in-session_cover-art_large_1Take control of your personal well-being and learn how to care for yourself while juggling the demands and stress of raising a family with Dr. Claire who is passionate about supporting, encouraging and teaching parents how to nurture and care for themselves so they can nurture their children. At In-Session with Dr. Claire, it’s a no-judgement zone, where we let go of guilt in parenting and focus on compassion, support, and information to inspire and teach moms and dads how to take care of themselves. Podcast topics include how to improve well-being and self-care through manageable self-care skills and strategies for busy parents. And topics also include the supporting roles of parenting, including balancing marriage/partnership, work, volunteering, friendships, in-law and family relationships, but most important, the focus at In-Session with Dr. Claire is on the well-being and self-care for you!

Interview with Dr. Chad Lamendola: A Physician’s Perspective on Well-Being

I am excited to share with you my interview with Dr. Chad Lamendola on this episode of In-Session with Dr. Claire. Dr. Chad Lamendola is board certified physician in Family Medicine and Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at Brown University. Dr. Lamendola has a thriving medical practice in East Greenwich, Rhode Island where he Read more >

Are You a Burned Out Mom? Are You a Burned Out Dad?

This episode is about Burnout in Parenting! Some days, no matter how much sleep you’ve had, you feel exhausted! And while you love and adore your children, you desperately need a break from parenting. On top of feeling exhausted and needing a break, at the end of the day, there’s more work to be done Read more >

9 Strategies to Make Your New Years Resolutions Successful

This episode is all about New Years Resolutions and I’ll share 9 strategies to make your resolutions successful in the New Year! Are you ready for 2017? I sure am! 2016 has been a tough year, and while there is so much to be grateful for, this year more than ever, has been difficult and Read more >

Work, Family and Self-Care: An Interview with Jessica Granatiero of The Savory Grape

On this episode, I talk with Jessica Granatiero, proprietor of the Savory Grape and mom, about work/life/parenting balance. Jessica provides great perspective and wisdom on how she manages the roles, relationships and the demands within her life. She has an open, honest approach with a flexible mindset to learn through experience which I think many Read more >

10 Ways to Combat Holiday Materialism

Last year, I was driving my seven-year-old daughter to dance class when she spotted Christmas decorations on a store front. She said. “Mom, what do you think I should ask Santa for?” “I’m not sure, is there something you want?” I replied. She paused and said, “My life is perfect mom. I don’t want or need Read more >

6 Ways to Put Self-Care on the Holiday To-Do List

This time of year, it can seem as if there is a shortage of time with a growing to-do list for the holiday. And to increase the adrenaline, winter break and school vacation is a soon upon us, leaving less time to get everything done. While this time of year is lovely, it’s also hectic. Read more >

Coping with Family Dynamics During the Holidays

During graduate school, one of my favorite places to visit was Kramer Afterwords, a bookstore/restaurant in Washington, DC, with some amazing drinks, desserts, and books. One particular favorite, The Dysfunctional Family Sundae, a blend of three ice creams, brownies, chocolate cookies, whipped cream and sauces (chocolate, butterscotch, and strawberry), all topped with a cherry. This Read more >

Episode 3: Wisdom from the Therapy Room: How Being a Therapist Influences Mothering & Self-Care

In this episode, I talk with my dear friend, Julie Pearson. She is a wise person, with insight and perspective. Julie and I talk about balancing work, parenting and self-care. Our conversation is upbeat, encouraging and an inspiring reminder about the importance for parents to focus on self-care and well-being. Julie works in private practice Read more >

Episode 2: Self-Care and Well-Being: Everything You Need to Know to Start Your Wellness Journey

So what is self-care? Self-care at its most simplistic definition is behaviors, activities and skills used to take care of oneself. Within every individual, there are many different dimensions; physical, emotional, mental/cognitive, social and spiritual. Each of these dimensions within a person requires care, attention, and behaviors to optimize overall health and well-being. Well-Being is Read more >

Episode 1: Self-Care, What it Is and What it Isn’t.

First let me ask you this, when you hear the word self-care, what do you think of and how would you define it? Maybe you’ve never thought of what it is or have a hard time even defining what it is. And find comfort that you are not alone. Self-care is a broad term used Read more >