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May Fundraiser – Great prizes and Free Guided Meditation

I have been blessed to work with some amazing people over the years and this year is no exception. I have an amazing group of women that I would love to gift with a $100 scholarship to attend a spiritual retreat with me in Asheville, NC. I have already given them 50% off on the retreat cost, but would like to provide some additional support, as they have all gone through some significant family and financial challenges. Below is a little bit of their stories and ways you can help me reach this goal, as well as information about gifts for you too!

Prizes and Free Gift For Participants

When you make a love offering to the Crossroads Coaching Fund for this fundraiser, you will have your name entered in this month’s raffles to win some wonderful prizes (your name will be entered for every $10 love offering – so for example, if you make a $100 love offering, your name will be entered 10 times). Everyone who participates will also receive a free gift of a MP3 recorded guided meditation I created to set up your energy system for the day ahead to help you have a GREAT DAY! Read on to learn more…

Scholarship Candidates 

I wanted to share a little bit about the people who will benefit from this Fundraiser. Thank you for helping me help them!

Candidate One – This kind soul is the mother of a beautiful little boy. He was born with Down syndrome and other physical challenges that will require special care for his lifetime. His mother has been the principal caregiver for the seven years of his life and she is the most loving, wonderful mother! Along with caring for her son (including having to purée all his food, attempt to communicate with him as he is non-verbal, and meet his other needs), she has also had a chronic illness herself. She has had many other challenges along the way, but instead of giving up, she continues to push herself to learn and grow into her highest potential. She is a very gifted intuitive and has great personal insight. I am very happy to be able to coach her and help her move into her empowerment!

Candidate Two – Have you ever met anyone who always makes everyone feel at home? This candidate is like that. She is so genuinely kind and friendly that she is the heart of whatever group she is in. She always is willing to help and encourage and often takes care of everyone instead of taking care of herself. She has raised a beautiful daughter with Asperger’s Syndrome on her own and also cared for her mother, both of which still live with her. This last year has brought a lot of financial challenges with unexpected expenses because of medical challenges, cars breaking down, and debt from college. Despite all that is on her plate, she continues to focus on how she can grow spiritually, help others, and learn how to unconditionally love and support herself. I am incredibly grateful our paths have crossed and feel very honored to be able to help her continue growing her immense spiritual and personal gifts. 

Candidate Three – I have great love and respect for this candidate! She has gone through many trials in her life, including going through breast cancer a year ago. She has spent her career learning about how to help others through studying nursing, nutrition, acupuncture, and social work. Going through cancer and chemotherapy deepened her commitment to a path of spiritual growth, deep inner reflection, and a desire to be of service to others. She has great self-awareness and I feel very lucky to have been a part of her journey! I would love to help her continue growing and healing through a scholarship for this retreat.

How You Can Participate

Coaching Fund Love Offering – Visit the Coaching Fund page at the link below and your name will be entered into the drawing for every $10 love offering. For example, if you made a $100 love offering, you would be entered 10 times into the raffle. We will be pulling names for prizes on 5/11 (New Moon Circle), 5/21 (Women’s Wisdom Book Club) and 5/30 (Spiritual Retreat) and you will be notified if you win. Your name will stay in the drawing for the entire month, so the earlier you make a love offering, the more chances you will have to win! The goal is to provide $100 Scholarships to each of the candidates. Any additional funds raised will be used to meet the goals of the Coaching Fund to provide affordable, ongoing coaching support for those who need it through scholarships, discounted events, and discounted coaching sessions.

You can make a Coaching Fund Love Offering here: Coaching Fund

Fundraiser Prizes and Drawing Dates

Below are a list of the prizes you could win when you make a love offering for the Fundraiser. Your name will be entered for every $10 love offering you submit. Prizes can be used by the winner or gifted to someone else. Your name will remain in the drawings until you win, so if you make a love offering early in the month you will have three chances to win something. 

Prizes for 5/11 Drawing During the New Moon Meditation Circle

30 Minute Empowerment Reading with Nancy Nicholas (Crossroads Coaching) – $50 Value: Be empowered to understand your life and experiences from a spiritual perspective. These readings combine intuitive guidance with practical coaching and energy balancing to empower you to nurture yourself, grow your gifts, and live your life purpose. To learn more: Crossroads Coaching

30 Minute Wellness Coaching Session with Buddy Ann Ross (RN/Naturopath/Holistic Health Coach/Reiki Master) $30 value – Buddy is a very experienced nurse and Naturopath who offers a variety of tools and products to empower your wellness. In person sessions are available Wadsworth and in Hinckley, OH. Sessions can also be done by phone. To learn more, visit her website: 

Holistic Wellness Buddy

30 Minute Massage/Energy Healing Session with Colleen McDermott Vitko (Medina Massotherapy) $45 value – Colleen is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Elemental Reflexologist and Polarity Therapist. She also works with aromatherapy and other modalities to create a gentle healing experience in her beautiful office space in Medina, OH. To learn more visit her website:

Medina Massotherapy

Prizes for 5/21 Drawing During the Women’s Wisdom Book Circle

Healing Meditation Bundle (Crossroads Coaching) – $30 value: This kit provides two energetic essences to help bring healing, a Palo Santo smudging stick to clear your energy field, a small candle and two small crystals to support the process. Directions are also included on how to best use it. 

30 Minute Angel Reading with Paige Koteles $35 value – Paige is a very gifted intuitive and a spiritual coach who will share insights and wisdom from the Angels to inspire and empower you. You can learn more about Paige and her sessions here: PaigeOneAngels

30 Minute Reiki Session with Neil Kopchak $35 value – Neil is a Reiki Master with 10 years experience. He has additional training and experience helping to ease depression, anxiety and PTSD through meditation and Reiki healing. Sessions are available in Hinckley, OH. 

Prizes for 5/30 Drawing During the Spiritual Retreat

Sensitive Soul Empowerment Program (Crossroads Coaching) ($100 value) – This program offers 8 recorded lessons (MP3) to support you as a sensitive soul, a guidebook and set of sensitive soul empowerment cards. Full details can be found here: Sensitive Soul Program

30 Minute Integrative Reiki Relaxation Session with Buddy Ann Ross (RN/Naturopath/Holistic Health Coach/Reiki Master) – $30 value. Buddy is a Registered Nurse, a Reiki Master and Holistic Health Coach. She has extensive experience supporting wellness and health through Reiki and other tools. Sessions can be scheduled in Wadsworth or Hinckley, OH. To learn more, visit her website: Holistic Wellness Buddy

30 Minute Relationship Rules to Play With or Life Transitions and Re-Finding Happiness Coaching Session (Wonder Spirit Coaching): Anne Wondra is a Soul Coach, Spiritual Teacher, Writer and a Muse who offers many wonderful sessions, workshops and classes both in person in Waukesha, WI or by phone. You can pick from one of these two empowering sessions with this prize. To learn more visit her website: Wonder Spirit Coaching

Thank you for sharing this with anyone you think might be interested in helping out and participating in the raffle! Also, let me know if you would like to offer a session or product for a future fundraiser with the continued goal of making these types of services available for anyone who needs them! Those who offer services are also entered into the raffle. 

Questions or Love Offering by Check or Cash

If you have questions or would like to make a love offering to be entered into the raffle but would prefer to contribute by check or cash, please use the contact form below (or for email subscribers – just reply to the email).

Sending love and gratitude to all!


Ohio Spiritual Toolkit Workshop – 9/10 – One Spot Left!

I’m in Minnesota right now enjoying the magic of Superior National Forest and the Boundary Waters! This peaceful place is reminding me of the importance of recharging. August was a very intense month on many levels. I hope you get a chance to relax and reset this last week of August. If you want some help, empowerment readings are 20% off through the end of this week! 🙂 Or come join me and my colleague and friend, Colleen McDermott Vitko, for a Spiritual Toolkit Workshop when I return to Ohio. See below for details...

Ohio Spiritual Toolkit Workshop 

When: Sunday 9/10 from 1 – 4 PM

Where: Hinckley, OH

What to Expect: As sensitive, spiritual beings living in a time of great change, it is easy to get overwhelmed by the world around us. This workshop will teach you techniques and offer tools to keep you out of anxiety, depression and imbalance and to connect you more deeply with your Spiritual Support Team of Angels and Spirit Guides.

Workshop Will Include…

  • Sharing of spiritual tools and techniques to empower you
  • Mini-Reading with Nancy
  • Mini-Chakra Balancing Reflexology treatment with Colleen
  • Starter Spiritual Toolkit – goodies to get you started such as a personally harvested sage bundle, a quartz crystal from the prairies of the Black Hills, epsom salt bath sampler, two essential oil samples, and special offers for local holistic providers
  • Refreshments

Love Exchange: $75/person or $65/person when you register with a friend. We have one spot left, but if you want to come with a friend, we will squeeze you both in!

How to Register: Use the contact form below to sign up. You can also use the form if you would like to schedule an empowerment reading by phone and take advantage of  the 20% off August special ($40/30 minutes, $80/hour): Empowerment Readings 

Sending love your way!


October 2014 Events


I finally got a new photo! Thanks to Judi Terrell Linden for working with me. Check out her website at:

Happy Almost October!

I’m leaving on Saturday to lead the retreat to Sedona, AZ for my Raise Your Vibration group . I will be sure to take lots of photos and share them when I get home!  For those of you not coming, I will bring you with me in Spirit! 🙂

I wanted to send out the information about October events and also share about a change for the Sacred Play Spiritual Retreat on 10/12.  We have decided to move that event into November (Sunday 11/16), so that there is a little more space after my return from Sedona.  It just felt like there was too many things packed into too small a time frame!  With the new date comes some other changes  – my funny and talented writer/artist husband is going to be joining in for one thing – so I’ll be getting the full details to you when I get back.  It is going to be loads of fun, so save the date!

Upcoming Events

10/5 (7-8 PM EST) – Crossroads Coaching Community Empowerment Call:  For this call, I will be sharing the healing energy of the Sedona vortexes and all that I learned from that experience.  The second half of the call I’ll be doing oracle card readings for those joining the call live.  Community members are free.  Not a member yet?  Anyone who has worked with me at an event or through a private session is welcome to join the fun!  Details for signing up are here:  Crossroads Coaching Community Membership

Summer Full Moon Earth Wisdom Circles are continuing into the fall!

Full Moon Earth Wisdom Gatherings...– Join me to experience the healing energies of the Earth vortexes, nature, and the full moon for these monthly gatherings!  Events are 90 minutes in length in typically include guided meditation, intuitive insights, energy balancing, and a short nature walk.  Love Exchange:  $22. 

10/8/2014 – Full Moon Earth Wisdom Gathering in Sharon Center, Ohio (6:30-8:00 PM):   For this gathering, we will be meeting in Sharon Center, Ohio for a bonfire, guided meditation, and nature walk to a seventh chakra vortex center.  Use this link to register by Sunday 10/5/2014:  October Full Moon Earth Wisdom Gathering

New Moon Empowerment Circle Recorded Readings:  The New Moon is all about making wishes and setting intentions for the month ahead.  For this pre-recorded empowerment reading, participants will receive a recorded reading that offers a guided meditation and personalized intuitive message for each participant connected to the New Moon focus for them in the month ahead.  Recordings are 30-60 minutes long depending on the number of participants and the intention is set that all messages hold gifts for everyone involved.   Love Exchange:  $22.

10/23 New Moon Reading:  October’s New Moon is also a solar eclipse!  Register by 10/20.  The reading will be sent out on 10/23.  To learn more and to register for October:  New Moon Empowerment Circle Recorded Readings

Sending lots of love!


Mother Earth Empowerment Retreat – 8/24

Join me as we come together to raise our vibration and empower Mother Earth!

Consciousness Vortex and labyrinth

We have all heard about the environmental crises occurring in our world.  We know about global warming, pesticides, the rain forests disappearing and the polluted oceans.  And these are just a few of the issues facing our planet. None of us wants to see our natural resources plundered or our home destroyed, but often we feel powerless to do anything to stop it.  At this event, we are taking back our power by shifting from focusing on what scares us to what we love!  Together we will be connecting to our deep love for Mother Earth and pouring this love into the Earth energy vortex centers found at the Blessed Foundation, impacting the collective unconscious through the energy grids of the planet.    I will be joined by two very talented guests – Katie Young (writer/director of The Graceful Descent) and Kathleen Calby (vibrational healing with crystal and metal singing bowls) who will be sharing their unique gifts to help us heal ourselves and the earth.

Event Details

When:  Sunday, August 24th from 5 – 9:00 PM; Optional private sessions will be during the afternoon before the retreat.

Where: The Blessed Foundation, Medina, OH

At this event you will…

  • Katie YoungBe inspired and entertained (Katie has a great sense of humor!) through the viewing of the documentary The Graceful Descent with creator, Katie Young who will be available to answer questions and provide simple steps you can take to start living more in tune with the Earth.  To learn more about Katie and this remarkable film visit:  The Graceful Descent


  • Connect with the energy centers found at the Blessed Foundation to empower our intentions and healing through a guided labyrinth walk and  meditation at the consciousness vortex with Nancy Nicholas.
    Waterfall Nancy Nicholas Ireland

    Intuitive Life Coach, Nancy Nicholas

    To learn more about intuitive life coaching and Nancy Nicholas:  Crossroads Coaching


  • Kathleen Calby

    Kathleen Calby

    Experience vibrational healing and empowerment while listening to a singing bowls concert played by Kathleen Calby.  To learn more about singing bowls and Kathleen Calby visit:  Re-Sounding Joy



  • Support the Blessed Foundation, a public charity, which protects and shares this very sacred ground which features eleven naturally occurring energy vortex centers and three labyrinths.  To learn more about John and Dee Curci and the Blessed Foundation visit:  The Blessed Foundation
    first chakra blessed Foundation

    Grounds of the Blessed Foundation, Medina, Ohio

Love Exchange for the Retreat:  $44/person or $35/person when you register with a friend; Profits from this event will be donated to the Blessed Foundation to support the caretaking of this sacred natural space. 

Registration:  UPDATE:  This event is close to being full, so please email Nancy first before purchasing your spot.  Thank you!  Private sessions still have availability and can be purchased below.   Last day to sign up is Wednesday 8/20/2014.  Use the link below to register.  Email Nancy Nicholas ( for questions.

Individual:  Mother Earth Empowerment Retreat – $44

With a Friend:  Mother Earth Empowerment Retreat – $35

Come Early and experience the deeply relaxing and healing vibration of the singing bowls through a personal session!

Kathleen did a private session for me and it was amazing!  I can only imagine that experiencing it on the grounds of the Blessed  Foundation will make it even more healing.  She has agreed to do a limited number of private 30 minute sessions prior to the retreat in the afternoon (and one is already gone because I’m having one!).   I am so excited to share this experience with all of you and have a whole day dedicated to raising the vibration of Mother Earth through the power of sound!  Sessions will be conducted at the Kairos retreat house between 12 and 5 PM) which is centered on two powerful earth energy vortex spots (seventh chakra and a consciousness vortex).   The grounds feature two additional labyrinths and 22 acres of trails which you can enjoy prior to the retreat.  You are also welcome to bring a dinner picnic to enjoy on the grounds between your session and the main event.  Love Exchange:  $44/30 minute session.  Use the PayPal link below to purchase your session.

Purchase Private Singing Bowls Session

Questions about the retreat?  Email me!

Love to all!





Be Empowered – Join me for a Spring Retreat (4/26)!

Sanctuary at the Crossroads Holistic Network invites you to…

Sacred Circles RetreatApril 26th 12:00 – 4:30PM

Conversations & Co Books – Gifts- Accessories

Tallmadge, Ohio

What to Expect…

Discover your spiritual power to create from love!  Your journey will begin with the question, “What quality would I love to see blossom in me this spring?  Would you like to be more joyful, prosperous, successful, or fulfilled?  Or maybe you would like to be more peaceful, intuitive, healthy or inspired?  Together, in small, supportive groups, we will travel through sacred circles of love, wisdom and power to create this intention!

To see full details for the retreat: April Day Retreat Schedule

Meet the Spiritual Teachers

Deb Bradt 2Deb BradtRYT, is a Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master & Intuitive Healer with over 16 years experience in the Healing Arts.  She has made it her mission to inspire others to connect to that deep place within from which true healing & joy can emerge.

Kathleen Calby

Kathleen Calby brings 15 years of concentration with musical tones, her ensemble of gem crystal bowls and Himalayan singing bowls to this healing discovery of sound with you.

Nancy NicholasNancy Nicholas, Nancy Nicholas, Intuitive Life Coach, has 14 years experience as a spiritual teacher, Reiki Master, and intuitive healer.  She uses her intuitive abilities, energy sensitivity, and life coach training to empower you to create a life you love!

Program fee: $75 or $65 each when you register with a friend

To Register:

Use the PayPal button below to register for this event.  You will have the option to use a credit card or checking account if you don’t have a PayPal account.  Registration ends 4/18.  Please note:  By participating in this event, you are agreeing to the terms in this INFORMED CONSENT  document.

Individual Registration:  $75 –  Individual

Registering with a Friend (please include your friend’s name in the comment’s section so we put you in the same group):  $65 – With a Friend

Questions?:  Email or call 330-416-6184


To learn more about the event locationConversations & Company

For a printable PDF flyer of this event: Sacred Circles Spring Retreat Flyer

Spiritual Ascension and Tough Times

In the last month, I have heard more tales of illness, job loss, and fear than I have heard at any time in my life.  I realize that I’m highly sensitive and therefore feel things more intensely, but I’m guessing everyone is feeling the brunt of this period of transition.  I’ve asked for some guidance on all of this to help me stay centered and balanced as the world goes through birthing pains.  Below are the things that have come to me through others and through my own intuitive ability.  I hope you find it as helpful as I did.

From Notes from the Universe (a free daily email sent to your inbox… go to to sign up):

“I can imagine that from your perspective, it must seem like some truly awful things happen in time and space. So if you wouldn’t mind, I’d like to weigh in.   Nancy, you live in a world of illusions. A world that springs from a much deeper and far greater reality. And while at times the illusions are indeed ugly, with your physical senses you only see the tip of the iceberg. If you could see the whole, you’d discover that the unpleasantness was only the tiniest piece of a most spectacular puzzle that was created with order, intelligence, and absolute love. You’d see that contrary to appearances, in the grandest scheme of things, nothing is ever lost, no one becomes less, and setbacks are always temporary. And you’d understand that no matter what has happened, everyone lives again, everyone laughs again, and everyone loves again, even more richly than before.”

From the Ascension Companion by Karen Bishop (

“In addition to much departing in regard to who we are, or old ways and old energy, and many other lower vibrating non-physical creations, we are also experiencing loss at physical levels.  Friends, relationships, family members, jobs, careers, are leaving our spaces at a rapid and regular pace.  If you have chosen this page, you are being asked to come to terms with loss.  As many things leave our lives, better and more suitable things begin to arrive for us.  As the New most certainly begins to arrive, it is more in alignment with who we now are and fits us so much better!  Know that you are also becoming lighter and lighter and learning that an attachment to Source is your only real and necessary attachment.” 

Note from Nancy on above:  To me attachment to “Source” (God in my vocabulary) comes to us through our love of others.  For those who have lost loved ones recently, Bishop says that some souls are choosing to leave because they have decided not to go through spiritual ascension in a physical body.  While that isn’t much comfort for your own loss, at least it suggests that those who have passed weren’t forced to do so, no matter how it seemed to their Earthly self.  To know they are at peace brings some comfort for me.  I also believe and have experienced that when someone passes, our inner connection with them continues.  After the pain of loss eases, you can feel them again…and know that they are still with you and the love between you continues and always will.  It isn’t the same, but at least there is comfort in knowing they aren’t truly “gone.” 

Finally, here is a vision I was shown about the situation in our world right now:

I walk across the river and climb up on the bank on the opposite side.  I feel the moist dirt and cool touch of the plants growing along the bank.  As I step up onto the ground, the scene changes.  I see upheaval around me.  Trees have fallen, pulled up by their roots, and there are cracks in the ground.  I hear a sound over my shoulder and I look up.  I see a bird flying low and coming to land on a fallen tree in front of me.  It is a peregrine falcon.  The falcon lifts off and I look down at the Earth from its eyes.  I see waves of green and healing rolling across the land moving closer to the place I just left.  The place looks like a smaller circle.  I watch as the green touches each area and see that it is transformed, bringing lush forests, and healthy rivers.  I see the circle where I stood and I see water bubbling up from the ground.  The water spreads, filling in the holes and cracks and life begins anew.  Spirit says come home to your own center.  Be still within, and trust that the world will transform without.  All is well and will be well.  The old must die to give birth to the new.

So, in conclusion, I’m focusing on taking one moment at a time, staying centered in myself, and trusting that what looks like disaster, is only the breaking down before a new period of growth begins.  As you go through this period of change, remember to ask your Angels and spiritual support team to help.  Even if they aren’t able to completely alleviate the pain you are going through, I’ve found that they can and will bring you comfort and help you to transition as gently as possible.

Hang in there everyone!  This too shall pass…

Blessings to you and yours!