Welcome to the 'Do What You Love' Blog! Here you will find stories, reflections, ideas, knowledge sharing, and evidence-based general education about ways that we can adapt to our daily activities, practice compassion, have hope and be with ourselves when it's hard and we're heading into the unknown, and discuss current issues and the actions we can take to grow occupational justice so more people can choose to do what we love beyond COVID. 

Occupational therapy is the therapy of doing. When people are injured, become sick, or when they are born with a disability, there can be gaps between what they are currently doing and what they want/need/dream to do. We use occupations that are important to the people that we work with as both goals and means so that clients can do what they need for their wellbeing.

Occupational therapist in pink shirt with OT on chest with client in blue shirt. There are speech bubbles that match their shirt colors and show that they are talking about the clients' goal of kayaking

How virtual service delivery has altered our healthcare systems and the ways people access healthcare, a clinical perspective Healthcare systems have been dipping their toes into virtual service delivery over the past few decades, but with a worldwide pandemic on our hands, most of our systems were thrown into the deep end and virtual service […]

Hanukkah, or Chanukah, is the eight-day Jewish celebration known for its nightly menorah lighting, delicious foods, and special prayers. A note to recognise that the writer does not have first-hand knowledge of this festival. Below is an abbreviated history and account of practices found through some online searches.  Chanukah is just one of the many […]

There are so many different ways to practice Occupational Therapy. Some of us tighten screws on lateral supports of wheelchairs to position them so that a person can reach for their frying pan and dance with their partner. Some of us coach people in skill-development, self-advocacy, exposure therapy, and stress management so that people can […]

Its 2020 which means ANYTHING can happen, good or bad. The holiday’s this year, specifically Thanksgiving and Christmas in the US, will likely be a little differently than normal for everyone.  This year for Thanksgiving, my family and I have decided to not do the big gathering like we typically do with extended family. Instead, […]

COVID-19 has changed the way we celebrate the holidays.  Read how a bunch of Occupational Therapy Students are adapting their usual holiday plans this year… Celebrating COVID-19 style In years past, my family has celebrated Thanksgiving in Texarkana at my parents’ house. We usually do a traditional Thanksgiving lunch with my family and dinner with […]

Skipping into the kitchen each morning, finding the day, and opening the advent calendar window is one of my favourite Christmas time memories. In years past, my advent calendars have had whimsical drawings of winter or nativity scenes or chocolates, and one year, my Godmother made me an advent calendar with a variety of trinkets […]

Statistics reveal that on average 3.8 billion people in the world use social media (Dean, 2020). Social media has become an outlet for individuals to start and maintain connections with others. At the tip of our fingers, we are able to be present with the world and all the people in it. Especially during COVID-19, […]

“I found another meditation that helps me relax: ‘Meditation for b*tches that don’t know how to meditate’- it has deep breathing and everything in it!” a client once told me victoriously.  We’re all human. Some of us are messy. Some of us are as clean and tidy as an Ikea showroom. We have our dark […]

Coined as the can-do professionals, Occupational Therapists (OTs) are revolutionising and transforming the lives of many, by offering practical and creative support to aid recovery, and empowering people to overcome personal obstacles which prevent them from engaging in meaningful occupations – that is their day-to-day activities which make them come alive. Taking place between the 2nd to […]

As I walk into work, I quickly scroll through my phone to fill out the online screening tool that is required of me since this pandemic arose. (I probably should wake up earlier to complete this, but what can I say? I’m not a morning person). I reach the office at 8 am. Nobody likes […]

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