Kristin Ritzau is the author of A Beautiful Mess: A Perfectionist’s Journey Through Self-Care. She earned her Master of Arts in Christian Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary and is a Ph.D. Candidate in Practical Theology and Spiritual Formation at Claremont School of Theology. She is a certified spiritual director, writer, speaker, and recovering perfectionist. Additionally, she an adjunct faculty member at Azusa Pacific University, teaching leadership and writing, and is the Executive Editor and Director of the blog, A Beautiful Mess (abeautifulmess.org), a community of women sharing honestly and finding inspiration. She also leads retreats and workshops for women wrestling with perfectionism. Currently residing outside of Los Angeles, she lives with her family on their urban homestead.
Some of Kristin’s Favorite Books:
Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith Anne Lamott
The Way of the Heart Henri J. Nouwen
Eating in the Light of the Moon Anita A. Jonston PhD.
A Hunger for Healing J. Keith Miller
Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body Susan Bordo
The Good Body Eve Ensler
The True and the Questions: A Journal Sabrina Ward Harrison
The Red Tent Anita Diamant
Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith Anne Lamott
Spilling Open: The Art of Becoming Yourself Sabrina Ward Harrison
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Anne Lamott
The Gift of Sex: A Guide to Sexual Fulfillment Clifford L. Penner
Honoring the Body: Meditations on a Christian Practice Stephanie Paulsell
Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ Jeanne Guyon