Dear Christina, This is going to be hard to convey in one entry. I'm 33 and recently moved out of living with ex-fiancé. I have done weekly therapy for 9 months and tried really hard to learn healthy/respectful/productive ways to argue, and no progress was made. We were together for 4 years. I'd been trying to get pregnant for the last 9 months without any success, which now … [Read more...] about My life isn’t the way I want it to be. How do I stop being so angry at everyone and everything?
Why can’t I push past the barriers that are in my mind?
Dear Christina, Why can’t I push past the barriers in my mind, whether they originated from me or others? I used to think that I couldn’t push past my limits, didn’t find a reason to, or just didn’t try to until recently where I’ve made the effort to change my mindset and how I view myself. I want to be able to move on and move forward. But it seems to me that I can’t … [Read more...] about Why can’t I push past the barriers that are in my mind?
Why do I keep sabotaging my health with overeating and drinking?
Dear Christina, I keep sabotaging my health...overeating and drinking the last four years after not drinking for 20 years. Please help. ~Tami Dear Tami, Thank you for writing in. In your submission, you didn’t include information about what might be going on in your life that’s causing you to change your patterns and begin sabotaging your health, so I am limited … [Read more...] about Why do I keep sabotaging my health with overeating and drinking?
How do I forgive my mom and my family for the pain they caused me?
Dear Christina, Thank you for the last video you made about my mom. After listening to it I realized that I still have some resentment towards her and my family for their lack of belief in me and for misjudging me and making me feel like I had to always show up in a certain way to get their love and attention. I find it hard for me to forgive them. I still feel the pain … [Read more...] about How do I forgive my mom and my family for the pain they caused me?
How do I handle my mom’s dreams for my life?
Dear Christina, This weekend I went out to eat with my mom and aunt. And it was interesting for me to see the situation my mom is in. For basically all my life, she had been pushing me to become a nurse because "I'll always have a job", she would say. But to this day she is looking for a new job, on unemployment, and never looking to retire. -Anonymous Dear … [Read more...] about How do I handle my mom’s dreams for my life?
My baby girl is struggling in school, should I homeschool her?
Dear Christina, I'm having a bit of a "what's next" moment and I think I'm being called to homeschool my baby girl. I say this because she's going to school every day and just sitting there or doing whatever in class. This is frustrating because I am coming home and helping her with her homework, but she's not doing anything in class except play with Pokemon cards. I want to … [Read more...] about My baby girl is struggling in school, should I homeschool her?
I have dreams for my life, but I fear success.
Dear Christina, I was doing some reflecting, and it came to my attention that in a way I fear success. Mainly because I’ve never really accomplished anything yet (nothing really to brag about). I was thinking to myself about how much I’d make if I’d do my first real estate deal. Even on the low side, I’m looking to make a five-figure profit. That would be the most amount of … [Read more...] about I have dreams for my life, but I fear success.
How Do I Still Love the People Who Do Things I Hate?
Dear Christina, How do I still love the people who do things I hate? I have a brother-in-law who does things that I absolutely hate. He is always being negative and mean to my sister and he treats her poorly. And I just can’t help but hate him for it. I don’t want to hate him, but I do. Please help me. -Janice Dear Janice, Thank you for writing in. :) You’re … [Read more...] about How Do I Still Love the People Who Do Things I Hate?
Why do I keep attracting men who are taken?
Dear Christina, I wanted to know if there was a reason why I keep attracting men that are taken, men that have girlfriends, men that are in situationships, men that have a baby momma and kids at home, men that are married. I never come across someone that is single, and most of the time that I'm meeting men who are taken, it’s unintentional. For example, I started a new … [Read more...] about Why do I keep attracting men who are taken?
Why Your Mindset Matters
Have you ever thought about how much your mindset matters in relationship to how it feels to live your life? Most people don't. Most people just feel what they feel and they think everyone else is responsible for it. I used to, too. But, I've learned, there's another way to be; one that's freeing. I used to think that everyone else was responsible for how I felt in any given … [Read more...] about Why Your Mindset Matters
Why We Should Love the People We Hate
Have you ever wondered if it's possible to love someone you hate? I mean, why the hell would anyone want to do that?! Well, read on. There's a really important reason why. Loving someone you hate. It's probably one of the most difficult concepts to grasp. And probably one that seems illogical. Why on earth would someone want to love a person they hate? And what does "loving … [Read more...] about Why We Should Love the People We Hate
Longing for An Ex Even After You Breakup
Have you ever longed for an ex after a breakup? Have you ever continued to love them long after they left your life? If so, listen up. I am often asked “how do I stop loving my ex?” And the number one thing I say to people is stop trying to stop. The continued love serves a purpose, and it’s an important one. Now, before I get started, I'll warn you: This post has some … [Read more...] about Longing for An Ex Even After You Breakup
How do I overcome heartbreak and feeling lonely?
Dear Christina, Truly, if to be honest, I feel as though I am heartbroken over a previous marriage. I am stuck also in grief after also losing my mom at the same time as divorce. Now feeling very lonely though in a relationship and question a lot, do I matter. Don't understand why this loneliness is kicking in. Sorry, I'm just all over the place with my emotions and trying … [Read more...] about How do I overcome heartbreak and feeling lonely?
An Important Part of Finding the Perfect Mate
Did you know that oftentimes we find ourselves in relationships and situations that don't feel good simply because we never took the time to really consider what would feel good? Think about that. When's the last time that you sat down and envisioned what your perfect job would look like and feel like? When's the last time you sat down and wrote out all the qualities you … [Read more...] about An Important Part of Finding the Perfect Mate