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A Minute with Markie

Markie is a practicing Occupational Therapist in Ontario, Canada.

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Psychology of Winning

Markie dives deeper into hacking your life to achieve your goals. Following on the SMART model video, Markie explains how serotonin and dopamine play a role in driving your forward to achieve your goals. Learn how to hack your brain to achieve your ambitions!

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SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and bound by a Time Frame. Learn how to apply the SMART strategy to help achieve your goals! Join us on a Minute with Markie, as she walks us through how to apply the SMART model to your life’s goals.

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Workplace Ergonomics

Because so many of us are working from home these days, today I thought we would explore proper ergonomics.

Ergonomics is the science of fitting the work environment to the worker. Ergonomics is not to be confused with “body mechanics”, which is the use of proper body positions and movements in order to maintain neutral alignment to protect the body from injury.

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More from Markie!

Markie works with evika to create fun educational videos. In her work with Enablement Therapy Services, Markie has created webinars and lesson plans for people interested in furthering their careers and workplace innovation and education seminars.

Visit Markie’s website to learn more about how her educational packages can benefit you or your organization.

Featured Articles

Our top picks based on popularity, and educational content.

Amanda Robertson, MScOT

International Women’s Day: 6 women-led companies making waves in the disability world

Women make up as much as 70% of the healthcare workforce. Overwhelmingly, women clinicians prescribe and provide the assistive devices and technologies used by patients, however there are very few women-led companies that create them. While we have a long way to go to reach gender parity, we want to take this International Women’s Day to celebrate a few of the amazing women-led companies currently producing innovative and intuitive products designed to make life easier and more enjoyable for people living with disabilities. Read on to learn about 6 women-led companies changing the disability world.

Amanda Robertson, MScOT

Spring into action: a spring cleaning guide for people with disabilities

If spring cleaning leaves you wondering where to start, you are not alone. Regardless of ability, spring cleaning can be daunting; tackling months of dirt build up is not for the faint of heart. However, if you live with a disability you may also have the added challenge of wondering *how* to start. So, we’ve put together a cleaning guide to troubleshoot some of the most common cleaning challenges.

Amanda Robertson, MScOT

The Birds and the Bees and Disabilities: What you need to know about sex and disability

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, and the world, once again, aflutter with all things love; now is the perfect time to remind those living with disabilities and their partners that sex is not reserved for able-bodied individuals. Like with any worthwhile activity it just requires a bit of planning, preparation and perhaps some creatively placed assistive devices. Read on for what you need to know about sex and disability to bring the fire this Valentine’s Day and all year long.

Amanda Robertson, MScOT

10 Cool Devices to help people with disabilities put a little wiggle in their pet’s wag

Healthy active living isn’t just for humans; our four-legged friends need opportunities to work their bodies and minds too. For people living with disabilities exercising a pet isn’t always as simple as putting on your running shoes and grabbing a leash. However, there are a number of really cool devices on the market to make it a little easier for you to put an extra wiggle in their wag. Read on to learn more about some of the devices available.

Paul van der Vorst

4 Tips for Getting Around as a New Wheelchair User

You reach out for the milk to find that there is only an ounce or so left. You sigh audibly. How did you forget to put milk on your list? Your daughter dropped off groceries yesterday, you don’t feel right sending her back to the store again today. You look down at your chair and then to the house keys hanging by the front door. The convenience store is only three blocks away, but you haven’t ventured further than your mailbox in the lobby. You wonder if you’re ready.

Paul van der Vorst

Home Automation for People With Disabilities

For people living with disabilities, some of the greatest challenges lie in everyday activities like opening and closing the blinds, turning on the lights or turning off the TV. There are many things in daily life that home-automation can make easier for people with mobility or muscle control impairments. Here’s a list of home automation devices, and how they can improve the lives of people with disabilities.

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