Find Your Spotlight

Helping society’s helpers through self-care and professional development presentations.

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Welcome to the Self-Care Cabaret!

Our world’s helpers — educators, nurses, hospitality workers, nonprofit leaders, and more — are facing major burnout.

Busyness is a badge of honor. Employees report feeling overwhelmed and undervalued. Many limit phrases like self-care or work-life balance to mean bubble baths and face masks. Not accessible, realistic ways for us to live healthier, happier lives.

I’m a former theatre professional and educational administrator, and I’ve faced and seen these challenges. Those of us who step up and serve our communities struggle with putting our well-being first. Sometimes, we don’t know where to begin. My curiosity to figure this out led me to study self-care and renewal for helping professionals at the doctoral level.

Enter Dr. MC’s Self-Care Cabaret! I bring my scholarship, industry experience, and some theatre *pizzazz* to professional development presentations for audiences of all kinds nationwide. My goal? To leave YOU feeling supported, heard, understood, and empowered with self-care skills.

Don’t wait in the wings. Join our community on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram. And get ready to find your spotlight.

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Theresa Melito-Conners, PhD

Wait, What’s a Cabaret?

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Back in the day, cabarets were hotspots for entertainment and tight-knit community. They were also spaces of rebellion. (*insert dramatic music*)

It sums up what we’re creating here at Dr. MC’s Self-Care Cabaret. At the Cabaret, prioritizing self-care and well-being isn’t luxurious or selfish; it’s fun (mostly), engaging, and community-driven. Self-care is an act of rebellion to push back against an oppressive culture: foundational, proactive, and protective towards all realms of our lives.

Learn more about the presentations in Dr. MC’s Self-Care Cabaret.

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The show doesn’t stop with Dr. MC’s presentations and podcast.

Subscribe to Dr. MC’s Cast Party, an email hub filled with self-care tips, blog posts, events, and more. All geared to helping and service professionals.

You’re invited!

Self-Love Rebellion
Thursday, February 16

7 PM EST

A free, virtual event focused on stress management grounded in self-love. All are welcome.

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