Sunday, November 1, 2009

Books That Matter

Here is a listing of some of my favorite books that have made a real difference in my life:

Self-Improvement

1. Fearless Living By Rhonda Britten

2. Fearless Loving By Rhonda Britten

3 Change Your Life in 30 Days By Rhonda Britten

4. Do I Look Fat in This? By Rhonda Britten

Emotional Healing

1. The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner

2. The Dance of Connection by Harriet Lerner

3. Radical Forgiveness, Making Room for the Miracle by Colin Tipping

4. A Radical Incarnation:(YOURS) by Colin Tipping

5. Spiritual Intelligence at Work: A Radical Approach to Increasing Productivity, Raising Morale and Preventing Conflict in the Workplace by Colin Tipping

6. Radical Manifestation: The Fine Art of Creating the Life You Want by Colin Tipping

7. Getting to Heaven on a Harley by Colin Tipping

Inspiration

1. This Time I Dance-Creating The Work You Love by Tama J Kieves

2. This Time I Dance! Trusting the Journey of Creating the Work You Love: How One Harvard Lawyer Left It All to Have It All by Tama J Kieves

Check back soon as I will be updating this list on a regular basis. May you be inspired!

Shine Your Light Today and Always,

Coach Christy

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Contact Me


There are a few ways to reach me.

You can email me at Christy61583@aol.com and I will more than likely email you back the same day

or if you want to chat you can give me a ring at 843-412-1356 and I will answer (if I am not working with an amazing person like yourself or doing some other coachy type stuff)

you can also find me on Twitter @CoachChristy where you will get a daily healthy dose of positivity (with some fun mixed in) be sure to follow me and say hello! I will follow you back.

And lastly, I am truly grateful that you are taking the time to contact me and I will do my very best to get in touch with you as soon as possible!

Teleclasses

Discovering The Artist Within:

I believe that we all have a creative side to us, yet few of us are willing to tap into our creative ability. For most of us this is because of fear. We fear that what we have to offer is not good enough to be shared with others.

Radical Forgiveness

I am now an Approved Book Study Leader through the Radical Forgiveness Institute. You can find my info here: http://www.radicalforgiveness.com/contentnew/book_study_leaders.asp (scroll down to South Carolina and look for Christina (Christy) )

I have gone through a training course to facilitate book groups using Colin Tipping’s books:

Check this page often for updates and upcoming book groups! My plan is to have my first book group within the month. Feel free to email me at Christy61583@aol.com for more infomation.

Fearless Living

Christy is a trained Fearless Book Group Leader. I have been extensively trained through the Fearless Living Institute to lead book groups using Rhonda Britten’s books.


  • Fearless Living
  • Fearless Loving
  • Change Your Life in 30 Days
  • Do I Look Fat in This?

    Below you will find a listing of my upcoming book groups. I lead book groups regularly so check back often for other groups.

    Change Your Life in 30 Days- Days 1-10 Begins April 20-June 22, 2010 8pm EST By phone
  • Personal Investment: $10 per week/$90 for all 10 weeks if paid in full by the start of class
  • Want more information? Email me at Christy61583@aol.com

Group Coaching and Book Groups

Christy is trained to lead book groups in the following areas:

  • Fearless Living
  • Radical Forgivness

Click here for info on Fearless Living Book Groups: http://tinyurl.com/yddpyon

Click here for more info on Radical Forgiveness Book Groups: http://tinyurl.com/ydunux3

You may also email me for more details at Christy61583@aol.com

About

Christy is a Human Services Professional and Life Coach. I support others to do and be more by becoming more of who they really are and shine their inner light.

If you are under the care of a therapist or a psychiatrist I may be able to work with you at the discretion of that professional.

My Story

So here I am at another important crossroads of my life’s journey. I think I can say with the utmost confidence that each of us has our own version of hell. I am no exception to this rule, I too have had my own version of hell. My life has not been an easy one, far from it in fact. I have experienced more heartache and loss then I care to recall.Many of you have asked what’s my “story” ? Why do I do what I do today? What were the reasons I changed my career and made it my mission in life to help those hurting or struggling to make it through just one day of their life?

So here’s my answer: I have struggled tremendously in my life. I know what it is like to hit rock bottom, the thoughts that run through your head on those rock bottom days when you first wake up are “do I live today, or do I end it today?” Ever been there? Maybe you are there now. For the good part of two years I was suicidal almost daily and have attempted several times. I was in a psychiatric hospital 10 times in a two year time span.Rock bottom is a super scary place to be. I am here today by the grace of God and the love and support of 3 amazing people in particular Mynde (you can find her on twitter at @MyndeMayfield), Stacey, and Ali. These 3 people in particular simply refused to give up on me. They were there in my darkest hours, were there when my behavior was anything but loving and saw the good in me long before I ever saw it in myself. If it was not for these 3 amazing friends and support team I can say with almost 100% certainty I would not be here today. I am and will forever be grateful for their presence in my life.

If you are one of the ones that may read this entry and be where I was, struggling to hang on, I am here to tell you there is help and hope. I will not tell you it will be easy because it will not. It might even be the hardest thing you ever do. However what I will tell you is this, you choosing to get help and make your life better will be the most rewarding journey you will ever take. It may not feel like it at the time, however you are a survivor!

Is my life easy today? No, far from it. Are there days when I still struggle and am in emotional pain? You bet. In fact honestly very little has changed in my life over the last few years, the trauma and situations are still there I am just learning more coping skills to deal with the things and situations life throws my direction.

I’m not perfect, just like you. I’ve made mistakes (big ones in fact), just like you. I’ve done things I regret, just like you. What I am learning is that we all do the best we can with the skills we have and the situations we were under at the time that whatever happens that we have done that we think is so horrible. You are not bad, evil or wrong, sound familiar? (things I told myself over and over for years). Please don’t beat yourself up. Give yourself credit for all the good that you are doing. Some of you may be thinking there’s nothing good I have done today. I beg to differ. Don’t look for big huge things, start small. Did you get out of bed today even though you wanted to hide from the entire world? Did you eat even though you did not feel like it? Did you answer the phone when a friend called instead of letting it go to voicemail? All of those “small” everyday life things are huge, don’t discount them. Take one day at a time. You can find happiness again, I promise. If I can find it, I know you can too. It may not happen over night however if you are willing to reach out and do the work you will find it. And if you think you have no support or place to turn, please know you have already got one person believing in you, and that is me!

As I look at my life today and all that I have accomplished, I am truly blown away. If you would have told me two years ago that this is what I would be doing with my life, I would have probably look at you rolled my eyes and said “yeah right.” I am two semesters away from graduating from college for the 2nd time doing what I love. In August 2010 I will graduate with a degree in Human Services/Social Work specializing in Family Intervention and Addiction Studies. I am more proud of this then anything I have ever done in my life! It was not easy and there were a lot of bumps in the road along the way, however I stuck with it and did not give up and now here we are almost done! I must say this is the greatest feeling in the world.

So, if you are one of the ones that may read this and feel it resonate with you, please don’t give up. Reach out and get help. There are a lot of amazing compassionate professionals out there who are willing and ready to help. And if you are like me and a professional yourself and think that professionals can’t or should not get help, I thought the same thing, I understand the fear however one of the most courageous things you could ever do is get help for yourself. There is no shame in that and what I have found is that people will respect you more for it because they will see you as human with struggles just like them. Even though I am a professional I still have my own team of professionals that I work with so that I can continue to heal my own life. I am grateful for each of them because they support me in my ability to continue doing what I love!

If I can support any of you on your journey with anything, even if you just want to chat and have a support buddy and someone who will listen with compassion and non-judgement you can find me on Twitter @CoachChristy or you can email me anytime at Christy61583@aol.com I would love to be a part of your support team or one of your personal cheerleaders no matter what you are going through. Until we connect again, remember I am believing in you!

I’d like to dedicate this entry to my three angels Mynde, Ali and Stacey! Thank you for all of your love and support over the years. I am incredibly grateful! Lots of love to all three of you!