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August 2015 - Posts

When OTs Wore White Shoes

Preventing Falls
August 31, 2015 12:52 PM by Debra Karplus
A friend's father, a robust and relatively healthy man in his eighties, went down to the basement to assess the water damage after recent heavy rains and fell. One problem lead to another and within about six weeks, he passed away. We had just been at Read More...
Back in the Pool
August 26, 2015 1:22 PM by Debra Karplus
For about twenty five years, I swam laps in an indoor pool near my house once or twice a day almost daily. My form was never great, and my swim lasted only about twenty minutes. After my swim I'd sometimes stay for use of the steam room or the whirlpool. Read More...
Mindfulness and OT
August 17, 2015 10:05 AM by Debra Karplus
Mindfulness is popular these days. It seems that many conversations I have with people turns toward the subject of mindfulness. People are heading to mindfulness training, workshops, and even retreats. I find it interesting that many of these folks are Read More...
Getting Along on the Job
August 10, 2015 12:09 PM by Debra Karplus
The other day, I started thinking about an interesting interaction that happened a few years ago with a couple of co-workers. I'm not even sure what prompted this experience to pop into my head when it did, but I will share the story. At a long term care Read More...
Give Credit where Credit is due
August 4, 2015 5:08 PM by Debra Karplus
The other day, I was riding on a commuter train. The last passenger to board the train at my stop was a young woman who was using a blind cane; let's call her Mary. The conductor escorted her to a seat in an area designated for people with disabilities. Read More...