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Leap Year 2018

No need to check your calendar. 2018 is not a calendar leap year. I have declared it as “my” leap year. Years ago, I received a copy of The Big Leap by Gay Henricks as a gift. Like too many of the books in my home office, I started
By Nicolle | January 10, 2018 | Blog Posts

2018: Take a Chance, Make a Change

Chance. Change. What’s the difference between these words? Simply one letter. The chance you take. The change you make. What’s the difference? Simply one step. These words and concepts have been on my mind as we transitioned from one year to the next. 2017 was the incredible year that
By Nicolle | January 4, 2018 | Blog Posts

Outdoor Fitness: Tips to Keep Everyone Safe (part 1)

As far as summer is concerned, we are headed for the home stretch Fear not, there is still a lot of time and great weather left to get outdoors, enjoy nature, and improve your health. I had a blog about another topic ready to go. However, the recent disturbing
By Nicolle | August 3, 2017 | Blog Posts

The Test in my Testimony

  Today marks my 6th “cancer-versary” as a breast cancer “thriver.” WooHoo! Amen! And, wow! After rereading these words, the lyrics of a gospel song immediately came to mind. “As I look back over my life – And I think things over – I can truly say, that I’ve
By Nicolle | June 22, 2017 | Blog Posts


  It’s 6:30 am. Time to get a few miles in before the sun really comes out. My preference is to always be outdoors on the track, instead of inside on the treadmill. There’s something about being outside with nature that helps me think with more clarity. Besides, I
By Nicolle | May 25, 2017 | Blog Posts

Stressed? LOL!

  Stress is a societal epidemic. I’m not talking about the built in, or innate, stress response – i.e. you jump after being startled. I’m talking about the non-stop, chronic stress that leaves you feeling stressed out, overworked, or overwhelmed. Studies have linked stress to medical conditions such as
By Nicolle | March 16, 2017 | Blog Posts

Black History – A New Conversation

Although February is Black History Month, we must be careful not to restrict the subject to merely one month of the year. As an educator who was often the only teacher of color on staff, I saw this happen in the classrooms of my colleagues. In an effort to
By Nicolle | February 2, 2017 | Blog Posts

Mindset Matters

You don’t have to look far to find information about mindset. Topics connected to this subject can range from growth and fixed mindset, to scarcity and abundance mindset. Because it seemed that I was constantly being bombarded with the term, I started to think that these repeated occurrences were
By Nicolle | January 26, 2017 | Blog Posts

Stones and Pebbles

I have a mentor who is 75 plus years “young.” However, you would never be able to tell her age. “Bea” takes excellent care of herself and shows no signs of slowing down. She is a lifelong learner who willingly shares words of wisdom with others. I have been
By Nicolle | January 11, 2017 | Blog Posts

Say What You Mean in 2017

At the beginning of every new year, I pick a word on which to focus. The word creates an expectation about the type of day I want to have. It also speaks to the experiences that I want to manifest, as well as those that I want to create
By Nicolle | January 4, 2017 | Blog Posts

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