Thursday, 30 April 2015

Poems about Occupational Therapists

One of our readers came to this blog searching for poems about occupational therapists. What an interesting idea! I love to write poems. Do you?

What ideas would you want to include? 
What qualities do you think an OT would or should have?
What words would you include as being specific to occupational therapy?

I'd like to hear some thoughts and answers before putting my own ideas to paper / blog post.

Please post in the comments below the first word that comes to mind for you related to OT or occupational therapists. 

Shoshanah Shear
Occupational therapist

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

New Feature on My Website

We were immersing some kitchen utensils in a Mikvah specific for immersion of Kelim (vessels) when we were joined by a fellow Jewish woman. She asked if this was the Mikvah for Kelim. We said yes. She proceeded to attempt to immerse a frying pan but clearly was not sure what the correct procedure is.

We do not know if she was newly married and has just not immersed Kelim before or if she was new to Torah observance. Either way, we realised that there is a need for Jewish woman to know the correct way to carryout certain tasks (Mitzvot) specific to them.

For this reason, I have added a page to my website entitled "Helpful videos for Jewish women"

I have two video's uploaded so far. Is there a topic you would like to see featured? Do be in touch or post a comment at the bottom of this blog post.

This post has been prepared for you by

Shoshanah Shear
Occupational Therapist, Healing Facilitator
Certified Infant Massage Instructor
Certified Kallah Teacher
Artist, Photographer
Author of "Tuvia Finds His Freedom"

Monday, 27 April 2015

First Book Review of Tuvia Finds His Freedom

This marvelous little book, Tuvia Finds His Freedom written and photographed by Eliyahu and Shoshanah Shear,  will appeal to adults as well as to children.  It's written in an upbeat, easy to follow style which will have children eagerly waiting to hear what is coming next. Without preaching, it effectively conveys its message that Tuvia and all animals are a very special part of creation and everyone is responsible to understand their needs and to treat them with kindness and respect.
On another level the book yields itself to continued discussion with many topics to pursue depending on the child׳s specific interests or needs.

The pictures are lovely, taken from nature with many details for a child to discover in later readings. The size will fit nicely in a child's hand to either read independently or to hold and "help" the reader.

The book is one which will not sit abandoned on a shelf.

This book review is written by:
Nedivah Devorah Rottenberg
MSW, CSW with 25 years experience working in child welfare and mental health fields as well as, research, grant writing and administration. 
Nedivah also has many years of experience in animal rescue, adoptions, fostering, care of many elderly and / or disabled cats and dogs

Tuvia Finds His Freedom, is available on, and Createspace eStore. We are working on other options for distribution. For more information on when and where this book and future books will be available, please sign up for my newsletter
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