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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How to Use a Food Observation Log

How to Use a Food Observation Log

Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms daily, weekly or monthly?  You could be having a reaction to food, cosmetics, cleaning products or a myriad of other environmental substances or toxins and not even know it.  But if you kept a log of the foods you ate, and products you use around the house and applied to your skin, not to mention the places you visit, you just might concur the problems you may be experiencing. Digestive disorders–skin...

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The Dirty Dozen

The Dirty Dozen

Know the Dirty Foods and shop organic Today I want to introduce you to something called the Dirty Dozen–a list of twelve different produce options that the Environmental Working Group considers each year to be highest in toxic pesticides and contamination.  To obtain the most current and accurate information on things such as this yearly, I go to my friends at EWG to help me out.  They will share with you which foods to avoid this year.  If you’re not familiar...

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What is Emotional Well Being?

What is Emotional Well Being?

Emotional well being – No. 2 of our 5 elements Have you ever noticed how much your energy gets sucked out of you when you feel overwhelmed, angry, anxious, sad or depressed?  There is good reason for this.  When your body stays in a state of emotional stress, many organs shut down.  YOU are the only one who is able to turn that switch down so your body can talk to you and you are able to listen. Constant stress can damage your intestines, cause skin problems, join...

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Velly Chowder, South Africa

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

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!

Robin Anderson, Rock Mount, VA

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.