Mark Bittman”s 4 principles of kitchen confidence

Mark Bittman”s 4 principles of kitchen confidence

I thought I would re-post this article from a few years ago because it spoke to me then and I hope it will speak to you now.  Cooking isn’t as difficult as so many people think.  The main ingredient when cooking at home is the planning part.  When, not if, you’re willing to set aside a few minutes each week to plan out your meals, you will begin to reproduce those menu plans in the future.  So instead of making a few choice meals over an over again, and becoming...

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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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GERD – Medications Can Irritate the Condition

As many of you know, my husband has been dealing with the effects of GERD for many years.  This condition continues to be problematic for many people–and what’s worse is that the medications used to treat this condition is actually causing more harm than good.  I continue to read reports that explain how antacids add to the problem of acid reflux by creating a more acidic environment in the stomach.  There are other medications that can cause problems as well,...

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Be a Smart Shopper with These 8 Tips

Be a Smart Shopper with These 8 Tips

If you’re anything like me, the idea of going to the market is as bad as having to sit in traffic for an hour.  I have the pleasure of living in an average size community, but the market closest to my house is the smallest one in Roanoke.  For a creative soul like me, that drives me insane. When you have put some thought and time into creating a plan for meals and for shopping, there is no comparison!   I have used these eight tips for years as I shop, and the weeks I...

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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.

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!

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!!