Christina Danyluk

Wellness Steward
Chicago, IL, United States

About Christina


Like the more than 133 million Americans facing long-term medical conditions, I am on a seemingly insurmountable journey. I invite you to join me in transforming illness into a state of wholeness and inner wellness, as we thrive in the midst of medical adversity.


English, Ukrainian

Areas of Expertise

Motivating and Inspiring, Wellbeing , Wellness

An idea worth spreading

Please visit the TEDx Talk "Why I Smile at Pain": Tools of wellbeing are here for each of us anytime we are choose to implement them, no matter our circumstances. We elect wellbeing. We cultivate robustness. We CHOOSE to transcend.

I'm passionate about

Empowering people to transcend medical adversity.

Talk to me about

Chronic Wellness in the midst of Chronic Illness

My TED story

Talk Title: "Why I Smile at the Pain" about transcending illness. For 27 years, I have been stumbling and dancing with medical adversity. A life-threatening condition is not an obstacle - it can be a path to freedom, allowing us to live naturally awake. Please visit me at the talk site and share your comments:

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

Christina Danyluk
Posted 11 months ago
Eve Ensler: Suddenly, my body
Beautiful indeed, I agree. For me, Eve Ensler, is speaking to the horror which happens to many when the body seemingly turns on the body's inhabitant, such as can occur in a grave life-threatening medical condition. Eve Ensler's talk touched my spirit in a profound way. Her words resonate with so many, giving a voice to the truth that many could not speak. Thank you Eve Ensler for sharing yourself so openly, bravely, passionately, and fervently.
Christina Danyluk
Posted about 1 year ago
Is technology really helping us or hurting us?
I agree with you, that what we choose to implement can be viewed as a tool of technology. Like you said "Pencils and paper are technology". I seem to often be asking myself "is this tool I am using truly helpful to get the job done?". I find that sometimes implementing lower tech tools, the results can be highly effective by standing out a in a sea of new fangled gadgetry, to which many of us have grown habituated.