My writing is about things I have learned by struggling through them personally, including:
- Weight Loss and Wellness
- Fitness and Self-Care
- 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.
We have all heard the songs…seen the tragedies…experienced loss. We all KNOW we don’t know what day will be our last. We all want to live a good life. We all hope whatever day becomes our last will be well spent, but how do we do it? How do we actually live today...
“It is not the mountain ahead of you that wears you down; it is the grain of sand in your shoe. People seem to have awfully sandy shoes these days." Though the first line is a quote which long precedes it, this phrase was written in the Boston Herald in 1976 and...
I read this book about a year ago that changed my life. The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson. It is so practical and so easy to apply the concepts and ideas. It really is about moderation. It really is a powerful way to make progress…on virtually any goal. If I wanted to...
Do you love the holiday and all the food, but feel like you have to deprive yourself or risk gaining ten pounds? Have you hit a stride with losing weight and do not want the holiday meal to throw you off track? Do you want to lose weight, but feel like giving up so...
Listen, I get it. We all want a deal. We all want to save money. We all NEED to save money. Here’s the thing…actually three things: 1) If you have to use a credit card to pay for it, it is NOT a deal. Studies show what we end up paying in interest from holiday gift...
Welcome to Empowered by Nikola! I write with the goal that I might light up your life with empowerment, hope, inspiration, love and wellness!