Category: Be You

“There is a miracle on the other side of this mountain.”

I was doing a video chat with a friend and her words awoke the hope inside me. She said it’s her daily mantra. It’s the place she parks her brain when her brain wants to idle in the land of what-ifs.

She heard those words from another friend who saw ... Read More


I was talking to my brother last night. He’s a really great guy and I’m not just saying that because we have the same genes. He has this crazy, wildly biting wit, but in the next breath, he’ll be telling me he loves me. He calls and checks in with me way more than I call him. In other words, ... Read More


The coolest thing happened the other day. I got an email.

Now maybe you’re thinking, “Hey Nic, I get emails all the time. It’s really not that cool.”

Well this email was a follow up from the ”In Her Shoes” Dress for Success event I spoke at in Sioux Falls, SD several weeks ago.

Just before I got up to speak, two clients, ... Read More


It’s Monday, but I’m stuck in a time warp because I’m at a basketball tournament in Sioux Falls, SD. Basketball tournaments do that to me. I forget what day it is, what time I’m supposed to go to bed and what I should to eat to stay a human in reasonably good shape.

So it’s Monday and thanks to the diligence ... Read More


A year ago we were living in a home filled with uncertainty. My husband’s basketball season was coming to a close and we were unsure what the next few months would bring.

While we thought there would be two more years to build the team, we could hear faint voices yelling from the sidelines, “Off with his head!”

Social media is ... Read More


I always love it when I write something and someone comes back and says, “That message has been repeating itself in my life lately.”

I think it’s fun and amazing and proof that God cares so deeply about the intimate details of our lives.

I love it — except when it happens to me.

When it happens to me, it often ... Read More


I like to dream big. Really big. This used to confuse people in my household.

For instance, I went to LA for work last February and weeks before I left, I declared I was going to win a car on The Price is Right. My family reminded me of the odds of getting on stage and then of actually winning a ... Read More


How do you see yourself? Is the image you see in photos the same image you see in your mind?

Maybe you picture yourself being ten years younger, or ten pounds lighter, or ten shades less grey.

My friend, Andrea, sent me a photo from last week’s trip to San Diego. We were waiting for a yoga class when she looked at ... Read More


A funny thing happened while I was carefully planning out my life: my husband nearly delivered a baby in a blizzard.

There I was, talking with my work team about how to remind people of the power of kindness. Should we order new stickers? How about pens that say, “Kindness is Contagious”?

Nope. Let’s just send Saul out in a snowstorm.

Last Monday ... Read More


My husband was supposed to be on the team bus. That’s what he always does. His basketball team was heading out for a weekend double header and he rides the bus.

Only, at the last minute, he decided to drive his own car.

That night after the first game (a win!) he followed the bus to the next city. The ... Read More