Helping the ADHD Parent: The gift of Awareness

What does it mean to be aware?  It involves a conscious effort to be focused, and to pay attention to the smallest of details.  Being aware, or mindful, means that we become aware of every nuance of thought, feeling, sensation, reaction and experience.   It’s can be a very powerful place to be, but most of us don’t allow ourselves to drink in the essence and simplicity of simply being in the moment.  This is because we have to make a conscious effort and choice to stop...

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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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STOP Being So Hard On Yourself!

STOP Being So Hard On Yourself!

How often are you your own worst enemy? How many times do you talk yourself down whenever you’re learning new things or made a mistake? You tell yourself you’re not smart enough, you don’t have what it takes, you’re too shy, slow, clumsy, fat, scared or a host of other words. You give up on a situation or yourself before you actually stop for a second to ask yourself if you actually could accomplish it. That seems to be very common with many people,...

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Totally Focused – A Blog for ADDers

Totally Focused – A Blog for ADDers

The brain works in mysterious ways.  It can help you visualize, reason, talk you into things, talk you out of things, wander aimlessly, hurt with pain, confuse us, confuse others, cause us to lose track of time, forget names, and cause many to become distracted. Here are some interesting facts about the human brain: The weight of the human brain is about 3 lbs. The cerebrum makes up 85% of the brain’s weight. Our brain consists of about 100 billion neurons, the same number...

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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!

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.