My Superpowers include, but are not limited to:
Hugs that can melt worlds together
Bending time and space with my photography
Making ordinary days into sunshiny ones
Designing yoga sequences that make you feel sooo yummy
Transferring a spoon from my nose to my mouth using ONLY my tongue
Teleporting... ok, I'm still working on this one
Beauty is the illumination of your soul. You are beautiful. Yes, you. And I want to help you see your own beauty while building a magical life rooted in following your excitement.
My name is Nicole and I am an explorer of the human heart.
Have you ever felt like...
Life is generally good, but you feel this nagging sensation that somehow there is more. You catch glimpses of real truth and beauty, while curiosity grows and compounds in your heart. You believe we are all connected in an underlying circuit of energy. You feel this stirring, deep with your body… your soul… that wants to explore, that wants to question what you’ve been taught to believe. You crave authenticity down to your bones. You ache to be seen and loved just as you are. You long to find others like you, others you recognize as an echo of your own heart.
Your heart sings when you stumble upon moments of unbridled joy. You want to linger in these moments, stretch them out, consciously create more of them… you want to swim in a lifetime of moments like these.
You think you love yourself, yet incessant thoughts of doubt and fear creep into your mind, holding you back from sharing yourself fully with the world. Thoughts like “What if I’m not good enough?”
You love people well. But you want to love them more, love them better. The love you have for others drives you, it’s what you live for. You delight in doing things for others, but sometimes the weight of giving to others feels heavy. You often feel guilt in doing those things for yourself. There is just never enough time.
You no longer want to feel like a victim of your circumstances. You know there is a better way. You just can’t quite see it.
This was me. Maybe it’s you too. You are not alone my friend.
My story isn’t overly dramatic in the rags to riches kind of way. I had a good life growing up. One I loved and appreciated. I was loved and appreciated. But as I became an adult and really took a close look at my life, I wasn’t content to live the status quo. Driven by a desire to live with intent and build a meaningful life, I began an incredibly introspective journey. I've been crafting and fine tuning a life better than I'd imagined for myself. I’ve been blessed with insightful teachers from all walks of life and have learned I’m my own best teacher. I’ve learned to give myself permission to be the person I really want to be. I want to empower you to become your full authentic self, to be your own teacher, to live YOUR best life.
I invite you to join me in exploring the edges of yourself, to bridge the visible and invisible worlds, to live in the shape of wonder.
A few random little snippets about me...
In my other life, I photograph couples, creating a space for them to fall in love with each other all over again. We celebrate love, exploring and renewing the words "I choose you." My imagery is the tangible expression of the invisible connections of love, rooted in genuine communication & the wonder of the human ♥. You can see more here.
I spent 28 days in the Nicaraguan jungle completing my 200 hr yoga teacher training with Meghan Currie. This was one of the most physically and emotionally challenging experiences of my life. My favorite part was learning about life THROUGH my body. We are after all, spiritual beings having a human experience.
I love music more than just about anything - my tastes are greatly varied depending on my mood, but you will find The XX, Dawes, Jonathan Wilson, Kye Kye, Beach House, Message to Bears, Talking Heads, and Passion Pit on heavy rotation. I go to as many concerts as possible. Live music resonates to the core of my being. My very first concert was New Kids on the Block!
I love to snowboard. I actually used to teach snowboarding lessons in the Poconos. The rhythm I feel on a board in some nice grippy snow or champagne powder is unrivaled in my life.
I secretly wish I could be on "So You Think You Can Dance." I'm a sucker for the hip hop and contemporary routines. I once took a dance workshop with NappyTabs with zero dance experience. It was both crazy overwhelming and awe-inspiring. Until my dance career takes off, I'll settle for kitchen dance parties.
I have accumulated a lot of nicknames over the years: nic, nickerrs, buttons, nicky p, 'lil buddy... I'll answer to any of them, except nikki doll. If you call me that, you are dead to me (just kidding, but not really).
I'm a total bookworm. I read at least 40 books a year and for every book I read, I probably buy or add 2 to my wish list. I'm learning how to bend time so I can actually read all the books I want to in my life. My all time favorite book is Anam Cara by John O'Donohue. Everything he writes is magical.
I'm kind of a foodie, yet my all time favorite food is mozzarella cheese fries with ranch dressing. Instead of cheesecake, my college friends and I spent many a night with the Golden Girls and cheese fries.
My guilty pleasure tv show is General Hospital. I've been watching since I was about 10. I'm totally attached even though the storylines often piss me off. It's weirdly like a friend you can depend on 5 days a week, year round.
I do not put milk in my cereal, but I like to drink a glass of milk while I eat cereal. Never the two shall touch. It's been this way as long as I can remember and have never outgrown it.