Reviewing the Habit Tracker app after the first week

Over the past couple years after graduating, moving into an apartment with my (now) fiancée, and working as a newly licensed occupational therapist through a global pandemic, I’ve fallen off of every habit I’ve ever made. As I completed my masters degree, I worked out and practiced yoga multiple times a week, I cleaned myContinue reading “Reviewing the Habit Tracker app after the first week”

Book review: The Reason I Jump

****Note the language in this writing – I have been exploring story telling by autistic individuals, and many of the adults I have been listening to have shared that autism is a significant part of them as human beings, so they prefer to be referred to as Autistic people instead of People with Autism. ThisContinue reading “Book review: The Reason I Jump”

Reflecting on how the life cycle can be part of therapeutic teaching

This may be a very different or obscure concept to share about, but tonight I am reflecting on how experiencing the life cycle can be part of therapeutic teaching and learning. I work as an Occupational Therapist in a VERY unique space, where we have the opportunity to incorporate animals into our work with ourContinue reading “Reflecting on how the life cycle can be part of therapeutic teaching”

My experience working with Sensory Diets : What are they and How can you use one?

Before I get started with this blog, I wanted to link below the blog that I read that inspired the discussion of sensory diets on my blog. Please take a moment to read it, as the writer, Nikita, shares about Wilbarger’s sensory diet program and how the writer uses sensory diets (which I love becauseContinue reading “My experience working with Sensory Diets : What are they and How can you use one?”

OT Multipurpose Activity – DIY Clay Beads

As an Occupational therapist working at a day program where my clients are between 3-35 years old, our biggest focus is making activities not only developmentally appropriate but also age appropriate. A lot of our older clients will go along with certain activities, but won’t really enjoy them or try their best if they aren’tContinue reading “OT Multipurpose Activity – DIY Clay Beads”

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)!”