About Me

CRISTINA REYEROS MS, CPC

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL COACH

Founder of Happy Matters LLC

Life Coach and trainer located in New York City. Are you searching for something different, but have no idea how to make a change? Try consulting with a life coach. 
Contact: creyeros@gmail.com

About Me: 

Student of life and seeker of authenticity and greatness. I live and work in New York City. I am passionate about all things related to personal growth and self discovery. As a lover of psychology and a mind-body enthusiast my focus in life is to help people to become the experts of their own lives.

Embrace Choice and Keep Moving Forward

As a student of psychology for many years, I have always enjoyed engaging with people. I have worked with the chronically ill, the mentally ill, the disadvantaged, and the physically drained. The one thing these people all have in common is “Choice”. Whether you are dealing with an illness, a mild stressor, or a barrier in life ,you always have a choice. The choice to overcome, to fight, or to change is always yours and yours alone. Your choices are only as limited as you make them out to be.

Many people aspire to be a great many things in life, but only half of these people really make it happen. Why is that? Could it be due to fear, lack of resources, obligations, family? People come to me everyday with dozens of reasons why they can’t make a change in their lives. I am here to tell them they can and they will!

All to often when people share their wants and goals, their positive ambitions are usually coupled with various limiting statements. These statements come in the form of “I can’t because…”, “I don’t have enough time to..”,or  “I’ll never get this done..”.What’s with all the negativity? “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” -Thomas Jerfferson

Think about the times you have shared a goal or desire with a family member or friend. How many times did these individuals listen intently to goals you hope to accomplish only to share their own limiting thoughts on how you might not be able to pull this off? Now I would like to think our friends and family members are only making these comments because they care about us, but do they realize the negative effect their comments have? No one wants to see someone try and fail, but whose to say you’re going to fail if you haven’t even tried. “If you want to reach a goal, you must “see the reaching” in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.” -Zig Ziglar As a life coach I hope to be that person that enables you to both see and ultimately reach your life goals.

Please be advised that I am not a therapist so please do not misconstrue the content on this page as psychological advice. Any individuals seeking professional psychological  advice should seek the assistance of a licensed professional. 

This site, its content and I am a work in progress. I share insights as I engage with people and experience various events in life. Hopefully the content included here will be of some use to readers.

Ambition In The City

102 comments

  1. Love your insight and thank you for following my blog. Love your disclosure at the end, cracked me up!!! have you read the book “Power vs Force” by Dr. David Hawkins? great book, i have read it a couple of times, i think i will start it again…. Thanks for your post and blog too!!!

    1. Thanks for the positive feedback. I have not read “Power vs Force” but i will definitely add it to my must read list. So many readers have been suggesting books for me to read. I really appreciate the additional resources. I’m going to have to create a page to list all these titles. Thanks again.

  2. I love what you wrote about having “choice”. It really is something that we all have but so often make excuses that bring us further away from our goals. Looking forward to following your blog :)!

    1. Thank you so much for your feedback. I find choice to be such an interesting topic. You are absolutely right about us sometimes falling victim to making excuses when we have to make some tough choices in life. A lot of our decisions are made based on fear and doubt and because of that we miss out on many wonderful opportunities that exist for us. Glad to have you following my blog. I hope you enjoy it.

  3. When I was first widowed I thought I had no choices. But one does, even if it is just to get out of bed and face the day. Like you, I hope my blog, rebawritesforwidows, helps someone else along the way.

    1. Thank you so much for your feedback and for sharing your personal experience. Your comments reminded me of a wonderful story that has to do with helping. I hope this story helps to convey how i feel about not only coaching but also what i feel is the purpose of my blog. I get a sense your blog might share a similar purpose. Hope you enjoy this story. Thank you again for reading.

      There was a young man walking down a deserted beach just before dawn. In the distance he saw a frail old man. As he approached the old man, he saw him picking up stranded starfish and throwing them back into the sea.

      The young man gazed in wonder as the old man again and again threw the small starfish from the sand to the water. He asked, “Old man, why do you spend so much energy doing what seems to be a waste of time?”

      The old man explained that the stranded starfish would die if left in the morning sun. ” But there must be thousands of beached and millions of starfish!” exclaimed the young man. “How can you make any difference?”

      The old man looked down at the small starfish in his hand and as he threw it into the safety of the sea, he said, “I made a difference to this one.

      1. I am so glad you feel that way. It’s amazing when we can muster the strength/courage it takes to get back on our feet after a difficult time in our lives. It’s such a beautiful thing. Good luck to you in all that you do.

  4. Thanks for the follow!

    I love the idea of your blog. The whole idea of being a life coach is so interesting to me. It seems really rewarding and I wish you all the best of luck!

    I definitely agree with you that you have control over your feelings and what you do. I’ve been trying to live that way more and more each day. I’m excited to see more of your posts as I’m assuming they will help keep my inspired to live a life full of carpe diem.

    1. Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback and well wishes. I hope this blog does help to inspire you on your journey to living a full life. Everyday is an opportunity for growth and self discovery. Continue to challenge yourself. Best of luck to you.

    1. Hi Roo!

      Thank you so much for this nomination. I am in the process of answering all your wonderful questions. I appreciate this kind gesture and look forward to nominating some wonderful bloggers.Thanks again.

  5. Hi! I have so much respect for the work that you do, it takes so much patience and dedication to help others with their lives, kudos! also, thank you for visiting my little blog in this huge wordpress world 🙂

  6. Thanks for visiting and liking my post Mirror, “Mirror, Who’s Looking Back At You.” I enjoyed what I read in your blog. I enjoyed your quotes and sound advice. I know in my own life, the one limiting me the most is myself. Blessings to you.

    1. Thank you so much Kasha. I will try to respond to all of your questions shortly. I like to let the questions soak with me a bit before i answer them. You will see a post soon. Thank again for the acknowledgement.

  7. I love your positive out look on life!! I have always found strength in taking on the impossible and going after my dreams!! I am glad there is someone out there to help motivate people to GO FOR IT!!

    1. Thank you so much! I love being able to motivate and empower people to be the best versions of themselves.You have all the power in the world to impact change both within yourself as well in the world. Thanks for stopping by.

    1. Thank you so much for this award! I really appreciate this wonderful gesture and am grateful for the kind acknowledgement. As soon as i have a chance i will be sure to respond to all your questions. Thank you again. 🙂

  8. Hi Cristina,
    Heartfelt thanks for liking my post at Free Little Words. I’m glad you found me so I could discover you blog. Love the name of your blog and look forward to reading more.
    Kelly.

    1. Hi Mary,

      I really enjoyed your post. I look forward to reading some more of your work. Thank you for stopping by and for providing me with feedback around my blog. I really appreciate it. Have a wonderful day.

  9. Hey Christina,

    Three things.

    First, thanks for dropping by my blog. Appreciate it.

    Second, I love what your blog is about. It’s a powerful message that I hope spreads to those with optimism and love in their hearts.

    And thanks for passing along this quote.

    “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” – TJ (like he’s my best bud)

    1. Hi Brent,

      Thank you for visiting Ambition In The City. I am so very happy my blog resonated with you. I too share in your hope that my little blog will touch those with optimism and love in their hearts. I get to do what I love through my writing and coaching and i hope to continue inspiring others to reconnect with those things that bring them joy and a true sense of authenticity. Thanks again for your lovely feedback. Enjoy the quote. It’s a really great one. 🙂

      1. As a Life Coach this blog helps me to connect with the world around topics that really speak to me. My blog serves as an extension of my work and of my passions. It brings me joy when the posts resonate with people. I know what it has felt like for someones words to speak to me.I aspire to bring that same feeling to as many people as possible. Thank you again for visiting. Please stop by again soon.

      2. The world is my muse. As my blog tagline says I am living life one lesson at a time. I am a firm believer that the people and places we interact with are all part of the plan the universe has for us. For this reason it is important that we are mindful of the world around us and make room to notice the wonderful gifts/lessons that emerge in the present.

  10. Good Meet! You stopped by my blog today and “liked” my post “Life Is A Purpose” and I wanted to show my gratitude. Thank you. I hope you visit often and find something worthwhile in my writings. I am also glad this has led me to your blog! I look forward to poking around and reading. We seem to have a great deal in common. Have a great day, and may it bring you Many Blessings!

    1. Hi Charlotte,

      So happy you stumbled across my blog. Please take a look around and definitely visit again soon. As a life coach this blog serves as an extension of my practice with clients. My purpose is to motivate and support. Have a great weekend. 😮

    1. I am so deeply touched by this comment. Thank you for such a lovely compliment. I think this might be the first time someone has quoted my work. This really means so much to me and I am so very happy that “Chasing Happiness” resonated with you in such a way. I have enjoyed reading your posts and love it when I get the opportunity to extend my gratitude with awards like the Inspiring blogger award. Please continue to write and share your thoughts and passions with the world. You are doing a beautiful thing.

  11. I’m Ashlee Craft and I am a 19 year old published author, poet, musician, actress, filmmaker, artist, and photographer. I have written and published thirteen poetry books, two novels, four juvenile fiction/young adult books, two illustrated children’s books, two art books, and two non-fiction children’s books. I have also released two pop-rock songs, which I wrote, produced, sung, and played all of the instruments on. Additionally, I have released three short films that I directed, produced, wrote, and acted in, and a motivational speech video about believing in yourself. I am wondering if you would be interested in interviewing me and then publishing the interview on your blog, or reviewing one of my books and posting the review on your blog (I could email you a PDF of your chosen book if you desire). Thank you!

  12. I love your blog. I feel the truth behind every post you’ve blogged. I gave up my old life to start new. I started my journey to find my true self, my real purpose in life and to realize all my dreams step by step. Reading your blog reminds me every time I’m on the right track. Thank you :))

    1. Hi Laila,

      So glad you have enjoyed the blog thus far. I would love to hear more about your Journey. Please feel free to email me anytime at creyeros@gmail.com. It’s always wonderful to hear about individuals who decide to make a change and are happy they did. Congratulations. Change is always possible. 🙂

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