Beyond the Salad: Root Vegetables

Beyond the Salad:  Root Vegetables

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...

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Do You Seek Balance or Harmony?

Do You Seek Balance or Harmony?

“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...

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The Healing Power of Forgiveness

The Healing Power of Forgiveness

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...

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The Skinny on Fats

The Skinny on Fats

Heavily processed, hydrogenated “trans” fats used in prepared, packaged foods can be extremely damaging to the body. They can compromise the cardiovascular system, immune system, and contribute to behavior problems. They can also lead to weight gain, skin breakouts, high blood pressure, and liver strain. That said, our bodies need fat for insulation, vitamin and mineral absorption, and to protect our organs.  High-quality fats can steady our metabolism, keep hormone levels...

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CHOOSE Positive Psychology

CHOOSE Positive Psychology

Happiness is a choice Have you ever done something that you wish you hadn’t?  You made a choice and then you wished you could “take it back”.  I wish I understood when I was younger that happiness is a choice we make each day that is determined by the choices we make.  Dr. Tim Sharp created the following post to show us how positive psychology and happiness are linked to our decisions. How to CHOOSE: In simple terms, positive psychology focuses on what’s...

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Wheat Withdrawal: 10 Tips for Success

Wheat Withdrawal:  10 Tips for Success

My husband finally made the decision to stop eating wheat a few years ago to has had only a few minor flare ups since.  What a difference is not only how he feels, but in his attitude in general.  He was fortunate enough to not have many wheat withdrawal symptoms because we took it nice and slow. About 4 days into the elimination process, his body was telling him that something had changed and  his body wasn’t happy.  For people like him who crave carbs and eat a lot...

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Carol Rutger, Des Moines, IA

Carol Rutger, Des Moines, IA

I feel fortunate enough to have participated in one of Cathy’s Teleclasses and purchased  her ADD Parental Strategies program.  I really needed my husband to understand more about ADD so we could help our son better.  The program dove into who we are as people and showed us the importance of communication between us in order to communicate more effectively with our son.  I’d recommend this program to everyone, whether they have ADD kids or not.  It’s a real eye opener!  Thanks.

Laurie Mrva, Daleville, VA

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!

Bethenie Waudby, Camas, WA

Bethenie Waudby, Camas, WA

I have been working with Cathy as my life coach and for the first time in my 36 years I finally know what I want to be when I grow up!  Now I feel like its an accomplishable goal!  I have a purpose now and I’m so excited!