It felt like an identity crisis. That's what I told a friend. It was the end of May. I just had the most amazing weekend. And the long weekend ended with classwork and a talk with a former client and one of my closest friends. While my identity crisis is multifaceted, this post is just… Continue reading Hi. Hello. I’m Health Coach Cristina.
I guess, I'll share a poem because that's the easiest way I can get words onto the screen today. C19 - Bingo! Dear loved one Dear little girl Dear letters Dear change Dear hope Dear tears Dear structure Dear mountains Dear - anxiety I wake up thinking it's been a bad dream I know that… Continue reading COVID Poem: C19 – Bingo!
I don't know how to start this. Part of me wants to be sing-songy because that's where my heart sits right now, but I'm unsure. It's not often that I'm at a loss for words - the joke with my friends, and sometimes with you, is that I'm full of words. I love language. Words… Continue reading Remember when I took medical leave
This month is National Poetry Writing Month – or #NaPoWriMo. It’s called 30 for 30 – 30 poems for 30 days. I wrote every day last April and was blown away at what came out on the screen, but also how relieving it was. I wrote in high school. I was on the school paper.… Continue reading Writing Prompt
8 letters. 2 words. More than 1 meaning, depending on who you ask. For me: I’m thankful for you and this action/your words/your light or I’m uncomfortable and I don’t know what to say, this just seems like the best alternative to silence. As I am going through this new phase of life, I’m finding… Continue reading Thank you.
I’ve thought about how I want to write this post for a few weeks, and the truth is I do and I don’t want to write it. I think we can all agree that change is hard. It’s exciting, but it’s hard. The excitement doesn’t have to negate the hard. Positive and negative ideas are… Continue reading Give me your hand
I said it last year, but I want to elaborate – I like writing in the last moments of the year because I feel like I’m giving myself space to reflect and think about those events that impacted me most. Not forcing myself to relive everything that happened, but find those points that caused the… Continue reading Being uncomfortable is necessary for growth
The past few weeks I’ve been doing a bit more reflecting on my writing this year. More specifically, poetry – what it does for me right now, how and where it started last fall and how I want it to continue to evolve. It’s kind of weird for me to see its evolution this past… Continue reading What I’ve learned from writing poetry so far this year
Something I’ve been practicing this year is losing or shifting labels and purpose in my daily life. In relation to nutrition, we talk about ditching labels so food no longer is identified as good or bad, unhealthy or healthy, but just food. Using thought processes of do I like this food or does this food… Continue reading Acceptance can create neutrality
It's been about a month since I sat down and wrote here. I feel like I've finally got my footing with my new routine, which is what I had shared about last month. Same goals, but changing up the structure. We evolve, why shouldn't our methods and routine? I'm finding that I've been able to… Continue reading Growth will look different for us all