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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Beans: Powerful Plant Protein

Beans:  Powerful Plant Protein

Creamy cannellinis, meaty garbanzos, sweet adzuki, tender pintos, and so many more—beans are one of the most powerful, nutrient-dense plant foods around. 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 Beans Many people avoid beans because they just...

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Kale, Beet and Apple Salad

Kale, Beet and Apple Salad

If you've never massaged kale before, now is your chance. Massaging it helps to break down the fibers in the kale, making it softer, tastier and easier to digest. Time to get your hands into the food while preparing. This is a great task for a child to do while you continue to prepare the rest of the ingredients.

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Inflammation: Foods That Create Pain

Inflammation:  Foods That Create Pain

According to the latest medical theory, chronic inflammation is the root cause of almost every disease suffered by human beings. Many doctors believe persistent, low-level inflammation paves the way for chronic disease, including those we usually experience later in life, e.g. arthritis, heart and kidney disease, and cancer. As a part of our immune response system, inflammation occurs when the body is fighting germs that enter the body through a variety of ways, e.g. injury...

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Learn To Listen to What Your Body Tells You

Learn To Listen to What Your Body Tells You

A poet and king once sang, “Our bodies are beautifully and wonderfully made, oh God”.   One of the wonderful things that our bodies can do is heal itself.  We do need intervention from time to time, but our bodies, when treated well, have the ability to heal itself.  Often, all it takes is to listen to what our body is telling us, then responding to its needs, not what we think it needs. Like lab rats, Americans have been conditioned over the years to quickly...

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Lindsay McKinnon, Roanoke, VA

Lindsay McKinnon, Roanoke, VA

You helped me last year, around this time, with my son, Patrick – who is thriving by the way!!!  I hope your ears have been burning because I have been singing your praises and forwarding your website like crazy.  I so appreciate you and the work you do, how you support families in supporting their children’s unique learning styles.  I have got to get more of your cards!  As a massage therapist, I listen to a lot of clients tell me their frustrations… makes for easy referrals!
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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!!

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!