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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What is Environmental Well Being?

What is Environmental Well Being?

Environmental Well Being – No. 4 of our 5 elements More often than not, the element of  environmental well being seems to always take a back seat to everything else we deal with on a daily basis.  Who wants to spend time searching for better jobs, creating a budge, worrying about exposure to toxins or maintaining a vehicle or home?  It’s much easier to mentally shove these things aside until you HAVE to focus on them.  But after time, your body has been compromised...

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What is an Observation Log?

What is an Observation Log?

Whenever I talk to a person who is experiencing ADHD themselves or they have an ADHD partner or child, one of my first questions is, “Do you keep a log of what’s happening and what’s not”?  The answer I usually get is no.  Now, after you read this blog post I want you to take away two important facts: ADHD people are “consistently inconsistent” whether they want to be or not, and No one, no matter how hard you try, can keep everything in your head!  It’s exhausting, it...

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Virtually Organize Your Home Today!

Virtually Organize Your Home Today!

Imagine that one room in your home where you’d rather keep the door closed, than open.  Behind that door is the one space in your home where you “hide” what you don’t want anyone to see.  Maybe if you just leave things in there, the things inside will vanish one day.  The only reason you walk inside the room is to plop something down….somewhere….anywhere….until you can get to it on another day.  But what happens?  That day never comes. This may be the room where you dump...

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Creating Resolutions the ADHD Way

Creating Resolutions the ADHD Way

Now that the New Year is upon us, many of you have probably announced that you have at least one, if not more resolutions that you hope to conquer before the end of the year.  But what usually happens?  All of your good intentions fail because of one reason—you let life get in the way.  So, I’m going to share some tips on how to stop this cycle. Have you ever said to someone or yourself that you need to call someone before the end of the day, then the day slips by and in...

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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.

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!