I’m Cristina – you probably know me as @RunSweatEatRepeat and this is Communication Refocused. I’m excited for this new adventure. I’m not sure where it’ll go, but I do know that I’ve had the chance to meet some interesting people that I admire and I’m excited to get to know more. For all episodes check […]
Dear Cristina, I hope you’re well. By the time you’re reading this you’ve already survived your first year in your 30s. It wasn’t so scary, right? That’s kind of my hope, that it was less scary than you thought it could be even though you didn’t want to admit it. But don’t grow up too […]
I met Alyce through email. She had been following my journey on Instagram and I had posted asking for people to share their story and speak up about health. I had many come forward with stories of weight loss, but I also had the chance to learn of stories of mental health. I remember sitting […]
Last December, I had been experimenting with soup because that’s comfort in winters in New England. I mean, really, soup is just comfort anyway. I had played with Broccoli Cheddar soup that had been inspired by Panera, except I was really trying to not give myself a stomach ache. The recipe was a hit and […]
“Moving on is a chance that you take every timeYou try to stay togetherSay a word out of line and you findThat the friends you had are goneForever, foreverSo many faces in and out of my lifeSome will last, some will just be now and thenLife is a series of hellos and goodbyesI’m afraid it’s […]
In losing weight, no one tells you about the struggles you might feel or go through during the process. They insinuate that it’s perfect and great! You instantly feel better!
While part of this is true: my confidence increased, I was able to come out of my shell a bit, I focused less on what people thought of me, it also became some of the most trying times.
Some part of me thinks that setting New Year’s resolutionsis a double-edged sword. A resolution is a firm decision to do or not to do something. You know, I guess I feel like that there needs to be a little flexibility because the year go take some unexpected turns. On one hand – we all […]
I spend a lot of time thinking about what it is that I want my legacy to be. Maybe it is the teacher part of me that is constantly trying to create lasting lessons in my students while fostering the desire to become lifelong learners, or maybe being a mother has helped me to […]
Renee is a client of mine. We started working together this past spring. When she came to me, she wanted to lose weight, but it was clear that we couldn’t focus on numbers. She had been on her journey for a long time without a break. Mentally, it’s exhausting and it can wear you down […]
It’s hard to practice fearlessness, but honestly, if I back down because of fear of the unpredictable or the unknown then I never give myself a chance to succeed or fail organically.