June 1, 2020

Hope for America

Posted in health and wellness, Inspirational, Prayer of blessing, true story tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:58 am by Broken & Brave

If you need encouragement please read a blog post I wrote just now…

Health & Healing For America

April 4, 2020

Interrupted Life

Posted in health and wellness, Inspirational, true story tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:43 am by Broken & Brave

I’m a trainer. Trainers love fitness. Trainers love weights, and movement, and all things physical fitness. I love my gym. I am what they would call a bit of a gym rat. The gym has been home for nearly as long as I can remember. I have been attracted to physical fitness, healthy eating and muscle since my very early adolescence. 


I have goals. I have routine, just like everyone else pursuing fitness. Just like everyone else, this whole COVID-19 thing interrupted those goals. It interrupted my routine— Interrupted life. 

If there is anything God has taught me or trained me in, its how to flow with interruption. The last thing to do is give up! So as far as my fitness routine goes, it looks different right now and maybe that is not a bad thing? The weather has been gorgeous so I’m outdoors a lot (which always makes me happy). But I’m doing different workout routines. I’m focusing more on overall maintenance and fitness. I’m using weights I have at home, but I’m also using a lot of functional movement tools. I’m using body weight exercises. I’m running more. Guess what…I’m kind of sore! As a trainer, I know the change up is good and will also help me reach some fitness goals!

In working with clients on fitness and nutrition I see patterns over the years. People may start strong and be full of zeal and ambition. They see some results which only validates their efforts and keeps them going. But then something will happen. Some sort of interruption in their routine. The interruption may be work, their schedule of their children, etc. Whatever it is—“the circle of life” steals their thunder and all that consistency and results gained goes under. They don’t get back their mojo. Why? Because they didn’t have a solid enough foundation. It’s like a tree that grows, yet has shallow roots. The storms pull it up from the soil. But those fit minded people who persist despite the resistance have deep roots that hold them steady toward their goals and they maintain the fit lifestyle.

“She is energetic and strong,
a hard worker.“ Proverbs 31:17

How can we apply workout consistency and routine to our faith? Has Coronavirus  interrupted your faith mojo? Are you finding it difficult to trust God in a way you’re not used to having to trust Him? Don’t let this sidebar become center focus of your spiritual fitness litmus. Don’t fail the fitness test! 

The truly fit minded persist without exception. Let the same be said for our trust and faith and obedience to God!

 He… Has…Got this!
And He’s got you, too!
Flex yourself happy today and hold your soul strong! You can handle the weight because God’s been your spotter all along!
If no one else tells you today…
You are beautiful.
You are radiant.
Your smile is inviting and contagious. So good ahead and laugh. Allow the twinkle in your eye to magnify and stoke the heart and hopes of all you hold dear. 2020 will still be a stellar year! Get excited!

2020 can still be a magnificent year! Get excited!


“She is clothed with strength and dignity,
and she laughs without fear of the future.
26When she speaks, her words are wise,
and she gives instructions with kindness.
27She carefully watches everything in her household
and suffers nothing from laziness.”
Proverbs 31:25-27

March 31, 2020

“When You Call—I’ll Be There”

Posted in Devotional, Inspirational, true story tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:44 am by Broken & Brave

There is a song in your heart that only you can sing. Use this abundant time to rest and refresh so when the season shifts you will be ready and equipped to handle it. God isn’t yet finished! He’s got you~

Nicole🕊

Click the link and read an inspiration to refresh and bless and get you going this morning!

http://brokenandbrave.com/mind/when-you-call-ill-be-there/

February 4, 2020

Impressive & Expensive

Posted in Inspirational, true story tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:38 am by Broken & Brave

Big bows, big butts and a need for love amongst us.

brokenandbrave.com/mind/expensive…

December 17, 2019

Game of Life

Posted in health and wellness, leadership, true story tagged , , , , , at 8:01 am by Broken & Brave

Seasons change, people change, but the Word and Faithfulness of God remain the same!

Keep the faith! God always rewards faithfulness!

~Nicole

http://brokenandbrave.com/mind/game-of-life/

December 16, 2019

Radiant Glow

Posted in Devotional, true story, women of the bible tagged , , , , , , , , at 7:55 am by Broken & Brave

Glorious Joy,

Radiant Peace,

a quietness of soul that gives Rest.

Long for it.

Seek after it.

You will not be denied.

Click the link for full read.

Merry Christmas! ~Nicole

http://brokenandbrave.com/spirit/devotional/radiant-glow/

October 22, 2019

Notes from Joe. . .

Posted in Inspirational, leadership, true story tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 4:07 am by Broken & Brave

How bad do you want it?

Tap into your inner awesome. There is much great within you. The people who truly love and believe in you can see all the extraordinary you truly are right here right now, as is. But the deepest lovers of your soul will help you up and over to the land that flows with milk and honey. So keep going and keep growing! You’re not done yet!

How bad do you want it?

~Nicole

Click the link for a quick list of bullet points on how to succeed and overcome.⬇️⬇️⬇️

http://brokenandbrave.com/mind/notes-from-joe/

October 11, 2019

Strength & Joy

Posted in Inspirational, leadership, true story tagged , , , , , , , at 7:09 am by Broken & Brave

“Be humble but EXCITED! God is arranging things in your favor. Diligently working behind the scenes. Be excited for all the good coming your way. “Feel” it…..” Gina Gonzalez

A woman who has become dear and close to my heart (who I met through my direct sales business) wrote the above quoted and I couldn’t think it more lovely.

Be humble.

Be courageous.

Be extravagant with Hope. Inspire and Aspire.

You are going higher!

We are all on a journey together, but our paths vary. The view is different, the Splendor varies, the destination by design unique to each individual because you and I…we all are unique in design and purpose. Every life has merit and worth and deserves dignity and a form of honor. All of life is honorable.

Replenish your heart with hope. Stay in the Presence of the Most Honored Holy Ghost. Feel His tingle in your bones, that’s the Anointing. His Presence has an actual Presence. Not everyone can feel Him, but He is there. Call upon His Good Name.

I write and post somewhere on social media everyday something that has inspired my pen or been leaned upon my heart. I don’t know who or how many read my words or even care to read them, but I write them just the same because I know it’s part of my path. You never know who you are helping. I receive messages, texts and phone calls from near strangers telling me details of how something I wrote equipped them to keep going. I absolutely love that part. You don’t have to know those kids of derails to follow the lead of the Lord. And when you are doing what you know God wants you to do, has wired you to do, you will have immeasurable Joy in doing it.

If there is no Joy, maybe it’s not your true path? Maybe you’ve hitched a ride on someone else’s? It may look glamorous or better, but it won’t feel better because it’s not yours. As a personal trainer and nutrition consultant I have to know my scope of practice and I dare not venture out of its borders or I become liable. The same is true for your purpose and identity. Don’t step out of your scope, there is heavenly protection within its borders.

Own the road, but be sure you know the road you are on is yours. Success isn’t success if it doesn’t stir your soul, positively equip others, empower belief and stoic understanding in your destiny. Purpose. Merit. Power.

Be complete…And know that every ounce of your completeness is in knowing the Lord and what He put you here for.

It’s never about being known…but rather it’s about knowing the one who owns you.

You belong to the Lord. I pray today He firmly stoke your Strength and your Joy.

Everything becomes possible for those who love.

~Nicole

“My soul melts from heaviness; strengthen me according to your word.” Psalm 119:28

“When I am with You and You are with me,

Life will be self-forgetting Power;

Life ever conscious, buoyant, clear, and free

Will flame in darkest hour.”

George MacDonald

October 5, 2019

Confidential

Posted in true story tagged , , at 5:37 am by Broken & Brave

I wrote this blog a while back, and came across it this morning and thought it was worth a re-share.

Life moves fast. Before we know it time has passed and what did we do with it? Live in such a way that it makes an impact on even those who don’t approve of you. It’s exactly what Jesus did! So I know we can all do it, too! After all, his glorious presence rests within you.

Here’s my post…

As you may know I do personal training and small group fitness. My client’s come to me, but I have one client who I go to and train in her home. She is older and prefers to be home to exercise. Her home is beautiful, custom built with every detail attended to…right down to the monogrammed toilet paper in the restrooms. She reminded me this week that she does not keep track of her sessions and wanted to know if she owed me money.

I told her, “No, you are fine.” But then I also said, “You shouldn’t tell me you don’t keep track (or anyone you contract for business) because you are a woman of wealth and many who lack integrity would try to take advantage of you.” I LOVE what she said. With a twinkle of wisdom and experience in her eye, she said,

“I know..but that’s between you and God.”

Isn’t that true for all of us…

God knows and sees everything.

There is nothing that escapes him.

If we aren’t growing we become stagnant and regress.

We are at all times moving toward God or away from Him. Take the wisdom of a woman with monogrammed toilet paper.

Live a life of Purpose, Character and Integrity.

People are watching and so is God.

-Nicole

September 29, 2019

Robust

Posted in health and wellness, Inspirational, true story tagged , , , , , , , , at 9:41 am by Broken & Brave

It takes grapes to make wine.

Gorgeous grapes that need to be crushed in order for their boldest flavor to come out.

Is life leaving you crushed?

Continue on with the link to read about my wine making friend…

~Nicole

http://brokenandbrave.com/mind/robust/

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