Cait Byrnes is a Holistic Health Coach and Burlesque Performer from the Jersey Shore.  Cait earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore in 2010, and served with the Community Arts Collaborative AmeriCorps program from 2010 to 2013. In 2014, she earned her Certificate in Holistic Health Coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and Level 2 Reiki Certification from Reiki Master Andrea Wenger.  Cait has worked with several communities in Baltimore to create neighborhood events, parades, and youth programs, and has served as the Assistant Director for the Feminist Art Project - Baltimore Chapter.  

In her Health Coaching practice, Cait works with creatives to empower them to put their needs first, and to take their health into their own hands.  Her coaching technique includes a mixture of nutrition education, radical self-care and simple practices for emotional wellness.  She works with clients nationwide via phone, and also teaches workshops online and in-person.  

Listen to my Radical Self Care episode of Motivate Me! with Lynette Renda on ITunes

We cover:

  • Why women are shamed for self-care
  • Cheap and easy ways to Treat Yo' Self
  • Stress reduction techniques
  • Nutrition and why no one diet works for everybody

I’ve tried other diets, workout fads, etc… but none of them stuck. Working with Cait was such a fresh perspective on what it means to be happy, healthy, and how to care of all parts of myself.

Since starting the program, I’ve noticed that my attitude about health has shifted! I feel like I have a healthier relationship with myself and have really made self-care a part of who I am. The idea that adding in the good, and not punishing myself for the bad is so simple, but will stick with me forever.

Cait was absolutely amazing and so encouraging. Her style of coaching was so positive, and so much more than just a list of things I can’t do. She was understanding of my needs/goals and really worked with me to bring out the best version of myself. I feel so much more equipped to care for myself in a much more positive way!
— Kuoting L. (client)
Cait Byrnes has made a huge impact on my self-care routine. I’m taking time each morning and evening, even if I only have 5 minutes, to think about me. I feel happier and find I make better choices due to this.
— Jes P. (client)
I shared a common problem with most other women out there in today’s society: I believed that self care is really an act of self indulgence laced with guilt and shame. Lucky for me, my coaching sessions with Cait Byrnes taught me that this is simply not true.

Myth: Women are shackled solely to the needs of others. Time spent on self care is for self-serving narcissists.

Truth: Self care promotes self worth, contributes to our health and well-being and enhances our ability to perform tasks and duties.

Cait’s one-on-one coaching sessions have convinced me that self care is a necessary tool to achieve all of my goals- personally, professionally and beyond. Her unique, tiered approach is based on making small changes over time and observing how those changes made me feel. These changes include properly fueling my body, establishing an exercise routine that fits my lifestyle, increasing my water intake, assessing what my priorities are vs. how I actually spend my time and increasing the amount of time I spend on personal goals and hobbies.

One of my favorite parts about Cait’s program is that she provides me with tools for success. This includes everything from books & engaging infographics that aid in guiding my self care regimen, to a fun and fancy water bottle that encourages me to stay hydrated! Her self-published food and mood journal, Food For Thought, is paramount in tracking both the physiological and psychological reaction to the fuel I put in my body. I attribute a large amount of my success to these key follow-up tools that help keep me on track in between sessions.

Cait’s cumulative program makes success easy with small, attainable goals that build over the course of the program. She revisited and and addressed each of my previous concerns during the following session to assess my progress and/or revise my plan to fit my needs. I highly recommend Cait’s highly personalized program to anyone and everyone, as I now believe we would all flourish from the benefits of individualized self care!
— Ashley G. (client)
Cait’s approach to health isn’t based in fads or shakes. It’s about learning to listen to your body, setting realistic and attainable goals, being patient with yourself, and leaving room for trial and error.

She won’t promise you anything overnight, but she’ll hold your hand for as long you want her to, and show you the way to accepting and loving your self as a whole person, who deserves to be taken care of— mind, body and spirit.

The root of her approach is that creating sustainable physical and emotional health means something different for everybody.
— Marissa L. (client)