how do you relax?

Relaxation skills are personal.   The same relaxation techniques don’t work for everyone. One activity might relax a person and the same activity could have direct opposite outcome for another person. This concept reminds me of the older ad, “different volks for...

Interested in Graduate School?

A Message from Clemson University — Are you interested in attending graduate school? The Recreational Therapy faculty at Clemson University are looking for well-qualified applicants for our M.S. and Ph.D. assistantship positions beginning in Fall 2019. These...

Feeling cold and blue? Try warm-hearted kindness.

PART 1: Radical acceptance: We all have days when our emotions feel negative. Bradley Greive argues in his (2000) book, The Blue Day: A Lesson in Cheering Yourself Up,  that “everybody has blue days.” Grieve described a blue days as: “miserable days when you feel...

What is the ROI for RT?

True story: A pastor was visiting our facility. The pastor overheard the social worker asking someone to sign a ROI. There was ambiguity about “ROI” terminology. The pastor looked at me. He raised an eyebrow and asked, “What is the Return on Investment (ROI) for...