Happy November my beautiful loves!  I had the privilege of being interviewed by my esteemed colleague and friend, Daniela Woerner, founder of AddoAesthetics. Daniela and I crossed paths for a brief time while she was the Director of Medical Aesthetics at Bella Santé- she was there a few years before me and I was there a few years after her, so we overlapped for a bit! So much of what I know about medical aesthetics (prior to actually working in a clinic) is from her. She is a wealth of knowledge and encouragement, so I was honored when she asked me to be interviewed forRead More →

2018. This year marks the beginning of a very big journey for me.  In 2005, my husband and I were sitting in the Atlanta Airport on a layover back to Boston from Nashville talking about our future. Both recent grads from music school (me from The Boston Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance; him with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Composition and Arranging from Berklee College of Music) After many conversations, we both decided that we had dreams of working in Medicine. More specifically, to become Doctors. I enrolled in school for Massage Therapy and later Esthetics as a way to support usRead More →

Hey y’all! TGIF! I have a special guest today! While studying at The Boston Conservatory, I had the privilege of becoming friends with a bright, plucky, fabulous gal from Connecticut who was studying Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson. Her name is Emily Edwards (neé Steers- she just got married!), and she also has a fantastic blog called “Yankee Smartass“. She has written her first book, Collecting the Constellations, and it inspired this post! Reading for Pleasure as Self-Care We all need things to stimulate each aspects of ourselves in order to be whole and balanced. We need exercise and healthy food for our physical bodies, weRead More →

Happy Thursday my loves! I hope everyone has had a great week!  In 2011 when I did my 200 hour Prada Vayu (from David Magone) Yoga Teacher Training with Kevan Gale of Stil Studio in Dedham, MA, I was given what the Buddhists call, an “Auspicious Opportunity”. My classmates and I were given the chance to study with a living, breathing guru. His name is Khenpo Lama Migmar Tseten Rinpoche, and he is a Tibetan Lama, and Buddhist Chaplain of Harvard University. I wanted to share some of the jewels of what I learned from him, with you. You can be of any faith or religious affiliationRead More →

“…I’ve made it my business to observe fathers and daughters. And I’ve seen some incredible, beautiful things. Like the little girl who’s not very cute – her teeth are funny, and her hair doesn’t grow right, and she’s got on thick glasses – but her father holds her hand and walks with her like she’s a tiny angel that no one can touch. He gives her the best gift a woman can get in this world: protection. And the little girl learns to trust the man in her life. And all the things that the world expects from women – to be beautiful, to sootheRead More →

When is the Right Time for Breast Reconstruction? By: Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo MD of PRMA Plastic Surgery With so much to think about after a breast cancer diagnosis, many patients facing mastectomy do not fully understand how the timing of breast reconstruction influences how the reconstructed breasts will ultimately look. Breast reconstruction can be performed at the same time as the mastectomy (“immediate reconstruction”) or any time after mastectomy (“delayed reconstruction”). When the mastectomy and reconstruction are performed at the same time, a skin-sparing mastectomy can usually be performed which saves most the natural breast skin envelope. Only the actual breast tissue under the skinRead More →

In today’s blog post, I’m going to tell you all about how receiving a full body Swedish massage can benefit your mood, immune system, and soothe sore muscles from shivering and shoveling this winter season!  I’ve been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2007, and I can tell you that in the 10 years of being a practicing massage therapist as well as an educator, the benefits of massage make such a huge impact on your health! I believe once you start receiving regular treatments you will wonder why you never incorporated it into your self care routine before! A relaxing, systemic massage with long, soothing strokes stimulatesRead More →

  Today’s post was written by LPN and National Clinical Educator, Cheryl Hardy of Pacific Dermatology and Cosmetic Center in Seattle, WA.  Ultherapy, an ultrasound treatment, is a great choice to tighten the jawline, jowls, and lift the face and neck. It is the best alternative to a facelift, and the only non-invasive procedure FDA cleared to ‘Lift’ the skin. It uses ultrasound waves to deliver focused energy/heat to the exact right depth to cause neocollagenesis, stimulating new collagen and elastin, thus tightening and lifting the skin. Results typically take three to four months to appear fully and can improve slightly more as collagen continues toRead More →