Play a little every day 🥰🍁

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”

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

OT Multipurpose Activity – DIY Clay Beads

As an Occupational therapist working at a day program where my clients are between 3-35 years old, our biggest focus is making activities not only developmentally appropriate but also age appropriate. A lot of our older clients will go along with certain activities, but won’t really enjoy them or try their best if they aren’tContinue reading “OT Multipurpose Activity – DIY Clay Beads”

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”

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.”