I am a coach, a writer, an artist, a creative enthusiast, and an inner world explorer. Born in Montreal Quebec, Canada, I currently live with my life partner and son in the hills behind Coffs Harbour, NSW Australia. After working for many years in the field of community arts development I was forced to make some radical life changes due to a chronic illness. I now spend my days creating, growing, and sharing with others.
Stepping into the role of coach felt like a natural progression because it allowed me to draw on the skills, knowledge, experience, and tools I have amassed over many years on my journey to help others on theirs. Through my own deep self-exploration I have discovered just how powerful and magical we truly are. I am passionate about helping others nurture their own inner spark so that they too can create a more balanced, vibrant, and fulfilling life. As more of us learn to live our life in alignment with our hearts, the more love will be flowing around the planet. Our world urgently needs more love!
Personal Health Crisis
“Seven years ago, when I emerged from the doctor’s office after having my worst fears confirmed, I knew that I had some big decisions to make. With the words “most likely Multiple Sclerosis” reverberating around my mind I felt shaky and nauseous. I wanted to crawl into bed and drown in a deluge of tears and despair. This was not how I had envisaged my charmed life unfolding. I was with the love of my life and we had a nine month old baby; this was supposed to be the happily ever after part. That night lying in the bath I could feel my body throbbing with fear. My mind was busy fielding the images that surfaced and threatened to overtake me: the slow degeneration of my body, the social pity, and all the dreams that would now never be…” (From my article Five Things I learned from Having a Chronic Illness—read full article here)
Today, though I still have multiple sclerosis my life is rich and fulfilling. By working to not only accept my situation, but using it to increase my awareness and understanding of self, I have succeeded in rebuilding my life in a new way that is in alignment with my heart and soul.
One of the side effects of developing Multiple Sclerosis was that I became increasingly sensitive. Though I have always been more of an introvert than an extrovert, shortly after developing multiple sclerosis I found myself struggling with issues like overwhelm in large groups, anxiety, and high sensitivity to energy and people in my environment. I felt as though the armor that had always protected me and allowed me to move easily through the world had fallen away and I was left naked and vulnerable in a harsh world. However, in the same way that I came to view my illness as a huge growth opportunity, I also slowly came to understand that sensitivity was a gift as well. By amassing tools and knowledge that allowed me to successfully manage my personal energy-field, I learned to once again move comfortably through the world.
My awakening process began in the early 90's in a time when there was very little information about spiritual encounters circulating in mainstream awareness. What I experienced was mysterious and strange and felt so deeply meaningful and highly significant. Unfortunately when I tried to seek understanding and support from those around me I was usually met with either, fear, ridicule, or disinterest. Without any clear guidance or assistance I soared along my path with reckless abandon. Eventually the experiences became so intense and so removed from everyday reality that, unable to ground, balance, and integrate what I was experiencing, I crashed spectacularly.
Now more than 20 years later I feel grateful for all that I learned during that dramatic period of my life. Those experiences provided me with deep insight, understanding and memories of my multi-dimensional self. Now that I have learned how to move forward in a balanced, grounded and conscious way I am able to imbue the magical qualities of deep self into all aspects of my life.
Christina is devoted to assisting people to find and connect with their own creative magical current that flows deep within.
Christina writes articles on deep life topics and has been published on a variety of websites including Wake Up World, Love has Won, Dragonfly Sisterhood, Shift Frequency, Awakening energies, Conscious Reminder, and GEM Magazine. To explore more of Christina's Wake Up World articles click here
Christina has recently published her first full length book, a memoir about her wild awakening journey in the early 90's entitled Jump Into the Blue
Check out Christina's online creativity course here
--Certified Add Heart Facilitator (Heartmath Institute) 2018
--Certified Mental Strength Coach (Mental Strength Professional Coaching Program) 2017
--Creative Problem Solving (Certificate) 2014
--Creativity, Innovation and Change (Certificate) 2013
--Diploma of Visual Arts (North Coast TAFE Arts and Design) 2006
--Social Science Degree (McGill University) 1994