Seven Rules of Zoom Meeting Etiquette that forget the reality we are living in.

It’s middle of 2020, COVID precautions have sent many of us (who are lucky enough to still have jobs) to be working from home, and hoping that we can be half as productive as we were in the office. For many people, this isn’t an IDEAL situation. You may have kids who are out ofContinue reading “Seven Rules of Zoom Meeting Etiquette that forget the reality we are living in.”

Redefining productivity through quarantine

Going through Occupational therapy school, we learned a lot about occupational balance. If you read my earlier post about the basic definition of Occupational therapy, you might remember this picture. You can check out that post here. We talk about productivity as participating or contributing to the community, such as going to work or goingContinue reading “Redefining productivity through quarantine”

Challenge by choice; understanding fear and when to follow our intuitions.

There are times in our lives when we are faced with situations that we can’t move through, things that we can’t take on, or people that we can’t face because we are overcome with fear. Sometimes fear can be rational, like feeling scared about going into the forest without any wilderness training and potentially comingContinue reading “Challenge by choice; understanding fear and when to follow our intuitions.”

“Occupational therapy… So you do physio?” and why you’re kind of right but only just.

I’m a new occupational therapist, freshly graduated from Queens University last year, and I honestly don’t think my family fully understands what I do. But most people don’t. In our first year of our two year Masters program, we spent at least a small part of EVERY course practicing explaining what an occupational therapist does.Continue reading ““Occupational therapy… So you do physio?” and why you’re kind of right but only just.”

How to avoid pushing toxic positivity during a global pandemic.

2020 has been quite the adventure of a year. With a global health pandemic shutting down businesses, putting people out of work, and changing the routine of people all over the world… all while global protests about the police violence in the United States and Canada pulling back the veil on the racism against BlackContinue reading “How to avoid pushing toxic positivity during a global pandemic.”