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”
If you have a child, have worked with a child, or have seen a child before, you are probably familiar with the pure JOY and excitement that children get from playing with bubbles. The moment that the kids at the daycare I work at see bubbles, it’s like absolute magic. Something that I learned recently,Continue reading “The Magic of Blowing Bubbles”
A while back I wrote a blog post about anxiety in childhood and teens from a webinar I took through the Institute of Child Psychology (see blog here). Every so often, they offer a free one hour webinar about various topics, and a few weeks ago I was able to take the webinar on understandingContinue reading “Understanding Childhood Trauma”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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?”
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?”
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