Author: Nicole Cherise

Your word is your Bond

If it’s one thing that irks me, it’s someone that doesn’t live up to their word. People say things in the heat of the moment, make promises that they know they will not keep, and just talk to talk. So, how do we handle this?

First off, we have to lead by example. You can’t complain about others if you don’t apply the same principles. Many people want so much but don’t put in half of the work. If you know you can’t do something, do not commit to it. Be honest within yourself and to others.

Second, try not to have high expectations, but remain hopeful. I realized that the more expectations that I have with someone, sometimes, I was highly disappointed. I believed every word and promise. I guess it was naive of me to do that because I know that no one is perfect. I always kept that sense of hope that if I did my best to uphold my word that others would do the same for me. Selected individuals DID indeed live up to their word which in return forced me to do better also.

Friends, do you experience this also? Have expectations of others and get let down? Or have you made broken promises? If so, what did you do to handle it better? Let me know below!

Thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise ❤️

Strolling into Monday like….

Good morning!

You have purpose. Own it.

Not everyone will understand or be supportive and that’s ok. What’s for you, Is For You. That means with the journey, you have to continue to push through for greatness.

Will it be easy? Nope. However, any journey or goal worth experiencing does not come fast and easy.

Have a Great Day Friends!

Nicole Cherise ❤️

Ain’t I a Lady?

Let me start by writing: this is NOT a man bashing post or a holier than Thou Sermon but simply a reality.

I’m a proud black woman. I consider myself Feminine and classy. Over the years, I notice that many generations have this idea of what a lady should be and her roles. We have come far from the beginning of time. Even though, I consider myself “traditional with an old soul”, I still can’t get with the Nonsense that continues to happen to women.

In the news, it’s so many sexual attacks or harassment scandals that are coming to the light. There are so many hashtags of “me too”, which I was included in. Its 2017, and I have to constantly worry about my clothing because people are rude or can’t keep their hands to themselves. Women are still in physical, emotional and verbal abusive relationships with the “no way out” mentality. Many are treated as a possession only.

So tell me Friends… if we are suppose to be soft-spoken, nurturing, forgiving , open-minded, etc., who is fighting for us? Many can answer: significant others, family members, male friends but not all have that. Some of the same people that want us to conduct ourselves like ladies at all the times, are the same ones degrading and abusing. Those people include fellow Women as well.

What are your thoughts friends?

Nicole Cherise ❤️

Thank you Sza for the Reminder

This is one of my favorite songs from Sza. “Pretty Little Birds” is so soulful and speaks to me on so many levels. Check out these lyrics:

No matter what is expected of us… No matter how many times we fall.. No matter if it seems like the End is near… there is still someone seeing your beauty, someone is willing to fly with you.

Nicole Cherise ❤️

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Slow like the turtle

Sometimes we have our heart set on Tasks that we want to happen quickly… so what usually is the end result? Disappointment, Frustration, and Doubt just to name a few.

The saying also goes: “anything worth having is worth fighting for”. Friends we have to continue to fight. No giving up, no giving in! Stay on track, you will cross that finish line! Have Faith, you can do it!

Nicole Cherise ❤️

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Motivation can come when you least expect it

Happy Sunday Friends!

As a Millennial, we are constantly in search of instant gratification. We want to do More in the world, but we are also very impatient. As the saying goes “Patience is a virtue”, we hear it go in one ear and out the other.

What I do find is that motivation can happen when you are Not looking for it. It can be from hearing a sermon from church, reading an article from your favorite blogger/writer, watching a movie or even hearing someone’s personal story. Even a conversation with a best friend may leave you inspired and he/she may never know it.

Opportunities may present themselves and sometimes we can’t see it as a passion. Truth is, there is always a lesson to learn and room for growth. Try to keep your eyes open but also your heart as well. You never know how new choices can produce wonderful benefits in your life!

Have a great, blessed day Friends!

Thanks for reading, I appreciate you!

Nicole Cherise ❤️<<<<<<
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Feel Good Friday: Seek comfort in your S.O. but don’t get too Comfortable. 

Hi friends! Happy Friday to all! 
Isn’t this always the topic of discussion amongst friends? You are deeply in love with your partner. You reached a place in the relationship where you are happy, trusting and loyal to one another. However, some how, you both get too “comfortable”. 
What could too comfortable mean? It differs from one relationship to the other, but a few examples could be:

  1. Less quality time
  2. Less compliments or cute gestures
  3. Less communication
  4. Less saying “I love you”
  5. Appearance
  6. Intimacy
  7. Less hard work to make the relationship work
  8. Lacking responsibilities one once had.

That’s just a few, if you can think of more, please drop it in the comments section. 


Even though those things may seem like minor issues that couples endure, they can become bigger problems down the road. When people ask me for advice in this matter, I’ll tell them to C̶O̶M̶M̶U̶N̶I̶C̶A̶T̶E̶ Effectively Communicate with their significant other. Go into the conversation with an open mind, speak calmly, and be respectful. Also, we have to remember that nothing changes overnight. It takes time, patience and leading by example. 
Has this been anyone else? Can you admit that you’ve gotten too comfortable in your relationship before? Let’s discuss below. 

Thanks for reading!!!
Nicole Cherise ❤️