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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.

Lifestyle By Design: Helping You Solve Everyday Challenges | Occupational Therapy | Health and Well-Being | Self-Help Karen Jacobs: Professor in Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapist

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.4 • 10 Ratings

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.

    The Dark Side of Occupation with Dr. Rebecca “Bex” Twinley (Content Warning)

    The Dark Side of Occupation with Dr. Rebecca “Bex” Twinley (Content Warning)

    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.”

    • 26 min
    How is transit addressing the pandemic with Kathleen Lambert of the MVRTA

    How is transit addressing the pandemic with Kathleen Lambert of the MVRTA

    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.

    • 20 min
    Catching up with Sarah Tuberty of “Disarming Disability” podcast

    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.” You can learn more about Sarah and all of her projects at sarahtuberty.com

    • 26 min
    Solutions for chronic pain with Arun Nijhawan

    Solutions for chronic pain with Arun Nijhawan

    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 recovery for their chronic pain. Learn more at Remedypain.co.

    • 24 min
    "Occupational Therapy Guide for Relocation" with Inbal Regev Lavy

    "Occupational Therapy Guide for Relocation" with Inbal Regev Lavy

    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 and created a workshop called "Occupational Therapy Guide for Relocation" to address it.

    • 23 min
    “For Those, Unemployed: An Occupational Therapy for the Unemployed Due to Pandemics, Economic Downturns, or Just Bad Luck” with Robert Mullaney

    “For Those, Unemployed: An Occupational Therapy for the Unemployed Due to Pandemics, Economic Downturns, or Just Bad Luck” with Robert Mullaney

    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 focus on not only to regain employment but meaningful employment.
    Robert can be reached at rmullaney@tnwesleyan.edu and his book can be purchased at lulu.com.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re already deep into your journey of authentic health and wellness, or just getting started organizing your lifestyle around what matters most - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Karen does an incredible job leading conversations that cover the entire range of mental, emotional, cultural and physical challenges we all face learning to navigate the transition to an intentional way of life. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

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