When you lose someone you love so intimately, like a spouse, it is like catching a virus: the grief virus. The grief virus infects every area of your life: your social life, your romantic life, your financial life, your parenting life, and so on. There is nothing that...Read more
What if our presents this year were ONLY presence?! What if instead of the overwhelming, budget-breaking, stress-filled process of making a list of people, ideas of presents for them, searching for the presents, price-comparing, purchasing and wrapping, instead we...Read more
Here is a list of a whole bunch of products that have helped me in the last year to lose weight without dieting and to manage my wellness in various ways (even including parenting!). Check them out and start losing weight and feeling better today!!! For Wellness and...Read more
I have a problem. It all began when I was 16 years old. My dad said I needed a credit card to “build my credit.” It made sense in my mind. However, it began a major shift in my process of consuming, earning, purchasing and generally getting the things I wanted in...Read more
I read a shocking and heartbreaking article recently about the prevalence of suicide by military spouses. In one case, a woman expressed that she wished her husband had just died in combat on his deployment. Then she would be surrounded by support. Instead, her...Read more
Welcome to Empowered by Nikola! I write with the goal that I might light up your life with empowerment, hope, inspiration, love and wellness!