Christina Enevoldsen

Letting Go of Control to Have a Freaking Amazing Future

Letting Go of Control to Have a Freaking Amazing Future

by Christina Enevoldsen The new year is supposed to be something to look forward to—a fresh start, new possibilities—but I found myself feeling stress and dread. “I’m not ready.” “It’s coming too soon!” The countdown to 2018 was getting closer and closer and I felt unprepared for the effort it would require. I couldn’t show up in a way thatRead more

Removing the Shame From My Inner Child

Removing the Shame From My Inner Child

by Christina Enevoldsen When I was seven, I started classes in preparation for my First Communion. In the Catholic church, Communion is an expression of unity with Christ. Girls dress up like brides in white dresses and veils, symbolizing their purity. While planning for the day, I insisted to my mother that I couldn’t wear white. Normally, compliant and well-behaved,Read more

How To Accelerate Your Healing Journey

How To Accelerate Your Healing Journey

by Christina Enevoldsen I felt incredibly insecure about my healing process in the beginning. Most other survivors I knew, the ones really serious about healing, had hired therapists. I couldn’t afford one. I couldn’t even afford a haircut. I wondered how much I could heal without guidance and support from a professional. Whatever progress I made, would it be consideredRead more

What To Do With the Pain From the Rejection of a Mother

What To Do With the Pain From the Rejection of a Mother

by Christina Enevoldsen I knew it wasn’t the wisest decision to meet with my mother after seven years of no contact. The time without her has been the happiest of my life—despite being sued by my parents, four months of being homeless, suffering a miscarriage, the death of my father, all while healing from the wounds of my childhood abuse.Read more