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”

What skills do Occupational Therapists bring to your life?

If you have met an occupational therapist, chances are you experienced a small part of our scope of practice in the one context you met them in. Perhaps your elderly parent or grandparent was in the hospital after a surgery and their occupational therapist helped recommend some grab bars for their shower or a walkerContinue reading “What skills do Occupational Therapists bring to your life?”

October is Occupational Therapy Month!

The month of October represents a lot of different things for different people. Halloween decorating begins, the leaves start to change, fall activities are engaged in, it’s #PSL season, and different organizations and issues are brought to awareness. All of these parts of October are more or less significant to people depending on how meaningfulContinue reading “October is Occupational Therapy Month!”

Self care means giving yourself permission to pause…. GUILT FREE.

*** I would like to start this with a little clearing – from the time that I started writing this post, I have sought out an online therapist through Ink Blot Therapy and will be meeting with a therapist tonight to discuss my own mental health. I thought this was important to add here becauseContinue reading “Self care means giving yourself permission to pause…. GUILT FREE.”

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)”

When we use toxic positivity on ourselves it sounds like…

If your friend came up to you and told you something absolutely horrible happened to them this morning, and they were extremely upset about it, would you tell them to get over it? That they should consider that other people are worse off? Or that they should remember how much they have to be gratefulContinue reading “When we use toxic positivity on ourselves it sounds like…”

Acknowledging and validating the experience of anxiety in children and teens.

“You’re young, what do you have to be anxious about?” As a young adult, we constantly are told that anxiety came with life experience and massive responsibilities. Because we were young and “only had to worry about” school, we didn’t have stress. If you had to take care of a family, finance a house, worryContinue reading “Acknowledging and validating the experience of anxiety in children and teens.”

How to avoid pushing toxic positivity during a global pandemic.

2020 has been quite the adventure of a year. With a global health pandemic shutting down businesses, putting people out of work, and changing the routine of people all over the world… all while global protests about the police violence in the United States and Canada pulling back the veil on the racism against BlackContinue reading “How to avoid pushing toxic positivity during a global pandemic.”