Our Feminist Catholic Wedding – We are doing it our way. – Save the Date Blog

Today (12th September 2019) is a year until, we take our wedding vows, and also a year since we made rings and officially became engaged. Today we have chosen to send out our “save the dates” that included a link to this blog. Planning our wedding so far has been more challenging than we expectedContinue reading “Our Feminist Catholic Wedding – We are doing it our way. – Save the Date Blog”

Protest as occupation, following in the footsteps of women before me.

If you google ‘protest as an occupation,’  you will get lots of hits for protests that occupied buildings. As Occupational therapists occupation refers to everything you need to, want to or have to do, from waking up to going back to sleep again.  At this year’s Royal College of occupational therapists conference one of myContinue reading “Protest as occupation, following in the footsteps of women before me.”

My take on engaging in the occupation of laughing my head off at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  

For those of you unfamiliar with my blog, I’m an occupational therapist, as an occupational therapist I’m interested in how we engage in everyday occupations,  by occupations we mean everything you need to, want to or have to do, from waking up to going back to sleep again.  I often reflect in these blogs onContinue reading “My take on engaging in the occupation of laughing my head off at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  “

Brexit – despite the chaos we should still have compassion for others.

I voted remain in the referendum in 2017 and still feel the same.  I believe that immigration is both important and crucial,  to ensuring we grow as a country. I understand that the European Parliament is not perfect,  but I believe it is better to be part of something,  that will  always effect us asContinue reading “Brexit – despite the chaos we should still have compassion for others.”

When you know you know –  So we made rings.

Regular readers will know that in the last couple of years,  this blog has focused less on Occupational Therapy a more on my recovery journey after breaking my hemi leg. This experience has change me in so many ways,  One of which was to begin to concentrate on me a little more and in myContinue reading “When you know you know –  So we made rings.”

Broken Leg Part 4- Two Years on All Change. 

20th December 2015 will be a date I’ll remember for the rest of my life. Two years on I’m now at the stage, where I can reflect objectively on the experiences.  Those of you that are regular readers on my blog will know this is my 5th post on the subject. https://otrach.com/2016/01/05/from-the-other-side-what-i-have-learnt-part-1-the-break-and-wait/ https://otrach.com/2016/03/31/the-broken-leg-part-2-what-does-independent-really-mean-do-prescriptions-differ/ https://otrach.com/2016/07/02/the-broken-leg-part-3-six-months-on-and-getting-back-to-work/ https://otrach.com/2017/06/29/loving-the-dead-leg-again/Continue reading “Broken Leg Part 4- Two Years on All Change. “

Loving the ‘dead leg’ again

I was recently listening to a woman’s hour podcast, in which the photographer and author Laura Dodsworth was being interviewed along with some of the models from her most recent book. Manhood the bare reality.  The book focused on one to one interviews with men and how they felt about their body along side aContinue reading “Loving the ‘dead leg’ again”

My take on the Royal College of Occupational Therapists conference June 19th -20th 2017

What a fun, productive, motivating, challenging and tiring two days that was. I try to draw out the positives in everything but today’s blog will start with a few negative points. This was the first year, the now “Royal” college of occupational therapists held its conference in the IIC in Birmingham,  the venue is bright and modern, howeverContinue reading “My take on the Royal College of Occupational Therapists conference June 19th -20th 2017”

The broken leg Part 3 – Six months on and getting back to work.

For regular readers of my blog you will know I fell down the stairs and broke my right hemi leg just before christmas last year, however if your new to this blog you can read more here Part 1 and Part 2. Since my last blog post a lot has happened, however the effects ofContinue reading “The broken leg Part 3 – Six months on and getting back to work.”

Like mother, like daughter, occupational therapy all the way

Originally posted on College of Occupational Therapists:
Mary and Rachel Booth are mother and daughter and they are both occupational therapists.  Mary qualified in 1980 and was made a Fellow of the College of Occupational Therapists in 2014, now mainly retired but working as a specialist advisor to the CQC.   Rachel qualified in 2006. She…