Author: Nicole Cherise

Our circle is going through it too

I’m so guilty of this πŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ but I’m a Work In Progress! And I’m sure I’m not alone with this. I have a big heart and would have the expectation that others should do what I do.. False! Friends, we can’t do this because not only is it draining, but it’s also not fair to others in our circle. Not everyone expresses the issues that they are battling, some need that isolation because they are trying to heal. Let’s continue to keep them in prayer during this season. Try not to think they are shading you or no longer love you. They do but they have to love themselves more.

Happy Hump Day Friends! Thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise β™₯️

No reminders needed…

On the journey of healing, I recognize the importance of loving yourself without the validation or attention from others.

It’s unhealthy to behave in this manner and to believe that if someone isn’t giving you praise, it’s a bad reflection of yourself. My dear friends, WE have to be our OWN best friend, and love ourselves first. It’s ok to have help as a secondary tool but it can’t be the ONLY tool.

It not easy to stop the codependency process but it WILL be worth it in the long run. Let’s continue to uplift one another, continue to do daily affirmations and grow. I’m here for anyone who needs help in their journeys.

As always, thanks for your support!

Nicole Cherise β™₯️

*Caution* Personal Self Growth Ahead…

Hi Friends!!!

I know I haven’t been doing a lot of blog posts and there IS a reason for that! I am currently doing a lot of Self healing and reflecting. I realize that I can’t work from an empty cup and could burn out. I don’t want to fail, fall into a depression, I want to HEAL.

The beginning of this process is truly a challenge. I have to dig deep into the core of Myself. I’ve cried a lot, I’m angry, I’m sad… so full of emotions. But it IS for the good that this happens. With the baby steps that I’ve taken, I feel lighter and some stress levels has decreased.

So please be patient with me. I am ok, but will be even better soon. I have some plans up my sleeve and I look forward to executing them! I pray that you all are well and I thank you for your continued support! Cheers to SELF GROWTH!!!

Nicole Cherise β™₯️

Search within

This is not an easy task. The truth is, we rely so much on people and outside factors to give us happiness. You’re significant other, family, nor your friends are responsible for your happiness. You ARE.

We have to dig deep. Release those layers of hurt, dysfunction, self doubt, and fear. Things will get tough, you may have days and months of the ugly crying but it’s ok. Never think crying is a weakness, it’s a reminder that you are Human.

I too, am doing the same. Therefore, you are Not Alone.

Thank you for reading,

Nicole Cherise β™₯️

MSversary-4/13/2010

On today, 9 years ago, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. After receiving the news I felt relief. I was experiencing symptoms for a year before getting this news and I was just happy that I wasn’t crazy. The symptoms at that time was numb and weakness on my left side of my left shoulder, arm, fingers, leg, feet and toes. I would fall, and needed assistance to walk. My hands would fall asleep a lot and I battled nerve pain. It all made sense once the neurologist showed me the images of my Brain that at the time had 9 lesions on it. This was all the confirmation I needed.

I’ve learned a lot about myself since the diagnosis. I realized that I am strong, my Faith was tested, I can be too critical of myself, it’s ok to say “No” and I learned the importance of support.

The Long Island MS Walk is May 18th and I’m super excited this year. I will have my family, friends and some friends from work to walk along with me and other MS Warriors.

Thank you to my family and friends for loving me and all of the challenges that may come with me. Thank you to all who have prayed for me. Thank you to those who reach out to see how I’m feeling. Thank you to those who donated to our Walk MS team “Nicole Cherise”. Thank you to those who have reached out to me for support during their own MS diagnosis. Lastly, thank you to my New MS Warrior friends, we are in this journey together and I love the fact that I can chat with others who can Relate.

The Fight Continues πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾

Nicole Cherise β™₯️

We’re scared so it’s..No

We are Scared. We have Fear. We are Doubtful.

The Unknown is what makes us give the quick answer of “No”. We get frightened because we have to step out of our comfort zone. We make excuses of why we can’t be great. Therefore, we choose to give up.

Friends, our biggest challenge is to take that leap of faith. We get so close to achieving our dreams, so close that we can Taste it! Yet, we fall short.

Let’s make a conscious effort to try for that leap. We can write down our vision, do the research, and finally execute! Believe in yourself. You Owe it to yourself. Be Happy and not afraid of Success.

I’m here as always, thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise β™₯️