Healthy ways to decompress and leave work worries at the office (or home office)

These days life looks different for everyone, and this might mean your work space is now in your home space. If you’re someone who is a chronic worker, always thinking about the next task, working unpaid overtime, or constantly stressed about your clients when you’re supposed to be cooking dinner and relaxing, learning how toContinue reading “Healthy ways to decompress and leave work worries at the office (or home office)”

Preparing your child (and yourself) for online learning this year

As summer comes to an end, and school is around the corner, school districts and families are trying to figure out what their 2020-2021 plan is for the school year. Some schools in the states have resumed in person classes, and school boards in Canada are trying to figure out how to do the sameContinue reading “Preparing your child (and yourself) for online learning this year”

Alternative wedding planning during COVID-19

In September of 2019, when I moved home from my Masters’ degree, my girlfriend and I went to Gatineau, Qc to the hot air balloon festival (a bucket list item of mine that I had shared with Sydney years ago) and spent the weekend on carnival rides and watching hot air balloons. We got homeContinue reading “Alternative wedding planning during COVID-19”

Getting back to school – Helping your child become comfortable wearing a mask.

As an occuaptional therapist, I work with children and families to help them find success in their meaningful occupations (which is what people want and need to do). Occupational therapists work with children to help build a variety of skills needed for their meaningful activities. Some of these things are fun like learning how toContinue reading “Getting back to school – Helping your child become comfortable wearing a mask.”

Reflecting on the importance of moments of boredom amongst busy lives

Gabrielle Walters has been on my list of blogs I check regularly since I started writing, and the other day she shared the lessons that embracing boredum has given to her during this pandemic. I relate strongly to her experience of constantly being consumed with things during the day, and usually LOVING not having aContinue reading “Reflecting on the importance of moments of boredom amongst busy lives”

Seven Rules of Zoom Meeting Etiquette that forget the reality we are living in.

It’s middle of 2020, COVID precautions have sent many of us (who are lucky enough to still have jobs) to be working from home, and hoping that we can be half as productive as we were in the office. For many people, this isn’t an IDEAL situation. You may have kids who are out ofContinue reading “Seven Rules of Zoom Meeting Etiquette that forget the reality we are living in.”

Redefining productivity through quarantine

Going through Occupational therapy school, we learned a lot about occupational balance. If you read my earlier post about the basic definition of Occupational therapy, you might remember this picture. You can check out that post here. We talk about productivity as participating or contributing to the community, such as going to work or goingContinue reading “Redefining productivity through quarantine”