Author: Nicki

  • Learning Never Gets Old

    As a firm believer in looking forward, I also recognize the value of briefly revisiting the past—not for the sake of regret, but to be reminded of the lessons learned. Regardless of our phase in life, there are always insights gained. Age does not discriminate when it comes to learning. I find joy in discovering…

  • Here’s to 2024!

    The clock ticks down; the New Year’s in sight, Full of hope, everything feels just right. Let’s give thanks for lessons learned, Embrace new wisdom, where it is earned. Let 2024 be a year of lending a hand, In a world that needs it, let empathy stand. Small acts of kindness, a ripple of change,…

  • Time to Rethink Goalsetting

    For a good portion of my adult life, I set traditional goals. January came along, I would list what I wanted to accomplish and hoped they’d stick. However, ten years ago it all changed. I found myself less excited about the goals I was setting. I decided to do some digging to figure out why…

  • Looking Back to Lead Forward

    For a number of years I’ve written an Ode to the New Year replaying events of the past year. But this year felt different. As I make my way in to the New Year I’m just not inspired to write my annual ode, instead I feel compelled to revisit some of the moments that reminded…

  • Keep Your Ego in Check

    Ego, #itscomplicated. However, ego is necessary as we navigate through life. When I think of ego, I think of Goldilocks. She sampled different bowls of porridge before finding the one that was “just right.” Ego, same thing. Finding just the right amount of ego can work for us. Too much or too little ego can…

  • How Wisdom Shows Up

    One of the things I love about moving forward in the game of life is the realization that learning NEVER ends. When I was younger, I believed that wisdom came to “old people” when they knew all they could about others. Fast forward, I’ve come to know that wisdom is learning about yourself. You cannot…

  • Don’t Let Old Messages Hold You Back

    For a good part of my life I thought I was terrible at math. If I’d make an error when figuring out how much to tip, I’d say, “I suck at math.”  The problem is that every time I said this it reinforced the belief that I was not good at math. Let’s add in…

  • Keeping My Butt in the Chair

    Many of us have likely struggled with doing something we know is good for us. There is clearly a block that prevents us from doing what’s good for us and sticking with what we know, what’s comfortable, what’s easy.

  • We Can’t Control Life, Only Ourselves

    Over the past two years there has been a lot. A lot. In fact so much that I kept trying to figure out how to save the world, only to weep in frustration knowing I couldn’t do anything. I’d put my head down on my pillow at night and think about all the things that…

  • Why Did Oprah Have to Go There?

    Why Did Oprah Have to Go There?

    I was very excited to tune in for the Adele special this past week. Her voice sounded as good as ever, and I rather liked how they broke her songs up with the Oprah interview. (Random observation- two women who just go by their first name). The conversation wasn’t deep but it was enough to…