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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The Power of Observation

The Power of Observation

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...

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Be Present in the Moment

Be Present in the Moment

How often do you drive while talking on a cell phone and miss your exit, or walk into a room and forget what you were going after.  Remember when you’ve worried about a future event and forgot to pick up something after work, or you ate dinner as you were thinking about something, then forgot what you ate?  How often does your mind drift while you’re conversing with someone, then realize somewhere in the middle that you didn’t hear a word they said?  Is this ADHD?  Probably...

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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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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!

Bethenie Waudby, Camas, WA

Bethenie Waudby, Camas, WA

I have been working with Cathy as my life coach and for the first time in my 36 years I finally know what I want to be when I grow up!  Now I feel like its an accomplishable goal!  I have a purpose now and I’m so excited!

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.