Well, hey there friend, so sweet of you to drop by!
Since you’re here, let me tell you a bit about Shine Wellness…
I’m Christine Williams, but my friends call me Chris.
I’m a certified nutritional therapy practitioner and transformational health and life coach for women who have lost their energy and themselves in the demands of every day life and just don’t feel like themselves anymore. Feeling overly-tired, with too much to do, and suffering with weight gain, perfectionsim, and unhealthy habits; they are feeling stuck and don’t know how to move forward.
Whether you are a women who leads a family, or a business, you want a simple holistic approach with an experienced practitioner who will really listen, and provide the container, support and stretch to uncover the habits zapping your health and mindset keeping you stuck so you can move the needle forward and operate as your most powerful, healthy self, living in full authenticity and possibility.
Ease. Flow. Peace. Joy. Freedom. Happiness. Serenity. Support. Fulfilled.
This is possible for you. YOU are the one who gets to create a successful life on your terms.
If you’re sick of feeling overwhelmed and overly tired, sliding back into old habits, too much wine and self-doubt, it’s time for you to take back the reins of your life so you can feel relaxed and confident with more energy, work/life balance, better relationships, more peace of mind and more joy.
Do you want to reclaim your health and get a handle on the stress and hormonal imbalances that leave you feeling depleted, anxious, gaining weight and feeling overly tired?
Are you stuck in the trap of up and down weight? Loosing some and gaining it back and falling back into the same old habits.
Do you feel a sense of over-busyness in your business or life? Striving to survive with all the to do’s instead of thriving?
Are you unintentionally putting your own needs on the back burner in pursuit of building a business that makes an impact, caring deeply for your family and trying to take care of it all?
Are you having a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep with a brain that just won’t shut down at night?
Do you just want to feel like yourself again so you can make an impact and live a life you love? Like having the energy to do fun stuff with your family and be a positive role model.
It doesn’t have to be this way!
The harsh reality is that if you don’t take care of you and can’t properly manage your stress, and your adrenals and your stress hormones are constantly on, then how can you expect to make an impact doing what you love, be a positive role model, feel alive, balanced and free and enjoy life with those your love?
Chronic stress, poor food choices and lack of self-care affects your confidence, hormones, digestion, leads to burnout, chronic illness, depression, unhappy families and is making you sick (not to mention it sucks the joy out of things)…..
You need to address the root cause of all of this: Stress, dialing in on foods that nourish and energize you, and creating some self-care routines to get it handled so you can get your spark back.
I know you’re frustrated.
I know your tired.
I know you want simple.
And I know you want to get out of this rut once and for all.
As heart centered healer with a passion for empowering women, I know you can step fully into your most authentic self and live a fulfilled life.
What makes my work different….
I blend the latest principles in brain science, transformational coaching, nutritional therapy, and self-care tools and teach you how to shift to a more balanced, happy state (and keep it there), by reprogramming the old patterns and habits (the old operating system) that have been keeping you stuck for so long. By changing the way you THINK about yourself, food, movement and self-care, you can live in a balanced way that leaves you feeling confident, fulfilled and peaceful.
To all you women out there: It’s time to step into feeling a sense of freedom and confidence to love yourself and your life. And when you do–everything changes. You can PLAY. You can SHINE. You can open up to possibilities.
Most importantly, I want you to know that when you do this for yourself, you very literally make the world a better place. The world needs you.
I understand your struggle because I’ve been there, too.
I know how you feel because I’ve been there too. I was a busy mom homeschooling my 3 boys with a 17 year marriage that was falling apart. I was stressed out, trying to do it all, and suffering from all kinds of health issues from digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, anxiety and a negative body image no matter how much weight I might lose.
So when that midlife crisis hit me that brought me to my knees with a divorce and going back to school while raising my 3 boys, I was just trying to get through the day and keep all the balls in the air! I unintentionally put my own needs on the back burner while building my new business and talking care of my family.
Can you relate to the juggling act?
My weight crept up. I went through early menopause in my 40’s, I was feeling anxious, depleted and stressed out, eating chips and cheese for dinner and too much wine, and I had that mean girl voice telling me all the ways I just didn’t measure up. Outside I looked like I was handling it all, but inside I was suffering.
I knew that something needed to change soon. I was dealing with way too much and my body and mind were suffering. If I wanted to be the kind of mom and person I wanted to be, I needed to make a shift. I was aware that food could affect my health, energy and my moods, so I decided to go back to school to become a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. I had studied and practiced traditional food principles while raising my family but felt that maybe I was missing something. Surely by going back to school, I would know exactly what I should eat and be able to easily lose the weight and keep it off and feel like myself again.
So, I went back to school, and became a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. I taught nutritional wellness programs that helped my clients restart their health and wellness. But there was a missing piece. I could teach my clients what to eat, but after the initial excitement or when the program ended, they would default back to their old habits. Something wasn’t sticking.
To be totally honest, it was embarrassing. I was a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner for goodness sake! And I couldn’t help my clients stay on track and get the results they wanted. What was I missing?
Then I came across a coaching program that was focused not on food but about how habits are created in the brain. It was based in something called “neuro-linguistic programming.” It taught me the Transformational Coaching Method of speaking the language of your brain. And that’s when everything clicked for me. TCM helped me retrain my brain and actually changed the way my nervous system responds to stress.
THIS was the missing piece, that combined with nourishing foods and sacred self-care, could help me and my clients reclaim health, rebalance hormones and manage stress to create healthy habits that actually felt automatic and not a chore.
Yes, eating real nutritious food is important. It starts with food. Without the right nutrients our body and mind can get out of wack. And, an additional piece was needed. Going beyond just the food and into the brain science of habit change and our internal dialog with ourselves. How are we living in the world and what patterns are we holding onto that keep us pushing past our limits into imbalance?
Going through that program made it clear to me that the secret to feeling balanced and staying on track with nourishing all of me with healthy lifestyle habits really had everything to do with the old patterns, beliefs and habits that were wired in my brain. And the great news was that I could change them. I had the power to take back my health and create a new way of living and being.
I was inspired to learn everything I could. So I not only completed their basic program but went on to finish their Advanced Transformational coaching and Mastery level programs.
Today I lead my business and nurture my family with a sense of relaxed confidence. I have been able to manage my menopause symptoms naturally, redefine my relationship with my body, stress and food, and reprogram my brain to break those old stubborn habits leaving me overwhelmed, stressed out, out of balance and self-critical. I’ve replaced them with new healthier habits that feel balanced, natural and automatic.
Today, I have new sense of freedom.
I help women move forward in freedom so they can live healthy, happy, fully nourished lives.
And I’d love to help you too.
It’s time to create a new possibility.
I’m ready to hold that space for you, sweet friend.
What clients are saying…
“Chris seems to take my messy week and sprinkle it with sunshine…then turns it around and allows me to take credit for it. She has an amazing gift of holding up a mirror even when you may not want to look at it…the tools I am receiving from our meetings are tools that will help me build the life I want. I am forever grateful for her and her support.” Laurie, Health Coaching and Massage Therapy Client
“I feel healthier and happier with what I am putting into my body. Thank you for your compassion and support, your knowledge and encouragement is amazing”– Allison, Health Coaching and Massage Therapy Client
Oh, and in case you’re curious, here’s the boring, cover-letter friendly version:
Christine Williams | Owner, Shine Wellness | Massage Therapist | Holistic Health Coach | Transformational Lifestyle Coach |Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
A glimpse at my involvement in the holistic wellness community:
- 25 year Yoga Teacher
- 7 year Master Holy Yoga Teacher
- 6 year Licensed Massage Therapist
- Specialized certification in Clinical Neuromuscular Therapy and Structural Bodywork
- Certified Integrative Reflexology Practitioner
- Certified “Nurturing the Mother” Prenatal Massage Therapist
- Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
- Certified Holistic Health Coach
- Transformational Life coach
- Weston A. Price Foundation Chapter Leader – Teaching classes on how to make traditional homemade food like sourdough bread, butter, fermented veggies, kombucha.
- RESTART instructor – a 5 week nutritional program that transforms your health in 5 weeks with education, support and community.
- Whole30 Coach
- Partner with local doctors, nurses, acupuncturists and chiropractors, including Northeast Gastroenterology and Digestive Health Associates, Northeast Integrative Medicine, Lockney Wellness and Acupuncture, Carolina Total Care Chiropractic, South Lake Women’s Healthcare, CHS Holistic nurses and more.
Some interesting facts about me:
Most people don’t know that I got married in Scotland.
Cooking and having fun with my kids in the kitchen makes my heart sing.
I love to work with my hands and get creative. Knitting, making candles, crafting, cooking. (maybe that’s why I love my work as a massage therapist, I get to use my hands)
- My husband and I LOVE to travel together and experience new places and foods, especially craft beers. I think I have a gypsy heart.
- I have a 15-year-old cat named Whiskers. (He is the most “chill” cat I know. Maybe that’s why he’s lived so long.)
- My favorite place I have visited is Scotland. I want to go back and see more of that beautiful country I missed the first time. Especially the Islands of Iona and Skye.
My favorite form of self-care is having quiet time in the morning, my weekly massage, a walk in the woods, and a semi-annual trip to the Well of Mercy for some recharging time to reconnect with myself, my higher power and to unplug.
How to get started:
For 1-on-1 Health Coaching: You’ll start by booking a breakthrough session coaching call. Just click on the link that says “Apply for Your Breakthrough Session.” If we’re a good fit, we’ll decide on the best program to meet your goals and pick a start date to begin. After our call, you’ll get an email with the client agreement for you to sign and return to me prior to our first coaching session.
For Group Coaching: The Sacred Self-Care group program is only open a few times a year. You will need to register for the next session. You will receive confirmation of your registration and your materials will be sent to you via email along with a link to join our weekly Zoom calls and join in the private FB group.
For Massage: When you book an appointment for massage, you’ll get a confirmation email of your appointment. 3 days before your appointment you’ll get a reminder. After your appointment, you’ll also get a follow-up email asking how your experience was.
Have some personal questions about your situation you’d like to discuss before signing up?
Go ahead and apply for a Self-Care Breakthrough Session and we can figure that out on the phone together!
This is about you.
These techniques DO work, and you DO deserve to make your health and your well-being a priority.
I can’t wait to see you shine!
Pssssst! Wondering what happens if you click that purple button right up there and schedule a call?
I’m so glad you asked! Your Breakthrough Session is 100% no strings attached. It’s our chance to get to know each other, see if we’re a good fit, and outline your plan for tackling your health challenges together, so you can finally invest in the life (and body) you’ve been dreaming of!