Kate Messmer Jessup

Kate Messmer Jessup has a private practice called Peace of Kate based out of Napa, CA. She teaches the tools to support those on the courageous journey of self-inquiry. As a result, they have strengthened their communication skills, received clarity on what they really want from life, learned the importance of slowing down to listen to their inner dialogue, and how to work through anxious thoughts when they show up. She received her BA in Liberal Studies from Sacramento State University, an MA in Spiritual Psychology from The University of Santa Monica, and a Soul Centered Professional Coaching Certification from The University of Santa Monica. Kate works with her clients either in person, or over the phone. To find out more about her services (or request a discovery call) you can email her at or go to

Recently I became increasingly aware that something just wasn’t right with me. At first, it wasn’t completely obvious that it was anger that was brewing inside, but after a while it was undeniable. I became impatient, snappy and just not my usual self. Shortly after this realization, a quote by the Buddha came to mind. “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you…