About Christie

“Creativity happens when we connect what is with what could be.” -C.H.S.

AUTHOR AND CONTEMPLATIVE WRITING INSTRUCTOR

Christie Havey Smith, M.A. is a spiritual director and author specializing in narrative non-fiction literature. Since 2007, she has been leading workshops in Los Angeles that foster awareness and contemplative practice, creativity, healing, and personal development. Christie has her M.A. in Theology from Loyola Marymount University (LMU) with specialized study in spiritual direction and Jungian psychology. She also holds a certificate in Holistic Health and Wellness from LMU and in Meditation and Mindfulness from The Greater good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley. Her greatest teachers are broken open, awake, humble seekers and unsuspecting mystics roaming our great earth.

Christie is the author of From Three Feet off the Ground, a narrative non-fiction book about the year she dedicated to discovering her children’s view of the world, and GROW, an awareness journal guiding readers to write their way into deeper awareness and cycle through personal discoveries. She is also the founder of the Greenhouse, a wellness space in Palos Verdes, California created to help one take root, nurture, and grow well. www.thegreenhousepv.com

Christie is originally from Chicago and now lives in Palos Verdes, CA with her husband and three children. Determined to be a perpetual student of life, she finds inspiration in film, literature, music, nature, and in the stories of those all around her. She remains dedicated to seeking the sacred thread that weaves all our stories together into one beautiful, ever evolving, tapestry.