Spirituality and Occupational Therapy Practice. Part I: Why is Spirituality Important in Client Care?

Why Mindfulness and not Spirituality? Mindfulness is a widely used intervention to reduce stress, increase performance, and in some cases address pain (Hardison and Roll, 2016). The research of the positive impact of mindfulness is consistent and a large component of mindfulness is a connection with one’s present self to ward off the negative effects …

Reading as an Occupation: What I read in September.

The only constant in life is change. One area that I, and many people from what I have observed, struggle dealing with is change. Successfully adjusting to change begins with having an open mind and being objective.  Sounds easy enough, but how exactly can we deal with upheaval in our life, difference of opinions, or …

Reading as an Occupation: What I read in August.

For the month of August, I went away for a week and somehow that changed the whole trajectory of what I read for the month! While being on vacation, I decided on quick reads rather than more intense books. For books that impacted my occupational therapy practice, I focused on a favorite author of mine, …

4 Simple Ways to Fit Occupational Therapy Research into your Daily Life: the 15-30-45 Rule.

Over the years, I have become more mindful with many, if not all, aspects of my life and career. Today, I took stock of the many projects I have lined up for the upcoming months and I made a plan. Writing things down helps me stay focused. So, I wrote down all the things! The …

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