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
I am on a mission and I need your help! I am excited to have you write this one with me! In the midst of this unprecedented global crisis, I have, like all of us, felt anxious, challenged, frustrated, scared, and worried about my loved ones. I imagine all of us have...Read more
In The Alchemist, it is said that the world’s greatest lie is this: “that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.” Wow! I love this and it is so true. That is a lie. However, it got me...Read more
What is your “bounce back-ability?” When life seems to knock you down, how fast can you pop back up? It reminds me of boxing. “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” Think how fast an animal that flies pops back up when the wind knocks it back. Life does that to...Read more
When I was 21 years old, I was raped by my then best friend/former boyfriend. This will come as a shock to some readers who know me because I never reported the rape, which actually happened on two separate occasions, and I never told almost anyone in my life. At that...Read more
Welcome to Empowered by Nikola! I write in an attempt to light up life with empowerment, hope, inspiration, love and wellness!