“It is not the mountain ahead of you that wears you down; it is the grain of sand in your shoe. People seem to have awfully sandy shoes these days.” Though the first line is a quote which long precedes it, this phrase was written in the Boston Herald in 1976 and...Read more
Do you do your best thinking in the shower? I do. Do you struggle for energy as a parent with all the responsibilities and social activities? I sure do. What can I say, I am an introvert. Parenting as an introvert has it’s challenges. This is even more challenging if...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 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
There is this fun bar trick with matchsticks. Use matchsticks to form a martini glass. Break one to use the tip to be the olive in the glass. Show it to someone and ask them if they can get the olive outside of the glass by only moving two of the matches and without...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!