I’m Christa

It is my honor to support you on your journey to freedom and living a healthier and happier life.

My path to becoming a certified This Naked Mind Coach did not come easily.

Less than two years ago, I was miserable. Not only was I at my all-time highest weight and the unhealthiest I had ever been, but my depression and anxiety were out of control. Despite being on three antidepressants at their maxed-out dosages, I continued to suffer.

I was drinking heavily. What I thought was helping numb my pain was actually making it worse. I would forget conversations I had with people, and wake up in the morning full of doubt and regret. I’d check my phone for evidence of my stupidity – drunk-texting, calling, or FaceBooking. I kept telling myself I would limit my drinking to weekends or social events, or that I could quit anytime. After Thanksgiving would turn to after Christmas and after New Year’s, but it never happened. My restrictions never lasted for more than a week.

Put simply, I did not realize how much drinking was negatively impacting my anxiety and depression.

Despite having a wonderful husband and two beautiful kids I felt like I had no life. I’d been both a stay-at-home-mom and a working mom over the years, yet did not find complete satisfaction in either role. I wondered if I’d ever be happy and healthy again.

Thankfully there was no “rock bottom” where I crashed my car or got a DUI, but I finally hit a pivotal moment of realization about how deeply I loathed myself. My anxiety and depression were crippling me, and I had reached a point where something had to change. I couldn’t keep living like this. Drinking (and subsequently, eating) myself stupid, being constantly unsure about my behavior, was not a way to live.

Finally, my husband, who had been watching me spiral down into a pit of shame said, “Tomorrow. We’re starting over tomorrow.” I simply said ok. I knew that it would not be easy, yet a huge part of me felt relieved at the prospect of finally getting off this roller coaster I’d been riding on for years. From that point on, I gave up drinking.

Not too long after I decided to go alcohol-free, my anxiety and depression started lifting. It was like the sun started shining after a cloudy winter. I was once again able to see the gifts in my life instead of constantly focusing on the losses.

This journey has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, but it has come with its challenges. Resistance mostly came from within, but I had to do the work on my own thoughts and beliefs:

I believed alcohol helped with my anxiety and depression.

I believed alcohol made me more social and outgoing.

I believed alcohol made things more fun.

I believed alcohol relaxed me.

I believed everyone else was doing it, why not me?!

Doing this work also meant seeking guidance and motivation. The support I’ve received through Annie Grace’s This Naked Mind and The Alcohol Experiment were what I needed when my focus, excitement, and willpower waned. This methodology has given me purpose and promise when I doubted myself and in difficult moments of fear and loneliness.

Fast forward to the present. I feel clearer, healthier, and more content than I ever have in my life. My relationships with my family are stronger. I am stronger. There are no words to adequately describe how it feels to wake up every morning feeling in complete control over what I said and did the night before.

And the best part?

I get to do it over and over and over again, every day, for the rest of my life

Now, as a certified This Naked Mind Coach, I’m driven to support people and the endless possibilities that await once they re-examine and redefine their relationship with alcohol. From understanding your drinking habits to navigating an alcohol-free social life, I’m committed to your renewed sense of self and helping you embrace a lifestyle that is healthier, happier, and more fulfilled.

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I’m here to support your journey.