It really is easier than you think to adopt a positive mindset. When you make up your mind and choose to live a happier life, the words you say over and over to yourself begins the process. Your thoughts and words are powerful and the tips below will help you overcome bad habits so you can create new ones. The average person has an estimated 70,000 thoughts per day! Imagine how powerful those thoughts are and how they can steer your attitude and responses. Wow! Take...Read More »
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...Read More »
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...Read More »
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,...Read More »
Eating clean (or improving your food choices) is not about changing WHAT you eat, but it is ALL about changing HOW you eat. It’s true! So many people wait to eat something after they are all ready hungry or they eat by the clock. But eating encompasses far more than just grabbing something on the go to get you through to the next meal time. What do you mean to change HOW I eat? By changing HOW you eat, you should consider these five things. I would suggest that...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 »
It’s the end of the day and you are starving! On the way home you drive by at least a dozen take-out food joints and at least six restaurants. You didn’t plan to be working late, so in order to get something into your stomach before it gets later, you opt to stop to eat. Ennie meanie miney mo. Which of these places do I go? You finally get your meal and the next thing you notice is….it’s gone. What just happened? You’ve just woofed down...Read More »
The report is due in two hours. Or perhaps you’re in the middle of a mid-term exam. Or you’re making sales calls. Suddenly, bam! Around 10:30 a.m. and from out of nowhere you hit a wall! All you want to do is look out the window, or better yet, take a short nap. Hmmm…the first question that pops into my head is, what did you eat for breakfast? I hate to say, “I told you so,” so I’ll turn to Mom, who has said it countless times: Breakfast is the most important meal of...Read More »
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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.
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!!