Energy & Stress, Single Parenting


Most of my life I have struggled with overwhelm. There is always too much to do and too little time. Yet this is usually a lot of things I choose to do and responsibilities I put on myself. Lately, I have heard the resolution is not being afraid to say no; that we...


11 Healthy Favorites

Everyone has different taste. I am not considered a connoisseur by anyone’s standards. Yet I am very picky. If I like it, I think it has to be good! On my road to wellness I have come across quite a few things I really enjoy that help me maintain my plan to eat...


To Be Or Not To Be: Who You Want To Be

I have recently re-entered the dating world after an eight-year sabbatical due to love, marriage, sudden loss, and traumatic grief. The idea of dating again is daunting to say the least. When I considered getting back in the game, I did not think it sounded like a...

Confidence, Energy & Stress

Non-Compete Agreement

About 15 years ago, I underwent my first background investigation for a Top-Secret security clearance. My employer advised me it cost roughly $3500 at that time for my investigation. They required I sign a non-compete agreement stating I would not go to work for...


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Nikola Rosa
Charlotte, NC

Nikola Rosa is an artistic rendering of the soul that has come to exist after rising from the ashes. Her thoughts are from Nancy Gass, and yet they are in some ways, a different person entirely. We all have hearts and souls that are a deep ocean of complexity and this dichotomy is no different.