View on the way home from work

Coffee date catch up – True me

In 2020 I started my Coffee date catch up posts 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 don’t actually follow the numbers of people that read these posts, but they have served as a nice check inContinue reading “Coffee date catch up – True me”

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”

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”