Finding Strength in the Chaos with Dr. Cristi Bundukamara | CNC50

Everyone has their own story. Triumphs and challenges go hand in hand throughout life. An obstacle that most people face is how to be strong and accept those challenges along the way.

Dr. Cristi Bundukamara is the creator of ‘Choice Mapping’ and The Mentally STRONG Method. We talk about how to be Mentally STRONG for not only yourself but how to help your kids be Mentally STRONG too.


Must register through the following link to enter coupon code:

About the Guest:

Dr. Cristi Bundukamara is a psychiatric nurse practitioner, wife, mother, and Commander in the US Navy Reserves. After serving as an Army Medic, she attended nursing school at Florida International University. She continued to further her education by receiving a Masters in Nursing from FIU as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, then to Nova Southeastern for her Doctorate. Not only does Dr. B continue to serve her country in the US Navy Reserves, she has also served in various nursing positions including missionary work in Jamaica, Mexico, and Peru. Dr. B has been married for over 20 years and shares 7 children with her husband, 2 biological and 5 adopted from the foster care system. After a devastating loss and an unexpected terminal medical diagnosis hit her family, she was challenged with her view on life and her faith in God. While life is filled with both joy and pain, in varying degrees for different people, Dr. B created ‘Choice Mapping’ Her story of hardship and joy is what allowed her to create The Mentally STRONG Method. The Mentally STRONG Method is a formula to say I am Mentally STRONG.

About the Host:

Following the crumbs in the chaos is a full time job. As a busy mom of three, a wife to a traveling hubby, and keeping it weird in Austin, Texas, it’s safe to say that my life is never boring. In addition to running my coaching business as C’N’C’s CEO, I’m a certified coach for a premier virtual fitness and nutrition program helping others feel better while sustaining a healthy lifestyle. My mom and dad are thrilled that I’m putting my Exercise Science degree to good use. Along with my experience training pro athletes, S.W.A.T. members, and a high school football team, I gained 10+ years experience as the Director of Marketing building multiple court reporting companies. Lastly, I am a published writer, Content Coordinator, and Account Executive for a publication by Best Version Media. They even gave me a monthly “How to” column where I teach others how to be more self-sufficient with common household tasks. Every woman should know how their home functions and what to do if something malfunctions, man or no man. With my husband on the road, searching “How To” on the internet has transformed me into a “Mommy MacGyver”. “I don’t know how you have the time.” “You’re like a Supermom!” These are common things that people say, but the truth is that life hasn’t always been easy or pretty. Even with the bumps, I always try to find the humor in everything because laughter is good for the soul and you should never take life too seriously….where’s the fun in that?

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!

Subscribe to the podcast

If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app.

Leave us an Apple Podcasts review

Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts.

Get Your Household Notebook


Marketing Permissions


How would you like to receive updates from Heather?

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices here.