courtney, court, coco, aka @unmappedmermaid … always a work in progress …

courtney lives in a refurbished cabin on a pond in connecticut on the border of rhode island with her lhasa apso, sir giorgio. she grew up in the small towns of plainfield and brooklyn, ct with her parents and older sister, mel. throughout the years, other family members lived with them helping to mold her into who she is today – her most special aunt, tia maria, who had down syndrome and lived with her family for 17 years, and her maternal grandfather, who had dementia. by day, she works as a program developer and liaison for a palliative and hospice care provider. she’s been working in the arena of end-of-life care for over 10 years. by nightfall, courtney can be found trying out new dining spots (plant city and huck’s filling station are her new favorites); at watering holes around rhode island and the ct shoreline with friends; relaxing at urban sweat, or at club pilates east greenwich. courtney holds a clinical social work license, and is a graduate of salve regina university in newport, ri (bssw) and barry university in miami shores, fl (msw). she is a virtual dementia tour certified trainer with second wind dreams. after recently closing a well-BEing studio, and still seeking a creative outlet, she decided to refresh this blog as a place to continue to share the lessons of SALT (Self-Awareness, Let’s Talk, LLC) and promote the well-BEing, water-filled, lifestyle that she so loves.

a few of my favorite things

color? leopard movie? message in a bottle tedtalk? brené brown (actually, brené brown anything) bingeworthy show? parenthood (i think i cried every episode!) netflix originals? bloodline & you (can’t wait for season 2 on 12/26/19) childhood memory? spending the summers living in mystic on our boat (“mel’s court” named after my sister and me) guilty pleasure? poshmark mindset? curious morning routine? facial steaming while listening to a guided meditation bedtime routine? picking IFS inner active cards and reflecting on and connecting to what parts of me are drawn candle? bergamot & amber from madewell (obsessed!) perfume? i recently changed my perfume after 10+ years of wearing sjp nyc (don’t laugh – it’s amazing!) to ysl mon paris eau de parfum soap? this has to have categories, course … handshore soap co. (especially mermaid kisses) ; kitchenmurchinson-hume (original fig scent) ; bathmolton brown variety (i’ve spent numerous nights at the liberty hotel in boston on new year’s eve, and was introduced to it there … i always like to keep a bottle by the bath to turn my cabin into a luxury hotel – even if only in my mind!) us city? miami foreign city? paris (naturally, i am 100% french [canadian]) way to relax? spa / sauna hobby? flea market hunting superhero? my dad famous female? jennifer aniston famous male? brian austin green until adam levine came along (sorry david!) blogger? @champagneandmacaroons flower? peony meal? chicken parm (& shrimp scampi – salivating!) holiday? thanksgiving (food > gifts) brand? free people store? restoration hardware (cue carrie, “hello, i live here …”teacher? my mom (& go figure she’s a teacher!) & mike shields singer? ray lamontange spotify station? SALT station, obviously (feel free to follow it!) summer mix? yacht rock (on repeat, #sorrynotsorry) time of day? sunset season? autumn self-care routine? weekly therapy (she’s the best, and i’m blessed) wine? sauvignon blanc hard liquor? tequila day drink? ciders of sorts daytime activity? beach / boat (summer) ; winery / brewery (fall) ; spa (winter) ; yard sales (spring) exercise? pilates (reformer) creative outlet? this!