About Me

Human. Being. Being human.

(at least trying to)

I’m Christina (she/her), the person behind The Courage to Do! This namesake started back in 2015 after reading a book about fear. The notion of change, the freedom within the concept, gives me light and breath and I couldn’t be more excited to share this part of me with you.

I’m so glad you’re here.

I have words to share. They’ve been in me all along and I knew they needed a bigger space to live. Once I said I could, once I gave myself permission to be, they haven’t stopped. It’s been a long time coming. Truly, thank you for being here. I hope we can grow together.

I currently live in Vancouver B.C*. I lived in Oakland, CA for five years and before that my hometown of Erie, PA. My husband and I have known each for nearly 20 years, which is pretty awesome considering we’re in our mid-30s! We have twin toddlers!

I am everything and nothing.

I started this website to share myself with you. You’ll find me at the intersection of Spirit, Education, Motherhood/Parenting, and Sobriety. I am all of these things, more, and none of them in particular.

I am simply me and that’s why I’m here.

and

*I am learning and unlearning, a constant work, and through this I wish to acknowledge I am on the traditional, ancestral, unceded lands of the Coast Salish peoples (Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations). I came from the unceded territory of the Ohlone People and was birthed on the lands of the Erie people.

I am constantly being shown the ways I am still comfortable in my privilege. I strive to change the status quo by working towards Conscious Parenting/Education, acceptance of our whole self, the dismantling of our conditioned beliefs, and through Anti-Bias, Anti-Racist education (including but not limited to the oppression and marginalization of BIPOC, neighbors who identify as L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+, and to those with a different culture and religious belief than my own).

I believe in a world changed, where we live in the beauty of presence. We are all people who want love, connection, belonging, and purpose. I also recognize you and I are perfectly imperfect. We will slip. I strive to be inclusive and I wish no harm, and I recognize my actions and words may still show the growth I have yet to do. I am willing to do better.

Hate is not tolerated here.

Every thing that has ever been has led me to this moment.

Christina Lindvay

Let’s connect and grow together.

Vancouver, British Columbia