Movement breaks for kids – getting through your virtual school day

If you have a child, you know that sometimes they can have TONS of energy that needs to be burned throughout the day. This is not a new thing, but with more kids in virtual school again this year due to the second (or third) wave of the pandemic, managing your child’s energy is moreContinue reading “Movement breaks for kids – getting through your virtual school day”

Telerehabilitation in Occupational therapy – OT Journal Club

A while ago I had the idea to start a little OT Journal Club where I would read an open access article, summarize it briefly and share my insight. My first one was something I was super proud of (read here) but then I fell off the wagon and haven’t been able to finish anotherContinue reading “Telerehabilitation in Occupational therapy – OT Journal Club”

Adventures of starting as an Occupational therapist in a large rehab company

If you have followed along with my blog since I started it in 2020, you might already know that I am an occupational therapist who graduated in November 2019 (my first blog post ever talks a bit about me). My first clinical OT job was with a tiny private pediatric occupational therapy practice. The companyContinue reading “Adventures of starting as an Occupational therapist in a large rehab company”

There’s an imposter among us?

I’m sure we’ve all played or heard of that silly little game called Among us (if you’re like me, you’ve played it A LOT during this past year as a way to connect virtually with friends). The concept is pretty simple, there are a bunch of crewmates on a space ship and depending on theContinue reading “There’s an imposter among us?”

Coffee date update – COVID holidays and 2020 reflections

This will be my third coffee catch up post (check out the second and first one here), as a way to connect a bit with my readers and to reflect on my own thoughts and experiences from the last little while. I thought that this post might be a nice way to wrap up 2020Continue reading “Coffee date update – COVID holidays and 2020 reflections”

Coffee date catch up – new jobs and new realizations

A couple weeks ago I decided to start a Coffee date catch up post (you can read the first one here), as a way to connect with my readers a bit deeper, and to give myself a moment to reflect on my own thoughts about the past week! Last post got a bit of excitementContinue reading “Coffee date catch up – new jobs and new realizations”

Breathing strategies for you and your child

Whether you hear it from a therapist, your yoga instructor, a friend, or your child’s teachers, I am sure you have heard about breathing strategies before. As an occupational therapist and yoga instructor, I can definitely attest to the benefits of deep breathing to help with calming you and your child. First, let’s talk aboutContinue reading “Breathing strategies for you and your child”

OT Christmas/holiday gifts

The holiday season is coming, which means it’s gift giving season for many families! With many places still undergoing lockdown/COVID precautions, some children (and their parents) might benefit more than ever from receiving toys related to their development. This week we’re chatting about occupational therapy (OT) related items that children would be excited to receive,Continue reading “OT Christmas/holiday gifts”

Coffee date catch up

Especially with COVID-19 keeping everyone at home away from their friends and family, I have found that I miss catching up with friends in person at a coffee shop. I still have some infrequent social distanced walks for catch ups with friends, but I think that sometimes it can be difficult if you don’t haveContinue reading “Coffee date catch up”

Staying true to you in your engagement photos

In September 2019, when I graduated from my master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and moved back to my home city and into my girlfriend’s place, she proposed. I was completely shocked – not that we hadn’t talked about it before, but because I had compartmentalized my life so hard so I could focus on finishingContinue reading “Staying true to you in your engagement photos”