What is the Purpose of This Website?

Heart cut out of a bush

I have had quite a few questions about the goals of this website and the services that I offer. The truth is that there are a number of services that I offer and feature on this website and also quite a number of goals. For the background of how I came to develop a service that focuses on assisting women in the role of wife and mother I am actually completing writing an ebook. If this is of interest to you, please be in touch. You can let me know in the comments at the bottom of this blog post and also via the contact form on this website.

What I can say for now, is that I have a number of goals here. Each of them are equally important. In order to reach these goals has required much thought from my life experience, my work experience and from learning from various sources. Oh dear, does that sound vague? Not to worry, it will all become clear.

Let us take one snippet of this as our starting point, for now. When I was a second year student I had an idea to begin a treatment centre. Now in order to begin a treatment centre one has to identify the types of services that would be offered and also if there is a specific niche or angle to the centre. It’s been quite a journey to identify that niche, which is the topic of the ebook that I spoke about.

A few months after having this idea, I began to develop severe abdominal pain. The doctors did not do enough testing, they just opted for an appendectomy. Years later it turned out that I had chronic, recurrent kidney infections but the dear doctor wipped out my appendix. Did a nice job of stirring around to try to find anything else he would manage to. Actually, I suspect another potential problem. Before we get to that, I must mention that I also had a reaction to the anesthetic which had lasting effects.

A year later I was diagnosed with one infection after another including CMV. Eventually the doctors had the wonderful news that I had ME which stands for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

So I had this dream of a treatment centre which meant completing my studies but I also had this chronic health problem that begged for attention. By the time I graduated, all my income went on paying off tuition, paying for health expenses, paying for regular daily expenses and then helping my mother who had become a widow.

The more I tried to do the regular normal things (like getting a regular 9-5 salaried job that would provide the income I needed to save and start to develop a private practice as the first step of my treatment centre) the more my health and my life threw me curve ball after curve ball.

The journey with my health is the topic of a book that is waiting to be edited just as soon as I earn enough to dedicate the time to edit it. Another book I have begun is my hard work in striving to become independent, working from home. So two topics that I aim to share information about through blog posts, youtube videos, workshops and other services lie in developing a healthy, balanced lifestyle and also in how to become successful working from home.

Around the time I wrote my book about my health, I also wrote a book to promote occupational therapy. This book was shelved for many reasons, for quite a number of years, until I decided the time had come to get that book out. That book is of course “Healing Your Life Through Activity – An Occupational Therapists Story”. As I was busily editing this book and preparing it for publishing, I came across a few websites that have opened doors to an exciting new approach to working and to working from home.

In the next post, I would like to introduce you to 5 or more people who have had a major impact on this change in direction. I also aim to begin offering some resources on this website both as a resource page and as blog posts or other products. As I add each new feature, I will be writing about it in my  blog. So do come back to read more posts and find out about this journey. Some of it is exciting, some of it is filled with major challenges. Join me as I share about what I am doing or have done to help to overcome these challenges.

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Shoshanah Shear

Occupational Therapist, healing facilitator, certified infant massage instructor, freelance writer, author of “Healing Your Life Through Activity – An Occupational Therapist’s Story” and co-author of “Tuvia Finds His Freedom“.

 

 

 

 

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A Fun Tip to Improve Writing Grip

I recently posted an introductory post on the topic of hand writing and the skills required in order to write effectively. In this post I would like to share a youtube video that I produced a few weeks ago. In this video, I demonstrate a fun tip of how to improve one’s writing grip and alignment of shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Take a look.

If you or your child are in need of assistance to improve your fine motor and writing skills, be in touch for an evaluation with a view to beginning occupational therapy intervention.

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Shoshanah Shear, Occupational Therapist, healing facilitator, certified infant massage instructor, certified Kallah teacher, working privately in Jerusalem. Shoshanah is also an artist, freelance writer and co-author of “Tuvia Finds His Freedom” and author of “Healing Your Life Through Activity – An Occupational Therapist’s Story

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Welcome to Shoshanah’s Blog

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Welcome to my new website on WordPress!

It has been a long road and an interesting process, but we are finally transitioning over to WordPress. A number of factors kept us away, but finally, the need to ensure web accessibility forced us to take the plunge. I must say, I rather like the new revised version. Please do visit the website itself and let us know what you think of the improved site.

As for the blog, well, there is much work to do. The first step will be planning what posts to put up, what order or sequence, what categories and then, we will be heading over to the next phase which will, of course, be publishing a number of posts on the blog section of this site.

For now, I really just want to introduce you to our new, revised website and to say, Hello, here we are, we took the plunge and arrived on WordPress too!

I look forward to sharing posts related to the theme of this website. If you have any special requests or questions, please share them in the comment section below.

Have a blessed day or evening

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