There’s an imposter among us?

I’m sure we’ve all played or heard of that silly little game called Among us (if you’re like me, you’ve played it A LOT during this past year as a way to connect virtually with friends). The concept is pretty simple, there are a bunch of crewmates on a space ship and depending on theContinue reading “There’s an imposter among us?”

Coffee date catch up – new jobs and new realizations

A couple weeks ago I decided to start a Coffee date catch up post (you can read the first one here), as a way to connect with my readers a bit deeper, and to give myself a moment to reflect on my own thoughts about the past week! Last post got a bit of excitementContinue reading “Coffee date catch up – new jobs and new realizations”

Breathing strategies for you and your child

Whether you hear it from a therapist, your yoga instructor, a friend, or your child’s teachers, I am sure you have heard about breathing strategies before. As an occupational therapist and yoga instructor, I can definitely attest to the benefits of deep breathing to help with calming you and your child. First, let’s talk aboutContinue reading “Breathing strategies for you and your child”

OT Christmas/holiday gifts

The holiday season is coming, which means it’s gift giving season for many families! With many places still undergoing lockdown/COVID precautions, some children (and their parents) might benefit more than ever from receiving toys related to their development. This week we’re chatting about occupational therapy (OT) related items that children would be excited to receive,Continue reading “OT Christmas/holiday gifts”

Coffee date catch up

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”

The Magic of Blowing Bubbles

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”

Understanding Childhood Trauma

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”

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”