Category: Health

Take advantage of every moment you get

I took this picture at the gym after getting off the treadmill and leg machine. Now, I don’t go as often as I’d like but when I can I do. My shirt says Warrior because I believe that’s exactly what we are. 

Stay strong friends. No matter what battles you are currently facing, just know you are not alone and you Are strong! 

Nicole Cherise ❤️

MS Sister, Jamie-Lynn 

Hi Friends!

I was so excited when I got my issue of Neurology Now magazine! It features  Jamie-Lynn Sigler, an actress who went public about her Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis.

I entitled this post,”MS Sister” because when it comes to MS Warriors, I look at them as sisters and brothers. If you haven’t seen or read the article, please do! 

I’m so happy for Jamie-Lynn. I know opening up about MS wasn’t easy (especially as an actress) but it’s good for those who are scared to know that they are not alone. We are in this battle together. We are Mighty Strong!!

Nicole Cherise ❤

Confession

Hi great people!

As a person who battles a chronic illness (Multiple Sclerosis), I am doing my best to remain strong. I do KNOW that my strength comes from the Lord 💪🏾 therefore, giving up can never an option.

I would be a liar if I said I wasn’t scared. I don’t let these feelings consume me everyday because I’m trying to enjoy every moment of life. To help me with this is that I look to my loved ones as my “why” and Purpose. 

What about my other warriors out there? Those who battle illness, has this been you? 

Thanks for reading friends!

Nicole Cherise ❤

Staying strong with an illness


I see you. I feel for you. I am you. 

Battling Multiple Sclerosis, is very trying at times. I want to scream, I want to cry, I want to punch a wall! The symptoms are too much at times. So what is it that I do to stay strong? 
I take a deep breath first. I allow myself to calm down. Our symptoms will not go away or subside while we are still in panic mode, so this is very important. 

The next thing I do is find a distraction. For myself, it’s praying, watching a movie, listening to music, spending quality time with my family and writing. Find something that brings happiness to you. If you find a positive distraction, you can cope better through the symptoms. 
I’m often asked how do I stay strong and these are just a few things that I do. 
What do you do to cope through symptoms of an illness? 
If anyone needs help with this, please feel free to email me at iamnicolecherise@gmail.com 
Thank you for reading! 

Feel good Friday: Our struggle is not in vain 

  
Lately, this has been me. I’ve been feeling that the battle with MS is serving a purpose. It’s extremely difficult, especially when you don’t know what “normal” feels like anymore. I walk with my head held high, I smile even when I’m not happy, but it’s those moments that only my husband sees. He sees the tears, the pain, he carries me when I can’t walk. 

I share that not only because it’s MS Awareness month, but also because not all diseases are visible and I know in my heart this journey has been for a reason. I’m going to continue to fight, I can promise that. Friends, I know and understand that not all are vocal about their struggles or issues but you are not alone. Your strength that is gained from the struggle is a part of your story. Let’s stick together in this race, we call life. Don’t give up. 
Nicole Cherise

Feel Good Friday’s: you Are doing your best

  
Hi friends!

This is a reminder for us all. 

I will admit that I’m my toughest critic. Even when it comes to this blog, there are times when I think “ok not much responses equals I suck at this” lol. Even when it comes to family and friends, I’m always thinking what can I do to be a better wife, mother,  family member and friend or bring awareness to MS? The truth is…..

I AM DOING THR BEST THAT I CAN! 

Guess what?…. So are YOU!

It’s one day at a time and you are only one person. Things will get better. You will meet goals, gain those visions, get that relationship, things WILL be fine. So smile for now and know you are doing your best!

Nicole Cherise