How do you display your credentials?

Dr. Sandra Parker was my professor and academic adviser during my undergraduate degree program in therapeutic recreation from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. I first met Dr. Parker in the fall of 1999. I had scheduled an appointment to meet with her...

Out of the Darkness — Suicide prevention walk

My brother Jimmy will be walking in the Out of the Darkness (in Raleigh County West Virginia Walk) with his group (Freaks and Geeks Cosplay) o fight suicide and support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s bold goal to reduce the suicide rate 20% by...

Aug 20th – Rec Therapy in the News

Story # 1 Therapy dogs help people in rehablitation after a stroke. Read about it here: https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2018/08/12/therapy-dogs-at-sutter-hospital-help-rehabilitate-stroke-victims/  Story # 2 — Kasey Jackson (A sophomore recreational therapy...

Ironic Soup — and the power of a yes.

I worked relentlessly on pestering (I mean encouraging) Amy Newmark and Chicken Soup for the Soul (CSS) brand to publish a book of inspirational stories about the The Healing Power of Recreational Therapy.  Amy and the CSS brand said said, “no.” I’m...

What my blog mean to me –

Blogging is a way for me to record my own personal learning and experiences. It is a ways for me to connect to recreational therapists and influential people.  It is a way for me to reach for me to help reach out to others and teach. It’s a wonderful platform. I love...