Insight, Education & Inspiration

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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Bring Back Your Energy With Science & Chakra Balancing

Bring Back Your Energy With Science & Chakra Balancing

Whether you believe in the magical world of chakras or not, they’re still a good way to organize and take inventory of what’s going on int the mind, body and mother-lovin’ soul.  Over the course of the next several weeks I’ll be exploring each major chakra, explaining what they represent, what it looks like if they’re out of whack, and offer a few tricks to bring them back into balance.  And, of course, we’ll apply the five keys of Self Care Independence, so you can make the most of your chakra love.  ________________________________________________________________ Welcome to the podcast, Unlocking Wellness! I'm...

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Curiosity Cures

Curiosity Cures

I sat my ass down to do a little research on the formation of molecules, I'm telling you, I'm a total nerd. Anyway, for whatever reason, I was struck with the startling contrast of who I used to be, compared with who I am now. And being a nerd certainly is NOT how I would have classified myself 20 years ago.  Nah, 20 years ago I was a know-it-all shithead with a chip on her shoulder. I was also in hard-core survival mode (so totally understandable). I kept my emotional self locked up pretty tight and had some pretty rigid ways of...

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