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…”

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”

Immune System Boosting Tips: What We Know & What We Do Not Know

There has been a lot of discussion these days during the COVID-19 crisis about vaccines and drugs with less dialogue about increasing our overall health and wellness. I would love to see more conversations on what steps we can take to ensure our systems are functioning at their best. To get started, let us lookContinue reading “Immune System Boosting Tips: What We Know & What We Do Not Know”

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”

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 #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”

Thoughts from Quarantine Week #2

I hope this blog post finds you well. As we round off week #2 and kick off week #3 of quarantine, I sincerely hope you have been able to ease your anxiety and settle into a routine. Hopefully, you have begun to embrace the current circumstances and let go of your expectations. COVID-19 is forcingContinue reading “Thoughts from Quarantine Week #2”

Thoughts from Quarantine Week #1

Things are wildly uncertain right now. Covid-19 has dramatically altered our way of life and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. I will admit, it has been challenging navigating the uncertainty, and I wanted to share what has helped me function under these circumstances. Over the past several days, I have foundContinue reading “Thoughts from Quarantine Week #1”

Where to Start with Your Self-Care Routine

“I don’t have time for self-care.” “I don’t need self-care.” “That’s not for me.” “I tried self-care once, and it did not work.” These are some of the lies we tell ourselves. Stop making excuses. Here is the bottom line: self-care is not optional. We must properly care for our well-being if we want aContinue reading “Where to Start with Your Self-Care Routine”

Buyer Beware

I am the first to admit that I can be easily persuaded to purchase goods that promise to change my life…apps, coloring books, candles, makeup, and gadgets, galore! Who else can relate? The $15 bath bomb that can bring joy and happiness or the latest app that can send reminders to de-stress with an annualContinue reading “Buyer Beware”