Kristina shares the incredible story of the evolution of her spiritual path from the spiritism religion, empiricism, to what her spiritual practices and beliefs have become today. She tells us about her childhood, being raised in a shame-based household where love was conditional and physical punishment was the norm, As she describes, when she had her daughter, “everything exploded.” She had gone many years trying to avoid all her feelings and when her daughter was born she was confronted with it all. Her leap into spirituality came from a place of deep despair when she wasn’t able to connect with and truly feel her feelings. She was mothering a child who desperately needed her to get fully in touch with her intuition in order to be the best parent to her. She was diagnosed with Postpartum Depression.
Years of educational study in research and science gave her the knowledge to question the status quo she felt was expected of most new mothers. We couldn’t agree more with her hilarious but unfortunately accurate observation that so much of the conventional wisdom of parenting books were written by men in the 60s and 70s with limited knowledge of the real truths of motherhood and parenting. Kristina saw the strong desire in women to want to be the best mother, to know the most information and realized that pressure often leads us away from the trust in our intuition we could have.
Kristina shares with us all she experienced on her journey to return to herself after PostPartum Depression, letting go of her shame, feeling her emotions, grieving what was not best serving her and her daughter, and building herself back up to create her beautiful life. She started practicing body-based practices to help heal the trauma stored in her body, as no matter how many books she read, courses she took, therapists she sought, she could not think her way out of the trauma.
She lives her life with the knowledge of the inherent power within her, and all women, and the connection to that intense creative energy. Being integrated with her intuition and true feelings has brought her in line with her most authentic self, and given her the power to step into a conscious, free, and harmonious relationship with her husband.
Kristina uses all that she has learned and experienced to help liberate other mothers from the pain and shame of modern motherhood, in hopes that they can not only find power and peace in their motherhood experience but pass down that gift down to their children.