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. 

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, […]

“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 […]

I work within skilled nursing. Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) provide medical care for variable periods of time, from relatively short to permanent. In SNFs, Occupational Therapists address a patient’s self-care skills, training in the use of adaptive equipment, compensatory techniques, and environmental modifications, as well as behavioral and mental health issues. I typically begin my […]

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 […]

A long time ago my dad told me “life isn’t about what happens to you it’s  about how you react to what happens to you”. I never imagined I would be  applying that to something like a pandemic whilst working in the medical field, but here I am. I know we all have unique challenges […]

Many of you may be wondering, how do I connect my community with resources for doing and support individuals engage in their meaningful occupations amid all the barriers? Internet access is a challenge that many people experience and they are often also disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone should have access to resources for […]

Due to being pregnant, I have been strongly advised by the NHS, government and health guidance to avoid patient face-to-face contact for the foreseeable future. Although initially, I was distraught at the prospect of not interacting with my colleagues, my work routines that allow the outworking of my professional identity, and above all having my […]