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”

Self-Care as Self-Preservation: The Origins of Self-Care

Close your eyes and picture self-care. What comes to mind? Was it a person? What color was their skin? Most likely, you thought of a white, affluent looking woman doing something relaxing. Maybe she had cucumbers over her eyes while resting in a plush bathrobe surrounded by overpriced bath products, or something along those lines.Continue reading “Self-Care as Self-Preservation: The Origins of Self-Care”

What Astrology Can Teach Us About Self-Care

I find the zodiac signs to be exciting, and often, spot on. I started studying astrology back in middle/high school. While browsing the Square One Mall one evening with friends, I ended up purchasing a book titled, “Love, Sex, and Astrology” by Teri King at Contempo Casuals. This book was eerily accurate, in my opinion,Continue reading “What Astrology Can Teach Us About Self-Care”

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 #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 #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 #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”

Thoughts from Quarantine Week #3: Shifting Mindsets & Happy Anniversary!

I hope this blog post finds you well as we start week #4 of what I like to call, “living that quarantine dream.” I sincerely hope that you have settled into a routine and are feeling calmer among all the uncertainty. I want to focus this week’s blog post on three things, first the importanceContinue reading “Thoughts from Quarantine Week #3: Shifting Mindsets & Happy Anniversary!”

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”

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!”

Staying Balanced & Grounded with Reiki

One of the practices as part of my self-care routine is regular Reiki appointments with my Reiki Master, Amber McMahon located in Arlington, MA. I have known Amber since around 2011 when we worked in similar settings as counselors. I instantly felt a connection to her. Fast forward a few years, I found myself lookingContinue reading “Staying Balanced & Grounded with Reiki”

The Importance of Rest (AKA What I Did During My February School Vacation)

The two weeks leading up to February school vacation were a little rough. I felt really drained and exhausted. Everyone around me was sick (including my husband) and I knew that if break didn’t happen soon, I would be sick too. I managed (thanks to doubling my probiotics for a few days) to avoid mostContinue reading “The Importance of Rest (AKA What I Did During My February School Vacation)”

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”