Lessons from the Storm

Nathalie MichelleMotivation, Self-Help2 Comments

Have you been riding the Game of Thrones train? No spoilers ahead in case you haven’t; I was recently introduced to the collection and can’t believe it took me this long. (hand on face emoji)  I have actually been attempting to read the series and watch it simultaneously…definitely not as easy as I had previously envisioned, but oh so worth it. One of my favorite and main characters is Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name…continued with a list of about 8 or more other titles.  Her “middle” name of sorts, Stormborn, immediately captured my attention. She … Read More

This Time, You Win

Nathalie MichelleMotivation, Nathalie's Notes1 Comment

This is the month it happens. This time you will see it. Your sweat equity, work, hustle, and hopes come to fruition in this chapter. What’s so different about this instance? Why should everything finally work after years of rejection and denials? What changed this time around? You did. You want it badly enough. You’ve finally had enough of letting fear antagonize you. You’re done with allowing your insecurities to boss you around. You’re tired of watching life pass you by and telling yourself, “I’ll do it tomorrow.” You might cringe as you read this, because you’ve been down this … Read More

To All the Grieving People This Christmas…

Nathalie MichelleMotivation, Self-Help3 Comments

I cannot believe Christmas is next week! As the holiday buzz takes over the mainstream, I can’t help but empathize with those for whom this season will never be the same again. For some, it’s a growing sense of dread at the reality that there will be one or more empty chairs around the Christmas tree. For others, it’s a marker that indicates just how long it’s been since their loved one departed and the hole in their heart was first formed. How can this holy season of a Promised Child, invoke such pain and loneliness? The reality is, it’s … Read More

Thoughts and Prayers

Nathalie MichelleMotivation, Self-Help4 Comments

I wish words like: tragedy, abuse, grief, cancer, school shootings, and genocide were as foreign as the gibberish babies and toddlers spout when they’re learning to talk. I wish tears were solely reserved for excessive joy and laughter. I wish there was no such thing as “bad news,” only “good and better.” Alas, life doesn’t work that way. From the beginning, we have had to navigate the delicate balance between good and evil, happiness and melancholy, and turmoil and peace. Daily, we are bombarded with news that makes you wonder if you’ve somehow landed in the Twilight Zone or a … Read More