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 * …

Reading as an Occupation: What I read in October.

Years ago, I saw an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show that chose members of the audience and had those members tell their story. These members did not know this was going to happen. So, this was not staged where they were chosen because the show’s producers knew that they were particularly interesting or those …

Reading as an Occupation: What I read in September

With reading, September was a month where my horizons were expanded. September was also a month where I let my book clubs lead the way with my reading choices. I have been trying to consistently expand the genres I read to learn new things that I can apply to occupational therapy practice and in general. …

Reading as an Occupation…What I read in August

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides Publisher: Celadon Books; First Edition (February 5, 2019) This. Book. Michaelides tells the story of Alicia and her stay in a mental facility due to becoming mute following an incident between Alicia and her husband Gabriel. Alicia’s story unfolds with the assistance of Theo, a psychotherapist working at the facility …

Reading as an occupation–July reads.

The Body keeps the score by Bessel van der Kolk, MD Publisher: Penguin Books; (September 8, 2015) With the focus on trauma-informed care, becoming aware of the impact of trauma on the healing process is a key clinical skill for occupational therapy practice. The body keeps the score presents trauma and the healing process in a …