Dr. MC’s Original Lemon Poppy Seed Oatmeal Muffins

I love my healthy muffin breakfasts these days. As you may recall, since COVID, I have tried to expand our healthy food options and not skip breakfast. Breakfast is an essential aspect of achieving excellence in our nutrition domain of self-care. A couple of months ago, I created Dr. MC’s Original Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Muffins,Continue reading “Dr. MC’s Original Lemon Poppy Seed Oatmeal Muffins”

Astrology & Self-Care: Capricorn

Capricorn marks the 8th chapter in our Astrology & Self-Care series, which means we are two-thirds of the way through exploring all the zodiac signs from this lens. I hope you are finding these posts are insightful and entertaining as I am.   Anyone born between December 22-January 19 is a Capricorn, according to Astrology. InContinue reading “Astrology & Self-Care: Capricorn”

What does your body need right now?

All too often, we neglect our physical bodies. We rush from task to task, ignoring any dis-ease we may feel. We numb our senses, pop a few Motrin, and keep going. We don’t keep up with our regular doctor appointments, dental cleanings, and specialist visits. This is not a great long-term plan. Instead, I encourageContinue reading “What does your body need right now?”

Dr. MC’s Favorite Things List – Small Biz (Part I)

Now more than ever, we need to support our small businesses. The COVID pandemic has impacted small businesses in detrimental ways. When you shop small, you are not lining some CEO’s pockets; you are supporting a dream, a vision, and a family. As an entrepreneur and small business owner myself, I know firsthand how excitingContinue reading “Dr. MC’s Favorite Things List – Small Biz (Part I)”

Astrology & Self-Care: Sagittarius

Sagittarius marks the 7th installment of our Astrology & Self-Care series, which means we are more than halfway through exploring all the zodiac signs from this perspective.  Anyone born between November 22-December 21 is a Sagittarius, according to Astrology. In a previous blog post, I introduced self-care according to the zodiac, and as promised, weContinue reading “Astrology & Self-Care: Sagittarius”

How to Support Mood Naturally with Dr. MC

I was recently mentioned in an article published by Emerson Ecologics on the most effective ways to improve your mood and mindset. I wanted to share the link with you as the article features helpful tips from myself and other experts in the field. You can read the article here.  What works for you whenContinue reading “How to Support Mood Naturally with Dr. MC”

Dr. MC’s Self-Care Success Board – Setting Yourself Up for Excellence

Ok, I can admit it; even self-care experts need help too. The past several months have been so challenging for many different reasons. As a result, I started to notice myself slipping with my self-care routine. All the usual things that are the first to go out of the window are exercise, proper nutrition, self-soothingContinue reading “Dr. MC’s Self-Care Success Board – Setting Yourself Up for Excellence”

Astrology & Self-Care: Scorpio

Scorpio marks the 6th installment of our Astrology & Self-Care series, which means we are halfway through exploring all the zodiac signs from this perspective.  Scorpio is strong, passionate, and stubborn with the creative energy to transform themselves when necessary. Not mild by nature, Scorpio is magnetic and seeks extremes in life.  Anyone born betweenContinue reading “Astrology & Self-Care: Scorpio”

Astrology & Self-Care: Libra

We are cruising through the zodiac as we welcome Libra to the Astrology and self-care blog series. I have been enjoying exploring self-care through the zodiac lens, and I hope you have as well.  Libra is the second air sign in the zodiac ruled by Mercury. Libra season begins with the autumn equinox. A timeContinue reading “Astrology & Self-Care: Libra”

From the Desk of Dr. MC: Dear Chronicle…

For this week’s blog, I want to talk to you about a recent episode of Chronicle, which was dedicated to the topic of self-care. When I first learned of this episode, thanks to several friends texting me, I was excited. I had my mom poised to record it, and I researched options for streaming itContinue reading “From the Desk of Dr. MC: Dear Chronicle…”

Bitmoji Mania – The Self-Care Cabaret Space

Teachers everywhere are creating Bitmoji classrooms to welcome their students to the 2020-2021 school year, which is kicking off remotely in many communities due to the ongoing pandemic. While teachers create these adorable interactive environments, I wanted to make sure that they do not forget about themselves in the process. Therefore, I created one too!Continue reading “Bitmoji Mania – The Self-Care Cabaret Space”

Come to the Cat-baret; Self-Care through Animal Videos

Science says that watching animal videos online can help boost productivity, combat loneliness, improve memory functions, enhance relationships, lower stress levels, and increase happiness! This may seem silly and like a waste of time, but it is actually an excellent way to take a brain break at work or when you need to unwind andContinue reading “Come to the Cat-baret; Self-Care through Animal Videos”

Astrology & Self-Care: Virgo

Hello, Virgo! Next up in our series of Astrology & Self-care, the second earth sign in the zodiac ruled by Mercury. Virgo swoops in during the late summer to help us transition to autumn. Anyone born between August 23- September 22 is a Virgo, according to Astrology. In a previous blog post, I introduced self-careContinue reading “Astrology & Self-Care: Virgo”

Boundaries & Productivity when Working from Home

Many of us were thrust into working from home with little to no time to prepare for this new reality. More and more employers are keeping staff home for the foreseeable future to stop the spread of COVID-19. Working from home requires us to make some shifts to preserve our sanity, increase productivity, and maintainContinue reading “Boundaries & Productivity when Working from Home”

Astrology & Self-Care: Leo

Welcome to the Leo show, hear the Lion roar. Next to Pisces (which is me), Leos are my absolute favorite as both my mom and husband fall under this zodiac sign. I have also been blessed with many Leo friends over the years. I can say with confidence, you can spot a Leo from aContinue reading “Astrology & Self-Care: Leo”

The Cabaret is Growing!

This week I wanted to share with you a little about what’s been happening behind the scenes at Dr. MC’s Self-Care Cabaret. I am excited to announce the Cabaret is growing. Based on feedback I have received, people are loving the self-care expertise found at the Cabaret, but would love to see it without havingContinue reading “The Cabaret is Growing!”

Self-Care for Your Toes: This Little Piggy Went to the Cabaret

When was the last time you gave your feet some love? Perhaps an occasional pedicure? Do you regularly stretch your feet? Your toes? Our feet have a big job to do. They carry us around everyday providing balance and stability as we go about our business. In return, we often squeeze them into ill-fitting shoesContinue reading “Self-Care for Your Toes: This Little Piggy Went to the Cabaret”

The Intersection of Trauma, Resilience & Self-Care

I have been researching trauma, and in my studying, I stumbled upon something that I find fascinating. When we think about healing trauma, we promote building resilience, but how? Resilience sounds like a mythical, unreachable goal (it is not), but it feels that way. However, if we re-frame our thoughts around resilience and view itContinue reading “The Intersection of Trauma, Resilience & Self-Care”

Astrology & Self-Care: Cancer

Say goodbye to Gemini, and hello Cancer season! Anyone born between June 21-July 22 is a Cancer, according to Astrology. In this previous blog post, I introduced self-care according to the zodiac, and as promised, we will dive into the specific 12 zodiac signs as we are in each season. We have already looked atContinue reading “Astrology & Self-Care: Cancer”

My First Guest Blog Appearance

This week I wanted to share with you my first guest blog appearance! I wrote this piece for my friend Tiffany. Her blog, “The Thrill of the Hunt ” by Tiffy G. is an awesome resource on fashion where you can find out everything from the season’s hottest trends to how to rock cute teesContinue reading “My First Guest Blog Appearance”