Why Every Woman Needs to RAISE Her Standards Now

 Over the last few years I have spent countless hours UPGRADING myself and my life in every area. What areas of your life could use an OVERHAUL, a little SPRUCING UP, and a little INCREASE? As long as you SETTLE or SIT BACK: ·         WAITING ·         WISHING ·         WONDERING ·         FEARFUL ·         UNMOTIVATED ·         LAZY ·         OVERWHELMED ·         DOUBTFUL You will never get […]

Flawed & Still Fab: How to LOVE Your Body!

A few months ago, after I did a speaking engagement I looked at a picture of myself and I was like oh shoot I can see my weight coming back. I had worked my behind off to lose 60 pounds just two years before. But, as I looked at that picture standing next to the […]

10 Ways to Love & Value Yourself More

Recently, Mrs. Viola Davis was referred to as “less classically beautiful” by a NY Times reporter in an article about her new show, How to Get Away With Murder. Mrs. Davis responded with the most self-loving and authentic response: “I think that beauty is subjective,” she said. “I’ve heard that statement my entire life. Being […]

A Letter to My 12-Year-Old Self

Dear baby Nici, This is you, from the future. I’m 22 years old and there is so much I want to tell you. You’re 12 years old, in the 5th or 6th grade. I know life is rough. You probably cried just today. I know the girls are ignoring you and the boys are making […]

How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Other Women Once and For All

From an early age we are taught to make comparisons.  In science class, we compared the reaction of two chemical processes. In English class, we compared characters in a story. In history class, we compared the causes and effects of two wars. As juniors and seniors in high school we may have compared one college […]

Why Competing With Other Women Dim Your Light, Life, and Legacy

  In my mind, jealousy seems like such a dirty word. I guess because being jealous of another woman seems like it is “so high school.” At a certain point don’t we as women get to a point where we have our own and don’t need to be worry about others? I guess not for […]

Why Does She Always Get the Happy Ever After?

The Happy Ever After Girl Defined You know the type got it going on, nails done, hair done, everything did, always smiling, gets the good guys, gets the baby or the ring before others, her Facebook never has a dull moment, her Twitter account is on fire, always getting opportunities, always seems to be on […]