Having lived with chronic (invisible) illness and chronic pain since her early teens, Christy knows what it means to keep moving forward by living her life deliberately. In spite of her chronic kidney problems, she was able to graduate from college with a double major in Psychology and Sociology.
After surviving an abusive marriage and subsequent Biblical divorce, Christy was determined not to let those painful experiences go to waste. She became a national speaker with a Christian divorce recovery ministry (speaking at both adults' and kids' seminars). She also initiated and led a divorce support group at her church for a number of years.
After receiving individual counseling and participating in support groups for two years after her divorce, Christy believed it was time to go back to school. Upon completing her third year of a dual-school graduate program against medical advice, she received an M.S. in Community Counseling from Georgia State University and a Diploma in Christian Counseling from Psychological Studies Institute.
Within months of graduating (and 22 years after her first experience with failing kidneys), she was finally diagnosed with Lupus, an auto-immune disorder. She soon realized this was the third major Lupus flair of her life and the one that would lead her into kidney failure, dialysis, and kidney transplant (donated from her living mother).
With her many life challenges, opportunities for spiritual growth and increased dependence on God, successes, transitions, life coach training and experience, Christy now enthusiastically coaches others to live deliberately and to keep moving forward in their physical and spiritual lives.