Nicole’s Blog

A Personal Invitation from Nicole

A Personal Invitation from Nicole

Hello Dear Friends,Thank you for visiting my website and I truly hope you will take the time to peruse all of the content. I've written it especially for you, to help, support, and inspire.I'm available for one on one counseling, Reiki sessions, retreats, workshops,...

Rape and Being Enough

Rape and Being Enough

I wish I never remembered the night I lost my virginity. When I was eighteen years old, my virginity was stolen from me. I was raped. And not just by one man. By several at one time. I was so excited to attend Florida State University. I was born and raised in...

Husband & Hero

Husband & Hero

My husband is my hero. He’s served over 23 years in the United States Air Force. He continues to serve with honor and grace, as well as with a fierce love of protecting our country. He has deployed eight times, done countless TDYs, hurricane rescues, and reliefs, and...

Forgiveness of Oneself

Forgiveness of Oneself

It was the day my heart was completely shattered. A fear of never truly forgiving myself of something that wasn’t even partially my fault haunts me to this day. It was Monday, March 2, 2009. The day started off pretty normal. My ex-husband, Joey, was making breakfast...

Beyond Infant Loss

Beyond Infant Loss

On December 22nd last year, a tradition that I started at my son, Samuel’s funeral 12 years ago was carried on. It was so beautiful and unforgettable. At my son's funeral in 2009, I had 63 balloons released to the song “Amazing Grace” which represented the 63 days he...

Faith and Letting Go

Faith and Letting Go

Let Go and Let God, my child. Life is a precious gift and we are never promised tomorrow. I know this all too well with the death of my own son, Samuel. Right after we moved to Florida, Jeff and I began waking up super early to go running/biking together before work....

A Former Secret Keeper

A Former Secret Keeper

I remember when I became a really good secret keeper. I just didn’t want anyone to know what was going on behind closed doors. In my first marriage, I suffered as the victim of abuse-Emotional, Mental, and Psychological.Honestly, I thought I deserved all the pain I...