Category: My Corner

Testimony

Emotional Days happen.

MS symptoms can try to take over my spirit. Being a wife, a mother, a scholar, and a hard worker can be overwhelming. I’m sure many of you have felt the same. I’m here to tell you that victory is ours.

This picture was taken after crying my little heart out but a crooked smile was able to surface. I continued to think about my “why?” and I was able to wooo saaa and calm down. I pray that you all can find reason to smile after your storms. I’m here for you if you need me ♥️

Thank you for reading,

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Feel Good Friday: I love helping people

For the Love of the People.

I love connecting with people and helping them. It brings joy to my heart knowing that I set an impact on someone’s Life.

In the past few weeks, I’ve met new people. Some were from work and others were fellow MS Warriors. I’ve also have made new connections with people from views of my YouTube videos.

Maybe this is my purpose? Being a voice for those who are unable to share their struggle. Being that ear to listen when some feel that there is no one to listen. That support when many feel they are alone.

Therefore, thank you to my new pals. Thank you to my supporters. Thank you to the people who follow or have subscribed to my sites. I appreciate you all more than you will ever know. You all play a vital role in my search for Purpose and Healing.

Helping others, makes me feel good on this “Feel Good Friday”.

Thanks for reading,

Nicole Cherise ♥️

The weather

As a child, I never quite understood how older people could tell it was going to rain or when they said “It’s cold, I can feel it in my bones”. It’s funny how life happens because now I say similar things!

Since being diagnosed with MS, my body lets me know if the humidity is high, if it will rain, and if the temperature is very cold. I experience leg weakness during this time, numbness in toes and sometimes very painful nerve pain. As I type this post, my left big toe is curing numb and I’m having nerve pain in both legs. It really sucks.

However, the show has to still go on. On days like this, I still have to be wifey, mommy and assistant supervisor at work. I pray to God for strength, as tears may flow down my cheeks and slowly get it together. I know there are others who experience this and more. There are other warriors with physical ailments and mental issues that can be thrown off due to the weather.

When it rains, it pours. I wish, I could cut back some of the storms, but unfortunately that can’t happen and that’s Life. How we choose to manage IS up to us.

We can let the weather take over us and our spirit or we can dance in the rain and view the rainbow that follows.

Thanks for reading,

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Note to Self

Dear Nik,

The obstacles are here currently but they won’t stay. Please do the following:

Keep working hard, Continue to keep the family first, and forgive yourself.

Nicole Cherise will prosper, and you will be student loan debt free!

Keep your chin up and shoulders back, because your strut is back! No more dragging or limping your left leg. You Are a MS Survivor.

I know it may not seem like it but with God this is already done. Trust me.

Love Always,

Future You ♥️ (Dr. Nicole Cherise)

It feels like Jell-o… MS Symptoms 101

Today started as a typical Monday. The weather in LI is light rain and windy. I was in a good mood and work was going ok. After 2 pm, that changed! 
I started to feel dizzy and my legs began to feel wobbly. The feeling of Jell-O came over me and tried my best to hold it together. It wasn’t until I got home, where I broke down and later fell. 

You know what’s so interesting about being diagnosed with MS? Its regardless of how long I have been battling this debilitating disease, the same “original” 101 symptoms still occur. A year prior to diagnosis, my legs felt like jello all the time. It felt like gravity was pulling me down but yet I “looked” ok. 
Currently, I plan to diffuse some essential oils and apply some topically to my legs. I use doTerra DDR Prime and Francencinse for my legs; and peppermint oil for my headaches. Take deep breaths and relax. Snuggles from the hubby and son helps too 😉❤️. 
Thanks for reading friends
Nicole Cherise ❤️

Discover

Have you found you? Have you fallen in love with yourself? Do you even like yourself, currently? 
I’ve sat in the dark and asked myself this plenty of times since undergraduate studies. 21 turning 22 years of age, I was trying to figure it all out. Now, 10 years later, I believe that I’m close. 
We EVOLVE
We are constantly evolving. Just as the Earth spins, we shift ideas and encounter new experiences. Not all will be great, but that’s life, the good and the not so good coexist. 
The Discovery
2016. That’s when things started to piece together. So what did I find? I found a scared woman. A woman who felt lost in her own thoughts and emotions. A woman who wept constantly from the loss of loved ones. A woman who half the time has no clue about being a good wife or mother, but finds a way to get the job done. A woman that battles an incurable disease. A woman who brings confidence to others more than herself. A Woman who longs for connections with others, even after they clearly disconnected themselves from her. A woman who still needs approval…. That’s the truth. And that’s just fine. 
Even with the flaws and doubts, God has still blessed me to be a Courageous woman. A woman who doesn’t quit. A woman that loves hard. A Dependable woman. A Respectful woman. A Supportive woman. A woman that motivates others. A Family oriented woman. A goal getter woman. A woman that’s a Dreamer. A Giving Woman. A woman that is being used for God’s purpose.
It’s not easy to see the truth and all that it entails, but we make it harder. Accept the truth. Love You and All of You! Discover Yourself!
Nicole Cherise ❤️

Hello to 32!

Hi friends!

On 7/23 (yesterday lol) I turned 32! I had a fun filled birthday and I’m excited for my New Year. 

I’m blessed to see 32. I’m blessed to have a great support system of family and friends that truly love me and encourage me. I see great things to come and I’m ready for the ride! 


After church service, we went to the Barclay Center in Brooklyn. Hubby’s gift to me was tickets to the DAMN. tour. Kendrick Lamar is one of my favorite rappers and I’m still on a “high” from the energy level of the show! Of course at 32, I felt it this morning lol! Travis Scott and D.R.A.M. performed as well and it was Great! I’m so happy we were able to go! 

So that’s how I brought in 32! Anyone else has a birthday in July? Leo season is amongst us lol! Thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise ❤️