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. 

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 […]

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 […]

hand with rainbow waves of light streaming across it. there is a blue gradient background. Photo by Sarah McCutcheon

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 […]

A day in the life of a home health Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) I have been practicing as a COTA for nine years now and during this time I have worked across  many settings. I have found that my passion is working with the geriatric population in their own environment. I enjoy my job, […]

I am a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and I have been working in early childhood intervention services for over a year and a half. I provide occupational therapy services to children from birth to 3 years of age. My roles involve assisting children in meeting their developmental milestones and their sensory needs, while also educating […]

My name is Jessica and I work for a rural hospital system in Texas, USA. I have been a practicing Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) for two years now. I work in various areas within our system which has given me valued experience ranging from acute care, inpatient rehab, and outpatient services. What does an […]

As I am driving up to the clinic, I do my best to savour the last few seconds of peace and quiet before I enter the organised chaos that is a paediatric outpatient clinic. I don my facemask, grab my morning coffee and walk into the clinic. I am usually greeted by our Receptionist and […]