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 »
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....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 »
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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.