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Release Date: 10/21/2020

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Crystal McGrath is a certified Yoga/Fitness Instructor specializing in Yoga, HIIT, Spin, Surfset, Barre, and Meditation. She has a passion for health and wellness coaching, with certification in Nutritional Health Coaching, Reiki and Theta Healing. She is known as a Music and Movement Coach as she balances coaching Fitness, Wellness, Music, Performance and has a career as a Professional Musician. In Crystal’s practices, she guides clients to be the best version of themselves no matter what stage of life they are in, Crystal guides you to be present, let go of fear while cheering you on to go after your goals with persistence and determination.

In today's episode, Crystal shares:

  • How checking in with yourself & asking “am I living my purpose? Am I living my truest self?” is an important daily practice.
  • Being gentle with yourself and acknowledging that the things that you need to be able to live your purpose, or be your truest self can and will shift and change on a daily basis
  • Breaking the uncomfortable and old beliefs that you are not good enough and rising up to the belief that not only are you good enough, but you deserve what it is you desire!

Crystal's mission in life is to inspire women to be the very best version of themselves every single day and she does just that on today’s episode.  Her motivating and uplifting attitude, tips and ideas, along with her raw truth telling, helps the listeners begin to see how changing their negative thoughts can impact their life in such a positive way.  You can find Crystal online at http://www.crystalmcgrath.ca or on Instagram & at Https://www.instagram.com/crushingchoaspodcast

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