How much do you know about anxiety? You may hear a general narrative about it in society, but how much have you REALLY heard about someone’s personal journey?

Stigma can only exist if those experiencing anxiety don’t tell their own story.

It’s time to begin taking back the narrative, choosing instead to show the human side of that journey, offsetting the ‘stigma’ label by telling stories.

All of our stories.

In this Sip Session Kristina and John will share their personal stories while facilitating an honest conversation around thriving through anxiety. 

Anxiety looks different across the population. No two people’s experiences are the same. And part of what can make anxiety feel so suffocating and overwhelming is the sensation that we’re the only ones going through it. But listening and speaking are both tools that can help offset that isolation. Listening allows us to learn about those in our communities. Speaking helps us share what we’re experiencing and going through. Join us to listen, learn, and share.

Stigma is defined as a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person. But sharing stories of how we build and grow in the face of adversity is hardly a disgrace. It’s actually a demonstration of grace — upon ourselves and others who might require that same space.

So, there’s no stigma here, only stories. 

What we share can become a tool for life. 

One we can all use.

About Kristina Karlson
Kristina Karlson believes that design has the ability to expand the wholeness of humanity, which drives her and her commitment to surround herself with balance to be able to create and help others elevate their existence.  

Kristina is a designer and digital design specialist at Kristina Karlson Design. She solves creative problems, elevates client content, and brings stories to life through visual communication. Her clients come to her with thoughts, questions, and big ideas in which they work together to create the most effective, purposeful design.  

Her other passions include interior design, exploring local farmers markets, and getting outside in nature. You can connect with Kristina via LinkedIn, Facebook, or by visiting her website at 

About John M. Jaramillo
John M. Jaramillo is a Leadership Performance Coach & Consultant at Coach It Out, LLC who works with clients to proactively create and design their leadership. He helps clients recognize and tell their own story, infusing it to build an authentic foundation to their leadership journey. In forgetting our own story and experiences we forfeit tapping into who we really are – the unique power that no one else can mimic.  

John is able to help clients maximize who they truly are so they can evolve toward their overall performance and fulfillment goals. His clients realize just how much more of their abilities, experiences, and goals they can bring to the table. In addition to coaching, he enjoys writing, presenting, and speaking on leadership as well as hosting two podcasts — The Book Leads: Impactful Books For Life, and Leadership and Mindset Talks: Life Beyond The Checkboxes 

Photography by Michael Marques. 

Bring an open mind and an open heart. And have a favorite beverage on hand to enjoy a virtual toast.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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Meeting ID: 889 7140 3667

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