Hello, I'm Cristina
I'm a Mom, Wife, Wellness Coach, GBS Survivor, &
So Much More
I'm Cristina, a wellness coach specializing in people with auto-immune neurological disorders, like me.
Learning to love your nerves once again can give you dreams you never thought possible.
People with auto-immune neurological disorders often feel alone and like nobody understand what they're going through. I do because I am there and I have been living it for 4 years. But I'm here to tell you that by one-on-one coaching your life can be transformed.
Whether you need helping:
- finding a new job
- guidance finding your passion
- support while reinvigorating relationships
- visualizing and making dreams become a reality
- or more, together through tactical approaches and hundreds of hours of research on my end, I know that these diseases don't mean we're not capable of achieving dreams.
Instead, the gift of our disorders will make us that much more likely to things efficiently, happily, and beautifully.
At the age of 31, I was running at thriving paper goods business during the day and a Mom of 3 children under the age of 5 and wife to my high-school sweetheart. Life was busy, but great. One day I woke up with tingly feet and before I knew it, within 36 hours, I was at the emergency room unable to walk, use my hands, or soon thereafter, even use my face.
I was diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome on December 1st of 2016. After a two month hospitalization and a relapse that landed me back in the hospital, I had to teach my body how to do everything all over again. I was in full-time physical therapy for nearly a year and a half. I couldn't drive my children or feel them touching me for nearly a year. My husbands touches and kisses were overpowered by the fact that he had to bathe me for months and even brush my teeth.
Those times were hard. There is no sugarcoating it.
I fell in to depression as I felt like a burden to my family and those around me. My energy levels were suffering as my nerves regenerated and the way I spoke to myself and the way I took care of myself only compounded my difficult recovery.
I wish I could say I one day woke up and had all the energy in the world but that isn't it. That's not how neurological disorders work.
But one day I did wake up and gave myself something I hadn't given myself in over a year: grace.
I gave myself grace to say
"I know my life will always be affected by my auto-immune neurological disorder.
But I won't let it run my life."
It's been years of me taking care of myself. Through tactical approaches like scheduling my day more appropriately for nerve regeneration, learning what foods don't do well and what foods do, and many others, I now live a full-life that is even more than I lived before.
I know myself more than ever before. My children know grace and love more than before. My husband and I have a beautiful marriage, that was just made stronger through an illness that was trying to bring us down but didn't even come close.
I feel a significant passion for helping others achieve this as well. This came through extensive work and research on my part and I knew that I had resources that could be shared.
You deserve to love your nerves.
Join me as we take your life back, make it better, and make your life more beautiful than ever before.