Welcome to Empowered By Nikola!

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 my own struggles through different aspects of life, including:

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

Life is hard and our souls are an ever-changing constitution of light and darkness. I do not pretend that I am free of darkness. I come from the light portion of my soul with the goal of illuminating the darkness with hope. 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. Likewise, when you feel your soul is blanketed in darkness, look for the sliver of light that peaks through the cracks; when you see it, set your eyes on it and give it all your attention. Watch the light grow. The light will overcome the darkness.​

I want to live fully and honestly, always prioritizing truth, joy, fun, LAUGHTER, lightheartedness, simple living, the PEACE OF QUIET, real conversations, daring adventures, never-ending curiosity, uncontrollable affection, FACE-WRINKLING SMILES, strong hugs, passionate kisses, and EYES THAT SPARKLE. These are the things I wish for us all.

Love Always,

Nikola Rosa




Energy & Stress

Her Broken Heart

Her Broken Heart

He held the broken, jagged pieces of her heart in his big, rough hands. The heart broken by the man that came before who never should have had the key. First shattered by the sudden loss of her sweet, heroic husband. He held the pieces patiently, never letting them...

This I Pray

This I Pray

I want to be unbusy. I am so tired of living “busy.” If I am busy though, I pray it is doing something that sets my soul on fire. There are so many people I love, people I want to see, things I want to do, stories I want to tell, books I want to read, songs I want...

The Life in your Years

The Life in your Years

We should not “what if” things, they say. I have been thinking though, what if you looked at your life in the schematic of annual one-liners?! What would it look like? Would there be something significant to highlight from each year that made the daily grind...

The Goodwill Jacket

The Goodwill Jacket

This change is BIG! Movers are coming tomorrow to pick up my stuff as I change course yet again, moving my kids and I to the lovely North Carolina from the luscious City of New York. My heart is torn. I feel a Deja Vu. Eleven years and one month ago, I made the big...

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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.

News & Podcasts

My interview with Nancy gass. She is the wife of Jerry Gass- Green Beret Kia 2014 in Afghanistan.

by the moonshyne Jones podcast