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Reflections on the past 20 years

It seems natural that after operating ERGO-Wise for the past 20 years in Ottawa I reflect on…

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That little bird in our head

Positive thinking helps us manage stress, anxiety, and life events. That is not to deny negative thoughts…

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Mental health matters

I chose the phrase ‘mental health matters’ for my FaceBook page as a daily reminder that our…

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National Occupational Therapy Month: October

It is said that when we love what we do it is not work. Well, I love…

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Decluttering: Purging your way to more air

I have never liked clutter and the sense of things being out of control around me. Clutter…

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Move forward with focus & determination

Focus and determination are key ingredients to getting us to where we want to go. There may…

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Pride in cognitive work hardening: Personal reflections

I’ve been offering Cognitive Work Hardening (CWH) since June 2000 through my private practice, ERGO-Wise. At times…

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Positive self-talk

Negative thinking begets negative thinking. We each have an inherent way of viewing the world and of…

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A new year

As 2018 has drawn to a close and we are ushering in 2019, I feel compelled to…

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Workplace mental health check

Workplace mental health is garnering much attention given the rising number of related disability claims and the…

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Energy conservation at work

Occupational therapists promote energy conservation strategies that reduce the amount of energy to complete a task and…

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My focus on safety – an occupational ‘hazard’?

I am often confronted about my focus on safety. Someone chooses to point out my ‘preoccupation’ with…

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Cognitive Work Hardening: Scientifically studied

Cognitive work hardening: Research Cognitive work hardening underwent rigorous scientific study to determine its effectiveness in helping…

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OSOT positions occupational therapy

When health related issues challenge your everyday living… it’s time to call the OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST! People experience…

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Ergonomics Tips

Ergonomics is the science of matching the work to the worker. Proper ergonomics helps prevent injuries, decrease…

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