My name is Christine and I am a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Pn1 Certified Coach, and Certified Hormone Specialist.
I am passionate about educating women on the inner workings of their bodies with the hope that it helps them to reconnect with themselves. There is so much information out there and I am of the belief that your body knows what's best for you, it's just a matter of tuning out the white noise and tuning in to your body's innate wisdom.
I love spending time immersing myself into any and all topics that allow me to better connect with myself and the world around me. I'm an open-minded, non-judgmental, free spirit who is energized by having deep, real, raw conversations and mind blowing experiences.
I've spent most of my life hating myself.
I remember being in elementary school and grabbing my stomach, wishing it was as flat as my sister’s.
Comparing my body to the other girls my age.
Coming home from school and bingeing, and then having a large dinner afterwards.
I spent a couple weeks making myself vomit after meals, only to sit on the floor of the bathroom one day and realize that I still had control over this, and that I didn’t want to lose that.
So I stopped.
I remember dieting.
Cutting out entire food groups.
Eating smaller meals.
Eating healthier meals.
Eating at various times of day.
Tracking what I ate.
Working out to compensate for what I ate.
Buying smaller clothes as an incentive to work to fit into them.
I also remember hating myself for being too outspoken.
For being too selfish.
Why couldn’t I say the right things?
Why wasn’t I anyone’s number one choice to hang out with?
Why couldn’t I be as cool as the other girls?
Why didn’t I like the same things as the other girls?
And this was all before I even entered high school.
I don’t think that my story is unique. In fact, it’s why I work with the women that I work with. Because I know what it’s like. And I know we all struggle. And I know the possibility that comes when you switch your perspective.
Body acceptance and the obsession with food is only the tiniest snippet of what’s really going on underneath. Honestly, for the longest time I didn’t think this idea even applied to me.
“I just love the way food tastes.”
“It’s not because I have an emotional issue.”
And I’m not saying that there’s an underlying emotional issue with everyone who struggles with food and body.
But often there is.
There’s an issue of acceptance of self.
Of not feeling good enough.
Of feeling like too much.
And it wasn’t until I repaired my relationship with myself, did I notice that it was all really connected to begin with.
It wasn’t until I learned about all the different parts of me.
It wasn’t until I fell in love with those different parts.
It wasn’t until I connected with myself on a personal, intimate level.
It wasn’t until I trusted myself.
It wasn’t until I realized my worth and my value that I started to feel safe in my body.
I started to feel comfortable and confident being in a bigger body.
I started to feel comfortable and confident in who I am.
And it wasn’t until that relationship had begun to be repaired that I chose to really care for my body, because I love her. I want her to feel good.
I want her to be nourished.
I stopped waiting until I was thin to become the person I wanted to be.
I stopped waiting until I was thin to start taking up space.