Looking for community amongst other blog readers

How many times in a day do you want to do things and just can’t get the energy to do it? Before I get too far into this post I must clarify- I KNOW that the “energy” I’m talking about is actually my struggle with executive functioning. If you’re new to my blog, my nameContinue reading “Looking for community amongst other blog readers”

Exploring OT and OTA collaboration in the field

If you have read my blog post before, you know I am an occupational therapist and a preceptor to placement students. At my full-time job I take students who are in occupational therapy, and the occupational therapy assistant program, personal support workers, and recreational therapist. We also have students from other disciplines who do placementContinue reading “Exploring OT and OTA collaboration in the field”

Simple self care tonight

It’s been a TRANSITION to go from a week of vacation back to a super busy week at work, and at the end of yesterday I was exhausted. As a preceptor to college and university students in the healthcare field, I try to focus a lot on self care as a professional. This week, toContinue reading “Simple self care tonight”

Conversation starter: How can you be the best Occupational Therapy placement supervisor?

This past year, I had the pleasure of becoming a placement supervisor to Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant students. Yes I said it, the pleasure of … as much as it is an extra role on my plate, I LOVE mentoring placement students. As a child I always wanted to be a teacher, andContinue reading “Conversation starter: How can you be the best Occupational Therapy placement supervisor?”

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”

Reflecting on how much I love my role as a non traditional OT

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”

#OTalk 14th Dec 2021 – How Neurodivergent-affirming models of practice benefit all — OTalk

In my final year of my Occupational therapy Masters’ degree, my friends and I went to the National OT conference put together by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. During the conference I re-activated my Twitter account from my undergrad years to follow the live tweets, and realized how much action there is from theContinue reading “#OTalk 14th Dec 2021 – How Neurodivergent-affirming models of practice benefit all — OTalk”

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”

Telerehabilitation in Occupational therapy – OT Journal Club

A while ago I had the idea to start a little OT Journal Club where I would read an open access article, summarize it briefly and share my insight. My first one was something I was super proud of (read here) but then I fell off the wagon and haven’t been able to finish anotherContinue reading “Telerehabilitation in Occupational therapy – OT Journal Club”