Checking In: Dear Strong Friend

Once again, we are shook by the blow of suicide.  It is all over the news, flooding our social media news feeds, and now the talk of the town.  But for some of us, the news of another celebrity loss to the hands of suicide pales in comparison to the news of a loved one…

Forgiveness: A Different Perspective

I went back and forth with what to share with you all today.  I’ll admit that I was just going to piece together a feel-good story that would help me meet the “Thoughtful Thursday” mark, but that’s not me.  I always want to give you something directly from my heart in the hopes that I…

Chosen

Today I am going to allow you into a very private space with very fragile thoughts.  Today I am sharing my heart with you.  Please be gentle. | Chosen | Growing up, I had my wrestles with low self-esteem.  It seemed like in every way imaginable, I was different.  As I grew from adolescence into…

Broken Pieces

“You’re a survivor! Look at the hand life dealt you, and look at what you’re doing with it. You’re still in the game, girl! Things may be hard, but you’re making it on broken pieces.” I boldly declared that to my mirror’s reflection as mascara-stained tears streamed down my cheeks and rolled down to my…

I Forgive You

If I were to have a subtitle, it would be “Faith to Forgive.” Good Afternoon, I forgive you. -Christen That was the entire email. Let’s rewind.  There was an individual that I loved SO deeply, but he hurt me and walked out of my life.  I reached out to tell him how I felt with…

May I Have a Refill?

You cannot pour from an empty cup. I am a giver.  By nature, I am supportive, devoted, invested, and loyal.  I take pride in doing my best to keep my word when I give my word.  I am a friend…you will never have to wonder if I am going to “be there” in times of…

Betrayal: The Chris Edition

When I first launched “According to Chris” I set out to create an environment where I could share transparently, talk about things that no one wants to talk about, and communicate without judgement; hence the tagline “Real Talk. No Limits. No Judgement.”  This particular blog post comes from a place of honesty and transparency.  Remember, “Real…

A Little Air Can Do A Lot Of Good

Yesterday, while at work, I slammed my finger in a cabinet. In the midst of hustling and bustling around the office and trying to fix something that I had totally screwed up, I made things worse. Not only was I then frustrated from my first mistake, I was also in severe pain and BLEEDING! In…