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Nicole Shares Her Inspiration With You as She Travels Her Journey!

It’s Time to Name It

It’s Time to Name It

This obscure and relatively rare thing has shaped and molded so much of my the last 8 years. My most intense pain, my deepest loneliness, my deepest grief, and my sharpest shame have all been wrapped up in this. Well, this is probably the most vulnerable thing I’ve...

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Claiming My Tumultuous 20s

Claiming My Tumultuous 20s

There are so many things that are a part of life, part of having a human body, part of my story that I could spend the decades to come fighting against it and becoming consumed with resentment, or I can learn to be gentle with myself. So I can give my strength and...

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Legacy, Lament, & Learning: Honoring Dr. King

Legacy, Lament, & Learning: Honoring Dr. King

The Christian church wasn’t infallible to grave injustice back then, and it certainly isn’t now. We cannot whitewash Dr. King’s legacy. We as Christians cannot quote him today and then turn our backs & plug our ears against injustice against people of...

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Can You Look The Pharmacist In The Eye?

Can You Look The Pharmacist In The Eye?

“She” is not synonymous with “shame.” Or “a liability.” Or “too messy.” The things that make my body fundamentally female, fundamentally HUMAN, aren’t causes for shame. A few days ago, I received a text alert saying that my prescription had been filled and was ready...

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Tattoo Series: I’m Going With You

Tattoo Series: I’m Going With You

We get so caught up in political posturing and theological debates that we have bulldozed the hearts of LGBTQ+ people over and over again… So many hearts that deserved a listening ear and a compassionate response, not a soapbox about the “gay agenda” or a frenzied...

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Battling Conditional Love: For Me, From Me

Battling Conditional Love: For Me, From Me

I am my own worst critic. The things that come tumbling out of my mouth during my counseling sessions are things I would never say to a close friend or someone that I loved…… Did you catch that? I haven’t been loving myself well… I have made my love for myself...

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Redefining Productivity

Redefining Productivity

What I know in the deepest parts of my soul is that I want to and am making love-based choices and not fear-based choices to shape my life… So I will look at the basis of my fear and see what it is trying to tell me so that it doesn’t have to scream so loudly anymore....

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Noticing Nostalgia

Noticing Nostalgia

For me, my happy memories are too sacred and precious to dilute into some watered-down shadow of what mattered most. So I choose to keep them all. The sorrow and the silliness, the sunshine and the suffering, all of it has formed me. “Memories light the corners of my...

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