A few years ago I started blogging and journaling what I was taking with me into the new year, and what I was leaving behind. In past years, I've left fear. In some years, I brought it with me into a new year by accident. I've brought bravery, writing, laughter. I brought baking and lifting… Continue reading Take it or leave it
I’m a recovering perfectionist. I don’t know when perfectionism started, but I think it was sometime between sophomore year of college and getting my first masters. I remember it being a reaction to understanding that I was paying for school myself. If I fucked up, it was a waste and there was no one to… Continue reading Perfectionism is impacting how I explore my Jewish identity
To say I'm feeling relieved after finishing my second semester is an understatement. I'm happy that I have no more math-based courses in my future, and that is part of my relief. I like the process of math, and the application of data to programming, but I didn't enjoy calculating statistics and learning software codes.… Continue reading 5 Things That Helped This Semester
I actually love seeing everyone’s top 5. Music is a type of expression and the music we choose to listen to can tell a lot about us, or maybe it doesn’t and I just over think everything. But it definitely shows us sides of people we never get a chance to see. One of my… Continue reading Spotify wrap up
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!
One thing I love that a lot of poets do on the open mic is declare that they're performing new shit. If life is a stage, then I would've said it every day last year. Something that I'm coming to terms with - almost a year later, is how significant the transitions I've gone through… Continue reading Traveling Man: Everything is new, – new therapist, new job, new routine
When the morning is quiet I hear everything. I used to hate this, now it only kind of annoys me. The fridge is humming. The water is shifting in the pipes. Birds are outside. My pulse in my ear sounds like the ocean. My breathing - sometimes steady, sometimes sounding forced, but not quite like… Continue reading Traveling Man: Toss it in the dumpster and light it on fire
I've deleted this post a few times. I’ve been writing it for about a month. At one point it was 500 words - I had punched in out in 10 minutes and then sat back and thought, no, this isn't what I want to say. That happens from time to time. Maybe it's because the… Continue reading Traveling Man: Growth, Resiliency and Identity
No one’s body is your damn business unless you were truly invited in to that conversation. Let me explain. While I may share with you about overall health and stress and exercise and nutrition - this is not an invitation to comment on my body. When you’re out with others and you notice that they… Continue reading Traveling Man: You don’t have to like my body, I do – and some days that’s still hard