When learning how to swim, my instructor said, “You need to exaggerate your strokes. It will feel funny and may even look weird, but it will help you swim better.” See, I’m 5 foot 8 inches and she’s barely 5 feet tall. Although I was supposed to follow what she was doing, I couldn’t follow how she was doing it because we’re built differently. Her shorter limbs required less effort compared to my longer limbs. When trying to copy her smooth, fluid, Olympic-like strokes, my swimming looked more like I was having a darn temper tantrum...
sabbatical: any extended period of leave from one’s customary work, especially for rest, to acquire new skills or training, etc. Things don’t always happen as planned. If I could create a movie based off my life, the movie title would be “But We Didn’t Rehearse This.”
Many times we limit ourselves from achieving our full potential because we’re afraid of what the perception of this “new” us will be. We’re worried about others saying we’ve changed. Everyone wants to be “real” and having someone think we’re a hypocrite doesn’t exactly fit into that image...
Happy New Year! I am so excited to be back with you all and share what's been going on with me and what you can expect from me in 2018. Check out the video below and don't forget to subscribe! XOXO, Coach Christine https://youtu.be/V8SUUTlfgyE
I cant believe that this is the last post for 2017! (insert ugly cry) 2017 has been an AMAZING year for me. I was able to start coaching, blogging, joined amazing blog communities, started my degree in Life Coaching and also got accepted into a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy program for next year. Spiritually, I’ve been growing. God has been stretching and using me; He keeps showing me more of my purpose every day and it’s been so exciting! The most important thing that 2017 taught me is...
The second thing that 2017 taught me (read what the first thing is here) is that failure is a large part of success. I was able to have an AMAZING year because of my past failures. For example, I have been able to relate to so many of my readers and recent clients because of my past failures. I do not have the typical story...
I cannot believe we are already at the end of 2017. This year has been full of new experiences for me as I started blogging (again) and coaching. So for the next few posts I’m going to share with you, three things that I’ve learned in 2017. Numero uno… People are watching you. (insert spooky music)
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Growing up, I remember there was this toy that I would play with. The objective was to fit the wooden pieces through the matching cut-out shape. A triangle piece could only fit through the cut-out area for a triangle and so on and so on. I remember using all my little strength to try to squeeze these wooden pieces into the incorrect spot. No matter how hard I tried, it just wouldn’t fit.
My mom called me the other day, asking for directions and I was so confused because her car comes equipped with a navigation system. Even if she didn’t have one in her car, she has GPS on her phone as well. So I said to her, “Mom, why don’t you just use the GPS in … Continue reading Find Your GPS
Whenever someone shares how motivating my blog is or how watching me in purpose inspires them, I still have to fight the urge to look around to see who they’re talking about lol. For those who are close to me, they can see how I have suddenly come alive; they can see how my life is … Continue reading 3 Ways I Invest In My Purpose
Happy Tuesday! I have something different for you today. I know you’re expecting a post where I write a few words, make you laugh, make you think, or as some of you have told me, make you cry (sorrrry). Today, I’m not doing any of that.
So you finally discovered what your purpose is and you are ecstatic, excited and elated! You're ready to jumpstart things and finally begin walking in your purpose. That's nice. Why?
We are in the fourth quarter of 2017. Just like that the year is almost over. We are just a few days into the last quarter and I’ve received about 5 emails from various bloggers and entrepreneurs, discussing how this is the last quarter of 2017, so we need to be preparing for 2018. I … Continue reading Hold Up 2018
Check out this month's guest interview with creator & founder of iWaited Blog, Myrlande "Mimi" Desulme. She shares her experience on stepping out and starting a blog, being transparent about her love life, from sex to purity. This interview is SOOOOO good! Click below to see it in full. Don't forget to subscribe to my … Continue reading Sex & Celibacy |Guest Interview w/Mimi from iWaited Blog
Living in South Florida, we are still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Irma. Millions of people are still out of power and some have no water. I've watched people take to social media to complain about what they don't have over the past few days. Meanwhile, there are people who had their entires homes … Continue reading Complaining Is Too Easy #HurricaneIrma
Back in the day, when I was young (insert crying face), I used to have this vision of myself on a stage. I was holding a mic in one hand and facing a crowd of people. This has been a reoccurring vision throughout my teens, 20s and 30s but that vision has become more and … Continue reading 5 Things To Change If You Want To Fulfill Purpose Series – Pt.5
You know that scene in every horror movie where the killer is chasing the girl and she falls or trips like a hundred times? You watch her falling down over imaginary objects and you’re like screeeamming at the screen for her to get up? Although those scenes work my nerves, I noticed one thing about … Continue reading 5 Things To Change If You Want To Fulfill Purpose Series – PT.4
I once had a student who came to see me for some debt management counseling. She had racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loan debt. She wanted to be a doctor and the pre-med program was more expensive than she thought it would be. Now she had $212,020 in student loan debt … Continue reading 5 Things To Change If You Want To Fulfill Purpose Series – Pt.3
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” – Unknown Have you ever took inventory of your time? Measured how much time is being spent and where it’s being spent?
My mentor once told me that my greatest strength and greatest weakness are the same. When I heard that I thought, um…that makes no sense at all. But then she said, “It’s your mind.” GASP! < mind blown > I am naturally very analytical and creative mentally. In a matter of seconds, I have thought … Continue reading 5 Things to Change If You Want to Fulfill Purpose Series – Pt.1
No. What is it about the word ‘no’ that makes people’s hearts drop a little? We don’t like the word ‘no’ and some of us have a hard time telling ourselves ‘no’. Why can’t I just eat that extra slice of chocolate cake although I’m working on eating healthier? Why can’t I buy that purse … Continue reading Just Say No
So I had a beautifully written post ready for today, and I mean it was just flowing. I'm happily typing away when this ugly little box pops up on my screen. Basically it said something along the lines of, "We're going to ruin everything you just worked so hard to create. Save?? What's save?! Naw … Continue reading When It All Falls Apart
Raise your hand if you like waiting. (insert crickets) Yeah... I don't like waiting. I also don't like not knowing. I admit I’m a little nosy inquisitive. I like to know things! And yet here I am: waiting and not knowing. I claim I want to grow in my relationship with God and yet sometimes I forget that a part of any good relationship is trust. Trust…Yuck! (Read about my trust issues in my first blog post "Icebreaker from Hell".) Do I trust God to do what He said? What He promised? Ummm… ---Read More---
Ever felt unqualified? Like there's-just-no-way-I’ll-ever-be-selected-so-why-bother-even-trying unqualified? Why would the person who is short-tempered, impatient, unfriendly, blunt-borderline-brash with people be given the shot? That’s what I thought when God said He wanted to use me. “Are you sure you want me, God?” Because as a fellow blogger told me the other day...
For the past couple of years, every summer, I participate in an event that is imperative to my self-care. The BeYOUtiful Women’s Retreat© is a time for women to get away and recharge, rejuvenate and relax. Through empowerment sessions, fellowship and fun, the retreat allows women the much needed time for self-care. This year, we were at the gorgeous Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. The weather was perfect, the people were amazing and I just knew I was going to have a great time...
I always thought I loved myself...until one day I realized how little I invested into ME. If someone needed help with an idea they had, I'd spend hours researching, watching YouTube videos & reading articles on how to make it happen. I'd push, encourage and motivate them to do it, stretching the fibers of my brain with innovative methods of ways to reach their goal. But when it came to my ideas, my dreams or goals...I was chillin'. I was investing into everyone else's purpose but my own. Why?
I have a confession to make. I’m a Christian but I like trap music. Probably has to do with the fact that I grew up during the birth of 90's rap music like 2Pac, Biggie, Hot Boyz lol (so telling my age here) and later Jay and Nas which later evolved into what millennials dub trap music & stripper music: Young Jeezy, Lil John, 2 Chainz, & Rick Ross. (Stick with me. I promise I’m going somewhere with this)...
Why do we like to ignore warning signs? The speed limit says 45 mph and we drive 70 mph. The caution lights dance all around your date like fireflies and you STILL say yes to a second date. We justify ignoring the signs that have been...
You ever tell yourself you're going to do something and at first you do it, you're consistent, you're winning! But then you miss a day... And then a day turns into weeks...
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