I’ve contemplated for hours what to say in this letter but have no idea where to start. Christina has been monumental not only in my recovery from an eating disorder but she’s also been a pillar in the rest of my life and will continue to be.
I first came to Christina after leaving a prestigious theatre school in New York. Leaving school was the hardest decision I’ve ever made but I was, for lack of a better term, broken and needed to. Within a matter of months she helped me pick myself up, dust off and become stronger than I could have ever imagined. She taught me how to love myself and, in turn, allow others to love me. I’ve learned to understand and forgive myself. In short, Christina made me face my demons and provided an atmosphere of support and stability that would not have been possible without her help.
I feel as though I’ve pretty much beaten my disorder, Christina continues to support me in spirit and in continuing to be there when I need to talk. I always feel welcome and safe when I reach out but her lessons have really taught me to help myself so I don’t feel the need to reach out. She’s given me the strength to trust myself and believe in my future. That’s what I find to be the biggest gift Christina has given me. No matter if I ever speak with her again or not, she’ll forever be the voice in my head encouraging me. That’s a treasure I’ll carry with me until the day I die.
I have recommended both friends and family to Christina and will continue without hesitation. She has touched my life and my family’s lives for the better. I don’t know where I would be without this amazing woman!
Music by Kailee Duggan, Contact Email: Kaileed@live.ca