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…”

Self-Care for Your Eyes

As more people are continuing to work from home, I felt it was important to share this information on how to care for our eyes. It is not a shock that people are glued to their screens now more than ever, but that added screen time can cause some issues. Researchers have linked increased screenContinue reading “Self-Care for Your Eyes”

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”

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”

Thoughts from Quarantine Week #6: Just Do It

Last week I went on Facebook LIVE for “Talk-Back Tuesday at the Cabaret” for the first time with “Dr. MC’s Self-Care Cabaret.” My plan by going LIVE is to offer support to my followers and share quick and easy techniques to relieve stress and anxiety during these challenging times.  You can watch the video here.Continue reading “Thoughts from Quarantine Week #6: Just Do It”

Thoughts from Quarantine Week #4: Self-Care for Your Eyes

It has been one month since society came to a screeching halt, and our lives were altered. How are you doing with all of this? I sincerely hope you and your loved ones are staying well. I was chatting on the phone with my mom earlier this week, and she was reading about eye health.Continue reading “Thoughts from Quarantine Week #4: Self-Care for Your Eyes”

Dr. MC’s COVID-19 Quarantine Survival Guide: Bonus Blog!

I have been sharing resources for a few days now on my personal Facebook page, and I have had several people thank me, share posts, text me, and tell me how helpful it has been. So I figured, let’s take this one step further! I have put together a list of FREE resources and thingsContinue reading “Dr. MC’s COVID-19 Quarantine Survival Guide: Bonus Blog!”

Self-Care is NOT Cancelled!

This has certainly been a stressful and unsettling week. We are in the midst of unprecedented times, at least in modern society. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting our daily lives in ways many of us did not see coming. Lots of cancellations have happened with more likely on the horizon. The future seems uncertain asContinue reading “Self-Care is NOT Cancelled!”

It’s my Birthday & the Importance of Celebrating Small Wins

Today is my 37th Birthday, so a blog post about the importance of celebrating seemed appropriate. I love my birthday, and I have been known to turn it into a month-long celebration as opposed to just a day. This year I kept it pretty low key as the celebrations only spanned a weekend with dinnerContinue reading “It’s my Birthday & the Importance of Celebrating Small Wins”