Ending the week on a positive note…

May appears to be the month for many observances. May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Mental Health Awareness Month, National Stroke Awareness Month, contains Teachers’ Appreciation Week, and so much more. In addition to observances, there are also celebrations with Mother’s Day being celebrated this Sunday. I hope everyone is able to …

Reading as an Occupation: What I read in April

Interesting month of reading indeed! My focus for 2021 with reading was to have no hard and fast rules. I just wanted to enjoy reading and learning through books. I have been successful with achieving that goal! With books that can improve occupational therapy practice, I have a clear vision of the skills that I …

Ending the Week on a Positive Note…

I have to say that I miss AOTA in-person. I believe that this year the location was beautiful San Diego, California. However, I trust that this online conference will still be a great learning experience! The big this month is the AOTA conference is happening basically all month long with live and on-demand presentations. I …

Reading as an Occupation: What I read in March

Early this year, I really felt that I had lost my reading mojo. For the first couple of months of 2021, I leaned into comfort reading and while my reads were lovely, they were really not very OT related. I am slowly getting back into reading a variety of genres, with some books touching on …

Reading as an Occupation: What I read in February.

The Meal Deal: Blaze your Own Trail to a Healthier Eating Lifestyle by Lisa Kiersky Schreiber  (*) With so many different  food programs available today, determining the best way to follow a specific food program can be difficult. I have seen many people unsuccessfully try Whole 30, Atkins, low-carb, no-carb, vegan, vegetarian….the list is extensive. …

Reading as an Occupation: What I read in January.

Honestly, January was a less than stellar month for me in terms of variety of books read. I usually read a wide range of books each month. I try to finish a mix of genres, with some related to occupational therapy and others in the leisure reading category. However, this January, my work schedule was …

Reading as an Occupation: The Top 20 Books I read in 2020.

Top 20 of 2020! What an excellent year for reading! This year I really leaned into reading good books as a salve for a difficult year. I leaned into reading books that brought me to another world or books that provided the viewpoint of individuals that lived a life that was the exact opposite of …

Reading as an Occupation…What I read in November.

This month’s books tackled some worthy subjects: Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease and raising a transgender child, both books that can provide a perspective that can positively impact occupational therapy services. There were also a couple of new mysteries, my preferred genre, from two of my favorite authors. *=affiliate links Still Alice by Lisa Genova * …