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 preschoolers!
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.
*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.
Let’s connect and grow together.