Songs remind me of life. Life reminds me of songs. Of course, that’s the point, right? That’s the power of music, or part of it anyway. Days Go By, a song by Dirty Vegas, is playing on a loop in my head. When it comes to personal development, the most important...Read more
1) Create a “Positive List” – Sit down and spend 15 minutes listing ANYTHING you can think of that is a positive in your life right now. 2) Exercise – Taking a walk is great, but this refers to a work out that is enough heart-pumping action to break a sweat and keep...Read more
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
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
“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
Welcome to Empowered by Nikola! I write in an attempt to light up life with empowerment, hope, inspiration, love and wellness!