About Me

cris-lipo.jpgcris-lipo.jpgI’m Cristina. I have two boys, Henry (10) and Derek (8), both of them have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

It’s a wonderful crazy kind of life. I have days that are strained by their oddities that defy social convention, like Derek’s verbal stimming or almost echolalic monologues, and other days wowed by their ingenuity and creativity.

Apart from that, I used to be a corporate drone for a multinational abroad before realizing that my life would be more secure being with my kids who needed me more.

An interesting twist in my life is my abrupt yet wonderful immersion into esoteric practices and quantum sciences.  Believe it or not, my quest in discovering the answers to Autism is one of the reasons that has led me to this practice.

I found a cosmic cause to the  illogical logic of the prevalence of Autism. I say illogical logic because we all know that it exists and the numbers increase but each autistic case is never the same and its origins are still much cause for heated debate. I really can’t explain in practical terms how my esoteric practice has helped me to be more accepting of my children’s condition….I just hope that my blog entries slowly give you a picture of where I’ve gone and going to. Why I Made this Blog?

Of course, there are other things along the way. My secrets, which most of you will not read in my protected pages 😀 , as well as interesting people, events, food and places that help color this wonderful passage called life.

Favorite Books: The Alchemist and The Zahir by Paolo Coelho, One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Maturity: The Responsibility of Being Oneself by Osho, A New Earth by Ekhart Tolle, and Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch, You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

Favorite Movies: Wimbledon, Notting Hill, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook. Meet Joe Black,  Serendipity and August Rush.

Favorite Songs: If I Could by Barbra Streisand (My motherhood anthem) 😀 ; You Are the Universe by The Brand New Heavies (My LOA Anthem) 😀 ; Lifted by Lighthouse Family (Always the first song in my early morning ballet workout) 😀 ; No Worries by Simon Webbe; No Regrets and She’s the One by Robbie Williams; Unwritten (my other LOA anthem) by Natasha Beddingfield

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12 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Cristina,Thanks for sharing your story. I was looking for information on Jenny Mc.Carthy’s appearance on Oprah’s webcast (I am reading ‘A New Earth’ right now…) and stumbled on your site. I am excited to explore your musings, as I notice we have quite some interests in common! I am a WAHM of three beautiful kids. Like you, I felt my presence at home was more important than my career outside of it. Our kids inspired me to make a product and now I find myself running a small business from home, bearhugsunlimited.comGreetings to you!Ymke.
    +1

    • Hi! Thanks for the offer. I’m open to a lot of things 🙂 FYI though I did post my response to a comment regarding my take on it cause. I posted it on my blog as “The Cosmic Cause of ASD.”

  2. So, what is the cosmic cause that you’ve found. I know two people who work with kids on the Autism spectrum and I would love to pass along your thoughts.

  3. Hi!
    I love the photo with your kids…hugs to them!!!

    At wow naman, naka upper case pa ang blogsite link sa akin!!! Still groping on the hows of blogging though…

  4. Hi Cristina,
    Thanks for sharing your story. I was looking for information on Jenny Mc.Carthy’s appearance on Oprah’s webcast (I am reading ‘A New Earth’ right now…) and stumbled on your site. I am excited to explore your musings, as I notice we have quite some interests in common! I am a WAHM of three beautiful kids. Like you, I felt my presence at home was more important than my career outside of it. Our kids inspired me to make a product and now I find myself running a small business from home, bearhugsunlimited.com
    Greetings to you!
    Ymke.

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