Motivation Monday’s: using your gifts

Hey all! 

Happy Monday to you! You know it’s Motivational Monday’s and today’s message is using your gifts. 

This is a lesson that I too, am working towards doing. I believe we all have skills that make us stand out from others and it would be good if expand on it. It could be the start of your own business, a hobby or volunteering your gifts to give back to the community. 

I also believe that if even if you want to volunteer your services, it could make you happier. By giving back to others and helping them in need, that could raise your self esteem and you will feel good about yourself. 

Think about it, you never know friends. 

Nicole Cherise

If only you saw me two weeks ago

My testimony:

This week, I’ve been able to go to work and exercise. I wrote recently about my fitness goals and how I’m feeling good. 

What some of you may not know is that for 2 weeks, I walked with a limp. I was literally dragging my left leg along because I had a MS flare up. However, after steroid infusions to calm the inflammation, I slowly got better. 

God is good people. I can smile today and walk with confidence knowing that the sunshine has came after the storm. I don’t take anything for granted, especially my body. 

So to anyone out there that is battling any disease, or are caregivers; there is light at the end of the tunnel. Peace to you all. 

Nicole Cherise

Ohh baby it’s hot! Fitness goals

The summer is here, so you know what that means… Bring the Heat! 

As person with a MS diagnosis, it’s important to keep cool during the high temps. Water is your best friend because it hydrates the body so well. 

I have fitness goals and I’m excited that it’s the summer because I can enjoy the pool, walks (especially with baby boy) and gym. I checked the scale today and it read 146.5! I haven’t seen that number since I got in engaged in 2010. I want to be 140 by my 30th birthday on July 23rd and maintain a comfortable weight for myself. I plan to continue to drink water, exercise at least 3 times a week( even at home), yoga and being mindful of what I’m eating. 

Do you guys have fitness goals? 

Thanks!

Nicole Cherise 

Networking

Hey guys! 

Question… Does networking come easy to any of you? 

We live in a busy world and its all about who you know. Closed mouths don’t get fed, so if you seek, you shall find; ask and you shall receive. 

I will be first to admit that I freeze when it comes to networking. I am naturally a “people” person but the fear of rejection becomes my excuse. Yes, excuses is what it is. 

This is one reason to why I’ve decided to become more serious about blogging and  sharing a piece of me to the cyber world. I have hopes and dreams and Now is the time to ACT. 

How about you all? Are you having success with Networking?

Thank you for reading and sharing 

Nicole Cherise

Spending time during the first year of marriage

Hi all!

I wanted to discuss the importance of spending time during  the first year of marriage. Any stage of marriage is very important but many say the hardest is the first year. I believe it’s because two souls are becoming one and learning to juggle the “newness” of marriage to your relationship. 

On 8/9, my husband and I will celebrate 3 years of marriage. We are high school sweethearts and we basically grew up together as a couple. I believe this has helped us during the first year. We are each other’s best friend and loved spending time together. Which brings me to say that for newlyweds: Please spend time with your spouse.

With having a busy schedule from work, we tend to see our co-workers more than our family aka your new husband/wife. So, if you don’t make time for your spouse, what are you truly doing with your time? You must find a balance. Even though you are married it doesn’t mean that you lose your identity or should distant yourself from friends but it would be good to always consider your spouse on some “down time”.  

What are your thoughts? Do you think spending time with your spouse weighs a lot during the first year? 

Thanks all!

Nicole Cherise

Motivational Monday’s

Hi all! 

Thanks for visiting and sharing my blog.

Today is what I like to call in my blog “motivational Monday’s”. This is also apart of the scheduled blog entries that I discussed in a previous post. Today, I want to discuss “Hope”.

What is Hope? I feel hope is the anticipation of a positive outcome for the future. 

This hits close to home for me especially on today. If you have been following my blog, you may know that I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) 5 years ago. With this debilitating disease, I find myself in a battle of emotions constantly. On one hand, I remain strong and keep in mind that things could be worse. On the other hand, I’m frustrated with the symptoms and the potential ending result of the disease. Hope is what keeps me grounded. 

I have Hope that scientists will find a cure, I have hope that no more damage will happen to my central nervous system,  I have hope that I may feel normal again. Besides my wonderful support system, having hope, makes me not want to give up even when at times I want to. 

What is hope for you? It may be career, relationship goals, self help. Whatever it may be, try to think positive and not give up. It’s ok to prepare yourself for the not so great events but it’s good to always have hope for a better outcome. 

Take care all!

Nicole Cherise