After a life-long career in corporate America working for Fortune 500 companies and the high-stress of the financial industry in Marketing & Communications, Kristina Shea was ready for change and she founded her passion project – "BlueSkys Life™”
Kristina has her own story — she has been widowed twice, experienced personal and financial loss through these events, raised her young daughter as a single mother and as the single income earner. High stress was becoming "her normal" and affected her overall health. After collapsing in the downtown Toronto Financial District at work one day, Kristina was later diagnosed with a brain cyst; experiencing vision loss and debilitating migraines which affected her life in every way. Through a friend, Kristina discovered cannabis as a way to reduce her use of painkillers. It was then that Kristina began incorporating holistic wellness including yoga, meditation and healthy eating into her daily life which provided her on a journey to discover a “new normal” and personal quality of life.
Kristina is a passionate advocate, speaker and educator for medical cannabis to support women’s health and has spoken at many venues across Canada as well as in the Caribbean educating both doctors and the general public.
With this personal health journey, and during the unprecedented pandemic, Kristina started up a wellness company “BlueSkys Life™”, which is focused on women’s holistic natural health & wellness. Products will be with an inclusive and female focus to provide wellbeing, mindfulness, calm, small indulgences, and inspiration to elevate your personal wellness for mind, body & home.
Environmental sustainability and inclusivity are key to the BlueSkys Life™ brand mantra — Elevated Wellness™.
In addition, to her business endeavours, Kristina is passionate about driving positive change for women socially and professionally around the globe. Kristina also works with groups to promote equality and equity for women — and helps to break-down barriers, stigmas and discrimination for the LGBTQ community.