Wellness

6 Ways to Practice Self Care

Self care comes in so many forms and might look at little different for every individual. It all comes down to fueling your soul and spirit with small disciplines that help you align with your true self. It is important to remember that we can’t give from an empty cup. Here are some of the best ways to keep “you” as a top priority in your life.

Life After Loss

No one ever really talks about, or prepares you for, how the pain of losing someone close to you never really goes away....

Even as the days and years pass, you’re still going to think about and miss that person every single day.

It’s almost like the pain just becomes part of you, and somewhere along the way you learn to accept it or live with it.

While we each learn to cope and carry on in our own way, I want to share a couple of things that might help you along the way….

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If you’re ready to find personal happiness, start living your life with zest, increase your awareness level, live in alignment with your dreams and build your confidence then you’ve come to the right place!

The path to personal development and fulfillment always involves learning, and there’s no better place to start than right here, right now.

The Healing Benefits of Adaptogens

After I was diagnosed with cancer the first time I became viscerally aware of just how precious our health is and I relentlessly committed to doing all I could to be proactive with it.

One of the first things I learned (in lots of research!) was that the food we eat plays a significant role in our cellular makeup and overall health.

After working with both a traditional and holistic doctor, I became fascinated by all the natural ways you can be preventative with your health. That’s where adaptogen herbs came into the picture for me.

Feeling stuck, or are you really just too complacent?

Complacency is something to be very wary of in your life! While I’m all about slowing down so you can fully enjoy and celebrate everything you have worked so hard for, progress and growth are part of our nature.

It’s what motivates us, energizes us, and sparks our passion for life,  

And the key to ongoing progress/grows is consistently doing things that challenge you. When you stop doing things that push you forward in someway,  that’s when you lose your sense of purpose, energy, and excitement in life.

What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do With Your Life

Have you ever been at the point in your life where you literally do not know what to do next? You feel lost, stuck, hopeless, like you are waking up every day and just walking through the motions. A week goes by and the days blur together.

If you answered yes, please know that you are not alone. I’ve been there and so have many other women that I’ve worked with.

Five Ways to Prioritize Self Care in 2019

When I say “self care” I’m not just talking about spa days and long, hot soaks in the bathtub. To me, self care is so much more than that. Self care is exercising your mind and listening to your heart. But the truth is that modern day life is busy. It can be  hard to find time for real self care. The kind of self care that guides your life in the direction your heart wants it to go.

How to Beat Anxiety Naturally

Anxiety is something that is on the rise in society. We are so busy and always thinking ahead to what’s next. We are progress driven, and there is a lot of pressure on us to always do more. I hear so many people expressing that they have anxiety, especially younger people, which breaks my heart because they are still trying to figure out what the world is all about. Yet, they are so stressed out and have these uneasy feelings.

One Thing to Guarantee Success in 2019

Settings goals for the new year might feel a little bit overwhelming. It can be hard to know where to start or what type of goals to set. If you want to set goals that have meaning, you have to gain clarity on what means the most to you. You have to prioritize the things in your life so you can focus on the right ones. Setting goals which are in alignment with your true. authentic self will help you have your best year yet.

How to Find Your Purpose in Life

What is my purpose? What am I meant for?

These are some of the most intimidating and overwhelming questions we can face in our lives. We all go through these times where we really start to dig deep and think, “What am I meant for? Where am I headed in life? What is my greater purpose? What is the meaning of my life.”

Those times can extremely overwhelming, lonely, and paralyzing and they can make you feel so stuck. If you are there right now, I feel for you. I’ve been there many times in my life.

Gifts that give back... and people actually want!

What’s better than seeing a smile on someone’s face when you give them a gift!? Giving them a gift that gives back or makes an impact in some way!

Every holiday season I try to get creative with personalized gifts for people. This year I decided I wanted to give even more… meaning I wanted to support brands or small companies that were doing what they could to make a difference in some way.

Initially I thought that would be tough because can you really find gifts that give back but are still thoughtful, personalized, and that people would be excited about!?

Turns out there are some really great options!!

Are you Addicted to the Struggle?

Are you addicted to struggle? I know that there's, a lot of weight in this question, and you might be thinking that this is a crazy concept, but hear me out, The purpose of this short video is to help you become unavailable to the struggle in your life.

A Perspective Shift to Calm Anxiousness

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It’s ok to be happy exactly where you are” -Nicole O’Neill

You’re probably reading this and thinking one of two thoughts…

  • That can’t be true, there’s so much more I need to do before I can be happy.

Or

  • Duh Nicole...  and if you feel this way I applaud you! You have already embraced what I’m about to share and it’s a powerful perspective to have in life.  I encourage you to share it with others because it’s something most struggle with.

Personally this statement - that it’s ok to be happy exactly where you are - has been a major life revelation for me over this past year, and I’ve come to realize I’m not alone....

Tell me if you can relate to this ….

Your whole life you’ve felt like you’ve had to accomplish something more, be doing the most you possibly can to overcome what you’ve been through...but it’s never enough. Regardless of how much you do, how much you accomplish, how much you overcome you still feel as though it’s not enough.

That you’re not enough.

And as a result you feel guilty about resting, slowing down, or being happy with where you are because deep down you feel like you have to prove yourself in some way.

This is been my way of life for as long as I can remember. As a result I’ve gotten caught up in a constant mindset of what’s next, what else I can do...and I put this crazy pressure on myself to figure it out, to do more. It drains me, and truthfully makes me feel quite anxious and depressed which is no way to live.

But recently I had an epiphany. One day as I was walking my pup in our adorable new town surrounded by nature and thinking about all the good stuff I have to be grateful for, it hit me like a ton of bricks... why the hell am I rushing ahead?!

I’ve worked so hard to get to where I am, been through so much.. why wouldn’t I slow down & just freaking ENJOY it?!

I’m all about learning, growing, becoming your best self, and  making the most of life... but sometimes the best is exactly where you are right now and there’s no need to think about what’s next but rather enjoying where you are and trusting it will be revealed when the time is right.

As soon as I allowed myself to entertain this thought, this approach to life, it was like a wave of relief came over me. It’s so simple, makes so much sense, but I had been refusing to entertain it as truth.

So my message to you is…

  • If you can relate to this constant go go go

  • If you struggle to feel like you are enough or that you are doing enough

Know that there will always be more to do. There will always be ways to grow and evolve. What but is the point of it all if you are not allowing yourself to enjoy it as it comes?

A perspective Shift to Calm Anxiousness in your Life

If we keep rushing ahead, we’ll be sure to miss out on everything we’ve worked so hard for, prayed for, and have around us right now.

So today I encourage you to enjoy exactly where you are right now. Celebrate all you have accomplished in your life.

And the next time you feel that pressure creeping in, those vicious self thoughts of not being or doing enough…. allow yourself to press pause. Tell yourself to shut up, shhh, or be quiet (whatever works for you 😉) and shift your perspective to everything you have in your life right now that makes you smile.

Look at everything you have accomplished, all the good you have around you, and allow yourself to feel happy for where you are in life right now.

Soak in the moment and enjoy your life now before it passes too quickly ❤

And if you could use a tool to help you shape this perspective in your life, download my secrets to happiness guide. It walks you through the best habits for calming your anxiousness and being happy in the now!

Wishing you all the love and happiness,

Xo

Nicole

Why Peace & Purpose is so Important

The Purpose of life is Peace. This is one of the greatest lessons life has ever taught me. This is also what I’ve come to find I need to remind myself of DAILY in order to recenter myself, release worry, and calm anxiousness I’ve struggled with my whole life.

How to Find Happiness in Life

Happiness...it’s what we’re all after.. What makes life worthwhile, am I right? But why does it feel like such a struggle sometimes. Believe it or not, it actually makes no logical sense that I have never faced full on depression or completely derailed in life. No really... it's actually something my doctors, therapists, and personal coaches have all told me.