Category: My Corner

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 ❤️

Me, play victim as a black woman?

You say for me to stop making myself a victim. Ok how am I making myself a victim when you come after me?

You see me and say: “You’re  pretty for a dark skin woman” 

I tell you about my high school education and you said it was so high because of lower standards given to minority students and on other scales, I wouldn’t be considered that smart. 

You say I need to have a model physique but my thighs are too thick and rub together. Also, My post-parting belly isn’t ok.

You complain about wearing weaves but yet My hair is too kinky and nappy and should be straightened if I want to be accepted. 

I’m too loud and I’m bitch when I discuss things I’m passionate about.

If I wear a mini skirt, I shouldn’t get upset by negative attention.

No I don’t walk around with a sign that says judge me or that I pity myself. However, with your negative comments without even knowingme,  does make me wonder “am I truly playing victim as black Woman?”

Thanks,

Nicole Cherise ❤️

When your prayers have been answered. 

Hi friends!

You ever had a time in life where you hoped for good things to come or you prayed about something that has been a burden to you? Then, at the moment where you almost give up, it just Works out?!!! Yes, that’s where my thoughts are today. 

Trials turn into Triumphs

The last few months, I found myself cheering for everyone else while I’ve been stressed out, still grieving and just confused about my purpose. However, the things that I’ve been praying about are working out in a better direction! It makes my heart smile, my spirit is overjoyed. I’m genuinely more at ease. 

Has this been you? Do you feel your burdens have been lifted and shifted? 

Thanks for reading 😊

Nicole Cherise ❤️

It’s much Greater


Hi, great people!

On yesterday, I was in a really funky mood. I wasn’t feeling the best, money was acting funny, and it was chilly lol! However, as the day went on, I was in better spirits. Isn’t that life? Don’t we have those moments when we just feel like everything is going wrong, but yet things turn out right?
Battling Multiple Sclerosis, has truly humbled my spirit. I don’t take any day for granted. I appreciate the fight in me. I realize that God has given this journey to me for a reason. My Purpose will Always be Greater. I do feel that I can Motivate, Inspire and Support anyone who is in need. 
The same goes for you. Your strength, the works that you do, your drive, your passion is Greater than the struggle you are dealing with. Things will get better, You will get better!

Thanks for reading!
Nicole Cherise ❤️

Fight on MS Warrior

Hi great people!

Today was the Long Island MS Walk. I’ve walked every year since I was diagnosed in 2010. However, lately, I was in a rut about going. I wasn’t feeling my best physically or mentally. It wasn’t until 8 am this morning when I said, “Ok I’m going”. My team came with me and we had a good time. 


I met a very nice woman named, Margaret Murphy who works at the National MS Society Long Island Chapter. I told her that I plan to be more involved with MS events in the future. I also did my annual pic with  my dear friend Erin who inspires me so much! 


So it turned out to be great after all and I’m happy I went! I’m blessed to have my supporters from near and far. Those who have helped me spiritually, those gave those pep talks and donated to the National MS society! Because of you, someone can get assistance with wheel chairs, walkers, coverage for treatment and the list goes on. On behalf of MS Warriors, THANK YOU! 

I hope everyone is having a good weekend so far! 😊

Nicole Cherise ❤️

Age is a state of mind baby


Hey great people,

Happy Monday to you! After having a conversation with the hubby, I’ve been really considering my position in life currently. Like you, I too, have many hopes and ambition. I catch myself saying “32 is around the corner”, constantly.  I’m also thinking, “age is a number” the value of knowledge to gain is more important. 

So, “age is a state of mind baby” will be my go to Motto. Lol. As long as we are given another chance at life, we have time to grow and improve. 

Take care peeps! Thanks for reading 

Nicole Cherise ❤️

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Truthful tuesday

Hi friends! How are you great people doing?

Since Tuesday is winding down, I figure why not have a truthful moment?

Here is a truth about me. I believe I am an extrovert and I’m a social butterfly. However, there are times I need “Me” time or peace and quiet to be in my thoughts. This can be during reading, a trip to target, listening to music and even blogging. I’m sure this may not be a big deal to some, but it is a big deal for me. 

What about you great people? What’s your truth for today?

Thanks for reading!
Nicole Cherise ❤