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Nurturing the Soul: Reflections on DCG’s Self-Love + Care Mini Series

In a world filled with hustle and bustle, it’s easy to forget the importance of slowing down and supporting our own well-being. At DCG, we understand the value of self-care and self-love, not just as buzzwords but as essential practices for our team’s holistic health, especially in a remote working environment.

Throughout February, we embarked on a transformative journey through a four-part virtual event series surrounding self-care and self-love, diving deep into meditation, breathwork, functional nutrition, and yoga. These sessions weren’t just about relaxation — they were about reconnecting with ourselves, fostering resilience, and strengthening our remote community bonds.

Why Self-Care Matters

We recognize our team members aren’t just workers but individuals with multifaceted lives. Our commitment to fostering a culture of well-being extends beyond the usual focus of work productivity: It’s about nurturing the whole person. By prioritizing self-care and self-love, we acknowledged the importance of mental, physical, and emotional health in maintaining a thriving workforce. Our virtual event series served as a reminder that investing in ourselves isn’t selfish — it’s a necessity for ongoing professional and personal success and fulfillment.

Session Highlights:


Sister Dr. Jenna

The journey towards self-discovery often begins with stillness. Our meditation session, led by Sister Dr. Jenna from D.C.’s Meditation Museum, provided a sacred space for employees to quiet their minds, cultivate mindfulness, and tap into their inner peace.

“It was a wonderful peaceful break during the day.” — Carter Rice

“Floating and centered.” — Sharon Tyler


Alex Trakas

Breath is our life force, yet it’s often taken for granted. Through a breathwork session led by Alex Trakas (founder and co-owner of Bash Boxing), we indulged in three breathing patterns to calm the nervous system, decrease stress, and release tension in the body.

“In the middle of the breathwork session with Alex Trakas, I can’t even describe the tension release I experienced. I literally cried. I’ve been using the breathing techniques she taught us ever since.” — Kelly Ehasz

“The breathwork session was an event that really interested me because I have heard the benefits in the past but never knew how to really try it out. It was really awesome to take some time to connect to the breath as a meditative release and something I can see myself using as a tool in the future.” — Michelle Barascout

Functional Nutrition

Christina Dennis

Fueling our bodies with nourishing food is an act of self-love. In this session with Christina Dennis, founder of Christina Dennis Wellness, we delved into the connection between the food we eat and the way we feel, learning practical tips for maintaining a balanced diet from a holistic point of view and fostering a healthier relationship with food.

“One of my big personal goals for this year has been to eat clean and really get myself feeling strong, healthy, and energized (without several cups of coffee!). Christina’s tips for increasing energy levels and overall health were spot-on. During the session, I was filling my Target drive-up order with new nutritional options that she recommended!” — Lauren McCullough

“Christina’s presentation provided very useful information about food labels and healthy food options that I didn’t know but have been able to implement into my day-to-day eating habits. Her meal prepping tips definitely helped me understand the process and make it way less intimidating than it originally was!” — Gaby Vera


Chelsea Jackson Roberts

The union of body, mind, and spirit found its expression in our yoga session. We streamed a beginner “slow flow” class from Peloton. This yoga class, led by instructor Chelsea Jackson Roberts, is a slower pace than Peloton’s other yoga flow classes. Poses are held for longer durations, which allows for more instruction and, generally, a deeper experience of the poses. You can get a peek of what we did here.

“ I love yoga, what a nice midday breather” — Olivia Kotowski

Closing Thoughts

Through our Self-Love + Care Mini Series, we learned investing in ourselves isn’t just a luxury — it’s a necessity. By prioritizing our well-being, we not only enhance our individual resilience but also contribute to a more connected and vibrant community. At DCG, we remain committed to nurturing a culture where self-care and self-love are not just encouraged but celebrated as essential components of our collective success.

As we bid farewell to our virtual event series, I hope you carry forward the lessons learned and continue to prioritize our well-being in every aspect of our lives. Remember, self-care isn’t selfish. It’s an act of self-preservation and empowerment.

Nurturing the Soul: Reflections on DCG’s Self-Love + Care Mini Series was originally published in DCG Life on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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