For those of us who are highly sensitive or empathic, other people’s emotions and dramas can often feel overwhelming. The extra level of awareness that allows us to be compassionate and intuitive, also means we are more aware of the energy and emotions swirling around us. There are many tools to help you stay centered and not at the mercy of this sensitivity and I thought I’d share one created by my coaching partner, Ryan O’Toole, that I am finding very helpful.
One of the important steps to being a healthy, thriving empathic or highly sensitive person (or really for anyone trying to navigate the challenging times we live in) is to learn how to stay in one’s own shoes and not become overloaded by the emotions or experiences of others. When we are able to stay grounded and centered, we align with our higher self and are able to hear the wisdom of our heart. This is a time period when being able to listen to our inner truth radar is essential, as you can pick almost any topic and find conflicting “truths” being espoused.
Three Questions to Stay Centered
1. What is motivating your choice to get involved – love or fear? Love motives will bring a feeling of being uplifted, excited, or joyful. Fear motives will leave you feeling tense, anxious, pressured, or worried. If it isn’t love, then it is best to take a look at what is making you afraid and find a way to address the fear so you can then choose from love.
2. Will it nourish me to get involved? Just as they recommend when you are flying that if you need to use the oxygen masks, put yours on first before helping someone else, the same is true for keeping our own systems functioning optimally. If pursuing an interaction or activity is going to drain you, perhaps you should reconsider participating. When it is in alignment from a spiritual point of view for us to be involved, we will have the energy we need. If we are doing something out of guilt or obligation, it will drain us and that doesn’t help anyone.
3. Have you been invited? Those of us who are empathic naturally have a sense when someone is upset or struggling, but that doesn’t mean it is always best for us to get involved. We need to be invited to help before we act, as otherwise the person we are trying to help will become angry with us for not respecting their boundaries.
I have found taken the time to check in on these three questions really strengthens my ability to stay centered and empowered. I hope you find them helpful too!
Spring is coming! I have always loved spring and getting to see the green coming back. Spiritually and energetically, it is a call to plant the seeds of what we would like to grow in our lives. I have three different coaching events coming up this month that can help. See below for details:
New Moon Meditation Circle 3/16 7-9PM: The New Moon is a great time to make new wishes for the coming month. For this event, you will be led on a guided meditation and have time to connect with your own intuition to discover what you would love to create this month. You will also learn a tapping technique to help you release any subconscious blocks that may be interfering with manifestation. You will also receive an oracle card reading to finish up the evening. Love Exchange: $15/Network Members or $30/Non-Network Members
Spring Celebration Open House 3/24 1-5PM (Hinckley, OH):
My wonderful coaching clients have come together to offer a special event this spring to help raise money for the Crossroads Coaching Scholarship Fund. Join us for an afternoon of empowerment where you will experience the following…
- Empowerment Circle with Nancy Nicholas (Intuitive Life Coach) to provide intuitive insight, practical coaching, and specific strategies to empower you to create your dreams this spring.
- 15 Minute Life Purpose/Career/Work Angel Reading with Paige Koteles (Angel Intuitive/Spiritual Coach) to provide insights into your relationship goals
- 15 Minute Health Coaching Consultation with Buddy Ann Ross (Naturopath/Holistic Coach) to provide practical tips to reach your health goals
- 15 Minute Relationship Rune Reading with Shannon Whalen (Reiki Master/Shamanic Practitioner) for guidance on how to manifest your life purpose or career goals
- 10 Minute Energy Balancing Session with Neil Kopchak (Reiki Master)
- Create Your Own Spring Manifestation Vision Cards – where you will plant the seeds of your manifesting intentions in the area of finances, health and relationships through creating a collage of words and images on a card to keep you inspired all spring
- Light refreshments
Love Exchange: Make a Love Offering to the
Crossroads Coaching Scholarship Fund
See below for how to register!
Rewilding Hike 3/31 10 AM – 12 PM (Hinckley Metroparks): Join Life Coaches Ryan O’Toole and Nancy Nicholas to learn how you can begin the “Rewilding” process by getting out in nature and reconnecting to your own wild self. We will start off indoors sharing about the concept of rewilding, how it can help you be healthier, happier, and more at home in nature, tips for making your hiking experience more fulfilling, and then we will be taking a three-mile walk around Hinckley Lake focused on nature observation and getting in shape for spring. Love Exchange: $15/Network Members or $30/Non-Network Members
How To Register for March Events
From the Blog: Use the contact form at the end of the post.
For Email Subscribers: Just reply to this email!
March Special Offer
When you join the Spiritual Support Network for 50% off coaching services this month, you can bring a friend to a March event or gift them with a 50% off coaching session.
To Join the Spiritual Support Network and receive 50% off coaching services for March (and gift a friend with one coaching session or event entrance at 50% off) visit this link: Network
Oracle Card Reading for March
From Soul Coaching Oracle Cards by Denise Linn
Delight – “Clap your hands with joy and let your inner child play. Be silly or play hooky and take a day off. This isn’t the time to buckle down and get to work; this is when you should be madcap and spontaneous. Have fun!”
Affirmation: “I delight in everything in my world and divine joy fills me!”
As bizarre as it sounds, the more tense things get in the world, the more important it becomes to play. We are trying to shift into a lighter, higher vibration that is closer to the frequency of love right now -personally and collectively – so finding ways to enjoy your day and the simple pleasures it brings is actually accomplishing a lot! This month as the weather begins to shift into spring, find time to get outside and experience the wonder of nature. Be grateful for the still cold, snowy times too when you can relax with a cup of tea and enjoy being somewhere warm. Below is a great tool to help you get into a state of gratitude which is always a wonderful way to find delight in life and bring in this higher vibration which has the power to transform experiences and relationships that no longer resonate into something that is a better match.
Coaching Tool For March
I am really enjoying the Tapping Solution Telesummit! If you are interested, you can still sign up for free and listen to the remaining days of calls. In the meantime, one of the speakers I listened to was Brad Yates. I just loved his gentle approach and sense of humor! He has hundreds of tapping videos available on You Tube for free. Here is one you can watch by him to help bring in delight:
Blog/Online: Use this contact form to register.
Email Subscribers: You can just reply to the email to sign up for events.
Sending much love your way!
Below are some opportunities to connect for February. The first month of the Spiritual Support Network pilot program was a success, so I will be continuing it for February! This offers 50% off coaching services, along with other perks. You can learn more below, along with information about some of the events being offered:
I Ching Teaching Circles – Sunday 2/25 2-4PM (Hinckley, OH): The I Ching is a 5000 year old book and oracle that is based on the philosophy of Taoism. Taoism is explained in an ancient text called The Tao Te Ching 0r The Way of Life by Lao Tzu which teaches the philosophy of being in balance, working with the flow of yin and the yang, being in harmony with nature, non-resistance, and flowing with life. The I Ching is a much studied text and there are many versions of the book, some very complicated and confusing. We will be using two easy to access variations – The I Ching: Book of Changes by Brian Browne Walker that is a great introductory version and the Secrets of the I Ching by Joseph Murray. The first hour will focus on the process of getting guidance with the I Ching, doing a group reading, and the second hour will focus on giving you the opportunity to do a reading for yourself which I will help you interpret. I started my spiritual journey with the I Ching and worked with it extensively for several years. I am excited to share its philosophy and wisdom with you! You will need three pennies, paper, and pencil to participate. Book purchase is optional. Love Exchange: $15/Network Members or $30/Non-Network Members
Meditation Circles – Friday 2/9 (Granger, OH) and 2/23 7-9PM (Hinckley, OH)
Movement is a big theme for this year, so we will be starting the meditation circles with me sharing some of my favorite tools to settle the nervous system and to get your energy flowing optimally for the meditation. These will be gentle movement activities that share different energy balancing techniques you can also use during the meditation process. There will be a guided meditation, independent meditation time, and an opportunity to share as well. Love Exchange: $15/Network Members or $30/Non-Network.
Grow Your Gifts Reiki Workshop 2/17 (Saturday) 12 PM – 5 PM Hinckley, OH
In my work as an Intuitive Life Coach, my mission is to help people become empowered by clearing emotional, physical, mental and spiritual blocks, to connect them more deeply to their own innate wisdom and spiritual gifts, and to empower them to share those gifts as part of their life purpose. Learning a modality like Reiki offers a powerful tool to help in this process. Reiki is a Japanese energy healing technique that offers many gifts to the practitioner and the one receiving the energy healing. It provides a way to balance and heal yourself, as well as shifting your vibration which makes it easier to connect with your Spiritual Support Team of Angels and Spirit Guides. For this workshop, you will be learning the answers to the following questions:
- What is Reiki?
- How can Reiki help empower me and those I love?
- What are the steps to administer Reiki?
- How can Reiki be used for healing?
- How is Reiki tied to my life purpose?
- How can I use Reiki in a way that is safe and nurturing for my system, especially for those who are highly sensitive?
- How can I keep my vibration high so I have increased clarity and accuracy when connecting with my intuition?
Participants in the workshop will be receiving Reiki One attunements, experiencing hands on instruction and practice time, learning how to work with their intuition using Reiki, and intuitive guidance on how to more deeply connect to your Spiritual Support Team using Reiki to support this process. This workshop will be co-taught by Reiki Masters, Nancy Nicholas and Neil Kopchak. Love Exchange: $50/Network Members or $100/Non-Members
Join the Network for February:
If you would like to learn more about the Spiritual Support Network which offers a one month membership for the love offering of your choice ($25-$150) which provides 50% off coaching services and other perks, visit the link below:
Spiritual Support Network
*April 2018 – Spiritual Support Network name changed to Coaching Club
How to Register
Please use the contact form below to register for any of the upcoming events! Just indicated which event you wish to sign up for in the comment block.
Happy Winter Solstice!
We are at the turning point of one season and the beginning of the next. These markers are good days to take time to honor what has passed with love and gratitude, release what no longer serves us, and set intentions for the new season to come. To support you with this process, I did a recorded reading for the Winter Solstice using a Medicine Wheel set up that provides messages from the Angels, Ancestors, Guides, and Mother Earth to support your continued empowerment in the Winter Season. The 20 minute recording is available at this link:
I am also excited about some new opportunities beginning in January. See below for more information:
New Pilot Program from January 1 – March 31
Spiritual Support Network – Offering Ongoing, Affordable Coaching Services
I have found that consistent, ongoing spiritual support through life coaching, energy work and connecting with others on a spiritual path can make all the difference between hopelessness and empowerment. Unfortunately, lack of resources often stands in the way of receiving this support. Part of my work has been to not only teach about spiritual laws, but also to live by them. On this journey, I have been shown again and again that we are co-creating our experiences with the Creator and when you line up with your heart, resources come in to support you. I am being called to once again take a leap of faith, and trust this spiritual law, so that I can provide and receive this much-needed support. I invite you to take a leap of faith with me by joining the network with the intention of creating a new system where all thrive with abundance in all areas of our lives.
- Coaching Empowerment Plan to clarify your goals, needs and gifts to share
- 50% off on all Crossroads Coaching services, workshops and classes
- Networking with other members to provide meaningful connections and support for each other
- Customized coaching workshops, classes, and events to meet the needs of Network members
- Special offers from Network members (optional)
Love Offering: $25 – $150/month
To learn more (including frequently asked questions) and to sign up, visit this link: Network
Magical Child Workshop
January 14, 2018
1 – 5 PM
For several years now, one of my favorite affirmations has been, “I am a magical child, living in a magical Universe where everything works out for me.” The idea behind it was to connect with my inner child in a way that is joyful and fun. It has worked beautifully! When I set that intention, I find myself having very magical, fun experiences and everything does work out because when we access the joyful child within, we are able to manifest miracles in our lives.
This workshop will include:
- Intuitive insight and a message from your Magical Inner Child
- Magical Child Oracle Card Deck which you will create to gain wisdom and insights from your Magical Child
- Abundance Manifestation Technique that you can use on your own
- Fun games
- Lots of laughter
- Light refreshments
$80/person or $75/person when you register with a friend
Network members: $40/person or $35 when you register with a friend
To sign up, use the contact form below:
Wishing you a wonderful Holiday Season and Winter Solstice!
I had a wonderful time with those who attended the Spiritual Toolkit workshop yesterday! It was great to see you all and to meet some wonderful new friends! I’m going to be having one more event this month on Friday September 22, 2017 to celebrate the Fall Equinox. I’ve made a slight adjustment from what I shared earlier in the month – it will be a two hour event, instead of a three hour event. There are TWO spots left. See below for details:
Fall Equinox Gathering
About the Gathering – For this event, we will be working with a Native American Fire Ceremony that focuses on forgiveness, releasing, and creating what we wish to bring in for a joyful season ahead. We will also be connecting with an earth energy center (kidney meridian vortex) on the property which will bring in energies that help clear fear and increase courage. Reiki Master Neil Kopchak will also be sharing his healing gifts through a mini Reiki balancing for each participant to provide additional support and I’ll be sharing intuitive insights as well.
Where – Hinckley, OH
When – Friday 9/22 from 6-8 PM
Love Exchange – $50/person
How to Register – Space is limited (we have TWO spots left), so please use the contact form below to sign up. I will send you a PayPal link to complete your registration if space is still available.
Sending love your way!
The eclipse energies from August created big shifts that may just be coming clear now. The image I saw about this was of the earth getting shaken, so that the sand shifted revealing an old, rusty structure. The message that came through was that we have been standing on ground that holds some outmoded patterns that are now ready to be cleared out. This can feel pretty intense. Imagine what it feels like to be standing on a sandy beach and suddenly have all the sand move to reveal you are standing on a rusty piece of metal! There may be confusion, as it isn’t always easy to figure out what the pattern is connected to. It is a good shift though, as sand is not the most stable of substances. We are clearing away to make more space for the authentic self to shine through! To support the process, listen to what your heart says. Take good care of yourself and get some help sorting through the debris if you need to! I also did a recording for September to get some guidance on the best way to work with the energies this month. A call for gentleness and patience seems to be in order. You can listen the recording here (about 13 minutes long): September 2017 Monthly Inspiration
September Opportunities to Connect
Ohio Spiritual Toolkit Workshop 9/10 – This event is full! Excited to see those of you who signed up next week!
Ohio Fall Equinox Gathering 9/22 6-9 PM – Join us in Hinckley, OH for a chance to gather and honor the changing of the seasons and receive spiritual guidance for the season ahead. We will be connecting with an energy center of Mother Earth connected to the kidney meridian to help us support the process of releasing the old structures (the rusty metal I mentioned above). Reiki Master Neil Kopchak will also be joining us to share gentle Reiki balancing while we work with the kidney meridian energies. We will finish with a sacred fire ceremony where we will be releasing any resentment and embracing forgiveness, as well as setting clear intentions for what we wish to manifest going forward. Love Exchange: $75/person or $65/person when you register with a friend.
Totem Pole Readings 20% off ($80 instead of $100) – In the spring, we started using this type of reading to help people connect with the archetypal energies that are going to be most helpful for them in this new nine-year cycle. It is incredibly powerful and a much-needed tool, as we navigate this transformational time. The reading was created by Ted Andrews and shared in the book Animal Totem Tarot by Leeza Robertson. Why I love this reading so much is because it helps you understand what is going on at your soil and with each of the chakra areas, so that you can work with the energies that will help you thrive, and avoid approaches that may no longer be appropriate for you. Readings are approximately an hour and will include: Identification of the animal allies and major arcana/archetypes that will be active for you, interpretation of how you can work with these energies, and an understanding of the overall theme you will be working with for this new cycle. You can use the contact form below to schedule! Sessions can be done in person (Ohio only) or by phone.
Crossroads Coaching Scholarship Fund
Thank you to those who generously sent love offerings since I have started this Fund! I have been able to help several people who really needed to work with me, but didn’t have the resources available to do so, while still meeting my own financial needs. I have had two recommendations for people who could use Scholarship support. One is a long-time elderly caregiver who is going through financial hardship and another is a mom of a child with Down syndrome. If you would like to help me help them, you can make a love offering at the link below.
Thank You Gift – This month’s gift recording takes you through my experience in the Black Hills area of South Dakota out on the prairie at sunrise on the morning of the Eclipse. It was an incredibly powerful experience that I am excited to share with all of you! You will be sent the link for the gift recording when you make a love offering of any amount.
To make a love offering: Scholarship Fund
How To Register
To sign up for the Fall Equinox event or to request a Totem Pole reading, use the contact form below:
We are still out west enjoying all the incredible places the West has to offer! We have spent time in Grand Teton National Park, Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park so far and we still have a few more stops ahead before we return to Ohio. This month’s recordings offer you a taste of the great energy out here! I hope you enjoy them!
August Special Offer – We are in the middle of two eclipses this month which is an incredible opportunity to shift our perceptions and release old beliefs, so we can make lasting change. To support you with this process, I’m offering 20% off on Empowerment Readings this month (30 minutes or longer). Use the contact form below to request your session (just indicate the length!).
August Empowerment Reading – I love to see what energies are coming for the month ahead! This month’s message is available below:
Crossroads Coaching Scholarship Fund – Free Gift Meditation from Gallatin National Forest in Montana!
This month, I recorded the gift for love offerings to the scholarship fund right on a river in Gallatin National Forest. This meditation will help you release old patterns and beliefs and help you connect with how to allow the love and support available to you to flow in! The meditation works with the river energy and invokes Angelic support to help you make the most of this powerful month! All love offerings to the scholarship fund is used to pay for life coaching sessions for someone who is in need (while allowing me to keep paying my bills instead of doing everything for free!). Last month, I was able to help several people who really needed my support because of the love offerings you shared. THANK YOU!!! I pray that the Angels will send you a thousandfold of that which you give.
You can make a love offering here and the gift recording will be sent to you: Scholarship Fund
Opportunities to Connect
In-person Empowerment Readings in Minneapolis, Minnesota (8/25-8/27) – Special offer rates apply (20% off 30 minute session or longer)
Phone Sessions – 20% off on Empowerment Readings (30 minutes or longer)
Weekly Readings are sent out on my free MailChimp email list – You can sign up for free on my website
If you are interested in any of the above offerings, you can use the contact below:
Sending love and light to you all!
Happy Almost Fourth of July!
I hope you are all enjoying the holiday weekend (for those in the USA)! I asked for some spiritual guidance for the month ahead and recorded what came through. I used the Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn as part of the reading. The reading focuses on what needs to be healed, how to heal the blockage and future outcome if we follow the advice given! I also share a couple of special offers in the recording. Since I had a momentary brain meltdown about what my own special offer was for the month, I have included it below, as well as information on the special offer from Medina Massotherapy. See below for the details:
Special Offer from Nancy (Crossroads Coaching) – $10 off a 60 minute Empowerment Reading – Empowerment readings offer a combination of spiritual/intuitive insight with practical coaching strategies to empower you. You can learn more and purchase a reading at this link: Empowerment Readings
Special Offer from Medina Massotherapy (Combines Massage/Reflexology/Polarity Therapy) – $10 off a 60 minute Session: I just wanted to pass on a special offer going on with my massage/polarity therapist, Colleen McDermott Vitko, as I know many of you could use her support. Colleen is an exceptional healer who has a knack for working on the parasympathetic nervous system (the part that most of us rarely relax into!). I feel a big part of our challenge right now is that we typically have an overactive sympathetic nervous system which causes anxiety, depression, and other stress related issues. I’ve found working with Colleen has helped me to balance the two systems (parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems). Her work is deeply healing and so settling! She has a special this month for $10 off a session as she has some openings in her practice since some of her long-time clients have moved out of the area. Her normal rate is $75/session but with the special it will be $65 this month. Her office is in Medina, OH. You can find out more about her practice at this link: Medina Massotherapy
July 2017 Empowerment Reading Recording
You can listen to the 18 minute recording below:
Summer Travel Schedule
My coaching partner, Ryan, and I are heading out west for July and most of August! I am excited for my first visit to Grand Teton National Park! I will be sharing on my email list about our adventures and continuing to offer coaching services by phone (or if you are in Colorado, Montana, or Wyoming and want us to come do a workshop or empowerment reading circle in your area, let me know!). You can sign up for the email list on the right side of my website. It is free! Here is the link if you are getting this in your email:
Wishing you all an amazing month!