Kristine, Nutritional and Energy Medicine Practitioner runs Pōm Health and Wellness, located in the Yorkville district in Toronto. With her gifted ability to interact with energy, she helps her clients live their happiest lives by creating warm, welcoming and positive atmosphere at her office. Keep reading to find out how she started her career, advice on how to improve your energy, and her skincare tips using NIU BODY’s products!
“In hindsight, that kind of mindset, coming from a place of fear (“I can’t pursue my dreams because xyz”), deterred me from
doing what I was passionate about and succeeding at it.”
What inspired you to start Pōm Health and Wellness?
Like most practitioners, I started out at home, with a goal to eventually do energy medicine full-time. I’m a single mom, so I had to make sure that I was providing for my family, and I felt like I couldn’t just jump and take risks. In hindsight, that kind of mindset, coming from a place of fear (“I can’t pursue my dreams because xyz”), deterred me from doing what I was passionate about and succeeding at it. It wasn’t until my daughter went to university, I was like, “you know what, she’s gone off to do her own thing, it’s my turn now.” I started looking into real estate, and when I came up the stairs to my now-wellness clinic, this room was a big, hideously red room. But at my work, the colour red means whatever’s happening is divine. I didn’t think of it then, but it hit me that that big red room was a big red sign that said, “This is it, Kristine. This is the place for you to build your dream.” So I said yes, and everything’s just been going ever since.
How did you get into energy medicine?
From as long as I can remember, I used to see, hear, and feel very dark, scary and negative things. I thought this must be some sort of curse that I would live this life of being terrified all the time. It wasn’t until I went to school for holistic nutrition that I came upon a mandatory class called “Psychology of Disease”, which is about how emotions can affect your health. After class I went up to the professor and asked her how I could make my negative thoughts stop. And she said something that changed my life – she simply said, “Choose”. And my mind exploded, I didn’t know you could choose for your life to be different. She said, “You choose. Do you want to live in a place of darkness or do you want to live in a world of light and positivity and goodness?”. I went home that night and I made a choice to live in this other place of good stuff, and when I did that, I found that my life started to shift and negative people in my life just started to phase away and negative that were happening to me were happening less.
I took her Energy Medicine course and in that course I learned the basics of energy medicine and my own healing in that course. My teacher of that course found within me, something that I couldn’t see and was causing my life to be torturous. When she took it away, I can only explain that I felt this feeling of love. For no reason, I went up to every single classmate, all in tears of happiness going around and hugging “I love you”. And ever since that day, my life has been different.
What does your daily schedule look like?
I used to come from the world of 9-5 but not anymore, and I love that I can let my body wake me up when it wants to, which is amazing. I moved close by so I walk to work. When I get here my day is really busy, I’m running the office and making sure to interact with clients and therapists, and I want to make sure they feel like they come to visit their friend. I wanted to be light and happy and positive, so I’m here to facilitate that.
Then because of what I do, I need to make sure I cleanse myself and the space afterwards. Because so many different kinds of personalities come in here, and a lot of them are feeling pain and stress, I have to clear that energy out of this space and myself, so that’s the close out of my day.
Do you have a simple tip for readers looking to improve their energy?
Yes - the best thing you can do is to ground yourself. Sometimes that means you take your shoes off and go outside, and you walk on the grass, or if you’re in an office setting and you can’t do that, just visualizing putting your feet on your ground. The ground is now grass or earth, and you’re closing your eyes and just breathing and letting yourself root into the earth and draw from the earth elements of water, stone, air, and then the sun. Just pulling in the elements to recharge you and ground you and expand your aura, really brings a sense of balance and peace and regeneration. So when you’re having a moment and when you just need to feel better, that’s my number one thing that I’d say.
What morning routines or evening rituals do you have to keep you balanced?
I do a manifestation journal every day. I start out my journal saying, “these are my goals that I would like to achieve” and then after I go through my points, I visualize all the stuff that I wrote out for the day to the point they’re real. When I finish that, I tell myself that I’m walking it in, and I’m grateful for whatever needs to come today, and I close it. When I come home, I write what did happen today. When you come from a place of gratitude, whatever you wrote as your goal for the day, some of those things will show themselves. And I close it in the same way.
"A cool fact about the Youth Facial Serum and Awake
Rose Toning Mist is that they have rose and ylang-ylang.
In energy, ylang-ylang is good for setting positive energy and peace, and rose is the most high vibration energy there is."
What’s one skin care product you can’t live without?
Serums are my best friend! I’ve been wearing serums for 10 years, I love how they are a concentrated way for your skin to drink in nutrients. My faves right now are NIU BODY’s Youth Facial Serum and Awake Rose Toning Mist. I love them because they’re hydrating, high in antioxidants, and eradicate free-radicals. They definitely contribute to keeping you young and encouraging collagen production. After I do my makeup every day I spray the toning mist and just let it fall on to my face and pat, and it really just sets everything so nicely.
A cool fact about the Youth Facial Serum and Awake Rose Toning Mist is that they have rose and ylang-ylang. In energy, ylang-ylang is good for setting positive energy and peace, and rose is the most high vibration energy there is. So having rose, spraying that and taking that in, is such a great energetic high vibration thing you can do. It’s also a great way to set your energy for the day!
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Interview conducted by Yuri Hirama