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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Have any of you been feeling cooped up during this COVID-19 epidemic? If so, then you are not alone. I have always been one to be out and about, never sitting still long enough to allow myself to become bored. The only thing that would keep me from being active would be if somehow everything […]

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. […]

Imagine the sunshine on your skin, the cool breeze on your face, and the sound of the birds sing. For me, this describes my favourite place to be, which is outside. Unfortunately, due to a busy schedule of being a full-time Occupational Therapy student and full-time employee as an Occupational Therapy Assistant, it does not […]

“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 […]

We’ve received permission to re-post this blog, which was eloquently written by Georgia Vine. If you wish to learn more about the writer, her bio is included at the bottom of this post. Enjoy! How great is it that normal life or the ‘new normal’ way of life is resuming? I’m very much enjoying seeing […]

“To be listened to is a striking experience, partly because it is so rare” (Co-Active Coaching). I’m sure we’ve all experienced it; going to talk to a friend, family member, therapist etc and feeling this immediate connection, feeling weight lifting off your shoulders… like your feelings are known, understood and valid. This person who makes […]

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For many of us, the idea of self care makes us think instantly of being selfish — of booking a day at a spa, for example, or spending a whole day indulging in things we only want to do. Self care is actually more about doing what we can to tend to ourselves so that […]