Unusual gluten containing products to avoid Whether you’re experiencing gluten intolerance symptoms, celiac disease or you simply want to life a gluten-free lifestyle for optimism health reasons (per your doctor’s orders), these gluten containing products should be avoided. You’ll notice at the end of the list, that food manufacturers use ingredients that are often “code words” for gluten. This list is intended to help you sharpen your...Read More »
Beans are one of the most powerful, nutrient-dense plant proteins around. There are so many choices: creamy cannellinis, meaty garbanzos, sweet adzuki, tender pintos, and so many more to choose from. Consider this: Beans are packed with tons of fiber, as well as plenty of iron and protein. They are rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients. They are low in calories. Plus, studies have found them to lower risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. What To Do With...Read More »
Are artificial sweeteners really bad for us? As I continue to research, I find newly released information about foods and substances we should NOT consume. Today, I want to talk to you about beverages that contain artificial sweeteners. You know, that white stuff that tastes like a strange sweet chemical that food manufacturers add to products to make you think you’re doing something good for your body. I know you love your zero calorie desserts, yogurts and sodas,...Read More »
What does it mean to be gluten-free? Until recently, I never knew that wheat has gone through many changes over the years. Once I began to do some heavy research, I learned about the impact this “modern” grain has on our bodies and our even more, on our brains. Now that my husband and I are gluten-free, we are learning so much about this highly modified grain. There are literally hundreds of diseases directly linked to the consumption of wheat products. You...Read More »
Nutritional well being – No. 1 of our 5 elements Our last element for attaining optimum health is nutritional well being. Here, our focus is on…you guessed it…food! But not only that, we also take into consideration how food responds in the body and with meal planning. I know from experience the importance of planning out the weekly menu. Without a plan, less than optimal choices are made and health begins to suffer. So the journey begins with the...Read More »
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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!!
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!