OT 4 Lyfe

OT 4 Lyfe

OT 4 Lyfe looks to connect and inspire occupational therapy practitioners of all kinds. Join us as we go in depth to explore the research, issues, and people that influence the lives of OT students, practitioners, and their clients. Because for us, occupational therapy is more than just a job.

Episodes

August 23, 2023 27 mins

Discussion Points:

  • Be you
  • Adovcate
  • Never stop learning
  • Build your community
  • Live the lyfe you want to be living

 

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Discussion Points:

  • Thousands of thoughts per day, majority tend to be negative
  • Saying becomes believing
  • My “called out” moment
  • Reframing the negative
  • Negative self talk as a student
  • Negative self talk as a practitioner
  • Implications for practitioners
  • Implications for clients and their families/ caregivers

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June 26, 2023 19 mins

Discussion Points:

  • Why I love working in early intervention
  • Other settings I could see myself working in 

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June 12, 2023 31 mins

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February 22, 2023 72 mins

Michelle and Sarah discuss: 

  • Michelle’s first experience with mindfulness
  • What is mindfulness? Mediation? Yoga?
  • Benefits of mindfulness
  • Negative implications or misconceptions of mindfulness
  • Mindfulness and Occupational therapy

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July 18, 2022 51 mins

Discussion Points:

  • His first experience with death
  • Discovering 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 money
  • The biggest thing he has learned as a hospice doctor when it comes to death and money
  • Financial independence
  • Why did he decide to write a book and what impact does he hope it has

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Olga, Emma, and Sarah discuss: 

  • A memorable moment from a past congress
  • Traveling to a congress
  • Collaborating with OT practitioners from across the globe
  • What we’ve learned from attending a WFOT congress?
  • Professional and personal impact from attending a WFOT congress 
  • Tips for making the most of the congress
  • Ways to be involved 
  • Things to consider outside of the congress

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June 1, 2022 19 mins

Topics discussed: 

  • The opportunity I was honored to be a part of
  • The power of doing and not just saying or telling
  • Always learning
  • How our personal lives can shape our professional lens

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Audrey and Sarah discuss: 

  • Pivotal moment in your lyfe in regards to your limb differences
  • Importance of language
  • Types of limb differences
  • Congenital versus acquired limb differences
  • Her experience going from patient to practitioner
  • Mental health implications for people with limb differences
  • Advocating for herself and others
  • Disclosing your disability on job applications
  • Parenting kids with limb differences
  • Occupational therapy’s role i...
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Discussion Points:

  • Lyfe update
  • Imposter syndrome
  • Disconnect from the profession
  • Creative slump
  • Recovering perfectionist
  • Changes coming to the show

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Discussion Points: 

  • What I wished I would have known when I was an OT student
  • Lessons learned from the field
  • International volunteer experiences
  • Overcoming challenges

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Discussion Points:

  • My emergency surgery experience
  • Planning for having a baby with work and finances
  • Positioning at night for optimal comfort while pregnant
  • Navigating pregnancy/ motherhood while also being an OT practitioner
  • The role of OT in postpartum depression
  • Advice to parents when you don’t have kids of your own

 

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June 8, 2021 20 mins

Discussion Points: 

  • Pregnancy
  • Emergency surgery
  • Labor and delivery
  • Changes in routines 
  • Meaningful occupations

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May 10, 2021 118 mins

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April 5, 2021 38 mins

Discussion Points:

  • Types of occupational therapy associations
  • The importance of being a member of your OT associations
  • Benefits of OT associations
  • Association conferences
  • Cost and payment schedule of membership
  • Non-OT associations
  • OT 4 Lyfe & OT Schoolhouse Giveaway

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March 29, 2021 48 mins

Mindy and Sarah discuss:

  • Why do people need to have basic knowledge about money? 
  • Financial independence
  • What to focus on first with your money
  • Alternate sources of income for OT practitioners
  • Investing tips
  • Investing with student loans
  • Advice for paying off student loans
  • Negotiating salary
  • Navigating finances with a business

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March 22, 2021 17 mins

Takeaways:

  • Navigating every experience as a learning opportunity 
  • Sarah’s level 2 fieldwork experiences 
  • Learning throughout her years as a new grad
  • Figuring out this past year as a business owner
  • There is always something to learn even when things don’t go as planned

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March 15, 2021 83 mins

Allison, Allie and Sarah discuss: 

  • One word to sum up your experience in level 2 fieldwork as a whole
  • What their placements were supposed to look like and what they ended up being like
  • Thoughts about their safety working with patients in-person during a pandemic
  • Tips to advocate for yourself as a student
  • Tips to prepare for level 2 fieldwork
  • Setbacks and challenges they faced
  • Importance of navigating occupational balance  as a student...
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March 1, 2021 29 mins

Discussion Points:

  • Finding your why in OT entrepreneurship
  • Barriers and hurdles faced when starting a company 
  • The most important thing every OT entrepreneur needs to have

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