COVID and learning occupational balance

If you have gone to school to become an occupational therapist, you’ll have heard the term “occupational balance”. Occupational balance is when your time throughout the day if balanced well between self care, leisure and productivity. When there is an significant imbalance, this can contribute to issues in your health. An example, for anyone notContinue reading “COVID and learning occupational balance”

Kids’ Social Emotional Book List from an Occupational Therapist

I have the joy of working with children as an Occupational Therapist, which requires a lot more creativity and planning than they teach in school. With my kiddo clients, my assessment and interventions often have to be very creative and flexible to keep them engaged. This past 6 weeks I worked with a group ofContinue reading “Kids’ Social Emotional Book List from an Occupational Therapist”

Rainy day guided visualization

As an Occupational therapist, I often find myself using my yoga teacher skills and passions to engage my clients in self care. Some of my clients are non mobile or have challenges exploring the nature we have access to in certain weathers. For example, today was rainy, slushy and windy – a difficult combination toContinue reading “Rainy day guided visualization”

Simple nature activities for your child’s development

Back in March, I started working with a private practice providing Occupational Therapy group programming out in a nature setting (see my block post about starting this job here). Based in a busy city, sometimes it is hard for families to get out of their mid city apartments or houses that may not have theContinue reading “Simple nature activities for your child’s development”

Make your goals SMART (for you)!

At the beginning of a new time period, whether that’s a new year, new school year, beginning of a new quarter (in business) etc, people often talk about setting goals. Sometimes these goals can seem inspiring and motivating. For others, setting goals seems like a big scary impossible thing to do… usually because we feelContinue reading “Make your goals SMART (for you)!”

Dear Occupational Therapy Community — Sharing Georgia Vine

Back in High school I had twitter for those silly tweets you’d share with your friends, the drama, the subtweets, and following celebrities. Two years ago, when I went to my first Occupational therapist conference, I realized that the occupational therapy community is HUGE on Twitter, and that it was no longer just a funContinue reading “Dear Occupational Therapy Community — Sharing Georgia Vine”

Occupational therapy in nature !

This weekend marked the first day of my Nature OT program! If you have been following my journey, you know that I had a full time job and did not feel appreciated and happy in this company. I have moved to a casual occupational therapist in this company, and have connected with another occupational therapistContinue reading “Occupational therapy in nature !”

Ford’s Ontario autism program with “needs based” services

Click here to read the announcement for this new program rollout ****Disclaimer: I am writing this purely to try to communicate to people what the news is saying and trying to bring together as much information about it as I can. I have many opinions on Autism funding, the Conservative government, and Canadian healthcare inContinue reading “Ford’s Ontario autism program with “needs based” services”

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”

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”