The Importance of Visions

A few weeks ago I was privileged to present at the National Juvenile Arthritis Conference. I spoke with kids in 5th and 6th grade as well as the 11th and 12th graders. I’ve worked with campers at the Texas arthritis summer camp for 2 years now and had so much fun that they asked me […]

App-tastic Support: My Lego Car

Last week I talked about a young kids app geared towards girls, so this week I wanted to share an app geared towards boys. But for the record, I have had both girls and boys play both apps, so they aren’t strictly for just one gender. But I digress… This app is created by LEGO […]

App-tastic Support: Pet Spa Day

Continuing on the discussion of my favorite and popular app, this next one is for your preschool and school-age girls, though sometimes the boys like this app too. It’s called “Disney Princess Palace Pets” and it is an easy app to load and navigate. When you need something fast, I find that this app pulls […]

App-tastic Support: Ninja Time!

Last week I shared my top played game on my tablet. This week, I’ve got another popular app that you all probably know. Can anyone say Fruit Ninja? I feel like the Fruit Ninja game has been around for a really long time. Like, from when they started making things called “apps” for your phone. […]

App-tastic Support: Number 1

So believe it or not, I’ve shared all the toys I carry around in my bag. If you think that’s not much, you’re right. My bag is actually quite small because it’s meant to fit just one thing: my tablet. But because I feel that there are lots of wonderful ways to provide support to […]

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

No! It’s Freedom Flyer!!! Da da da DUN!!! I recently did a group therapeutic activity that I wanted to share with you all! It came about after the Baymax medical gaze creation. My coworker and I are continuing to work on creative ways to integrate medical play into various activities. Since we both like superheros, […]

Baymax Gauze Art

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday! It’s been awhile but I finally have a new therapeutic activity to share. This one is a little simple,  but it was actually part of a challenge that I gave myself one day while doing medical art with some children. We had given them various medical supplies and encouraged them to […]

Let Your Flag Fly!

If you life in America, you probably noticed that the Super Bowl was tonight. If you are an American Football fan, you probably watched the game, and maybe even went to a Super Bowl party. I am guilty of the latter two this year, even though I wouldn’t define myself as a fan. Which is […]

Persevering After Surgery

For a mid-week inspiration, I wanted to share with you an article from Boston Globe. It’s about an awesome young girl who has made an amazing recovery after having surgery to remove a tumor from her brain. While Sophie had a rough road in the hospital, she is already up and doing awesome things like […]

Breathe Like A Dragon

This morning I was unbelievably stressed out. For the first time in over two years I stood in front of over 100 people and sang. Yes, I had a couple of moments thinking to myself ‘Why did I decide to do this?‘ I was totally feelings the physical effects of stress in the form of […]