Self-Care Sisters


WHO WE ARESelf-Care Sisters is a private Facebook community created with you in mind. It's a space of collective energy and positivity, it is safe and our goal is to support, promote, nurture, and cultivate the different ways we can practice meaningful self-care and lean on one another when needed. You are welcome (actually encouraged) to invite your female friends to join this group - individuals who would enjoy participating in a community of positivity, love, and kindness. The community is open to all races, ages, religions, and sexual orientations. We are committed to LOVE, acceptance, and safety.

Do you know someone that could use some support, a safe place, and a strong group of amazing ladies? It’s a tough time we need each other more than ever.

Here’s a little more about the co-founders: Marcy, Marla, Joan, and Tracey.

Marcy Cascio-Hale is a wife and mother based in southern Illinois. She is an attorney and entrepreneur, loves her family and her puppies. She is passionate about bringing positivity to the world and helping individuals grow their confidence through natural beauty. Self-care is important to her because it brings her back to gratitude, helping her focus on the joys in her life.

Marla Zack is a wife, mom, breast cancer survivor, and television industry veteran based in Southern California. She is passionate about ice cream and helping others. Marla has said that, “Ice cream is the perfect food and helping others feeds her soul.” Self-care is important to her because it allows her to be a better version of herself and allows her the ability to give more to others.

Joan Sherwood is married with 5 children (yours, mine and ours), 6 grandchildren and 2 cats living in southern Illinois. She is a yoga instructor and doTERRA wellness advocate educating and sharing self-care knowledge. Self-care is important to her because it brings this sometimes hectic life back into focus.

Tracey Yokas, M.S. is a wife and mom who creates stuff. When she isn’t writing, she can be found playing with paint, glitter, and glue. Tracey teaches creative art journaling and is working on her first book. Self-care is important to her because it’s the vehicle through which she meets a like-minded tribe and is becoming her most authentic self.

WHAT WE DO: Our time in the group will be spent cultivating a self-care spirit, sharing resources, and empowering others to be their best, most authentic selves. We want to embrace self-care as a state of mind rather than a to-do list item. 

Self-Care Sisters is about sisterhood and it’s about community. You can find guidelines for posting and participating in the pinned announcement at the top of the Facebook group page, HERE.

More information on Self-Care Sisters LIVE events can be found below.

Self-Care Sisters Live Online Event ALERT 12/19

90 minutes devoted to YOU!
Relax, Refresh, Breathe, and Engage!

Saturday, December 19, 2020
1pm Pacific / 3pm Central / 4pm Eastern

Do you need to relax, de-stress, and center? Do you know someone else who would use (or really needs) some alone time to calm, balance, and breathe? Gift yourself or someone you love time to put aside for just that.

For $60 ($50 early bird), receive 90 minutes of time specifically set aside for self-care with inspiration, meditation, pampering, creative expression, and light yoga, as well as an event box filled with self-care items (together with retreat valued over $250).

Sponsorships and Gift Certificates are available.

Registration with goodie box closes Dec 9, 2020, as time is needed for shipping. So, enroll now!


We cater to groups large and small. For a brochure and pricing information please contact Tracey directly at

The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown
Daring Greatly, Brené Brown
I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t), Brené Brown
The Power Of Now, Eckhart Tolle
A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle
Cutting, Steven Levenkron
A Bright Red Scream, Marilee Strong
Anger, Thich Nhat Hanh
Seeking Peace, Mary Pipher
Skin Game, Caroline Kettlewell
Bodily Harm, Karen Conterio and Wendy Lader
This Is Not The Story You Think It Is, Laura Munson
Wild, Cheryl Strayed
Stitches, Anne Lamott
Beautiful Boy, David Sheff
Augusta, Gone, Martha Tod Dudman
Swallow The Ocean, Laura Flynn
Odd Girl Out, Rachel Simmons
The Heavy, Dara-Lynn Weiss
The Tender Bar, J.R. Moehringer
Eating With Your Anorexic, Laura Collins
Here If You Need Me, Kate Braestrup


NAMI Ventura County information






Family-To-Family class.

Family-to-Family is a new concept in education for families and others who are affected by serious mental illness: schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depression, panic disorder, borderline personality disorder, severe anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder including co-occurring brain disorders and addictive disorders. The course was written by experienced family member and mental health professionals, and is taught by family members who have completed the course and are specially trained to teach the course to others. To register, visit the Nami Ventura website.

Family and Friends

NAMI Family & Friends is a 4-hour seminar that informs and supports people who have loved ones with a mental health condition. Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources. Seminar leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions in their families. Learn more about Family and Friends here. To register for a F&F webinar through NAMI Ventura County click here.

Ending The Silence

NAMI Ending the Silence is an in-school presentation about mental health designed for high school students. Students can learn about mental illness directly from family members and individuals living with mental illness themselves. Learn more about Ending the Silence. Ventura County: To request a presentation click here.

Basics On Demand

NAMI Basics OnDemand

NAMI Basics OnDemand is a free, six-session online education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth aged 22 or younger who are experiencing mental health symptoms. NAMI Basics OnDemand is an adaptation of the in-person course offered in 43 states by NAMI affiliates. Learn more here.

Other Resources

Self Abuse Finally Ends (SAFE Alternatives)
1 (800) 366-8288

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI – Ventura County

National Eating Disorders Association

National Institute of Mental Health

To Write Love On Her Arms

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1 (800) 273-8255

Libero Network

Stigma Fighters

Active Minds

Bring Change To Mind

Postpartum Progress

Eating Disorder Resources for Collge Students

Brené Brown, Ph.D.

Eckhart Tolle