Cleaning Up After the Holidays

Cleaning Up After the Holidays

It’s the end of the old year and the beginning of a new one.  It’s also time to start cleaning up after the Christmas madness.  Cleaning up after the holidays can be such a chore, so here are a few tips to get you organized, consider the environment and stay sane all at the same time.  It’s time to de-clutter, keep the things that make you smile, and do it all quickly. Hopefully you have already read my post, Top 10 Tips to Prepare for Christmas by going...

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Organizing Strategies

Organizing Strategies

Everyone isn’t designed to be a “born organizer.” If you live in the Roanoke Valley, you can take advantage of a professional organizer who was born with intuitive organizing strategies.  You no longer have to allow clutter to take over your home….your focus….your energy….and your life. Do you find that concentration is more difficult in certain spaces?  If so, stand in the middle of a room and take a look around you.  Assess all the...

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ADHD Medications

ADHD Medications

ADHD medication tips Medications used to treat ADD have been around for many years.  But how do you know which medications work best for you or your child?  It’s good to have a lot of patience when working with ADD medications, especially if other medications are also involved.  Here are a few things I encourage you to consider before you begin a medication regimen. Obtain a proper assessment – Begin by talking to your primary care physician.  Make certain your...

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10 Best Tips to Help You Prepare for Christmas

10 Best Tips to Help You Prepare for Christmas

With the end of each year, I tell myself that I will prepare for Christmas better in the coming year.  I’ll have all my recipes collected months in advance, the shopping will be complete, and all hand made items…well…made.  So why do I fall short each year?  It’s mainly because I fail to schedule it all into my calendar.  So this year I’m making a new pact with myself–Im going to think way ahead, get my calendar out and start plugging in...

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Natural Ways to Prevent the Flu This Year

Natural Ways to Prevent the Flu This Year

If you have never gotten a flu shot, here’s to hoping you continue your trend.  If you routinely get them, you will find natural ways to prevent the flue this year and for years to come.  The infamous “flu,” also known as influenza, that everyone tries to avoid during the winter is a respiratory illness caused by flu viruses.  The virus can travel from person to person in droplets from coughs or sneezes, either through the air or on your hands or other objects.In reality,...

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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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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.

Velly Chowder, South Africa

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.