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Michelle and Sarah discuss: Michelle’s first experience with mindfulnessWhat is mindfulness? Mediation? Yoga?Benefits of mindfulnessNegative implications or misconceptions of mindfulnessMindfulness and Occupational therapyMentioned Resources: AppsHeadspaceCalm Insight Timer Finding Your Anchor (Michelle’s meditation)BooksFull Catastrophe Living- Jon Kabat-ZinnWherever You Go, There You Are- Jon Kabat-ZinnThe Body Keeps Score- Bessel Van Der KolkA Still Quiet Place- Amy Saltzman The Mindful Way Through Depression- Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, Jon Kabat-ZinnConnect with MichelleEmail: michelle@incorporatemindfulness.comInstagram Link: @girl.gone.crunchyWebsite URL: www.incorporatemindfulness.comPodcast: the Show: Subscribe: Website: @ot4lyfe
Discussion Points:Finding and using your voiceMaking connections within and outside the professionReflections and shifts in perspective Loving OT even more than I thought I didSpecial shout out to: Brock CookEffie ParksDominica LumazarDavid HirschKwaku AgyemangEmilia DewiAudrey SpikesDevlynn NeuMichelle De JesusGet on the Mailing List hereConnect with the show: Subscribe: Website:
Discussion Points:His first experience with deathDiscovering his true identity as a doctor Finding your passion Is it weird to talk about money and healthcare? Best and worst piece of advice given in regards to moneyThe biggest thing he has learned as a hospice doctor when it comes to death and moneyFinancial independenceWhy did he decide to write a book and what impact does he hope it hasMentioned resources: Your Money or Your Life by Vicki RobinsThe Five Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie WareConnect with Jordan: Buy the book: earnandinvest.comWebsite: jordangrumet.comInstagram: Group: with the show: Subscribe: Website:
Olga, Emma, and Sarah discuss: A memorable moment from a past congressTraveling to a congressCollaborating with OT practitioners from across the globeWhat we’ve learned from attending a WFOT congress?Professional and personal impact from attending a WFOT congress Tips for making the most of the congressWays to be involved Things to consider outside of the congressMentioned Resources: WFOT 2022 Congress Registration World Federation of Occupational Therapists website  OTION ForumOccupied Podcast episode with WFOT President Samantha ShannConnect with the Guests Emma George, PhD MPH, MHID, B App Sc (OT)Email: Asrun Stefánsdóttir Email: olgastef@unak.isWebsite: with the ShowSubscribe: Website: World Federation of Occupational Therapists
The Power of Showing Up

The Power of Showing Up


Topics discussed: The opportunity I was honored to be a part ofThe power of doing and not just saying or tellingAlways learningHow our personal lives can shape our professional lensMentioned Resources: 100 Episode Celebration: Why of OT SchoolhouseThoughts on How OTs Can Talk About OTI'm Bringing Occupation Back (Yeah!)Connect with the show: Subscribe: Website:
Audrey and Sarah discuss: Pivotal moment in your lyfe in regards to your limb differencesImportance of languageTypes of limb differencesCongenital versus acquired limb differencesHer experience going from patient to practitionerMental health implications for people with limb differencesAdvocating for herself and othersDisclosing your disability on job applicationsParenting kids with limb differencesOccupational therapy’s role in working with people with limb differencesMentioned Resources:Stella Young’s Ted Talk: “I’m not your inspiration thank you very much”Judith Heumann: “Our fight for disability rights - and why we’re not done yet.”Symbrachydactyly - mentions benefits of OT & hand campsChildren with upper limb differences have better emotional healthAmputee CoalitionLucky Fin ProjectIAmPossible FoundationReach CharityCDC: Upper and Lower Limb Reduction DefectsConnect with AudreyEmail: theamplifiedot@gmail.comInstagram Link: with the show: Subscribe: Website: 4 Lyfe Discord Server: Click here to create a free account and sign inInstagram:
Discussion Points:Lyfe updateImposter syndromeDisconnect from the professionCreative slumpRecovering perfectionistChanges coming to the showMentioned resources: OT 4 Lyfe Discord Server: Click here to create a free account and sign inOccupied episode: Occupied UpdateWhat About the Mama episode: A Little UpdateEarn and Invest episode: How Much Should You Share?Connect with the show: Subscribe: Website: the ShowAsk me a questionLeave me a voicemailTo subscribe to the podcast, click hereWebsite:
Discussion Points: What I wished I would have known when I was an OT studentLessons learned from the fieldInternational volunteer experiencesOvercoming challengesMentioned Resources: Slides from Winston-Salem State University  presentationWorld Federation of Occupational TherapistsLearning How To Money with Joel LarsgaardYour Money Questions Answered with Mindy JensenContact the Show: Subscribe: Website:
Discussion Points:My emergency surgery experiencePlanning for having a baby with work and financesPositioning at night for optimal comfort while pregnantNavigating pregnancy/ motherhood while also being an OT practitionerThe role of OT in postpartum depressionAdvice to parents when you don’t have kids of your own Mentioned Resources: What About the Mama Podcast- episode 23Recognizing the Importance of Self Care for OT Practitioners with NancyIt’s Okay to Take a BreakThe Occupation of Being Pregnant with Miranda DonnellyAlexis JoelleMornings With an OT Mom with Danielle DelorenzoReina from Telehealth OTLisa Westhorpe from Nurture OTSurabhi Veitch from The Passionate Physio For more information, check out 
Lyfe Updates

Lyfe Updates


Discussion Points: PregnancyEmergency surgeryLabor and deliveryChanges in routines Meaningful occupationsMentioned Resources: The Occupation of Being PregnantContact the Show: Subscribe: Website:
Miranda and Sarah discuss: Changes in our identities  since becoming pregnantOccupational transitions  during pregnancyExpectations of pregnancy versus realityThe realness of brain fog Maternal mental health Impact of our work on family planningPregnancy hacksMentioned Resources: PodcastsWhat About the Mama?Best of Both WorldsInstagram@thepassionatephysio@pregnant.postpartum.athleteYouTubeGlowBodyPTKids OT HelpApps/ WebsiteWhat To Expect OviaBook Mama NaturalConnect with MirandaWebsite: www.otuncorked.comEmail: miranda@otuncorked.comInstagram Link: Link: Link: the Show: Subscribe: Website:
Discussion Points:Types of occupational therapy associationsThe importance of being a member of your OT associationsBenefits of OT associationsAssociation conferencesCost and payment schedule of membershipNon-OT associationsOT 4 Lyfe & OT Schoolhouse GiveawayMentioned resources: For a chance to win a $50 giftcard, here’s the link: ends April 16, 2021American Occupational Therapy AssociationCostBenefitsWorld Federal of Occupational TherapistsCostConnect with Jayson: Website URL: Link: Link: Link: with the show: Subscribe: Website:
Mindy and Sarah discuss:Why do people need to have basic knowledge about money? Financial independenceWhat to focus on first with your moneyAlternate sources of income for OT practitionersInvesting tipsInvesting with student loansAdvice for paying off student loansNegotiating salaryNavigating finances with a businessMentioned resources: Dave RamseyStudent Loan PlannerSOFIBigger Pockets Money Podcast episodesChelsea Brennan- episode 145Craig Curelop- episode 35Erin Lowry- episode 81Liz Thames- episode 10Student Loan Forgiveness Plan- episode coming soonConnect with Mindy: Email: mindy@biggerpockets.comInstagram Link: Link: Link: URL: with the show: Subscribe: Website:
Takeaways:Navigating every experience as a learning opportunity Sarah’s level 2 fieldwork experiences Learning throughout her years as a new gradFiguring out this past year as a business ownerThere is always something to learn even when things don’t go as plannedMentioned Resources: Level 2 Fieldwork During a Pandemic: Resources Connect with the ShowWebsite: Join in the Discussion: Answer the Question of the MonthChime in your thoughts on the episode
Allison, Allie and Sarah discuss: One word to sum up your experience in level 2 fieldwork as a wholeWhat their placements were supposed to look like and what they ended up being likeThoughts about their safety working with patients in-person during a pandemicTips to advocate for yourself as a studentTips to prepare for level 2 fieldworkSetbacks and challenges they facedImportance of navigating occupational balance  as a student and practitionerExperience with teletherapy as a studentAdvice for students currently on or about to embark on the fieldwork journeyInsight to share with fieldwork educators from the student perspectiveMentioned Resources:Level 2  Fieldwork Prep Guide for OT SNF by Allie WatkinsStudy Binders from OT CarolinePedretti Occupational Therapy bookHow To Talk So Kids Will Listen bookConnect with AllisonInstagram: with Allie Instagram: https://patchesofot.comPodcast:
The OTpreneur Journey

The OTpreneur Journey


Discussion Points:Finding your why in OT entrepreneurshipBarriers and hurdles faced when starting a company The most important thing every OT entrepreneur needs to haveMentioned Resources: Spotlight Interview with Sarah Putt: Transcending Your Comfort Zone as a Private Practice Entrepreneur Mistakes and Mindset in EntrepreneurshipMinding Our OT Business with Laura Park FigueroaThe Business Side of Occupational Therapy with Brandon SeigelThe Entrepreneur Mindset on Occupied PodcastJoin in the Discussion: Answer the Question of the MonthChime in your thoughts on the episodeCatch the latest interview episode: the Show: Subscribe to the show:  https://ot4lyfe.comInstagram:  @ot.4.lyfeTwitter:  @ot4lyfe 
Trish and Sarah discuss: Do OT practitioners need to go to business school to become a successful entrepreneur?The why behind starting her businessWhat she knew about business before she started and how she learned along the wayGoing from working in your business versus on your businessBecoming a CEOHow she went from running a private practice to coaching other OT entrepreneursThe hardest thing for OT entrepreneurs to overcomeOwning your no as an entrepreneurAdvice for an entrepreneur who feels stuck in their business right now and wants to take their business to the next levelMentioned Resources:Trish’s Freebie:5 Tips for Acting Like a CEOThe OT Entrepreneur SummitPodcastsBiz ChixSystems Saved MeThe Online Business ShowThe Life Coach SchoolMind Your BusinessOnline Marketing Made EasySchool of PodcastingMind your OT BusinessThe OT Lifestyle MovementOTs Gone RogueBooksThe E-Myth by Michael GerberBuilding a Story Brand by Donald MillerThe One Thing by Gary KellerThe Big Leap by Gay HendricksBuilt To Sell by John WarrillowGood To Great by Jim CollinsBook Yourself Solid by Michael PortThis I Know by Terry O’ReillyConnect with TrishFacebook Group: OTs Get PaidInstagram: Trish Williams ConsultingOTs Get Paid podcast
A Look Back on Lyfe

A Look Back on Lyfe


Mentioned Episodes: Episode 50: A Year in the LyfeEpisode 100: The Good, the Bad, and Like Umm Ya Know th UglyWorking in a Behavioral Inpatient Mental Health Unit with Danielle MilesNavigating Life with Cancer-Related Lymphadema with Emilia DewiFlourishing as an OT Practitioner Through Personal Experience with Mandy ChamberlainTrauma Sensitive Care for Healthcare Practitioners with Taelor Millsap The Impact of OT in the Prison Setting with Kwaku AyegmangLearning How to Money with Joel Larsgaard Positive Approach to Dementia Care with Jenna MeleRecognizing the Importance of Self Care for OT Practitioners with Nancy Early Intervention with an OT Mom with Danielle DelorenzoThinking and Learning Through an Occupational Lens with Brock CookBuilding Positive Foundations Through Collaboration with Connie Hunt Diverse OT: Leadership and Advocacy for Minorities in Healthcare with Michelle DeJesusPediatric Therapy From the Parent’s Perspective with Effie Parks You’re Favorite Creative Treatment Ideas- Lyfer of the the Month Emily DellerTips and Tricks To Get and Stay Organized- Lyfer of the Month Krysta GrandeRecommend Continuing Education Resources- Lyfer of the Month Kate Tutor Advice For OT and OTA Students- Lyfer of the Month Jhenny Berry OTOT Gift Ideas- Lyfer of the Month Candie CintronYour Favorite OT Resources- Lyfer of the Month Lauren BurnsWorking in Early Intervention as a New Grad with Amirra JohnsonHow To Train a Therapy Dog with Crystal CabreraMaking Shoes For All Abilities with Joseph DiFrancisco  Creating Success in Non-Traditional Roles as an OT Assistant with Dave MerloIt’s Not Just Joint Pain: Occupational Therapy’s Unique Role in Arthritis Life with Cheryl CrowSex, Love, and Occupational Therapy with Sakshi TickooCan Movement Change the World with Kim LowackThe Other Half of Occupational Therapy with Chris Delorenzo, Sean Donnelly, Mark Petix & Ray PuttContact the ShowFill out the surveyAsk me a questionLeave me a voicemailTo subscribe to the podcast, click hereWebsite: @ot.4.lyfeTwitter: out my other projects: The OT RoundtableThe Real OTs of Early Intervention
Brock and Sarah discuss:Our biggest podcast mistakesWhat we have learned throughout this journeyThe best and hardest parts of starting and continuing to do an OT podcastChanges we have seen with OT podcasts since we startedImportant components to a podcastWhat's changed over the yearsThe future of our shows Mentioned resources: Unpacking Colonized ThinkingDev (they/them) and Brock (he/him) Deep Dive into Gender, Identity and Stigma Sensory Integration and the Transformation From Clinic to HomeListen to Brock and Sarah on The OT RoundtableConnect with BrockWebsite: brock.cook@me.comInstagram: @occupiedpodcastTwitter: @brockcookotContact the SarahAsk me a questionLeave me a voicemailTo subscribe to the podcast, click hereWebsite: @ot.4.lyfeTwitter:
Discussion Points:Question of the Month- What are your reflections from the year 2020? What did you learn? What obstacles did you overcome or are working to overcome?Dr. Sakshi Tickoo Cook @occupiedpodcastAlexis Joelle @8alexisjoelleAnna @beyondcovidNancy @lovelyy_otMy reflectionsLyfer of the MonthNext question of the month: What questions do you have about money in occupational therapy? Call in with your questions and I will answer them, maybe with the help of some of my money expert friendsAnswer here: resources: Sex, Love, and Occupational Therapy with Dr. Sakshi TickooThinking and Learning Through an Occupational Lens with Brock CookWhat Does My Depression Look Like?- Occupied PodcastCreating Confidence and an Occupation-Based Mindset with Alexis JoelleRecognizing the Importance of Self-care for OT Practitioners with NancyIt’s Okay to Take a BreakThoughts on Covid-19Best of Occupational Therapy (BOOT) blog post 6/10/2020The Real OTs of Early InterventionThe OT RoundtableContact the ShowAsk me a questionLeave me a voicemailTo subscribe to the podcast, click hereWebsite: @ot.4.lyfeTwitter:
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Juan Carlos Hernandez

Jhenny! your YouTube channel was so helpful during my application process to OT programs. Thank you for the continuing encouragement, support, and keep up the good work!

Sep 15th
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