I walked into the gym and took my place in the lineup. I was anxious, but excited. Over the prior few months, I had come to love dance fitness. Zumba classes had literally been changing my life. My depression was lifting, my energy on the rise and my weight was...Read more
To the man who thinks I am lucky to have him…that I should take whatever I can get because I have “baggage”…no thanks, you can stay on the shelf and wait for someone else (my guess is you’ll end up on clearance!). P.S. Kids are not baggage. They are human beings just...Read more
Here I was listening to Ariana Grande, thinking how much maturity it takes to look back on lost loves with true gratitude for their presence in your life. Despite the many ways love can go wrong, in anticipation of valentine’s day, powerful love is on my mind. I am...Read more
An after-action report is a product I often created when working for the United States Government. It details the outcome summary and lessons learned from an event or situation. Completing (not winning) the NYC Marathon has been a dream of mine since I left the NYC...Read more
When a birthday rolls around of someone very special in your life, you want to get them something special to show gratitude for their life. It’s usually material and meant to brighten their day. So what on earth do you do to celebrate the life of someone who...Read more
Welcome to Empowered by Nikola! I write in an attempt to light up life with empowerment, hope, inspiration, love and wellness!