Sugar – the drug of the 21st Century When we want more energy, we search for something sweet to eat. When we feel down, we gravitate toward the sweet stuff. When we have a craving for something–but we don’t know what–we reach for something sweet. Why is this? What kind of hold does this substance have on us and why is it being considered the “drug of the 21st Century?” My intention with this post is for you to get the facts on...Read More »
Do you struggle with accountability? Just about everyone does at times. Sometimes it may because you’re just too busy or you’re juggling too many things at once. Other times you may realize you don’t have everything you need to complete a project. But other times, you find that time is just not your friend. As you know, if you can’t trust yourself to accomplish various tasks daily, others around you won’t feel that they can trust you to accomplish them either. Think about...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 »
“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 »
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...Read More »
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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.
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!!
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.