Tag: life

M.M.–Your “why” should be bigger than you

Hey all! 

While having a discussion with my DH (darling husband) about sports, we spoke about players having less of an ego when it comes to being on a team and I completely agree!
Please don’t misunderstand, I know we all have pride in our art or our passion in life, but I believe your “why” should be bigger than you. We all have reasons to “why” we want to be a “success” and that’s what motivates us. However, we can lose track and start to become bigger than ourselves, especially when you are placed on a pedestal by people. 
My “why” is my family and support for people. When I write in this blog, post videos, listen to others/give feedback, it’s not for me to gain glory. I do this because I want for people to know they are not alone in their battles because I’m battling right next to you. Even with my struggles, my family is my priority and it’s because of them that I don’t give up on my dreams or lose hope. I also want more for my family. A better me equals a better person, a better relationship with God, a better wife, a better mother, which trickles down to a decent child growing up in this big corrupted world. It’s a chain reaction and I want a positive one to re-chain. I do not aim to be on a pedestal, I aim to inspire and show love that someone may not be getting in life. 
What is your “why”? Have you sat down and really thought of that? Let me know!

Feel good Friday’s 

Hi all!

This is my view from our room in Nassau Bahamas. I must say that it is absolutely beautiful. Things in my life have been such a roller coaster and I’m so happy to share some time alone with Stephen. It’s times like this when you realize that you do have to regroup and recharge yourself mentally, spiritually and emotionally. The peacefulness of the waters offers that alone. 
Enjoy your Friday everyone and Feel Good!
Nicole Cherise 

Motivational Monday’s: try to make someone smile


Hello beautiful people!

When I saw this post on Pinterest, it made so much sense to me especially after recent events. On yesterday, a friend invited us to the Tampa Bay Buccanneers vs Philadelphia Eagles football game. I was over the moon happy because the Bucs are my husband and I favorite NFL team! Not only was the game a success but my husband, bestfriend, her fiancé and myself were able to laugh and smile. 

I was so thankful to be surrounded by wonderful people. Even though there are storms in our lives right now, a little sunshine did peek through on yesterday. All I could think to myself is how others may need someone to make them smile. 

If you are able, try doing something that could put a smile on someone’s face. Possibly a good day greeting, treating a stranger to coffee, perhaps just a hello with a smile might do the trick. You never know what your kind gesture could do to someone’s life, you might make a difference. 

Nicole Cherise

No one else like you


I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted. Unfortunately it wasn’t because I traveled it was because we received a new angel, my God daughter Amiyah. Her tragedy has been spreading through the news since 11/8 which was the day she passed after being attacked by a pitbull. She was 9 years old and had a bright future. I loved her like she was my own daughter and I often referred to her as my first baby. 

I’ve always been one to say that life is so precious and this year, I have been reminded of that many times. When my father suddenly passed in August, my heart was crushed. Everything happened so fast and I didn’t get to say good bye to him. With my Goddaughter, she truly faught as long as she could and the family and I, all were at the hospital praying hard.  Her passing hit like a ton of bricks and I felt horrible for my bestfriend, be that there was nothing I could do. She was an angel here on Earth and I know with my faith and beliefs, she has her wings.

I titled this post “no one else like you” because for our loved ones who have transitioned from earth and ourselves we must remember that. In my heart there will never be a man like my father and of course there will never be a little girl like Amiyah neither. You, reading this post, no one else could be you. People come close, may even favor, have our mannerisms but never will be us. From the strands of hair on our heads and down to our finger prints, we are special and unique. 

Think long about that… And to quote Amiyah in one of her last written assignments, “be you”.

Thank you,

Nicole Cherise

Feel good Friday’s: don’t step on someone when they are already down

Hey all! Happy Friday! I hope you have a great start to your weekend and feel good! 

Speaking of feeling good, if it’s one thing that bothers me the most is when someone is feeling down and people make them feel worse. If someone is clearly not feeling well or is having a bad day, why not do something to bring a smile to their face? You would be surprised what a smile can do someone’s day/mood. You could possibly help someone who might have considered taking their life, you never know. 

Has this happen to you before? Have you felt down and yet others tried to keep you there? Has anyone ever brightened up someone’s day? What did you do for them?

Let me know in the comments 😊

Nicole Cherise

When life throws you lemons…

Throw it back! 

We are stronger than we know. The truth is, the strength comes when giving up isn’t an option. Lately, I’ve been feeling like a bunch lemons are hitting me left and right but I can’t let it knock me out. Yes, I may have some some bumps and bruises but I’m in it to WIN it! 

So are you friends! Just because you get in a hole doesn’t mean you have to stay there. Have your personal pity party then dust your shoulders off. Life is so unexpected and there are some things we Don’t have control over but what about the things that we can control? We need to succeed past those obstacles. I believe in you and can help you get to that point if you let me. Peace and Love!

Nicole Cherise

Feel good Friday’s: don’t forget to….

Some times we are involved with so many things and wear too many hats that we forget to sit back and breathe. 

When I say breathe, I don’t just mean to exhale. I mean to “do you” as well. All work and no play isn’t great for the soul. If we spend all day just working and not reflect or enjoy the opportunities that surround us, life will quickly pass us by. 

So it’s Friday! Feel good and enjoy each moment. 

Peace to you all!

Nicole Cherise 

Feel good Friday’s 

We have to feel good not only physically but mentally and emotionally too. 

This past month has been a roller coaster of emotions for me because of the sudden death of my father. Do I feel I will ever be the same? No because a piece of me isn’t here on earth anymore, however I’m stronger.  

God knew exactly what He was doing with me battling MS, becoming a wife and a mother. In my relationship with God, I truly feel He knew that I had to go through some obstacles so that I would be prepared for one of the biggest obstacles to face. On that same note, He knew what type man I needed to be my rock, to be strong for me when I can’t at the moment. I thank God every day for my husband, Stephen. He knew that our son would have such a great personality that whenever I get upset or I’m not feeling well, I would automatically smile and feel joy. 

I’m not 100% myself, however little by little, I am getting stronger in all categories. What about you all? 

How do you feel physically, mentally and emotionally? 

Nicole Cherise

Motivational Monday’s: be Brave

At some point in our lives we will hit that brick wall. We may feel like there are no corners to turn or no way to climb ourselves out. This feeling may be due to illness, death, relationship issues, financial burdens, jobs etc.. Things don’t just go away however, be brave enough to buckle your boot straps and to face your problem head on. Will things be easy? Of course not but it won’t break you. We are stronger than we think. Please believe a shift will come your way, stay strong. 

Nicole Cherise

I’m here

The flesh can be confused by the spirit. As I mourn the sudden death of my father, I know he lives eternally in peace. The flesh of me, hurts really bad and is trying to understand why? In my faith, I know earth is temporary and we will meet again. 

I will be back to having post regularly soon. I miss writing. I love you guys

-Nicole Cherise