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  • Can You Remember Your Future?

    As many of you know, one of my favorite sources of inspiration and knowledge is Dr. Joe Dispenza. I just completed my 2nd Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself Advanced Workshop, which was one of the most empowering experiences of my life. Before I share one of my favorite insights, it's important to mention that deep down, we already KNOW what ...
    Posted to Energizing Healthcare (Weblog) on February 27, 2014
  • I Love When This Happens

    I had a fantastic session with a very young anxiety ridden man today.  When we first started, I could tell it was quite difficult for him to even speak a complete sentence without a great deal of hesitation. He was clearly trying to be ''perfect'' and not make any mistakes, and I know from experience how painfully exhausting it is to be ...
    Posted to Energizing Healthcare (Weblog) on January 23, 2014
  • Do You Get Caught in the the “I Know, BUT. . .” Trap?

    One of the things that make the topic of consciousness a bit tricky is that we all already ''know'' these inherent truths on some level.  It's incredibly easy to get caught in the ''I know, BUT ...'' trap that is precisely what prevents us from taking what we ''know'' to deeper level where it can make a meaningful difference in our lives. ...
    Posted to Energizing Healthcare (Weblog) on October 31, 2013
  • Can You Be Passionately Detached?

    In the summer of 2012 I had a Level 2 student along with a very challenging client in our day hospital program. My student and I were frustrated by her because she was essentially like a high power energy sucking vacuum. Even though she was higher functioning, she had an excuse for everything. No matter what options we presented to move forward, ...
    Posted to Energizing Healthcare (Weblog) on October 10, 2013
  • Can You Hear the Silence?

    I recently watched an interview with Doreen Virtue who stated, ''The Ego's job is to delay happiness.'' The Ego believes that we need external conditions to be a certain way so it's always ''hustling'' and trying to control things so we can get our way and be happy. We've all had the experience of getting something we wanted (e.g. new ...
    Posted to Energizing Healthcare (Weblog) on September 5, 2013
  • Continuing Education in the Old Days

    So are you one of the ones that hates having to attend yet another long and boring continuing education class? Over my years as a COTA I attended many classes to get Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). Yes some are boring, and repetitious, but it's all in what you want to make it. Before the days of internet education, we actually had to go to ...
    Posted to COTA Thoughts (Weblog) on August 23, 2013
  • Crafts and Activities in OT

      Something that was really missed from my early days in OT is the use of crafts. My schooling included two semesters of Media, which entailed all forms of craft making related to specific diagnoses. These days with tight budgets there are very few craft activities used in OT treatment.   Going back to the early days of OT, crafts ...
    Posted to COTA Thoughts (Weblog) on June 7, 2013
  • Healthcare Fraud and Abuse

      News of fraud and abuse in our healthcare system appears frequently these days. Between scams, double billing and code jamming many dollars are illegally claimed from the system. Whether it be from Medicare, Medicaid or an insurance company, one thing is certain, the honest consumers pay for it.   Just recently the Medicare Fraud ...
    Posted to COTA Thoughts (Weblog) on May 31, 2013
  • prn COTA Work

      Working as a COTA in a prn status has its advantages, but it also has it disadvantages too. As much as the flexibility of setting your own schedule is nice, some days there is no need for extra help.   So working prn status you can set the hours and days you prefer to work. That is nice for times when you need a day off for a ...
    Posted to COTA Thoughts (Weblog) on April 6, 2013
  • Memorable Patients

      Just this week I had a patient who made my day. This person was very friendly, willing to participate addressing all of their goals, and had some great stories. It made the entire treatment pass so quickly I went way over the scheduled time.   But this got me thinking about patients I've worked with over the years, especially some ...
    Posted to COTA Thoughts (Weblog) on March 23, 2013
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