This story was contributed by our new wellness columnist, Michelle Calarco.
Well…hello there! And welcome to The Well!
The structural meaning of the word “well” refers to a deep hole dug in the ground to provide a supply of water. In a time where our health has never been more in focus, we want to be your “well” for all things well.
The Well will serve as a resource for healthy living and feature content and Q&As with thought leaders on a variety of topics across food, fitness, skincare, beauty, travel, mindfulness and more. The Well author Michelle Calarco (bio below) will contribute stories with a local flavor for Greenwich Moms and additional stories for our parent site, The Local Mom Network.
Just what is wellness, anyway? We asked a few moms that very question, and found – as you might expect – that this concept means something different for everyone.
“Wellness means not feeling guilty that I took time for myself. When I make time to go walking with a friend or do a
yoga class I come back to my kids feeling like a better mom.”
- Dina, age 51, mom of 5
“Wellness to me is a present mind, a calm heart and lots of fresh fruit and veggies.”
- Alli, age 39, mom of 2
“Wellness means balance – a focus on individual needs for physical and mental health. I try to schedule ‘me time’ each week so that I can take care of my own wellness, which hopefully translates into even better parenting.”
- Jillian, age 32, mom of 1 with another on the way!
Life is busy and it can be hard to find time for self-care. But caring for ourselves refuels our minds and bodies and in turn helps us better care for others.
So, come take a sip from The Well each week and let us take care of you.
Keep an eye out for our official launch next Wednesday where we talk with best-selling author and mindfulness expert Mallika Chopra about simple ways to incorporate mindfulness into our everyday lives.
About Michelle Calarco: Michelle is a wellness and communications expert. After honing her storytelling craft in media and television, Michelle went on to elevate the profiles of premier brands across the hospitality, healthy living, and better-for-you food spaces. She has always been passionate about living and eating well and became even more immersed in health when she became a mom. On weekends you can find her squeezing in a barre class (during Paw Patrol) and baking healthyish desserts with her little one. Michelle has a consulting business and resides in Greenwich with her husband and 2-year-old son.
Have an idea for something you want to see in the column? Write to Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her @michelle.calarco