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My Instagram: @swaggerandgreysI was listening to the How I Built This podcast episode with fashion designer Norma Kamali who is 75 and had this to say about aging, “The idea of getting old should be part of the passage in a woman’s life not something to fear but something to cherish because of the knowledge and experience you gain in each of these decades.”One of the wonderful things to come out of last year (I know..there were so few good moments for a lot of us😩), was taking daily walks and enjoying it - I did not take leisurely walks before that. I always needed to be going “somewhere” with purpose. But that changed and with it my need to be mindful about protecting my skin and to be way more disciplined about wearing sunscreen.Just finished listening to “Selfcare, A Novel” by Leigh Stein, it’s much more than a parody on the wellness industry as I thought she was so good at hitting the reader with realness about social media culture, race, privilege, class and relationships while keeping you laughing at the ridiculousness of the story.I don’t miss skinny jeans at all! I think they may go the way of the bra for 2021 relegated to the back of the closet and designated as the “forgotten” items in my wardrobe.
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Finding Meditation to Deal with Burn-Out Yoga and meditation, two practices that I thought were reserved for seniors, hipster moms and hippies. But then again, when I was in my 20s and 30s I thought 40 was really old. Ha! … Continue reading
Reflecting on this year and thinking of the year ahead, I’m thinking about how I can set goals that matter to me and no one else, starting with a positive mindset, being intentional and focusing on achieving the goals I set this time around. Continue reading
Learning self-love and age positivity in midlife. By bringing sexy back, I don’t necessarily mean my body but an age positive attitude, a self-confidence, swagger, grit and spirit that says, “I’m comfortable in the skin I’m in at this particular point in my life”, because trust me, nothing prepared me for the way I’m changing with age. Continue reading
Step out of your comfort zone It’s time to make a point of stepping outside your comfort zone and getting comfortable with discomfort! Dare yourself to do something different today. Go on, try that red lipstick you’ve been meaning to … Continue reading
To celebrate International Self-Care Day, I’ll be posting a series of positive messages that I created to hopefully inspire you to do something nice for yourself once in a while! You’re worth it! Sincerely, Cass McD.
I have created this beautiful garden where many people will come to be healed” – prophecy given to Ste. Anne’s by Jay Rawlings “You went to the spa by yourself?” This was the reaction I got from a couple people … Continue reading
Migraine and Headache Awareness June was National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, and I was happy to be able to share my migraine journey as a part of the #MoreThanAMigraine campaign to help raise awareness. My Story: The Migraine Struggle … Continue reading
Part of Recovering from Burnout How I start my day has changed considerably when I was forced to cope with chronic pain that left me unable to sit or walk for months. Then I suffered from burnout which left me … Continue reading
VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE and intentionally getting uncomfortable is the secret to really kicking that spice up a notch! This approach to life is what’s kept me, in many ways, out of the clutches of prolonged periods of depression. It’s been … Continue reading
Photo: Cassandra McD. Let me set the scene and you can tell me if this sounds all too familiar to you. You get a text message from your BFF. 2 images: (1) A new backpack and (2) two new pairs … Continue reading