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
- 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.
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Energy & Stress
I go to the track every day. When it is really cold, or when it is raining and I do not feel like getting wet, I go to the indoor track. Yes, I do know how lucky I am to have an indoor track at the local YMCA only a few miles from me.Yes, I do know how lucky I am...
Before you can change your behavior, you MUST change your belief. Here is the truth about sugar: Sugar causes: Weight gain Belly fat Breakouts Skin irritation Wrinkles Aging skin Tooth decay Hair loss Inflammation Headaches Anxiety Brain Fog Trouble sleeping...
Some say I am naïve about love, but inside me there is a hope I just cannot shake. I know what I felt before, the love he and I had left remnants I will never forsake. I don't want to hurt anymore, I don't want my heart to break. The love I had back then with him...
Shattered hearts don’t stem from circumstances, But often from spectacular, specific and utterly unrealistic expectations. Hope is healthy and faith-based. Hope holds space for the unexpected. Hope holds hearts in the wings, Waiting for things to change. Love to...