Cajun Word Finding Activity

Dear Readers,

This post is for all of my south Louisiana friends. I created a word finding task for residents in the nursing home who speak Cajun French. This activity tests your knowledge of words related to the Cajun heritage. It’s also fun to play with your parents and grandparents.

I am interested in knowing who can guess them all correctly! My husband got 13… Read More »

Therapy Obstacle Course

Dear Readers,

I am so blessed to work for a company that allows me to do therapy my way. I feel as though I am able to provide optimal care for my patients because I am allowed to go outside of the ordinary routine to target functional skills. Here is a fun obstacle course that my patients enjoyed targeting balance, word finding, visuospatial skills, fine-motor, attention, categorization, and oral motor skills. Read More »

“This Is My Solemn Vow”

Dear Readers, In 30 days, I get to marry the sweetest, most handsome man I have ever met. For the past few months, as I am reflecting on marriage, I have also thought of my patients in the nursing home. How much is their perspective on marriage truly different from my own? The time in […]

The God of Love is Not Your Ex

Dear Readers,

I am not sure how I am supposed to begin writing this. I only know that I am supposed to begin. So after putting it off for far too long, here it goes. This is the most vulnerable post I have written thus far. However, I do know that our pain is for a purpose and that the Lord is good, and He meets us in the darkest places.

Without going into lengthy detail, I will say that my relationships in the past have not always been healthy. My friends and family were helpless bystanders in some of the ugliest, toxic situations that I can only blame myself for getting into.

I was consumed, smothered, and quite frankly, determined to wallow there for the rest of my days.

When I finally came up for air, I found myself diving into the most satisfying, exhilarating, and (what I wanted more than anything) committed relationship. And this very moment was my undoing. Read More »

A Voice for Alzheimer’s Disease

Dear Readers,

No one likes talking about Alzheimer’s disease, but I am a firm believer in being educated on topics that may one day affect myself or my loved ones. Even though sometimes I like to pretend everyone I care about is invincible, it’s just not the reality. Many people think the forgetful person in their life is “just getting old and senile.” Before I became educated on this disease, that was a phrase that often came from my own mouth. But then my grandfather was diagnosed with dementia (which is caused by Alzheimer’s disease and/or other related neurological diseases). My family was dumbfound. Why? Because we were not educated and not equipped to discern the warning signs that my grandfather clearly displayed.

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Everyday’s a Monday

Dear Readers,

Have you ever encountered a person whose every word was encompassed by contempt, despair, and a sense of entitlement to the Lord’s blessings?

I am not talking about a person who is going through a season of clinical depression, but rather someone who is occupied by a grumbling heart.

You know who I am talking about. The acquaintance you tend to avoid meeting for lunch because despite your best efforts, after spending time with this person, you feel icky and in low spirits.

I am going to claim that every one of you has experienced this particular situation.

Next question: Have YOU ever been this person?

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