art, God, Music, Personal Thoughts, Writings

Movement Monday!

When I face hardships in life that leave me hurt and frustrated I move. Recently I find myself searching the face of God through my art. I am pushing myself to try new things and learn how to use what stands out in my environment as a conscious check-in to what I am feeling on the… Continue reading Movement Monday!

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Interesting Reads, Life, Motivation, Personal Stories, Writings

You’re Fired!

Yesterday was the hardest day of the year for me...I got fired. I just started a new job last Friday closer to home and based in Miami! I was so happy about not having to commute an hour to and from work and that I would be working with adolescents struggling with Substance Abuse. It… Continue reading You’re Fired!

art, Ideas, Motivation, Personal Thoughts

Movement Monday!

I am proud to say that I am an established Afro-Latina writer, Therapist, Dancer, Artist, professional and so much more. However, I am frustrated with the ignorance of those who attempt to box me in.I feel as though I am too Black for the Latinos and too Latino for the Black culture. I am tired… Continue reading Movement Monday!

God, Health, Inspiration, Interesting Reads, Nutrition, Writings

Detoxifying Your Heart

Detox is such an essential physical health practice to remove the unhealthy toxins in our body. Whatever toxin you want to get rid of or cleanse you can look up a smoothie for that! But what about the toxins in your heart?  As we approach the end of the year everyone is setting New Year resolution… Continue reading Detoxifying Your Heart

art, Ideas, Inspiration, Writings

Movement Monday

What's your testimony? We all go through trials and difficulties in life. For some, it may be easier to complain about how hard it is then to go through it. I want to challenge you to look at the bigger picture. What are you going through today that is building you to be a better… Continue reading Movement Monday

art, God, Writings

This is a God Dream

What dream would you dare to make a reality? This past week I have have been reflecting on mental barriers I have in my life. Limits I set on myself as an artist, a therapist, a writer, and a woman. Limits that originated as seeds of lies, doubts, and fears. I imagine each seed growing… Continue reading This is a God Dream

art, Compilations, Education, God, Health, Personal Stories, Writings

We Were Created to Express Ourselves

Today in our society, there is a stigma associated with expressing one’s thoughts and opinions, especially if you are a part of the Black & Latino community. I was inspired by a conversation with a friend of mine that explained to me the Kaepernick situation that took place. A simple bodily gesture done during a… Continue reading We Were Created to Express Ourselves

Blogging, Introductions, Writings

Introduction to Lumi.Essence

Hola! My name is Christina and I am an Art & Dance/Movement Therapist from Chicago, but relocated to South Florida. I am super excited and honored to be a featured writer on Everything’s Magnificent blog page! My full name is Christina E. Fontenelle and I attained a Master of Arts in Art Therapy from the… Continue reading Introduction to Lumi.Essence