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 »
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 »
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 nap. What do you do? So, 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 the day. It’s the meal that’s...Read More »
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...Read More »
Developing the Power of observation Do you recall in the stories of Sherlock Holmes and how he always seemed to have the ability to quickly read a situation and come up with a theory, that to everyone else, seemed impossible? How was he able to do that? He took great pride in observing people, places and situations. Anyone can become a good observer but it can be a really valuable tool when you have a child who is challenged ADHD characteristics. As we continue our...Read More »
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...Read More »
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...Read More »
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...Read More »
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.
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.
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.