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This website is still in “emerging” stages. I’ve been blogging since 2006 when I entered occupational therapy (OT) school. It started out as “OT Students Belong” (student days) then “Days of Our OT Lives” (beginning practitioner) and finally, here you are with “Miss Awesomeness” (school-based OT and then starting of own company and now working on a clinical doctorate!) I’m slowly working on turning it into a website versus blog, but it will take a snail-worthy long time. Look back at 2006-2009 archives for MOT program blog! Also, I’ve been blogging less lately, but hope to get back into it. I often post on Facebook and it shows up in sidebar. CLICK HERE FOR BLOG or click on its tab above!

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21 Sep 2014

The importance of sensory play

I brought an apron with me to a client’s house because I knew we would be playing with whipped cream! I chose the whipped cream over shaving cream so that some tasting could take place. I bought the can of cream before the session and we used up the entire thing. We put plastic finger […]

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19 Sep 2014

Started the journey of getting a clinical doctorate in occupational therapy (OTD)!

I started my post-professional clinical doctorate program on September 2nd. It is an OTD (Occupational Therapy Doctorate) through Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions based in Provo, Utah. It can be confusing to understand how doctorates work. Essentially clinical doctorates are used in actual practice. Doctors of psychology, optometry, dentistry, physical therapy, etc, are NOT […]

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19 Sep 2014

Imaginative play is cognitively enhancing

I saw this status on my Facebook feed and it made my day. It was written by one of the 3rd grade teachers at a school I previously worked. She had overheard her daughter, a vibrant and enthusiastic elementary schooler, exclaim, “Yay! A free box!” I LOVED THIS. We have so many children now who […]

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17 Sep 2014

A Stroke of Insight/Choreographer of Life

I recently listened to Jill’s TED talk on her “Stroke of Insight”. The book was intriguing. The part I remember most was how she felt sleep was the most reparative therapy of all, as I agree with that. I had an ethically hard time with waking up patients for therapy as I often felt they […]

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15 Sep 2014

Kid version of ACLS ;)

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6 Sep 2014

Make a transparent digital signature online without special software

I really wanted a digital signature with a transparent background and I was searching but most things involved Photoshop etc. I don’t have any special software. So I finally found Lunapic for image background transparency and took it from there… Wrote my (clearly example/fake) signature on a blank piece of paper…took a picture on my […]

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21 Aug 2014

Long time no see, blog

My hope is that within the next few days I can devote some much needed TLC to this blog and hopefully eventually the rest of the website as well. I’ve been living in paperwork land so it’s been somewhat neglected lately. It’s been around roughly 8!!!! years now, and if you look at the archives, […]

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11 Aug 2014

9 Jul 2014

Starting your own business as an entrepreneurial occupational therapist

These are the steps I had to take to start my business in San Diego County in the state of CA, so they may be different for yours. This was for me being independent though, no employees, no office location, and private pay only. I also want to note that I am NOT saying this […]

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19 Jun 2014

Beautiful article about a child with cancer and the support she receives

Thanks AOTA for posting this article in the NY Daily News on Facebook. Re-posting.

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