Thursday, September 19, 2019

Uncovering Beauty Unseen...

sun shining through gray clouds


What do you see? Do you notice the dark clouds first or the light coming from behind the clouds? 

There are times in our lives that all seems to be dark. Everything seems to be going the wrong way, and there seems to be little hope in sight. These are the moments that we have to remain strong and focus on the light at the end of tunnel. No matter how low you may be or how dark the situation may seem, you have to remember that just like the rain clouds, it will pass away. 

In life, beauty presents itself in the smallest ways, and if we are not focused on living and striving for elevation, evolution and positive growth in ourselves and our lives, then we can miss it...


woman with flower headpiece - ChristalNicole

Going through life with a negative self-esteem and self-image, I used to only be focused on my flaws. I could never see my own positive characteristics and refused to believe compliments of beauty, until I began to take my own advice of using positive self-talk, positive reframing and thought-stopping. 

Are you the same way? Do you only see your flaws, the flaws of others and the negativity in your situation/environment? 

Let's try something new (I promise that it will bring more light in not only your life but the lives of others):
  • Speaking negatively about yourself, others, or your life situation- Stop it! Seriously, stop the negative verbiage and replace it with a positive (positive self-talk and positive reframing)
  • A tendency to have consistent negative thoughts, regardless of positive feedback from others- Stop that! Literally use Thought-Stopping and get in the practice of using positive self-talk
  • Hang positive quotes in your home in rooms that you spend the most time in

scenery beside a pond
tiny wild flowers














Beauty is everywhere. In the smallest of flowers and the quietest places, we can find beauty and peace to encourage us.

No matter what may be going on in your life or how your own personal self-image has been, decide today that you want more beauty/positive energy in your life and around you. Reprogramming your thought process and views is both emotionally and physically healthy. You will also see more positive changes in your life (some that may have already been occurring, but you didn't notice), your environment and relationships with others.

As always, I am your passionately driven ChristalNicole. I hope that your days, weeks, and months are beautiful and blessed....

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Dear Future Forever Love...

dear future forever love

...And I mean exactly that... Forever...

No, this is not a rant. It is not a blog entry to put anyone down or vent about life, love or the lack thereof. I hope and pray that this entry is encouraging to all who read it and that you share with others for encouragement as well.

Often times, when we have experienced love and heartbreak, everyone seems to have ALL of the advice for us:

  • Don't give up
  • Don't be so hard on yourself (ie, you can't think like that, don't say that, there's nothing wrong with you...)
  • Don't be so hard on future prospects
  • Your expectations are too high
  • You overthink things too much (I get That one a whoooole lot, lol).........
Truth is, no one knows your heart, your pain and/or your desires more than you do. "Heartbroken" is subjective. For me, I have honestly just felt Broken. For you, it may not be so deep, but whatever your level of "brokenness", be strong enough to evaluate your needs for yourself and not pattern them according to what others deem is appropriate for you.

So, what do YOU want? Seriously. What are YOUR requirements for a happy life and/or love? Figure that out, and you will see a definite change in the way that you approach things and how you make decisions.

everything with a high cost doesn't require money

One thing that I can truly agree on (and I've definitely heard lots and lots of times) is the fact that everyone has a past of some sort. That being said, I had to remind myself that I am no less worthy of reciprocal love than any other person with a "different" past. 

Remember who you are. Believe in and walk in your worth. Love the person that you are and are becoming as you incessantly evolve, and while doing so don't settle for anything that you really don't want in your life. You only have one life to live. Try to make the most of your moments.

Dear Future Forever Love... Yes... I Did say Forever.... So I'll wait...

I hope that this entry is uplifting and encouraging to all who read it. Until next time, I am your passionately driven ChristalNicole, seeking to enlighten and motivate...