Ending the week on a positive note…

 When I was an undergrad in college, my nightly routine was pretty simple. Part of that routine would involve watching the evening news. Back then (late 90s, early 2000s to date myself!), there were limited news choices and the broadcast news at 6p was the standard option. So, for 30 minutes, I would watch the news to catchup on the day’s events. The format was basically the same, top stories and a feel-good story at the end to put a smile on everyone’s face. I wanted to use this section to provide the feel-good stories for the week. Enjoy!

Source: The Occupational Therapy Hub

Occupational Therapy:

Occupational Therapy Podcast and Clive Davis Hmmmm. I will have to contact this production STAT to explain a few things to them.

OT Hero During COVD-19 Such a touching news article that truly captures what makes occupational therapy such a special profession. If anyone can work a famous singer into a treatment session, it is occupational therapy!


OT Research: How to Study OT for Success Wondering the best way to study to retain information in OT school? Give this article a read.

Mindfulness Outcomes with OT Students Mindfulness for Occupational Therapy Students. Yes, please.

OT Intervention for Adults with Strokes Neuro rehab is an area where research review is important for better outcomes. What does research show work best for adults with strokes? Takeaways such as, “Moderate to strong evidence supports the use of activity- or occupation-based interventions to increase participation in leisure activities.”, supports what we do as OT practitioners, using functional tasks to improve outcomes! Follow the link for more evidence-based intervention strategies for working with adults with strokes.


How to go on a holiday in a pandemic This is a reminder that travelling is quite possible currently…a new way to travel and break up the sameness of our days.

Louvre Virtual Tour Louvre Virtual Tour. Oui! Egyptian Antiques and Body in Movement are my favorite. Some visual perceptual skills and fine motor coordination needed to navigate the spaces! Bonus: French version can help with brushing up on language skills.

Mental Health Space at Work This is a great model for all places of employment in the near future. A place to decompress and recharge to get back to the important work at hand is definitely a plus!

Crimereads: Books Coming Out in Summer 2020 So. Many. Good. Books. I pretty much checked off every book. I have Stranger in the Lake by Kimberly Belle on hold on Overdrive I liked Meghan Miranda’s The Last House Guest and have my eye on her latest, The Girl from Widow Hills. Anything by Ruth Ware is an automatic read. Summer and Fall is looking great in the mysteries department! If you are mystery book buff, this list is for you!

I hope you have a great weekend!


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