Category Archives: Therapeutic Recreation

Nature meditations

  I find it incredibly fulfilling and peaceful to take a walk around my neighborhood with my dog.  Breathing in the fresh of the air is its own type of meditation; the mindfulness as nature surrounds you is so refreshing. … Continue reading

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The Art of Resigning

After graduating Longwood University with a Therapeutic Recreation degree, quitting my work at Fairfax Nursing Center nearly destroyed me. I went from trying so hard to complete my high school education, while dealing with the complications of a new disability, a … Continue reading

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You mean LONGWOOD

What was that Mr. Pence (the republican vice presidential nominee under Donald Trump for president)?  Did you just call the greatest small town university by the WRONG NAME? OK, so I guess that tells you the ultimate winner of that … Continue reading

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I WISH I knew

What I WISH I knew before starting college as a Therapeutic Recreation major #1 YOU NEED TO LIKE PEOPLE.  Like working with people all the time, and like working with the difficulties and challenges they have.  Working with other people is … Continue reading

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And in the beginning…

“I think what doesn’t kill you makes you a better human being. It opens your eyes, your heart, and your mind.” – Derek Hough [Dancing with the Stars] Peace out Trevor the Otter ***This cute little otter keeps sending me … Continue reading

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artistic sides

We all have an artistic side waiting to be articulated, and art is a vehicle we can use to heal ourselves and one another. [http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-24682/4-ways-to-use-art-to-overcome-anxiety.html ] ART CAN PRODUCE ITSELF IN MANY FORMS.  The concluding result is always the same: … Continue reading

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Reverse discrimination?

     During my second year of taking classes at LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY, majoring in TR (Therapeutic Recreation) everyone in the field of study took a class that we just called Phys Dis, the name of the course is actually ‘Recreation with … Continue reading

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What doesn’t kill you…

“I think what doesn’t kill you makes you a better human being. It opens your eyes, your heart, and your mind. – Derek Hough ” Peace out Trevor the Otter ***This cute little otter keeps sending me emails with sometimes … Continue reading

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I don’t want to grow up

34. 34 years old and not wanting to age, not wanting to be older.  When we’re in our 20s, all we want to be is be recognized as old enough to be ‘legal’.  It’s only when you try to flash … Continue reading

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Thought for the Day

Thought for the Day. You DO have the power to control things! Or at least, help improve.  Example: my friend asked if I was involved with anything, and I replied, two online Bible studies, an online blog site, I’m in … Continue reading

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