UNLOCKING WELLNESS - The Blogcast

Understanding & Managing Pain

Understanding & Managing Pain

As a massage therapist, I’ve often wondered what our world would be like if people experienced less pain...could you imagine?  Pain sucks. It’s stressful, it’s exhausting, and it makes everything in life way harder than it needs to be. And SO many people are living with it. I was actually one of them.  In fact, I spent most of my life in pain. But not anymore.  In today’s post we’re gonna learn: The basics about pain How it works Where it comes from And how to deal with it, so you can get creative with your pain management, and live...

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My Important Self Care Revelation - How I Became the Healthiest I've Ever Been

My Important Self Care Revelation - How I Became the Healthiest I've Ever Been

It has been exactly 14 years since my wellness world blew wide open, and my life took a MASSIVE turn for the better.  I’m probably the healthiest, most grounded, and confident I’ve ever been. And because of these new personal traits, I might actually be the happiest I’ve ever been, DESPITE the world being (correction: our country *feeling like*) a total dumpster fire.   In today’s post, I’m going to share the reasons WHY my life feels so flippin’ good, and maybe end up inspiring you to make your life feel good, too.  __________________________________________________________________ Welcome to the blogcast, Unlocking Wellness!...

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REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RESOURCES

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RESOURCES

Hey.  Today the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade. I'm fucking pissed, feeling powerless, and not sure what else to do besides offer a space where people can access resources for support, assistance, and safety for women's reproductive health. Yeah, I'm talking abortions. I'll be updating this post as I learn about more resources.  We deserve body autonomy. Aid Accessaidaccess.orgAid Access consists of a committed team of doctors, activists and advocates for abortion rights. The purpose of the website and the service is to create social justice and improve the health status and human rights of women who do not have the...

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WHY SELF CARE FEELS HARD - Part 2: The 7 Step Solution

WHY SELF CARE FEELS HARD - Part 2: The 7 Step Solution

In my last post, we talked about some reasons why practicing self care can be really, really challenging. And because it’s a pretty big topic, and because I’m a real human with limited time, I couldn’t get to the solutions to this problem.  So, that’s what we’re gonna do today. In today’s post we’re going tap into some ways that you can start feeling empowered and motivated in doing some of those hard things in life. . Welcome to the blogcast, Unlocking Wellness! I’m Crystal McLain, curator of Crystal McLain Creative, an online resource that helps folks become INSPIRED, feel...

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Why Self Care Feels Hard - PART ONE

Why Self Care Feels Hard - PART ONE

I’ve been running into a lot of folks lately who are struggling to practice self care. You know, basic things like doing the dishes, taking a shower, staying away from doom scrolling. And as much as they want to, there just seems to be a force field that deflects them from following through.  In today’s post we’re going to take a look at some reasons why, despite common sense and the desire to practice self care, we still feel incapable of doing so. And then we’ll learn a few ways for you to get back to taking good care of...

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