Author Archives: cassandra mcd.

About cassandra mcd.

World's coolest aunt (so I've been told). I'm all about personal growth and living a healthy lifestyle that prioritizes self-care and mental wellness. I want to embrace aging with swagger (and less gray hair), living life more mindfully and filled with an abundance of gratitude.

7 Simple Tips to Help You Start Your Morning Off Right

There is this viral video where a little boy is seen walking merrily down a street, a bounce in his step and waving as he starts shouting, very enthusiastically, “Good morning! Good morning! Good morning!” at passersby. Have you seen … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Meditation Should be a Part of Your Selfcare

When you think about meditation, what comes to mind? Is it the image of someone sitting cross-legged, eyes closed, hands resting on the lap and wearing a very serene look on their face? Are they surrounded by nature? Up until … Continue reading

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14 Books to Read for Black History Month

Sharing some ideas of books to read this Black History Month – iconic titles, fiction and a few memoirs. Continue reading

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10 Ways To Optimize Your Mental Health During Winter

With the transition into the fall/winter season, I’ve been noticing some changes in my mood. Lately, I’ve been slower to rise in the mornings, and I’ve not been as motivated to mediate, workout or take afternoon walks. I haven’t felt … Continue reading

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These Are All The Books I’ve Read This Year!

This was a good year for me with my book reading goals. I like to get through about two books per month – I honestly wish I was a speed reader but I’m more the tortoise than the hare when … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Protect Your Peace During the Holidays

I know the holiday season is in full swing for most of us what with Diwali, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve, or other important holidays we celebrate this time of the year.  For some of us, it’s … Continue reading

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Embracing New Holiday Traditions: 4 Lessons Learned

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” as the song goes. There’s an energy in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Airports are busy with people flying home for the holidays, … Continue reading

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My Diverse Picks for the November Reading List

We’re almost in the middle of the month and I’m clearly off to a slow start in sharing what’s in my TBR (to be read) pile this month. I’ve decided to be a bit ambitious and try for four books … Continue reading

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Check Out The Books On My October Reading List!

I’m sharing a roundup of my October book picks – two novels by BIPOC women, one a YA novel and the other the second book in a series, and one personal development book that might just spark your interest too … Continue reading

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Reading List: Two Books I’ve Recently Read – Hint – it’s all about the Honey

I recently read two novels that I wanted to share with you in case you’re looking for some new books to add to your reading list. These titles are by Black women (one is Canadian) and both have the word … Continue reading

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