“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 […]

On the 10th October, we celebrated World Mental Health Day!  There has been a growing movement to recognise that our mental health is just as important as our physical health, and both should be treated and recognised with parity of esteem.  How can we take care of our mental health?  Our solution may be found […]

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 […]

COVID-19 has undoubtedly altered every aspect of  how we think, act, and respond. The challenges and complexities that an individual  with an illness or disability already faces has only been further compounded by the addition of ever changing policies and procedures. As an OT student entering this new realm of healthcare, the fear and  anxiety […]

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 […]

Social distancing is at the forefront of discussion across the globe, so what better way to accomplish this feat than grabbing a fly rod, your most enticing flies, and hitting the water? Fly fishing is a typical American outdoor activity, which involves an angling method that uses a light-weight lure—called an artificial fly—to catch fish. […]

“Whoah, I need another shower, I think” as I take off my PPE for the fifth time today, and know I will have to don and doff it all at least five more times before the day is over. I am sweating, the protective gowns don’t let me body circulate air, and my N-95 mask […]

Quarantine and social distancing can be really hard to deal with as a teen – especially if you thrive on social connections and you may be missing out on special events such as graduation, exams, and prom. It’s completely okay to feel anxious, frustrated or bored during this time; and if you’re worried about the […]

I don’t know about you but I have noticed a significant shift in my ability to fall asleep with everything going on right now. I seem to get into bed and my mind begins to race with trying to find solutions to the uncertainty I am feeling and worrying about anything I can. My new […]

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Many people in this world are stressed out or grieving. It’s not all about the same thing as coronavirus impacts each of our lives differently and disproportionately.  Some of us are grieving the loss of our roles in life, the loss of our meaningful occupations, the ease of doing things that are important to us. […]

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