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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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No One Is Coming To Save You

No One Is Coming To Save You

The bad news is, no one is coming to save you. But the good news is, you don't need anybody to. In fact, I'm not sure you even need saving... In today's podcast we're going to tear open the constricting bodice of a fixed mindset, reveal your cape, and take the first steps towards becoming your own superhero.  _____________________________________________________________________ Welcome to the podcast, Unlocking Wellness! I'm Crystal McLain, Licensed Clinical Massage Therapist, Empowerment Coach, and Self Care Apothecary 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...

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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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The Best Essential Oil in the Universe: SANDALWOOD

The Best Essential Oil in the Universe: SANDALWOOD

I'm not sure if it was Lisa Loeb's 1995 song, Sandalwood, that influenced my complex love for the essential oil or not, but either way, here we are. I believe sandalwood is the best essential oil in the universe.  The. UNIVERSE.     There's something about sandalwood that transports me, calms me, and soothes my very last nerve. I'd bathe in a vat of it, if it were affordable.  Anyway, for the past couple of years I decided to finally do something with my essential oil training that I'd gotten eons ago, and started creating blends that not only smelled lovely, but served specific...

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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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