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
Why in the heck would a Special Agent become a Beauty Consultant? Many people told me during my seven-year career as a Special Agent that they thought I had the coolest job in the world. All told, I had served the government for a total of ten years before my...Read more
Though it seems hard to believe, the key to success is not luck, skill, or talent. The key to success in my book is incurable optimism. Mary Kay Ash wrote that every entrepreneur she knew was an incurable optimist. It takes something to be an entrepreneur because in...Read more
I am more convinced than ever that stress is the root cause of our struggle with obesity and weight management in this country. I am also certain that diets are not the answer to our weight loss woes. I have been saying this for awhile now, but when you take diets out...Read more
Welcome to Empowered by Nikola! I write in an attempt to light up life with empowerment, hope, inspiration, love and wellness!