Hi!  I’m Chrissy Gruninger.

Author of 10 inspirational eco, wellness and travel books (with 1 more on the way!).  A yoga teacher and happiness coach.

I love my life and all that I do … each and every sanguine moment.

My mission in life, everything I do, is to empower others to thrive in an imperfect world.  To help people find happiness where they are.

To live beautiful, vibrant and meaningful lives. To see themselves as whole and supported. To create positive ripples out into the world.

To always find the rainbow.  Every day.

I call this: Living a Sanguine Life

I work with individuals and groups to help them create more happy, healthy and harmonious lives, producing a positive ripple effect out into our beautiful world.

Here’s (the short version) why this is so important to me

In 2012, me, my 17 year old cat and a combination of 10 duffel bags, suitcases and a large chest exited the terminal in Liberia, Costa Rica and took our first deep breath in of our newly adopted country. Not knowing at the time just how lost I would become and the challenges that laid ahead.

Life here in Costa Rica…well, it’s not so easy.   For the first 2 years, there seemed to be this incessant dark cloud over my head, only I was told by locals and long time residents, it wasn’t the cloud overhead, it was that Costa Rica was under my feet. Simplicity and mindfulness went out the window.

I had to dig deep and really remember who I was and how I wanted to show up in the world.  I had to remember the kind of life that I wanted to live and the work that I wanted to do.

I have now found a way to make it work here, to live a happy, healthy and harmonious life and to appreciate both the sunshine and the rain.

The light and the dark.  The good and the bad.

With every step I take, I make it one of intention + action.  I’m not perfect, I fall down all the time (literally and figuratively!) but I always pick myself up, brush myself off and keep moving forward.

The grass is green where I am because I make it green

My experiences of life here in Costa Rica complement my education which allows me to now support others in both their personal and professional lives.  I’m here to help you show up in the world, be seen and have your message heard. Whether it’s working on one’s own inner harmony or wanting to share your message with the world, I can help you make that happen.

Happy baby

Barely walking and already hiking in nature

Always been a beach girl

My only brush with the law 🙂

First trip out of the country, spent a month traveling in Europe with family

Started practicing yoga

Adopted two pound kitties, Harmony and Melody

Graduated from Cal State Long Beach

Yoga studies certification courses at UC Irvine

Sold my house in So Cal and moved to N. California for grad school, became a vegetarian (with vegan tendencies)

First trip to Costa Rica followed by 9 more through 2011, including side trips to Panama and Nicaragua

Yoga teacher training

Received my graduate degree from Sonoma State University

Certificate in health coaching, from IIN

Published An Intentional Life and Vicarious Adventures on the Rich Coast

Spent the holidays in Cuba

Moved to Costa Rica

Published No Fear

Adopted two kittens who as newborns were abandoned in a cardboard box on the side of a road, Sunshine & Lluvia

Launched Inherent Harmony mentoring program

Positive Psychology Certificate