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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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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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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Leslie Coty, Roanoke, VA

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

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.

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.