About Christina Bockisch

Christina Bockisch is a passionate advocate for mental health and believes that sharing her story is the best way to help break the stigma surrounding mental illness. When she's not writing for her blog, Christina enjoys participating in mud runs, spending time with her dog, baking cookies and watching Harry Potter or Star Wars marathons on TV.
27 05, 2016

From Sandals To Snow Boots: Indiana, Here We Come!

By |2016-05-25T13:59:55-05:00May, 27, 2016|Life|0 Comments

Eight months ago, I made the decision to leave a job that made me miserable. By many peoples' standards, it was one of the most irresponsible decisions I could've made at the time. After all, who leaves a secure, relatively high-paying job without another one lined up? At the time, I wholeheartedly believed that there was a better opportunity out there. That I didn't deserve the disrespect from my bosses. That I was made to do something more. I'd be lying if I said that the months that followed were easy. I was unemployed for nearly 3 months, and although [...]

4 03, 2016

7 Confessions Of A Remote Employee

By |2016-02-24T23:07:44-05:00March, 4, 2016|Work|0 Comments

Back in September, I quit my full-time desk job in hopes of starting a freelance career. I got a few gigs here and there, but despite my best efforts, it just wasn't enough to pay the bills. So, I turned my focus to another avenue: working remotely. As an inbound marketer and content writer, I've found it incredibly difficult to work in an office setting. I'm someone who needs (mostly) silence to focus and write, and an office doesn't provide that environment. People talk, play their music loudly and expect you to join in on every conversation. For some people, [...]

26 02, 2016

2016: A Year Of Change And New Beginnings

By |2016-05-25T14:25:36-05:00February, 26, 2016|Life|0 Comments

Photo by Brian Tietz Change. Perhaps one of my least favorite words. For me, change brings nerves, anxiety and uncertainty. Anytime someone tells me, “things are going to change for you” or “things change a lot around here,” I get a pit in my stomach. I know change is inevitable. No matter how hard I try, people, circumstances and life changes. Any every once in awhile, I open it with open arms. But that doesn’t change the fact that change can be downright scary. We’re barely two months into 2016, and I already know that the theme of [...]

16 12, 2015

25 Things I Learned When I Was 25

By |2015-12-23T21:58:09-05:00December, 16, 2015|Life|0 Comments

Today, I turn 26. And to be honest, I'm not sure I'm quite ready to accept that. It seems like just yesterday that I was turning 25. I know everyone says that on their birthday, but this year, I truly mean it. Twenty-five was a year of full of many highs and even more lows, yet I wouldn't change a single thing. I learned a lot this year - about myself, my relationships, my career, and life as a whole. Here are 25 things I learned when I was 25. 1. People will disappoint you People you trusted will screw you over. [...]

11 12, 2015

10 Helpful Fitness Tips for Beginners

By |2015-12-08T16:56:33-05:00December, 11, 2015|Fitness|0 Comments

With the end of the year upon us, now is the time that everyone starts making their New Year's resolutions. This probably goes without saying, but the most popular New Year's resolutions are related to health and fitness. It's not surprising, as the new year is the perfect time to kick start a new fitness routine. No matter how excited you, there will probably come a time when you start feeling a bit nervous (and intimidated) about your new adventure. Maybe it's been a decade since you've been to the gym, or maybe you're just intimidated about trying something you've never [...]

19 11, 2015

IKEA Alex Drawer Organization

By |2015-11-16T17:12:43-05:00November, 19, 2015|Beauty|2 Comments

A month and a half ago, Alex and I made our first ever IKEA trip to buy new furniture for our office/ hobby room. I've been eyeing the IKEA Alex drawers for about three years now, and pretty much every beauty guru I watch on YouTube has them. Of course, while we were there I bought myself a white 9-drawer while I was there along with the white Micke desk with side integration. When I was figuring out how to organize my desk and drawers, I looked on Google and Pinterest for inspiration. So, it only made sense to give [...]

12 11, 2015

Why I Cancelled My Beachbody Coach Account

By |2015-11-12T14:30:08-05:00November, 12, 2015|Fitness|0 Comments

I've been a Beachbody customer since 2010 when I bought the original Power 90 program by Tony Horton. I never actually completed the program, but I did use the program on and off for almost four years. Fast forward to 2014 when I was training for Tough Mudder. I was approached by a sorority sister - who is a Beachbody coach - and she suggested that I add some Beachbody programs into the mix. I bought Turbo Fire, and then a month later decided to invest in 21 Day Fix and Shakeology. Next thing you know, I signed up to [...]

22 10, 2015

6 Things No One Tells You About Wedding Dress Shopping

By |2015-10-22T10:40:15-05:00October, 22, 2015|Life|1 Comment

Fact: I love Say Yes to the Dress. It's a guilty pleasure of mine, and if there's a marathon on, you bet your butt I'll be sitting on the couch watching it. But as much as I love it, the show made me fear the day I had to go wedding dress shopping for myself. Just watch one 30-minute episode, and you'll understand why. I'm not the girl who has been dreaming of her wedding her whole life. And quite frankly, I never even saw myself getting married. On top of that, I absolutely despise wearing dresses - and I hate shopping [...]

10 09, 2015

We’ll See You Tomorrow: World Suicide Prevention Day 2015

By |2015-09-10T16:32:53-05:00September, 10, 2015|Mental Health|0 Comments

On Monday, To Write Love on Her Arms launched their annual campaign for National Suicide Prevention Week and World Suicide Prevention Day. This year's theme is "We'll See You Tomorrow." It's a theme that resonated with me because when you're struggling with mental illness or contemplating suicide, it's easy to forget that there's something brighter ahead. You forget that there's always tomorrow. There's a stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide. It's something we're told not to talk about. If you speak out and share your story, people say you're crazy or that you're just looking for attention. The amount of [...]

3 09, 2015

My 6 Commitments for P90X3

By |2015-09-01T19:13:03-05:00September, 3, 2015|Fitness|0 Comments

Back in May, right as I was completing Insanity Max 30, I made the decision to start P90X3. I loved the transformation I made during Max 30, but I just thought that it was time to add some weight training into the mix. I know of several women who've lost a significant amount of weight with the P90X programs, so I figured "why not give it a try?" I was pumped up, did my fitness test, and I was ready to go. Five weeks after I started the program, I only completed two weeks worth of workouts. Womp womp. Even [...]