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 […]

The life I currently lead is nowhere near what I thought it would look like. Yet, the life I live with my disability is much more fulfilling than I could’ve ever imagined.

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 […]

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 […]

As our spring weather arrives in Canada many of us feel a strong yearning to be outdoors as much as possible during our few months of warmth.  At the same time, we also find ourselves social distancing and many may have limited access to outdoor spaces where we can safely stay away from others.  A […]

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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For my first at-home workout, I grabbed some bags of oats, water bags, and stuffed my backpacks with Harry Potter books. It wasn’t the most comfortable workout, but it worked.    Later that day, I rented equipment from my local gym (and small business), Crossfit Lolo, so I could have a barbell and a bike […]

For me exercising is an important part of my occupational balance. It helps keep me healthy; from keeping my asthma in check and my respiratory tract healthier. It’s emotional self-care too, it pumps me up for the day to the point where, on occasion, I may be seen skipping to work as I leave the […]

I’m an Occupational Therapist who has recently relocated from Nova Scotia to Prince Edward Island, Canada. I have been self-isolating due to symptoms, and when the 14-day recommended quarantine is up, I will be working as an Acute Care Therapist.    For this blog, I want to provide you with some tips that have helped […]