Category Archives: helping others

May Fundraiser – Second Drawing Coming Soon!

Thank you so much to those who have contributed to the May Fundraiser! It is so appreciated! Congratulations to Linda, Teresa and Tom who won the first three prizes. The next drawing will be at the Women’s Wisdom Book Club meeting on 5/21. You can make a love offering to the Coaching Club Fund to support this Fundraiser and get a chance to win three great prizes (see below for details). I will also send anyone who makes any contribution to the Fund a meditation recording ($10 value) that will help you to set up your energy system optimally to have a GREAT DAY! 

Second Drawing Prizes

For this drawing there are three prizes you can win. Here are the details:

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. 

How to Get Entered 

For every ten dollars you contribute, your name will be entered into the drawing. So for example, if you contributed $100, you would be entered ten times and your name will stay in the drawing through the end of the month. Use the Coaching Fund link below to make a love offering (or use the contact form at the end of this post if you would rather make a check love offering instead of using PayPal).

Coaching Fund

To learn more about the Scholarship Candidates for this Fundraiser and also the third round of prizes (drawing will be on 5/30), visit this link:

May Fundraiser

To make a love offering by check, please use the contact form below and I will be in touch with information on where to send it! Thank you for your support!

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!

Nancy

Creating Harmony by Coming From Wholeness

Collectively, there has been a rising up of those who have felt victimized and repressed, especially by the feminine (an aspect that is in all of us – both women and men). This has also been occurring on the individual level within our own psyches as well. It is as if the parts of ourselves that we have undervalued have absolutely had it with being dismissed or ignored! It has also sparked off fear, as our inner and outer interactions are being asked to evolve. This is kicking up a lot of anger which is spilling out in our relationships. I have worked with many women lately who have been struggling with relationship challenges, often between the women in their family. Sadly, it has frequently lead to a complete breakdown in communication, causing a fracturing in the family.

Hearing about these conflicts, I have been pondering the question about what true feminine power looks like. It occurs to me that these dynamics are another example of how feminine power has been masquerading as a man. Feminine power is about wisdom, nurturing, cohesiveness, harmony and empowering the whole. It is about trusting the natural unfoldment of life, working with its rhythms, not trying to dictate them. The more masculine approach is individually focused and goal oriented. It is about action and doing, not being. This is not the true nature of the feminine or yin. Yet, isn’t that what is happening in these dynamics? Instead of the using of wisdom to bring people together so that all feel empowered and nurtured, it is as if we are suddenly so afraid of being left out in the cold that we are shoving our sisters out first.

When I asked for guidance about this, I was given a very powerful message. The message was that we all, men and women, need to start thinking of ourselves as part of one organism. While we don’t always realize it, we are connected energetically and telepathically to all those we know. They also said that anyone who shows up in your life, in your movie, is part of your whole, even the ones that you think you don’t want there or who don’t seem to want you! It is not to say that we have to stay involved with people who are abusive to us, but it does mean that those people are part of the whole and there to teach us something that is important to the functioning of the whole. For example, our body is one organism, but it has many individual parts. If the left leg decided the liver was disgusting because of its function to remove toxins from the body and tried to get rid of it, the body would die. We are made up of many parts and all parts are needed and none are truly more valuable than others. The organism thrives when each part is playing the role it was meant to play in the way it was meant to play it. When this becomes out of balance, the whole being suffers.

So what do we do with this information? I was guided to start asking myself in all situations, how will this impact the harmony of the whole that I am a part of and how will it impact my relationship to the larger whole which is Nature which we are dependent on? It is not a question of kicking people out of our movie, but instead asking ourselves, what is the best response from me that will feed the harmony of the whole in regards to this person? Is the conflict that is being created causing growth? Is it bringing to light places where we are too controlling of others, instead of trusting in the flow of life and the perfect timing of nature – what true feminine power is all about? Are we too focused on what others are doing while ignoring our own needs and interests? Are we overlooking the need for each individual to access their own wisdom, so that they can feel empowered? Are we welcoming and inviting to all or are we trying to exclude and control? What is going on for the other person from a spiritual perspective?

Going back to the metaphor of the body, imagine what would happen if the stomach was obsessed with how the lungs were breathing. Imagine it being so busy prodding the lungs to breathe when it thought it should, that it was unable to do its own job of digesting food! What a disaster that would be. Feminine wisdom (something we all possess – both men and women) knows that it is not necessary to control things. Nature knows what it is doing – just as our bodies do. If you look at most of the challenges we are having in our environment right now, they have come from getting out of balance with the needs of the whole and trying to control processes that we didn’t really understand. Could this also be said about the interactions with our loved ones? Perhaps each of us is doing exactly what we need to do with our lives, with the people we are meant to be doing to with, for our optimal spiritual growth and development. What if there is truly a bigger story here and we don’t need to try to control that story, but can instead trust that everything is unfolding in perfect, Divine order for the highest good of all?

Shifting from the thinking of trying to control the parts, we would instead focusing on feeding the harmony of the whole. We would work with the whole of our bodies, the whole of our families, the whole of our communities, the whole of our world. We would nurture, support, encourage, and allow each system to move into its perfect rhythm without trying to force it. We could relax, let go, and enjoy the absolutely perfection of each moment, even the moments that challenge us.

When I asked for guidance on how to work toward this more harmonious approach, the following steps were suggested:

When someone challenges you…

1. Say thank you in your heart.  “Thank you for bringing to my awareness that which is no longer in resonance for me. Thank you for helping me to see something I believe that is not good for me that has created this challenge. Thank you, for at the soul level, I know you are my friend.”

2. Ask yourself how you can feed the harmony of the whole in this situation? If the person who is challenging you seems controlling, ask yourself, is there somewhere in my life where I need to trust more and let go of control? If the person is unkind, ask yourself is there somewhere in my life that I am being unkind or judgmental of myself or others? Let the person be a mirror that helps you more deeply understand yourself.

3. Send love and peace to the person who challenges you. We want the whole organism to thrive because it is the only way that each part will thrive. Pray for the person. Pray that they find the wisdom they need. Pray that they feel loved and safe. Pray that you can allow them to find their way, as you work to find your own. Just as you may feel unhappy when your head hurts, the best way to get the head to feel better is to send love its way. To do things that nurture yourself and to be kind to yourself. The same is true within our dynamics with others.

4. Be patient. Nature has its own timing. Things may not shift as quickly as you like, but things are changing. Let it unfold. Breathe, focus on what is going well in your life, and love. Trust. The Creator has it all under control, so you can relax and trust that in the end all is working for your good.

Thank you for being part of my whole!

Sending love and gratitude,

Nancy