UNLOCKING WELLNESS - The Blogcast

9 Ways to Fix Burnout & Overwhelm

9 Ways to Fix Burnout & Overwhelm

It's quite possible that you are suffering from squirrel-brain, mental fatigue, or overwhelm. These are just a few signs that your smart, hard-working brain is burnt out and needs a #$%*ing break. Today we're gonna talk about some signs and symptoms of an over taxed brain, what your brain is actually doing for you all day long, and a few simple things you can do to give your brain the TLC it very much deserves.  _____________________________________________________________________ Welcome to the podcast, Unlocking Wellness! I'm Crystal McLain, Licensed Clinical Massage Therapist, Empowerment Coach, and Consciousness Apothecary and I'm exploring ways to unlock...

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A Letter From Your Body

A Letter From Your Body

I have a persnickety rib that likes to go rogue every now and then, and yesterday was a day it decided to wander.  To state the obvious, it’s uncomfortable. In fact, it’s quite painful. But beyond that, it’s a sign (and a fucking obvious one, might I add) that I’m to pay attention to my body more than I have  been.  It was totally my fault, this rib going rogue. I take full responsibility for my actions (or rather, lack of action).  It’s hard to do it all… to juggle all the things in life that we HAVE to do...

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Turning Trauma into Love

Turning Trauma into Love

I'm a good, kind, and helpful person. I work hard at creating safe space for people to explore their mind-body wellness. And when I received trashy, degrading harassment in response to my content, I quite honestly had flashes of, why bother.  Welcome to the podcast, Unlocking Wellness! I'm Crystal McLain, Licensed Clinical Massage Therapist, and Self-Care Coach and I'm exploring ways to unlock our wellness barriers so we can create Self Care Independence, because we find our freedom when we’re living well. Hello my friend. Normally it's a more joyful tone here at the podcast, but I felt it was important to share...

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Patience, Persistence, Tweaking

Patience, Persistence, Tweaking

Can we talk about what happens when you decide to shift your life? Well, when you first strike out to create a bit of change, there might be a twinge of excitement. But then fear, doubt, or even guilt may sneak in.  This is normal.  If you've been living ONE way, but then you create a new thought or behavior, your well trained, preprogrammed subconscious is going to buck against it. The subconscious loves predictability and routine, so even if the new thing is something you REALLY want or need, it doesn't matter, it's still gonna be hard create this change.  That's...

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Creating Safety & Security Through Root Chakra Balancing

Creating Safety & Security Through Root Chakra Balancing

Do you experience anxiety, anger, resentment, or depression? Are you pessimistic, insecure, or feel ungrounded? Do you have problems with your back, muscles or digestion? If so, your root chakra may need a little love.  In today’s episode we’re going to learn about how an imbalanced root chakra manifests as physical, emotional, and spiritual dysfunction, and set you up with some solid self care tools.  _______________________________________________________________________ Welcome to the podcast, Unlocking Wellness! I'm Crystal McLain, Licensed Clinical Massage Therapist, and Self-Care Coach and I'm exploring ways to unlock our wellness barriers so we can create Self Care Independence, because we...

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