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 »
Robin Anderson, Rock Mount, VA
When we were first referred to Mrs. Cathy Dick at One Degree Forward, my first question was, “Is she a doctor?” If the answer had been yes I think I would have refused. Instead the answer was like a breath of fresh air.
Leslie Coty, Roanoke, VA
What a huge difference Cathy made in my office at work! She helped me organize the mountains of paperwork and chaos and now it looks great! I have a system that I know will work for me because she made sure that things were organized by how I use them…everything in its place! I value Cathy’s creativity, integrity, originality and helpfulness in all the organizing/time management projects she does. Next I plan to take her Time Strategies program so I can get my business calendar, appointments and desk organized. Can’t wait!!
K.C. Gott, TN
I really enjoyed our time together and I appreciate you so very much with helping me reach my career goals. Thank you for being all in with me during this 6-month process. I wish you every happiness in your coaching and I’m looking forward to more time coaching with you in the future.