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How to Become a Badass Self-Care Beast

How to Become a Badass Self-Care Beast

In today’s blog we’re going to learn a little bit about why self-care is so hard and how strengthening your consciousness will transform you from a helpless self-care kitten to a badass wellness BEAST. But first, real quick, as a refresher, let’s jut remind ourselves what the layers of consciousness are.  1. THE UNCONSCIOUS The deepest level, the unconscious, is where past experiences and emotions associated with those experiences are stored. It’s the data bank of your life. 2. THE SUBCONSCIOUS The subconscious is regulating how we react to the world around us, making decisions based on how the incoming...

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This is how we grow

This is how we grow

Personal growth is the ongoing process of understanding and developing oneself in order to achieve one's fullest potential. And dude, we have SO much potential. But you should know, personal growth is a long-ass, complex formula.  We need life experience + curiosity + critical thinking + experimentation + failure (and plenty of it) + persistence + a desire for something better.  The areas I'm currently excited about growing are: • Freedom in the body, mind and soul. • Increase my understanding of the interconnection between physical, emotional, and mental health. I've been exploring these areas for the past ten years, and I've learned a lot.  Do I know everything?  BWAHAHAHA! No. Not...

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The Secret to Successful Self-Care

The Secret to Successful Self-Care

In today’s blog I’m sharing the secret to successful self-care practices. I'm giving you the key that will unlock all the magic. That’s right. You'll be on your way to becoming a magical, majestical self-care BEAST after reading this. Move over, unicorns… But first, let’s remember a few things from last week’s blog… #1: EMPOWERMENT The word empower means to give or delegate power or authority to; authorize to give ability to.  And since the goal is to gain power, authority, and abilities to adapt to change and take charge of our self-care, empowerment is gold. #2. NEUROPLASTICITY Neuroplasticity is the brain's ability to form and...

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How To Pump Up Empowerment

How To Pump Up Empowerment

Empowerment. What is it?Where does it come from? And how do you get it? Well, let's start by looking at the word empower.  To empower means to give or delegate power or authority to; authorize to give ability to.  Power.Authority.Ability. I don't know about you, but I get pretty friggin' excited about the idea of having the power, authority, and abilities to take care of my mind, body, and mother-lovin' soul. To wake up in the morning, feeling confident, knowing in the warm, chewy center of my being I am fully capable of taking care of my emotional and physical self. What a badass. ...

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Who is Crystal McLain & what the hell is she doing?

Who is Crystal McLain & what the hell is she doing?

Who am I, and what the hell am I doing? Good question.  If you've been following me for a while identifying me might have looked like this:Crystal is an artist who paints ink illustrations of animals. Wait, no, she does watercolor flowers too. Oh fun! She makes stationery and stickers. Hold on, self care? Oh! She's a massage therapist. Wait. She's a blogger? Actually, I don't know what she does.  Evolving confuses people (especially the ones doing the evolving).  Honestly, I didn't know what the hell I was doing for a while. I knew what I was passionate about, I knew how...

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