It’s the end of the day and you are starving! On the way home you drive by at least a dozen take-out food joints and at least six restaurants. You didn’t plan to be working late, so in order to get something into your stomach before it gets later, you opt to stop to eat. Ennie meanie miney mo. Which of these places do I go? You finally get your meal and the next thing you notice is….it’s gone. What just happened? You’ve just woofed down...Read More »
The report is due in two hours. Or perhaps you’re in the middle of a mid-term exam. Or you’re making sales calls. Suddenly, bam! Around 10:30 a.m. and from out of nowhere you hit a wall! All you want to do is look out the window, or better yet, take a short nap. Hmmm…the first question that pops into my head is, what did you eat for breakfast? I hate to say, “I told you so,” so I’ll turn to Mom, who has said it countless times: Breakfast is the most important meal of...Read More »
Picture a big glass goblet filled to the halfway mark with water. How do you see it—half-full or half-empty? Did you know that consistently finding the glass half-empty—and the world as a difficult place— is a hallmark of negativity? So today I am hoping to help you change your way of thinking. Research has found that a negative outlook can contribute to everything from depression to heart disease to lowered immune system function. It can affect sleep, weight...Read More »
When you think about healthy eating, salads and green vegetables usually come to mind. But how about adding a little more variety to your plan? During the cold winter months, salads don’t help to fill you up, ground you or help you stay warm. Instead, your body needs other grounding foods, like meats and seasonal root vegetables that you can toss easily into a soup or stew or roast in the oven. Root vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, and turnips, are a rich...Read More »
“Work-life balance was a mistake from the start. Because people don’t really want balance. People want satisfaction.”—Matthew Kelly, author Balance is a sticky subject among many people because it’s so hard to achieve. Harmony is a better goal to desire. We have careers, partners, children, family commitments, classes, hobbies, household responsibilities, worship time—plus, big desires to be healthy and happy. So, how does a person, or even a family, manage...Read More »
Have you ever downed an entire package of chips, crackers, or cookies? Ate pizza or cake until you felt sick? Drank more coffee or wine than your body wanted? Do you remember how you were feeling at the time? I ask because sometimes we overeat to help distract us from emotional pain. Think about it—have you noticed that sometimes when you overeat you’re not hungry at all? What you are is lonely. Or angry. Or sad. Or resentful. Or frustrated. Or something else? So...Read More »
Janeson Keeley, Roanoke, VA
Cathy’s insight and guidance has, and continues, to help me organize my previously chaotic life into a group of systems that work well together. Her program helped me reduce the stress of trying to keep track of so many things at once, and save me significant time that can be used for more productive things. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the things you have to do and to keep track of, I highly recommend that you speak with Cathy about how her Time Strategies can help you make your life make sense.
Velly Chowder, South Africa
Mostly I’m thankful to Cathy Dick, for helping me a lot with previous decision making and daily planning. She has helped me put into practice a mind-set to be something that I wish to accomplish by the end of each day to the end of the year– focus on that, and make sure I do things in terms of preparing myself mentally and physically before I start. She has a lot of great resources that she shares freely too. You can trust her to do what she says she’ll do.
Laurie Mrva, Daleville, VA
I hired Cathy to redesign my office space to enhance the functionality and create a space that I want to work in. Change in any form is never easy, but Cathy listens to your needs and makes recommendations in a gentle and supportive manner. Her focus is to understand how you need your space to function, so that the outcome is both aesthetically pleasing and feels natural based on how you personally process information. Thank you Cathy!