A lot of times we look at other people and they look seemingly perfect. Either they look perfect themselves or they look like they have the perfect lives, or they look like they handle life’s challenges perfectly; or worse, they look like they do not have the life...Read more
Oh me, oh my, there is nothing that inspires penetrating anxiety like the fear of a panic attack. How ironic, since, after all, a panic attack is really just extreme anxiety. It was about a year after my husband died that I had my first panic attack, on the road at...Read more
Sometimes we see people, online or elsewhere, that always seem to be positive and this can be frustrating since we all know life is not all sunshine and rainbows. Some people have suggested I am this way, like Suzy Sunshine. This is not the case. This is a...Read more
Are you a controlling person? I am a control-freak! It is an issue. I am aware of it though and of course, admitting there is a problem is the first step. Awareness. The sad reality is that the more I try to control something, the less likely it seems to go my way. It...Read more
Lately, it seems, life has been as hard as it’s ever been. The isolation of this pandemic has felt crippling at times and I’ve felt like I am hanging on by a thread. There is so much I have to be grateful for, and our situation could be infinitely worse for sure. In...Read more
Welcome to Empowered by Nikola! I write in an attempt to light up life with empowerment, hope, inspiration, love and wellness!