February is typically one of those cold months that may just warm your heart. With a scheduled intimation of love exactly in the middle of the month (Valentine’s Day!), this is a time to emphasize and celebrate the wonder of “heart” – connecting with our own, giving ours, and receiving others’.
Those of us who have or ever had pets in our lives know that the deeply heartfelt relationship between pets and their people is among life’s greatest gifts. This month’s newsletter highlights special pets who give their hearts to some very fortunate therapists here at Pediatric Therapeutics, who are filled with love for & from their dear four-legged sweethearts.
A touching letter written by Bob Fliegel to Efram, his devoted Canine Companion, who passed away earlier this month, is also featured. In case you’re considering a pet and you're interested finding out more about assistance and therapy pets, check out the question of the month below.
As therapists, we believe in the power of the connections we each share with the children, parents and professionals with whom we work. Pediatric Therapeutics physical therapist Miriam Cohen, PT, DPT, PCS discusses her recent volunteer experience in Haiti. She will also give a talk about her experience on February 28th.
Recognizing the need to attend to and care for ourselves in order to be fit to tune into and care for others has been a known self-help topic for years. Yet, how to successfully do it, while still managing all life’s other responsibilities, remains somewhat of an enigma for many of us, especially parents. The newest member of our group, counselor and life coach Cara Maksimow, LCSW, CPC (Maximize- Wellness.com ) focuses on how to connect with and nurture ourselves with finely tuned self-care and parenting strategies. She’ll present her ideas and “how-to”s on March 7th.
We hope you enjoy our February issue!
Sheila & Anne