Creative Self Care with Crystal McLain

An Introduction to Self Care Independence

An Introduction to Self Care Independence

It's time to find freedom in your mind, body and mother-lovin' soul, and unlock the barriers that keep you from living a healthy, balanced life.  In this introductory podcast I’m going to talk a bit about my theories for practical, and sustainable self-care practices. How we discover, maintain, and (dare I say it) enjoy  truly authentic and therapeutic self-care is by using these things I’m calling The 5 Keys to Self-Care Independence. These puppies unlock your mojo so you can approach your wellness like a mother-lovin' boss.  If you'd like to be notified when new podcasts are released, sign up...

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How to be a Beginner + Why it's Important for Health and Healing

How to be a Beginner + Why it's Important for Health and Healing

Today we're going to learn how to break through discomfort and finally live a healthy life. Over the years I’ve been collecting small instruments; a ukulele, bangolele, and my grandfather’s harmonica. For most of my life I’ve wanted to be musical, but I’ve never really invested much time towards learning. But in my fantasy world, one of my happy places is sitting in the sun, casually playing music and singing with friends. Doesn’t that sound nice? But here’s the thing, in order to do any of this (minus the sun bathing part), I have to LEARN HOW.  And learning is...

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The Most Effective Self-Care on the Market

The Most Effective Self-Care on the Market

I’m really excited to share the most effective self-care on the market….! Are you ready…? Wait for it…. Waaaaait forrrrrr iiiiiiit….. … Haha, just kidding. You can’t buy self-care. The most effective self-care comes from that beautiful brain of yours. That brain that’s full of so much powerful consciousness, it’d freak you out if you knew its full potential.  Anyway, self-care isn’t something you just add to your cart and expect UPS to deliver a week later, it’s something you do. You can buy tools to use in your self-care practices, but self-care is the ACTION one takes to maintain whole...

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Three Truths I Wish I'd Known About Self-Care

Three Truths I Wish I'd Known About Self-Care

If I could go back to my 20 year old self, I’d tell her three truths about self-care.  I misplaced so much of my energy when it came to my wellness. I had a ridiculous idea in my head about what “healthy” looked like. I set unrealistic goals, put loads of pressure on myself, and beat myself up when I found myself in the same old mess I started in. The backfire from this was to avoid any sort of challenging self-care at all, and dove head-first into lots of unhealthily coping devices that made me  temporarily feel "good". But...

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Why You Should Become a Self-Care Rebel

Why You Should Become a Self-Care Rebel

As I’m forging through this existence of mine, I’m building the most epic and sustainable self-care practices of my life, and I’m realizing one of the reasons this is possible is because I’ve decided to become a bit of a rebel.  I’ve been a rebel in training for nearly half my life. I’ve always kind of done things my own way, and found challenging the “rules” invigorating. When I was a teenager I’d confront the cops when they tried throwing us out of empty parking lots. I interrogated history teachers when their “facts” that didn’t make sense to me. I...

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