Category: Life

Don’t think you’re not experienced

Hi all! Happy Motivational Monday!

Something that weighs heavy on my heart is the term experience and what it means in our lives. We know the definition of experience means: practical knowledge, skill, or practice derived from direct observation of or participation in events or in a particular activity.

We tend to read literature of how to do something, or how to be better at something, but yet we still can feel lost. We tend to think we are inadequate if we don’t use the big words like the scholars, or if someone is older, we feel more of a subordinate.

Listen, forget all of that! We DO have experience. Rather, it’s parenting, marriage, a religious calling, technology, etc.. If you have done it for a while, then you are worth being listened to.

As I write this message to you, I’m talking to myself as well. We are capable of so much, but let formal education or our youthfulness get in the way. Don’t settle yourself short, you are wiser than you think.

Thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise β™₯️

Balance

One of the biggest lessons that I’m learning is that BALANCE is necessary. The Highs and Lows, the Sunshine and Thunderstorms, are Needed. I find that it keeps us grounded, we learn, we grow and it’s humbling.

Think of being back in High school. You might not have been the best English or Math student and no matter how much you studied, your test marks didn’t go above a “C”. However, one day you DID receive a high remark on a test. I don’t know about you, but I know that I felt like I was on cloud 9 when I finally scored a B or better! It was at that moment when we realize ok, this IS not my subject, but I will continue to give my all.

Don’t give in during the Lows and Thunderstorms of Life. It is NOT easy and requires a lot determination and strength, but you can do it. Clear your thoughts, have fun with some loved ones, write in your journal, and set affirmations. You got this!

Thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise β™₯️

You’re still Here

So much that weighs on our hearts.

So many horrible experiences.

Trust broken, relationships not ever lasting.

Family became Strangers.

Illnesses with no cure.

Damage to the body that can’t fully be repaired.

Friends become enemies.

Debt is more than our salaries.

Our mental state needs assistance through counselors or prescriptions.

Some turn to the bottle and drugs to get through their issues.

With all of this… You’re Still here. You are Bigger than any of these circumstances. You serve a purpose not matter if it’s big or small. Don’t give in, don’t give up on yourself. You are needed.

Thank you,

Nicole Cherise β™₯️

L. O. A

I didn’t truly understand this until after I hit 30. We interact with so many individuals from all walks of the Earth and we have to be careful of what we allow to take place in our lives. I’m a work in progress but I realize how much my Peace is worth. I hope you do as well. I know this can be difficult if you have family, friends and colleagues that have toxic/negative energies surrounding them but we can choose to step away or to not let it disturb us. Have you guys ever felt like this? Or experienced this?

Nicole Cherise β™₯️

Staying grounded

We have busy lives. Many of us have families to provide for, and financial responsibilities to enormous debts. Many of us battle physics illness, mental illness and injuries. With all of these hats that we wear, we have to combat the world as well. 

All these factors (there are plenty more not mentioned) can add a lot of stress to the mind, body and soul. What do you do to stay grounded? 

Do you lean towards your faith, meditation or yoga practices? Or maybe it’s taking mental days to rest? Or enjoy your favorite hobby? Let me know 😊

Nicole Cherise β™₯️

Healing+Forgiveness

We often continue to live in the past and continue an unwanted cycle. Let’s make a decision to push through adversity and claim victory for ourselves. I believe in order for us to do this we need to Heal and forgive ourselves. Heal from the trauma that we experienced (no matter if it was big or small) and forgive ourselves because we continued to allow past trauma affect current decisions that we make. You got this, I got this, We All Got This πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺπŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―

Search within

This is not an easy task. The truth is, we rely so much on people and outside factors to give us happiness. You’re significant other, family, nor your friends are responsible for your happiness. You ARE.

We have to dig deep. Release those layers of hurt, dysfunction, self doubt, and fear. Things will get tough, you may have days and months of the ugly crying but it’s ok. Never think crying is a weakness, it’s a reminder that you are Human.

I too, am doing the same. Therefore, you are Not Alone.

Thank you for reading,

Nicole Cherise β™₯️