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”

Dr. MC’s Original Bacon Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

I have recently found a new love in baking and have enjoyed coming up with fun, original recipes. My readers and social media fans enjoy it when I share a recipe, so I present to you, Dr. MC’s Original Bacon Garlic Cheddar Biscuits. My husband loves biscuits and often wants to make them. We discoveredContinue reading “Dr. MC’s Original Bacon Garlic Cheddar Biscuits”

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?”

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”

Dr. MC’s Original Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Muffins

Since COVID, I have tried to expand our healthy food options. Instead of skipping breakfast or grabbing a Kind bar on the go, I have been taking the time to make easy, healthy breakfast options. Proper nutrition is an essential aspect of self-care. Ideally, we want to eat three meals a day and a mixtureContinue reading “Dr. MC’s Original Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Muffins”

Eating as an Act of Love: The Sweet Stuff

You may recall a previous blog post, “Eating is an Act of Love: Healing My Relationship with Food,” which received great feedback, so I thought I would write more on the topic. Last weekend, I had another experience where I felt great love and gratitude while baking. This time I made straight-up, no healthy alternative/substitutionContinue reading “Eating as an Act of Love: The Sweet Stuff”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”