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 update – COVID holidays and 2020 reflections

This will be my third coffee catch up post (check out the second and first one here), as a way to connect a bit with my readers and to reflect on my own thoughts and experiences from the last little while. I thought that this post might be a nice way to wrap up 2020Continue reading “Coffee date update – COVID holidays and 2020 reflections”

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”

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”

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”

Let’s talk about…Sleep and ADHD

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”

How to start a blog as a self identified non writer

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”