Pushing Self love vs Pushing MLMs

The wellness industry has been under fire recently for loads of things, and as someone with a Master’s degree in a physical and mental health professional program (occupational therapy), I definitely see problems popping up in the mainstream social media. It seems like on any social media platform you log into, you can see peopleContinue reading “Pushing Self love vs Pushing MLMs”

Walking as a meaningful leisure occupation – OT Journal Club

This article is titled “Walking as a meaningful leisure occupation: the implications for occupational therapy” (Wensley & Slade, 2012), published in the British Journal of Occupational Therapy. This article falls into the category VI level of evidence as seen in the above table, which is based on the effectiveness rating system by Ackley, Swan, Ladwig,Continue reading “Walking as a meaningful leisure occupation – OT Journal Club”

LGBTQIA+ and Gender Representation in OT – #OTalk Series

As a woman who identifies as part of the LGBTQ+ community, I am familiar with various terminology used by people who are part of this community, and some of the challenges that they face. I also would like to make it clear that as a straight presenting woman who lives with her female partner, withContinue reading “LGBTQIA+ and Gender Representation in OT – #OTalk Series”

Let’s talk about…Sleep and ADHD

As an Occupational Therapist, I am constantly learning and seeking out opportunities to grow. Yesterday I took a course through the Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada , in which we talked about Sleep and ADHD. The Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada (CADDAC) is a national, not for profit, organization that provides leadership and support dedicatedContinue reading “Let’s talk about…Sleep and ADHD”

How to start a blog as a self identified non writer

It’s been four months since I put together this website and started sharing my ideas here. I had just graduated from my masters degree and started a job as an independent contractor working with an Occupational therapy pediatric practice when COVID-19 shut down the world. As many people were experiencing, I went from being constantlyContinue reading “How to start a blog as a self identified non writer”

What skills do Occupational Therapists bring to your life?

If you have met an occupational therapist, chances are you experienced a small part of our scope of practice in the one context you met them in. Perhaps your elderly parent or grandparent was in the hospital after a surgery and their occupational therapist helped recommend some grab bars for their shower or a walkerContinue reading “What skills do Occupational Therapists bring to your life?”

Should we be implementing Work From Home dress codes?

With COVID numbers rising steadily in North America, many workplaces are keeping their employees at home and some companies, such as Shopify, have told employees they will be working from home for the foreseeable future. While scrolling through LinkedIn, as I do quite a bit these days looking for a more full time position, IContinue reading “Should we be implementing Work From Home dress codes?”

The Role of Occupational Therapists : ACT team

Happy Occupational therapy month! If you’ve been following along with my blog posts, you may have read my most recent blog about Occupational therapy and where you might find us (click here to read). I have reached out to some friends and colleagues to help share their roles and scope of practices in the occupationalContinue reading “The Role of Occupational Therapists : ACT team”

Getting into an online yoga practice

This year has flipped a lot of our worlds upside down. Not only can we not see many of our friends any family due to COVID-19, but many of us our unemployed or underemployed, and many of our mental health strategies have been taken from us with various closures. Toronto, Peel and Ottawa region haveContinue reading “Getting into an online yoga practice”

Calming study/work music to keep you going when your anxiety is high

Do you ever get into a mood where work must get done but your stress or anxiety levels are pretty high? In my undergraduate degree, I was the person who needed to study in ABSOLUTE silence in order to be able to focus. I studied in a part of the library that was SO quietContinue reading “Calming study/work music to keep you going when your anxiety is high”