charity, tales of trips to Canada, her current 365 miles in 365 days walking challenge for Shine. In her business life, Cat founded Women in Tech Cymru and now works a director of her own company - Sonix Software - alongside her husband. Cat has loads of exciting plans for the future - which she'll be sharing with you throughout this podcast. Join Cat as she shares tales and thought provoking insights into her life. Contact Cat Just Giving Page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Catrin-Atkins Join Cat in her 200th mile: https://www.facebook.com/events/2059046974141194/?ti=as Instagram: www.instagram.com/catsatkins Twitter: www.twitter.com/catrin1979 Shine Charity: https://www.shinecharity.org.uk/wales Facebook (blog): https://www.facebook.com/FiMe-Spina-Bifida-204116193765852/ Facebook (Women in Tech Cymru): https://www.facebook.com/WomenInTechCymru/ Business: www.sonixsoftware.com LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/catrin-atkins-a0786a13

Catrin Atkins tells the tales of her personal journey, how her fierce independence was born leading her to take on challenges at times when most of us would think there was enough to deal with! Born in North Wales with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, Cat realised that, despite a doctor's limiting beliefs, she can do whatever she wants and has a strong desire to keep pushing her own boundaries. In this podcast, Cat shares this journey - how people respond to her normal based on their normal, her new role as an ambassador for the Shine charity, tales of trips to Canada, her current 365 miles in 365 days walking challenge for Shine. In her business life, Cat founded Women in Tech Cymru and now works a director of her own company - Sonix Software - alongside her husband. Cat has loads of exciting plans for the future - which she'll be sharing with you throughout this podcast. Join Cat as she shares tales and thought provoking insights into her life. Contact Cat Just Giving Page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Catrin-Atkins Join Cat in her 200th mile: https://www.facebook.com/events/2059046974141194/?ti=as Instagram: www.instagram.com/catsatkins Twitter: www.twitter.com/catrin1979 Shine Charity: https://www.shinecharity.org.uk/wales Facebook (blog): https://www.facebook.com/FiMe-Spina-Bifida-204116193765852/ Facebook (Women in Tech Cymru): https://www.facebook.com/WomenInTechCymru/ Business: www.sonixsoftware.com LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/catrin-atkins-a0786a13
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Catrin Atkins tells the tales of her personal journey, how her fierce independence was born leading her to take on challenges at times when most of us would think there was enough to deal with! Born in North Wales with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, Cat realised that, despite a doctor's limiting beliefs, she can do whatever she wants and has a strong desire to keep pushing her own boundaries. In this podcast, Cat shares this journey - how people respond to her normal based on their normal, her new role as an ambassador for the Shine charity, tales of trips to Canada, her current 365 miles in 365 days walking challenge for Shine. In her business life, Cat founded Women in Tech Cymru and now works a director of her own company - Sonix Software - alongside her husband. Cat has loads of exciting plans for the future - which she'll be sharing with you throughout this podcast. Join Cat as she shares tales and thought provoking insights into her life. Contact Cat Just Giving Page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Catrin-Atkins Join Cat in her 200th mile: https://www.facebook.com/events/2059046974141194/?ti=as Instagram: www.instagram.com/catsatkins Twitter: www.twitter.com/catrin1979 Shine Charity: https://www.shinecharity.org.uk/wales Facebook (blog): https://www.facebook.com/FiMe-Spina-Bifida-204116193765852/ Facebook (Women in Tech Cymru): https://www.facebook.com/WomenInTechCymru/ Business: www.sonixsoftware.com LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/catrin-atkins-a0786a13

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@catrin1979

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English

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07775 941417


Episodes

Cat on Safari and a Benefits Assessment

7/12/2019
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One of the things that Cat is - without a doubt - is fiercely independent. And now that independence may be limited depending on what happens with her PIP assessment. Some years ago, the government decided to replace the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) with a Personal Independence Payment (PIP). It's introduction was staggered and everyone who wants to continue receiving this benefit has to apply and go for an assessment. For Cat, that time has come - the form has gone in, she's got her...

Duration:00:14:21

Cat on Facebook Live

6/7/2019
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In this episode, we hear Cat as she does the first 2 of a week of Facebook Live events. She talks about how Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus have impacted her life. #Cat300 #Cat365 Contact Cat Just Giving Page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Catrin-Atkins Instagram: www.instagram.com/catsatkins Twitter: www.twitter.com/catrin1979 Shine Charity: https://www.shinecharity.org.uk/wales Facebook (blog): https://www.facebook.com/FiMe-Spina-Bifida-204116193765852/ Facebook (Women in...

Duration:00:30:00

Cat in Canada

5/3/2019
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Cat went to Canada for 3 months by herself at the age of 25 - on this journey, she fell in love with Vancouver and has always wanted to go back. For her 40th birthday in September and the final mile of her 365 miles in 365 days challenge, she and her husband Dan are heading to Vancouver. it will be his first trip to Canada. In this episode, Cat talks about the decision to go by herself rather than waiting for friends to be on board with timing, what she learnt about herself and what she's...

Duration:00:40:10

Out & About with Cat

4/19/2019
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This week, join Cat as she is out and about in Cardiff - running some errands, introducing Michelle from Simply Sisterhood and hearing from Tracy Stanley - the principal organiser for the recent Women in Tech Cymru conference. Contact Cat Just Giving Page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Catrin-Atkins Instagram: www.instagram.com/catsatkins Twitter: www.twitter.com/catrin1979 Shine Charity: https://www.shinecharity.org.uk/wales Facebook (blog):...

Duration:00:11:43

#Cat200

4/5/2019
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Cat spoke to Debra Levitt a few days after 200th milestone event at Cardiff Bay. She talks about her worries before hand, the fun of the walk itself and how it felt after the walk. The combination of almost thinking that she'd celebrated the end rather than a mid-point and the realisation of how much further she still has to go. Cat talks of how, knowing how much it has taken for her to reach this point, makes it almost more daunting to tackle the remaining 165 miles - but emphasises that...

Duration:00:30:24

Cat, Spina Bifida and Abseiling

3/28/2019
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Don't forget to walk or wheel a mile with Cat on Saturday, 30th March! If you're not in the Cardiff Bay area, you can still join in. Take a picture of yourself out walking or wheeling and post it on instagram or twitter, tag Cat (@catrin1979 on Twitter and @catsatkins on instagram. Use the hashtag #Cat200. Cat's joined once again by Debra Levitt and they talk about spina bifida, what it is, how it can impact people's lives, how it impacts Cat personally. Cat talks about the conversations...

Duration:00:35:43

Getting to know Cat

3/19/2019
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In this very first episode of Cat's Tales, Cat talks to Debra Levitt about her decision to take on a 365 mile walking challenge at a time when most people would probably feel that they had enough on their plate. At the time of speaking, Cat was on mile 182 and on track for her 200th mile which will be completed at an event at Cardiff Bay. Why not join on her on the 30th March 2019 and walk or wheel a mile! If you're not close enough, then walk/wheel wherever you are and share it with Cat...

Duration:00:32:51