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”

Eating is an Act of Love: Healing My Relationship with Food

I had an epiphany last week while preparing dinner for my husband and me. As you may or may not know, I have been in recovery for disordered eating and exercise bulimia for several years. Obesity runs in my family, and it is something I have struggled with since I was about 17 years oldContinue reading “Eating is an Act of Love: Healing My Relationship with Food”

Gratitude, I Put that Sh*t on Everything!

When was the last time you felt truly grateful for everything you have in your life? The big things. The small things. All of it. And took the time to express your gratitude? Chances are you haven’t taken a moment to really express gratitude for all that you have. We tend to move so fastContinue reading “Gratitude, I Put that Sh*t on Everything!”

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…”

The Importance of Listening to & Healing Our Bodies

We, as a society, glorify the idea of busy. We brag about working extra hours, burning the candles at both ends, and sacrificing sleep, but that is not an ideal way to live a healthy life. When we move fast through life, we often miss cues and warning signs that our bodies may be tryingContinue reading “The Importance of Listening to & Healing Our Bodies”

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”

I Like to Move it, Move it…Joyfully

Exercise or rather “movement” is a critical part of self-care. Especially now during the COVID-19 crisis many of us are moving less as our regular options may be limited and we are working from home. However, now is a GREAT time to explore new options to move. Many studios are reinventing themselves to offer virtualContinue reading “I Like to Move it, Move it…Joyfully”

Slumber & Self-Care: Tips for Improving Your Sleep Routine

When you wake up in the morning, how do you feel? Refreshed? Rested? Or like you need the coffee to kick in before you can function? Sleep is an essential aspect of self-care, yet proper sleep is something that many people struggle with for a variety of reasons. It is recommended that you develop aContinue reading “Slumber & Self-Care: Tips for Improving Your Sleep Routine”

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”

Ayurveda: Improving Our Daily Routine (Dinacharya)

Two weeks ago, I introduced Ayurveda on the blog. To refresh, Ayurveda is the world’s oldest holistic healing system. The basic belief is that the mind, body, and spirit are connected, and the balance of all three promotes optimal health and wellness. During my Facebook LIVE session on May 19th, I also talk about/demonstrate theContinue reading “Ayurveda: Improving Our Daily Routine (Dinacharya)”

Thoughts from Quarantine Week #8: Incorporating Ayurveda into your Routine

We have completed the two-month mark of quarantine, and while some things of my new normal I love so much (ex: coffee with my husband every morning on our back porch), things remain challenging for many reasons. First off, my work seems to take longer in a remote world, and the construct of time isContinue reading “Thoughts from Quarantine Week #8: Incorporating Ayurveda into your Routine”

Thoughts from Quarantine Week #7: Routine Anchors & Daily Reminders

I cannot believe we are about to kick off week #8. It is wild to think back on how different life is now from what it was like several weeks ago. Wow. It is also hard not to worry about the future and what our “new normal” will look like and all the “what ifs.”Continue reading “Thoughts from Quarantine Week #7: Routine Anchors & Daily Reminders”

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 #5: Reflections from my Self-Care events

This week I was honored to be a part of two virtual events where I got to share my expertise on self-care with two different groups of educators. While preparing and participating in these events, I was reminded of some important aspects of self-care that I want to share with you in this week’s blog. Continue reading “Thoughts from Quarantine Week #5: Reflections from my Self-Care events”

Having an Attitude of Gratitude

When was the last time you felt truly grateful for everything you have in your life? The big things. The small things. All of it. Chances are you haven’t taken a moment to really express gratitude for all that you have. Did you know that having an attitude of gratitude is a powerful self-care practice?Continue reading “Having an Attitude of Gratitude”