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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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 Physical Well Being?

What is Physical Well Being?

Physical well being – No. 3 of our 5 elements When people think of physical well being, their mind thinks, “exercise.”  Then they begin to think about the pain and sweat that follows.  When we treat the whole body, we look at the entire physical body and take into account how well the brain and all inner systems function.  Stress, lack of sleep and poor self-care affect all elements of our well being.  So it stands to reason that our physical health is a...

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Fat: Is it Bad for Me?

Fat:  Is it Bad for Me?

Dietary fat: is it good or bad?  Well, that all depends upon the fat. The Skinny on Fats Do you remember decades ago when the US government told us to cut back on dietary fats in order to avoid chronic illnesses like diabetes, obesity and heart disease?  But why has the obesity rate more than doubled since 1980 if Americans reduced the amount fats they ate? Because they learned later that not all fats are created equal! Heavily processed, hydrogenated “trans” fats used in...

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How to Hydrate for Optimum Health

How to Hydrate for Optimum Health

From the first moment you arrive into the world you were, like most newborns, probably given water to drink.  Our bodies need water to survive and most people don’t drink enough of it.  Every cell, tissue and organ in the body needs water to function correctly.  Water removes waste and lubricates our joints.  It helps us maintain and regulate our temperature.  And it helps our organs and brain stay healthy. Why should I stay hydrated? We lose water daily, especially...

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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!
Lindsay McKinnon, Roanoke, VA
Bethenie Waudby, Camas, WA

Bethenie Waudby, Camas, WA

I have been working with Cathy as my life coach and for the first time in my 36 years I finally know what I want to be when I grow up!  Now I feel like its an accomplishable goal!  I have a purpose now and I’m so excited!

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.