Don’t feel bad for your Triumphs

Hi friends!
It’s always amusing to me when I’m told how good I have it. Even though I may be an open book, no one knows all of my worries and fears except for God, the Most High. What’s even more amusing is where people will try to make you feel bad for the blessings you have. 
Everything that I have, God receives the glory. God has blessed me with a wonderful support system. They help me more than they will ever know. So, because of this, I refused to get down in the dumps. There is much more work to do and I’m looking forward to that. 
What about you all? Have you noticed some people will try to rain on your parade or make you feel bad for the good that is happening for you? Please continue to work and live Your life! You got this!
Thanks for reading 
Nicole Cherise ❤️

2 years Princess


Yesterday, marked 2 years since our beloved Amiyah Kayla Dunston passed away from injuries of a pit bull attack. Even though it’s been 2 years ago, the day plays vividly in my mind. The thoughts of “not again, God”, because my father passed 3 months unexpectedly prior. 

Amiyah was a great daughter, sister, granddaughter, cousin, friend, student, of course Goddaughter (to me and my husband) and more. Her spirit of KINDNESS filled the room wherever she went. She touched the lives of all who knew her. 

We will never know WHY it had to be her, but I’m blessed to have had such a beautiful person in my life. She was definitely smart beyond her years and I’ve learned a lot from her. In 9 years, I’ve learned patience, acts of Kindness, loving unconditionally, regardless of circumstance, to have positive vibes only, to smile and her main motto: “Be You”. We all could take a page from Amiyah’s life and apply it to our own. 
So, yes, we continue to mourn, but we also celebrate Life because that’s what she would have wanted. Thank you Amiyah, for bringing out the best in all of us. 
To my readers, please continue to pray for her entire family and friends. Pray for our children and cherish them. Thank you!
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 ❤️

Just Keep Swimming


Sometimes, the tears overflow from being overwhelmed with pain and numbness caused by MS. Feeling of dizziness, dragging my left leg around, has become the new “norm”. 

No matter how much I cry, I have to keep moving. Just like in the movie, “Finding Dory” we have to “just keep swimming, just keep swimming”. 

We are strong friends. We will claim victory. We don’t have to give up or give in. We got this!! Keep Going!

Thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise 

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Tell them you love them while you can

Hi friends!I hope all is well. It’s the fall season, which means more family holidays are nearby and we are getting closer to the end of the year. 

This time of the year can be hard on many whom have lost loved ones. I know because this is me as well. If there is anything I’ve learned, it is to let your loved ones Know that you love them NOW while they can hear it. Try not to put that off. Say “I love you” when departing from each other or even while exiting off a phone call. As we know the journey of life can be unexpected, so enjoy one another and make better memories.
Until next time,
Thanks for reading friends!
Nicole Cherise ❤️

As a MS patient, my dear loved ones, I’m trying. 

In the past 8 years, I’ve battle symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. I’m an open book about this, therefore it’s no secret. I like to spread awareness so that others who are afraid, can Know they are not alone. Not only does MS have physical challenges but it also makes us schedule our lives differently.

I often cry to myself because I would make plans with people that I love and have to cancel because I don’t feel well. It’s hard to believe because on the outside, I “appear” to have it together. Yes, my fro is in place, my clothes look neat, I made it to work (somehow), I smile in selfies (hey, I like to take pics 💁🏾), I upload pics of my family but the truth is, it takes a lot of me to do those things. 

I want my family, friends and church family  to know that I truly love you all. I appreciate your words of kindness, prayers and guidance. I miss the “old” Nik all the time. I loved being able to just get up and go  and attend most events that people hosted. Now, that I’m a wife and mom, they are my immediate family. I try to be there for them during the moments I do have some additional energy while working full time. That doesn’t mean that I love any of you less or that I don’t want be a better family member, better friend, or church sister. God forbid if things went left and the disease progress agressively (which could happen), it’s going to be my husband and son who are obligated to step in as Caregivers. Doesn’t that mean that other family and friends can’t help? No, but you all have families as well to attend to. I’m a selfless person especially about that. Don’t stop plans, or life because of little ole me. Heck, I even feel that way for husband and son too. 

I also can’t forget the grieving that I’m still trying to process. At times, I’m just sad and want to be Still. I want to seek comfort from God’s promises and rest. While at rest, I’m mentally,  emotionally and physically calming down from stress. Losing my father and Goddaughter is a type pain that I never experienced and trust me, I’m doing my best. 


Through it all, I believe things will get better, I will get better. My relationships will grow better. I love you all and I ask that you don’t give up on me. I don’t need sympathy, just patience and understanding. Thank you 🙏🏾

Nicole Cherise

Yes, you can

Happy Saturday friends!

Just a quick mention of the importance of being determined. 

Determination, is making a conscious effort in doing something. When we are determined we made a decision for a Reason or a Purpose. 
No matter what you may see or hear, stay on course. The obstacles will come, the hard work is necessary, but the outcome weighs much more. Don’t give up!
Enjoy your weekend!

Nicole Cherise ❤️

Thank you Browngirlstylish!

Hi friends! 

I hope all is well and that things are going well in your lives. Things on my end have been ok but I’ve been in a little bit of a funk. I truly haven’t physically been feeling well either.. sigh but I’m coming along, Thank God!

Today one of my dear sister-bestie reminded me of the importance of my written posts. I expressed to her that I’ve been in a “mood” and haven’t felt like writing. After our conversation, I gave it some thought and she’s right. I do connect better with my readers when I express my feelings or share topics that come to mind. 

I can’t promise that every post will be fully written some may continue to be quotes and “straight the point” post. However, I’m definitely going to write more.

Thank you Browngirlstylish aka Shanna for the Reminder and thanks to all of you that follow my blog! I love and appreciate you!

Btw check out Browngirlstylish  for great fashion inspiration, she’s great! 

Nicole Cherise ❤️