About

Are you tired of feeling like shit?
Great, then you’ve come to the right place.

My name is Crystal McLain and I want to teach you how to practice CREATIVE Self Care so you can stop feeling like shit, and start feeling healthy, empowered and fulfilled.

Yes, please. 

Creative Self Care is the art of approaching wellness in innovative ways by tapping into the power of your conscious brain. 

By utilizing your natural-born abilities like curiosity, critical thinking, and ingenuity, you’ll be able to make wellness choices that align with your personality, lifestyle and the ACTUAL NEEDS.

Listen, you're smart, capable, and already practicing self care all day, every day. We all are.

The reason you feel like shit isn’t because you’re lacking as a human or bad at taking care of yourself. It’s because we live in a culture that’s sucking the life force out of you.

You’ve been conditioned to believe in bullshit about who you are, what you need and what you deserve. You’ve also been fed a string of lies about life's priorities and what self care is.

But here’s the thing, the greatest priority in life is making sure that it's a safe, healthy and satisfying one. And self care is anything you can do to make that life possible.

Our focus should be directed towards supporting our overall wellbeing. Not falling into the traps of our corrupt systems.

Our toxic culture would have you believe that happiness is the goal of “self care”. And that happiness comes from achieving patriarchal and capitalistic ideals of beauty, perfection, and consumption (just to name a few). 

We've been taught that we need to “fix” our “problems” in order to be "happy", and convinced that WE ARE the problem that needs fixing.

And THIS is why we feel like shit.

We’re exhausted from chasing happiness, trying to achieve the impossible, all the while falling further and further away from ourselves.

This isn't care. This is HARM.

Creative Self Care is going to help you break down the bullshit, and get back to basics.

It’s going to teach you how to look at the "big picture" of your human experience, and consider the pieces that create that picture.

You'll discover connections and patterns that often go unnoticed, and use them as the keys to cultivating a better life.

You'll learn to see yourself from a fresh perspective, leaving you feeling more confident, energized and in control.

It’s going to help you move out of survive mode and into thrive mode.

And, if you're anything like me, you're MORE than ready to feel this way. 

But, also like me, maybe you've struggled most of your life with...

  • Low self esteem

  • Poor body image

  • Reckless behaviors

  • Zero boundaries

  • Chronic stress

  • Low motivation

  • A warped sense of health, wellness and worth.

So, while the idea of Creative Self Care sounds pretty good, it also feels about as possible as a trip to the moon.

I'm here to tell you, not only is it possible, it's PROBABLE. You can get creative with your self care and live a healthier, empowered, more fulfilling life, if you have some guidance.

 

  • Challenge your definitions of "self care" and "self worth", and rewrite them with authority and authenticity. 

  • Learn about that marvelous meat-machine you live in so you can know how to care for it in effective and practical ways.

  • Build confidence while developing your sense of self so you can trust your body, your choices, and your intuition.

  • Explore wellness and empowerment practices that are effective, accessible and sustainable.

  • Feel valued, accepted and supported, just as you are.

At CMC I offer a few ways you can start getting creative with your self care.  

I'm making the most of the internet.

I host a blog and podcast where we:

  • Develop a positive, growth mindset. 

  • Expand our self awareness.

  • Increase our body consciousness. 

  • Explore ways of caring for our WHOLE self (mind, body and mother-lovin' soul).

The goal is to educate ourselves so we can BELIEVE and TRUST in ourselves to understand the messages we receive from our brain and body, so we can clearly define our wants, needs and obstacles, and live a healthier, more satisfying life.

I'm also on Instagram, Facebook, and occasionally  TikTok, where I sprinkle helpful nuggets of inspiration. 

Imagine a place where everyBODY belongs.

Have you ever heard of Social Contagion?

Social Contagion is the spread of behaviors and attitudes through crowds and other types of social connections.

In short, we are heavily influenced by the people we surround ourselves with. And here, at CMC, we're surrounding ourselves with supportive self care badasses, so we can feel motivated to create the positive changes we need in our lives.

When you become a Patreon Member, you become a part of an incredible community of allies and advocates that promotes safety, health and wellness for ALL!

At CMC we're collaborating in a safe and inspiring online space where we can strengthen ourselves individually, while amplifying our power collectively, by encouraging one another and sharing our personal wisdom.

When you join our community (The Dream Team), you can gain benefits such as:

  • Bonus blog & podcast content including wellness tools & tutorials. 

  • An invitation to our private Facebook group and online events.

  • A glimpse into my self care life that's too personal to share on social media. 

  • Care packages sent in the mail.

But the best part about becoming a member is knowing that a portion of your membership funds will be donated to grassroots organizations that are aiding those most in need.

Memberships are funded through Patreon and start at just $3!

 

 

It's one thing to think about creating positive, empowering change. But, it’s another to actually follow through. 

If you've been on this whole self care/love/empowerment journey for a while, but still feel like you're stuck or have lost your way, it's time to ask for help.

Mentoring will help you figure out your obstacles, discover your true wellness needs, turn your thoughts into effective actionand help you make a sustainable plan for the future.

  • I'm a licensed massage therapist, cranio-sacral practioner, self care mentor, quiet activist, and life-long creative person, who's been in the mind-body biz since 2009. I've worked with hundreds of folks, facilitating their health, wellness and empowerment goals.

  • I speak from personal experience, having overcome my own self-damaging beliefs and behaviors.

  • I'm nerdy, sassy, love to laugh, and I swear like a friggin' pirate. 

  • I'm a relentless researcher, who's dedicated to sharing all that I learn in a fun and simple way!

  • Science steers my ship, but I hold a special place in my heart for all the magical, mystical woo. 

  • I'm pro-abortion and gender affirming procedures, and support LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities. So, if you're down for diversity and body autonomy, we're totally going to get along.

 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING 

 

Crystal's commitment to her own accountability, along with the support of the group gave me the nudge to create big positive change!
-Cindy
I find myself on board with Crystal's work as it supports changes I am trying to make in my life. I am moving from survive mode to thrive mode with Crystal's help!
-Diedre 
Clearly seeing the problem and solving it.
This is just what she does. She is deeply knowledgeable and intuitive about how our bodies work. And she's funny as hell!

-Peg
Crystal brings a rare combination of intuition and common sense which, when mixed with her joyful attitude, enormous integrity and creative style, make her an ideal companion on any journey. 
-Edie

 

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