So What is an Occupational Therapist Anyway?
What is an Occupational Therapist anyway? I often crack a joke when talking to a group of parents by saying something like, “No I’m not counseling your children their careers.” This a pretty general explanation for a fascinating career! What is occupational therapy (OT)? The word occupation has a broader meaning in the definition of OT. To OTs, occupation also means purposeful activity (what a person spends time doing such as performing daily tasks). Different roles, in a per
The Guru (G-U-R-U or Gee, You are You)
It’s a challenge to know where to start with this blog, but as everything else in life, I just have to start. I began writing in 2003, when my former spouse was going through medical tests addressing kidney challenges, which later turned up as kidney failure. I was a young bride and mother and spent many days alone in hospital waiting rooms. That is where the memories of my brother David flooded in and woke in me. I first wrote a poem about my childhood with him, how it felt