“How are you coping during this time?” This has been one of the most common questions asked in 2020. When the pandemic struck and our world was suddenly put on pause, everyone was trying to find ways to cope with the stressors COVID-19. One particular outlet which has shown to have a positive impact is […]

With how much our world is changing due to COVID-19 and how our routines and patterns have been disturbed, it is more imperative than ever to offer children structure, routine and most importantly, love. I am a school-based Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant  (COTA) and have a passion for supporting special needs children succeed and thrive […]

The pandemic may have limited our physical social outings, however with online choirs to YouTube exercise groups or CPD forums, there is a plethora of opportunities for everyone to find companionship and connection.  Research has found that online groups can provide an avenue for friendship, that can  alleviate the  loneliness caused by COVID-19 which has increased amongst older […]

During these unprecedented times, staying at home has opened my eyes to the many things I often take for granted; as well as starting to do things I otherwise would never have dreamed of undertaking. In the summer months, I have kept myself busy inside and outside my home such as cleaning, rearranging, DIY projects, […]

I am a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Mum, and Occupational Therapy student from the Panhandle of Texas. I have a question for you. Do you have COVID-19 cabin fever? Go outside! Despite being at various levels of quarantine since March, there is absolutely nothing and no one keeping us from going outside. Feeling the warm […]

With COVID-19 overshadowing our every plan, it can become mentally exhausting trying to live a “normal” life, or at least life as it was pre-COVID. For me, my job went virtual and everything shut down in my area. I, like so many others, lost interactions with my peers and students and the ability to travel. […]

            After spending 14-days in quarantine, I stepped outside and immediately felt the sun shining on my face. I inhaled a deep breath of fresh air as I once again discovered the smell of familiar trees. I instantly felt the breeze of the beautiful day brushing against my skin. I smiled as I heard the birds […]

Are you struggling with sleep?  Has it become more difficult to get the sleep you need since we started social distancing? You are not alone! So, why are we struggling to sleep more during COVID-19? There are two main reasons for our increased trouble with sleep.  First, many of us are experiencing higher levels of […]

In this short blog, Sarah Good a Canadian-based Occupational Therapist, shares a relaxation strategy she has found helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic. During these times, it is vital to engage in practices which help to calm and regulate our nervous system.  I would like to invite you to try a practice that I call ‘Flower […]

Should I stick with at-home workouts or should I go back to the gym? This is a question that I have been contemplating for the past few days. In some places, gyms and training facilities are starting up again, with small class sizes and lots of safety measures in place (screenings, taped out athlete zones, […]

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