Welcome to Empowered By Nikola. I hope when you leave this site your burden may feel a little lighter, your light a little brighter, and your hope a little more powerful. Empowered By Nikola is a metaphor reflecting my desire to light up and empower life as Nikola Tesla powered and lit up the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. Not literally of course, but figuratively and through the channels of love, faith, hope, logic and experience. It is the light of the eternal love of my late husband that continues to course through my veins like electricity, illuminating my heart in a powerful way.

My writing is about things I have learned by struggling through them personally, including:

  • Weight Loss and Wellness
  • Fitness and Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Love and Loss
  • Mindfulness and Minimalism
  • Goals, Motivation, Managing Priorities, and Energy and Stress management

Life is hard and our souls are an ever-changing constitution of light and darkness. I do not come to you as if I am free of darkness. I come from the light portion of my soul with the goal of illuminating the darkness with hope; yours and mine. When you reach for your goals, they feel as distant as the stars in the sky; but it is an illusion. They are already in the palm of your hand. Let the electricity of inspiration wash over you and propel you forward through the river of life.

Live fully and honestly, always prioritizing truth, joy, fun, LAUGHTER, lightheartedness, simple living, the PEACE OF QUIET, real conversations, uncontrollable affection, FACE-WRINKLING SMILES, strong hugs, passionate kisses, and EYES THAT SPARKLE. The resources here on this site are for you, day or night, and will always be free of charge. Please come to my “internet home” whenever you feel the need, seek the topics you want to read, take what helps and leave the rest, and I will do my best to provide the same hospitality as if you were a guest in my physical home.

Love Always,

Nikola Rosa

Epic Self-Care

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Nikola Rosa
Charlotte, NC

Nikola Rosa is an artistic rendering of the soul that has come to exist after rising from the ashes. Her thoughts are from Nancy Gass, and yet they are in some ways, a different person entirely. We all have hearts and souls that are a deep ocean of complexity and this dichotomy is no different.

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