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Lifestyle by Design is hosted by Karen Jacobs, an Occupational Therapist and a professor in Occupational Therapy at Boston University. Lifestyle By Design’s motto is “helping you solve everyday challenges.” Each episode will introduce you to extraordinary people who will share with us their stories of how they addressed a challenge in their lives, as well as professionals who will share their expertise on how to handle challenges big and small.
 
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Daniel Osborn joins us to share about his new pdocast, “Joy and Conversation” launching April 11. Joy and Conversation is a podcast about Jewish history and culture. It is propelled by curiosity and a passion for teaching and learning. Eclectic but accessible, it is like looking into a kaleidoscope and seeing the vibrant colors, complex shapes, and…
 
In this episode, we hear from Lisa Davis regarding her role as a CASA. A CASA is a volunteer advocate who helps ensure a child is in a safe environment through monthly meetings with the child and regular contact with important people in his or her life. The CASA works with a team of people to help secure necessary services for the child’s well-bein…
 
Karen interviews four occupational therapy students from Alvernia University, Antonia Trupio, Dana Richard, Marlena Metri, and Jenna Norris who are at Alvernia University in the Master of Occupational Therapy '21program. They share their experience in starting their own COTAD Chapter at Alvernia. COTAD, The Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocat…
 
Gabriella is a pediatric OT in Queens, NY, a BU alum, and an advocate for greater awareness and inclusion of culturally responsive approaches in OT education programs. She shares her experiences working with Spanish speaking populations in school environments and shines a light on the lack of access Spanish speaking populations face. She shares pra…
 
Brookline Rotarians Susan Rack, Joyce Graff, and Elias Audy discuss the role of the service organization on a global scale as well as within the Brookline community. They also share information regarding their upcoming Thanksgiving fundraiser. To learn more about the Brookline Rotary and upcoming events please visit: https://brooklinerotary.org/…
 
CW: This episode mentions sexual abuse, pornography and sex work during the conversation. Bex joins the podcast to discuss her new book “Illuminating The Dark Side of Occupation.” Bex defines the Dark Side of Occupation as occupations that have not yet been discovered or explored deeply and may range from the mundane to the extreme, risky or harmfu…
 
Forced resets sound horrible, but are they? In this episode, we go back and hear the stories of four individuals who, instead of choosing to give in to defeat, they decided to change with the circumstances and try again. A forced reset isn't always welcomed, but it could be a wonderful thing when faced with failure. It depends on which direction yo…
 
Seawoman, Leigh Rinas, answered when the sea called her name, but she hit a roadblock the first time she attempted to go to it. After six months, Leigh dropped out of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, moved to a new city, and became a bartender at The Opry Hotel in Nashville, TN. That lasted a little while before she started hearing the sea call to…
 
Kathleen is a transportation and urban planner and is currently the Assistant Administrator for the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA). She joins us to discuss how public transit is responding to and evolving with changing public safety needs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.Lifestyle By Design による
 
Artist Cliff Cody picked up the guitar so he could pick up the ladies. Eventually, that same guitar got him out of Odessa, Texas, and landed him in Nashville, where he had songwriter dreams of making it big. Things didn't go as plan. He moves away from Nashville and becomes a full-time nurse to make ends meet, but that's not where his story ends. T…
 
Catching up with Sarah Tuberty of “Disarming Disability” podcast Sarah Tuberty returns to the podcast to update us on what she’s been doing since she last appeared to talk about her podcast “Disarming Disability.” In additional to creating season 2 of the podcast, Sarah shared new ventures with us, including her new YouTube channel, “Sarah Lives Li…
 
Lori Eldridge hit the reset button multiple times in her life, but the biggest one came when she realized she needed change in her personal life. From owning a Chinese restaurant to waiting tables to opening her now, super successful school, Music City Montessori. Lori does not hold back in this interview. She felt her story needed to be told in ho…
 
After being diagnosed with degenerative disc disease and failing to find relief through traditional medicine, Arun ultimately found success to his pain challenges through exploration of the connection between mind and body. He has since started his own company, Remedy health, which offers tools and practices to support people on a journey of health…
 
Charles D. Clark is an American-born multi-award winning professional SAG-Aftra actor known for his "Bad Boy" role in the FOX hit show Empire as one of Shine's primary Goon Enforcers. Charles has also played various Detective roles on hit true-crime series that aired on TV One, ID Channel along with being in several upcoming big screen and indie fi…
 
New York City photographer Robbie Quinn can spot a street unicorn a mile away. His photography stands out like his subjects. His social sites display his captured images for all to see while his book Street Unicorns is on the way to the masses. Robbie wasn't always a photographer, though. Like all of us, his desire was something else. It took multi…
 
David Klingerman's unapproved Berkley loan ended up being the best life payment he ever received. With camera in hand, David traveled the world filming the missionary adventures he went on that made him fall in love with filmmaking. On returning to the states, David started shooting the behind the scene footage for major motion pictures. He created…
 
At seven years old, Karen Jacobsen had songs in her heart. She dreamed of moving to the US and chasing those dreams, and she did. While finding tremendous success sitting at a piano, she also found something else. She answered an ad that would change the direction of her life. Karen became the GPS Girl and the Australian Siri. Her voice is now hear…
 
Gretchen Fitzsimmons is a top-selling realtor in Nashville, TN. Her annual sales are over 10 million. What's her degree in—fashion in marketing. After realizing finances and fashion were not her things, she became a stay at home mom. That lasted for a while until the restlessness kicked back in. She picked up a part-time job working with Nashville'…
 
Tim Foust, the bass vocalist for Home Free, didn't always want to make singing his profession; that's why he chose a unique career path at the start by choosing to go to dental school in Beaumont, Texas. Eventually, the itch got him. He told his mom he was leaving dental school to become a singer in an entirely different state. He was in and out of…
 
Greg Walczak goes from working for a failed business and learning what not to do, to being a successful personal trainer and real estate investor. Resets happen within themselves sometimes. In this episode of Rock The Reset, we learn that working for someone to get the necessary training before taking a financial leap is not a bad thing. Expert adv…
 
Ginny King goes into the medical field only to discover she passes out at the sight of blood. After her newly found vasovagal syncope, she hits the reset button and moves to L.A. While there, she hustles to make ends meet, meeting new friends along the way that will change her path daily. With multiple life resets, Ginny now finds herself doing war…
 
Kyle Carter, co-owner of great festivals like Mile 0 Festival and the Key West Songwriters Festival, talks about working a job until you build enough growth to chase down your dreams. He worked and traveled the oil fields until he eventually sold everything he owned, lived in a camper, and finally started the Mile 0 Festival. Kyle's recommended boo…
 
Moving to a different country may impact an individual’s ability to engage in familiar roles, routines, and habits. Such a transition influences occupational performance, occupational identity, relationships, and overall health and wellbeing. Our guest, Dr. Inbal identified the profound need to support trailing spouses in the process of relocation …
 
Grammy, EMMY & CMA Awards script supervisor, Josh Jackson talks about his journey and the changes along the way. Do you know what a script supervisor does? You're about to as we go into detail and talk about; sometimes, the reset is taking the unexpected path in front of you.Arlis Albritton, Josh Jackson による
 
Cameron realized he made a mistake in the last semester of college at the University Of Florida. He chose the wrong degree. He finished school anyway, but against everyone's advice, he became an entrepreneur. He faced the fear of the unknown and worked long hours. He and his partners have recently sold RotoGrinders.com for $35 million. His latest r…
 
Robert is the founding program director for the masters of OT program at Tennessee Wesleyan University in Knoxville, Tennessee. He wrote his recently published book serves as a guide and resource for those experiencing job loss during this time. It shares daily tasks and thought provoking questions to help guide the reader towards what they need to…
 
Brittany is an OT specializing in mental health and telehealth and is founder of “Simplicity of Health” which focuses on health literacy and giving people tools to make informed decisions about their health and be better able to advocate for themselves. She also shares with us an excerpt from her recent children’s book, “Why is there a person in my…
 
Vicki is an OT with decades of experience in the field. She focuses on a mind body system that she created called the ABC of prevention and fitness alignment breathing and centering. The ABC’s is a method that everyone, not just healthcare professionals, benefit from knowing. Vicki walks us through a few stories to demonstrate the power of this pra…
 
Katerina Dejkoska joins us from Macedonia. She is the director and producer of the documentary “Overcoming.” The documentary exposes how individuals cope with the consequences of traumatic brain injury that are different in any one of them, and most importantly, the documentary shows the possibilities of moving on with positivity after sustaining t…
 
Sara Egglestion, a disability manager with over 30 years experience helping people be more comfortable in the workplace, joins us to talk about how to work in a more ergonomically correct posture and tips for us as we set up our home to be our workstation.Lifestyle By Design による
 
Jordan Fuller is a glass artist and owner of “The Glass Bar” in Needham, MA. The workshop offers different classes and lessons on how to make beautiful objects out of recycled glass, and they teach various glass making techniques, including stained glass, glass fusing, and dichromic glass. You can learn more and see examples at theglassbarboston.co…
 
Lindsey joins the podcast to share often overlooked but crucial for quality of life topics - pelvic health. She discusses the unique role OT can play with pelvic health as opposed to physical therapy. She is the author of the NYT Report “A Survival Guide for the Fourth Trimester: Practical suggestions for women dealing with the surprising things th…
 
Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development Associate Professor, Rhetoric Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning. She discusses her career studying and writing about children of incarcerated parents among other pursuits. She shares her powerful personal story behind her work and reads excerpts from her work. To l…
 
Timisha discusses her career in Occupational Therapy, and how she became an author and motivator. Her book, 12 Case Studies: Treatments Intervention and Documentation Examples for Occupational Therapists Working in Skilled Nursing Facilities can be found on Amazon https://www.amazon.com//dp/0578435764/ The e-book copy can be found here at https://p…
 
Suzanne left a career in corporate America to become a flying trapeze artist and instructor. Through circus, she discovered the therapeutic power of her practices and eventually became an Occupational Therapist. She later founded Circus for Survivors and has done research as a part of Circus Up! studying circus as a therapy and intervention.…
 
While at the Boston University IDEA Conference 2020, Karen met Max Bard, a master’s level BU graduate and an artist in residence. He created a sculpture while at the conference made out of all found materials. The annual IDEA Conference is a one-day event for college students and young alumni across New England to explore innovation and entrepreneu…
 
Did you know that as many as 1 in 5 people have Dyslexia? We are joined by Gabrielle-Ann Torre, Ph.D., a Postdoctoral Fellow at Boston University in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. Working in the lab of Tyler Perrachione, PhD Gabrielle’s research focuses on communication disorders, including dyslexia and autism. You can le…
 
We meet australian occupational therapist Brock Cook, who speaks about his journey to becoming an OT. Brock also hosts a podcast series in occupation and OT and interviews guests from all over the world. You can find more about him and his work at http://www.brockcook.com/Lifestyle By Design による
 
Dr. Raul Fernandez is the Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at BU’s Wheelock College of Education & Human Development and a lecturer in Wheelock’s Higher Education Administration program. He is an accomplished educator, with thousands of people having attended his workshops at campuses, conferences and organizations around the countr…
 
Ty is an award-winning children’s book author, literacy advocate, and captivating motivational speaker. In 2011 he founded Big Head Books, LLC, a literacy organization that aims to introduce children to the joys of reading. He is the co-founder of the Read or Else movement and Danny Dollar Academy. In this episode, Ty shares how helping his son sta…
 
Author Adrienne Kisner joins us again to share her latest YA novel, "The Confusion of Laurel Graham," in which A teen copes with her grandmother's coma by becoming obsessed with a mystery bird that she cannot identify. Adrienne shares the inspiration of her novel, as well as an excerpt. She also updates us on what she's been up to including some ne…
 
Our guests Tamara Calhoun and Cynthia Abbott Gaffney discuss their work related to gunshot survivors and how they are meeting that and other health needs for their clients. They also discuss their experiences in a doctoral program in Occupational Therapy. Tamara Calhoun shares her work on engaging African American youth in rehabilitation following …
 
Gigi and David join us from Nashville to share their entrepreneurship journey. David is building a continuing education management platform and Gigi is building an online network that connects rehab therapists and consumers to connect with each other. The pair share how they started their journey of building a business and where they are now in the…
 
Heidi shares her personal journey of coping with different challenges such as health and life transition and discussing how to figure out what love for yourself looks like in order to create a sense of well being and live life to its fullest. She also shares practical self care tips that anyone can do.…
 
Kathryn Ellis is an OT, and Certified Sexuality Counselor. She runs a training program on Sex and Intimacy for Occupational Therapists. You can learn more at sexintimacyot.com or by following her at @sexintimacyOT on social media.LIfestyle By Design による
 
Anne Kim, Joyce Hu, and Ioana Moldovan join us and discuss their process for writing their children’s book “You Are So Brave.” You Are So Brave! follows a young girl named Ellie and her favorite toy, Leo the lion, as they visit the doctor for their yearly checkup. Together, they learn how to be brave as they use elements of mindfulness and understa…
 
Adrienne Kisner, author of Dear Rachel Maddow, joins us live in studo at Boston University to discuss her debut YA novel, about a high school girl who deals with school politics and life after her brother's death by drafting emails to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. You can find copies of the book at your local bookstore, or online.…
 
Dr. David Bernstein and his wife Melissa join us to discuss his latest book, “The Power of 5: The Ultimate Formula for Longevity & Remaining Youthful. The duo discusses tips for aging gracefully, including healthy eating habits that are showcased in recipes on Melissa’s blog, “The Power of Five Test Kitchen.” For more information visit http://www.d…
 
In this episode we get to know Roberta Saphire, an attorney and Camille Baron, a financial advisor, both from the Boston/Providence area. Their show, The Law, Your Money, and You delves into practical advice and tips for managing your finances, and they share with us tips on how to avoid scams, planning for retirement, and how they are helping loca…
 
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