Women's Health

Self-Care vs Self-Love.....Do you truly love yourself?

With Self-Love day (Feb 13) and Valentine's Day (Feb 14) upon us, I wanted to take a moment and send all of you mamas, and mamas to be, a bit of love.


Self-Love is a path, a practice and a choice. It is the foundation that gives one an inner strength and connection in the heart, body, mind and soul.

- Christine Arylo

The terms self-care and self-love are often used interchangeably. For example, “I am learning to love myself and am making ME a priority by going to get more massages, or mani/pedi, or an afternoon at the spa, or insert your own method of relaxation here”. I know I was using these words interchangeably until recently.  


In reality, self-care and self-love are NOT the same thing…………

It takes a village to raise a child: how Occupational Therapists can support new moms!

Since having my first child just two years ago, I developed a strong passion for pre-natal/postnatal women’s health, the bonding/attachment between mom and baby, and supporting moms to support their child’s development from the beginning.  My newfound courage as a mother recently propelled me into starting my own business, as an entrepreneur and Occupational Therapist, called Play & Bloom Therapy. 

My goal is to become a part of their (moms) 'village', to foster their support network, which will positively impact the health and well-being of both mom and baby.