My name is Cristina, Cris or Crissi - mostly Crissi these days. I am a Christ-follower, wife, mother of 4, homemaker, entrepreneur, certified doula and childbirth educator, certified aromatherapist and wellness educator. I was born and raised on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, lived in the Dallas-Fort-Worth area for 18 years and now reside in the Piney-Woods of East Texas.
I am a Counter-Phobic Enneagram 6 and Myers-Briggs ENFP! I love fiercely, live passionately, and find myself asking for forgiveness often. I am nurturing, compassionate, artistic, critically thinking, intuitive, and can be quite intense at times! I love all things artistic and creative including photography, writing and cooking from scratch. I cherish the simple things in life and there is nothing I enjoy more than to simply eat good food, have a glass of wine and laugh with friends and family.
I believe there is purpose even in the most seemingly-random connections we make in life. And I love that so much of what I do involves the honor of walking with those who seek to live consciously, making thoughtful life decisions from hearts of faith and love rather than fear or pride - and seeing my own fragility and God's overwhelming grace and generosity over and over in the midst of it all.
The Wellness Doula
The purpose of this website is to share natural wellness information and encouragement with those of all faith and personal backgrounds so that individuals and families are empowered to make thoughtful, and for those so inclined, prayerful health care decisions for themselves and their households.
Diana Korte has said, “If you don’t know your options, you don’t have any.” There are many healthy and natural alternatives to the toxic foods, medications and household and personal care products that the average person uses daily. Many of these natural options have long track records of safety and effectiveness. It is the responsibility of each family to make the conscious decisions that are best for their own unique members and situations alongside the healthcare professional(s) of their choice.
Most of of the local resources listed here are relevant to the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas and East Texas, with some extending into the US and other parts of the world. Many other resources listed are online and available to everyone, anywhere.