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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Five A’s to Creating Change

Five A’s to Creating Change

What does change mean to you?  Change seems to be such an easy concept to grasp—in our minds.  But when life hits you alongside the head and places demands on you, you aren’t ready for it.  So, what’s the first thing you do?  You react.  Instead of taking time to stop, think and problem solve, most of us react without thinking. Imagine you’re a parent of a child who has had inconsistent academic and behavioral problems in school for the past two years....

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Attaining Mindful Awareness

Attaining Mindful Awareness

What does it mean to create a state of mindful awareness?  Mindfulness practice is an ideal way to cultivate a greater awareness of the unity of the mind and body.  It is a form of self-awareness that is described as “a state of being in the present moment and accepting things for what they are without judgment”.   You are in a state of observation as you simply observe things around you, just as they are.  You explore sensations and your own thoughts and feelings.  When...

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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!

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.

Janeson Keeley, Roanoke, VA

Janeson Keeley, Roanoke, VA

Cathy’s insight and guidance has, and continues, to help me organize my previously chaotic life into a group of systems that work well together.  Her program helped me reduce the stress of trying to keep track of so many things at once, and save me significant time that can be used for more productive things. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the things you have to do and to keep track of, I highly recommend that you speak with Cathy about how her Time Strategies can help you make your life make sense.