My good friend, mentor, and one of my college professors at West Virginia State University, Dr. Ted Muilenburg has created this really nice video about Geri Olympics over the last 30-years – watch it now:
Existentialism is my personal favorite type of psychology. I often wonder is there a bigger purpose? IS there a greater meaning to life? Why am I here? What are we, humans, here? I don’t know these answers yet. My best guess is to learn all we can and love all we can.
Aging, death, dying, are things that often trigger my thoughts about these questions.
David Bowie and Carrie Fisher were two triggers for me.
My aging parents are triggers for me.
My own aging (a few wrinkles, more grey hair showing up), approaching 40-years in age) is a factor.
I found this neat article that older people are wiser.
They after all, have had more life experiences.
It may take them longer to think of the answer. The author of the article below attributes that to a computer with a lot of information.
A younger person might be fast in response. Quick.
I’m not sure fast is always the best answer.
McDonald’s is fast. They are quick. The line often moves. A few weeks ago I ordered a coffee and asked for ice in it. I like lukewarm coffee myself and two or three ice cubes does the trick. McDonalds gave ma coffee that was cold and completely filled up with ice. I didn’t realize it until I was on the interstate. I drank it. I enjoyed it (even though it wasn’t what I really wanted). I would have preferred what I really wanted. I’m not complaining about McDonalds. It goes with the business.
Think about an important task. The task could be writing a list of facts. You could probably do it and get it done. However, imagine if you took your time. Did your research. Checked for typo and got it submitted. Which do you think would be better?
Many years ago ketchup had a commercial of a bottle slowly dripping catchup. It is unique.
Quick isn’t always good. There is a little magical anticipation with waiting.
Here is the article I made a reference to:
Our profession, Recreational Therapy needs more people with a Ph.D.
There are many open positions, but not enough people with Ph.D. in our field to fill these spots. Here a post
Tenure track faculty needed
Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Go here for info:
Swipe for jobs has several recreational therapist positions posted:
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist – PRN
Diamond Healthcare Corporation • Williamsburg, VA
Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports — STARS — has announced the hiring of three new employees.…
Stanbridge College Students donate toys for Pediatric sub-acute patients.
Laura Perez, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist talks about how these gifts will help.
Read about it here:
Read this article about a Recreational Therapist who helped a person with PTSD. I really enjoyed this:
Disclaimer: I’m not quite sure if I’d have any of my patients attend any of my personal events for boundaries. There might be times when it is appropriate. I’d check with ethics board/ team as well.
Hey there Rec Therapist friend –
Your rec therapy advocacy team (here at Rec Therapy Today) is hard at work, advocating our profession. I feel confident that it would be an amazing giant leap for our profession if we could get chicken soup to publish a book of inspirational stories about recreational therapy outcomes.
I think it would help “Recreational Therapy” to become more of a “house-hold name” that is well known to the public.
Don’t you agree? Is that a yes or a YES?
Of course, around here we call that “preaching to the choir.” You’re already on our team of advocates.
People won’t ask you, “What is a recreational therapist?” or tell you, “no, I’ve never heard of that.” They’ll know.
Please read today’s email that your advocacy team is emailing chicken soup today AND BE SURE TO SIGN THE PETITION. We need more signatures.
You can read it here:
Sincerely, your friend, Danny.