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

The Perfect Storm

Nathalie MichelleMotivation6 Comments

These past few days, the D.C./Maryland/Virginia areas have experienced an incredible amount of rainfall, record flooding, and lightning storms. One day, the sun is shining and the birds are singing. Break out the flip-flops and sundresses, it is June after all, we’re steps away from summer. Yet suddenly and with little warning, the clouds darken, thunder rumbles, and lightning threateningly brightens up the sky for miles ahead. In the short distance to my front door, I face an immediate wardrobe change- if I have any hopes of retaining my anti-rain hair and shoes. In an instant, my plans can change, … Read More

It Won’t Always Be Like This

Nathalie MichelleSelf-Help6 Comments

Are you in the midst of a storm season that has you grasping for any sense of normalcy? Have you just come through a chapter of unpredictability and disruption? Perhaps you are walking with someone who has had the rug pulled out from under them and you don’t know what to say or do? I’ve been there. I can relate and you are not alone. I need you to understand that it won’t always be like this. It won’t happen overnight, but gradually and steadily, you’ll look up one day and the raw, throbbing, torment of pain would have ebbed … Read More