Catherine was inspired to travel to Beijing because her father and greatest inspiration, Jack Ferrier, was one of the first Americans to be allowed back into China in the 1970's. Jack Ferrier was an extraordinarily gifted photographer and movie director in the military. He was on President Nixon's and Henry Kissinger's personal staff. Jack Ferrier is a Vietnam War Veteran and prior to being on the presidential staff, he was a top gun for the first Apollo missions to the moon. He never stopped! After the Nixon Administration he continued to direct and produce all kinds of training films for the Navy and taught the Alaska Area Natives how to use closed-circuit TV so they could run it in their own hospitals. Catherine learned truths about many men and many cultures through her father. He taught her to hold herself to herself, use her abilities, pay attention, and be strong and as fearless as possible and to persevere. In fact, because of her strength, she was one of the Americans brought up to stand before the younger Chinese people as a symbol of where they as a people desired to go in the future during the so-called uprising at Tian an Men Square in Beijing. Having to rely on her Psychic abilities, rather than knowing the Mandarin language, she was able to connect, communicate and go into and out of a particular situation. She passes her methods on.