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
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!
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