Author: Nique

Honesty is NOT the best policy

“”And though the waves might bring you down and though the currents might pull you under, the sky is always right above you. And your friends will show you the way”                ~ I wrote This For You Growing up with those words ringing in my mind, “honesty is the best policy”, creates chaos from within that continues to surface as I watch the world unfold through these adult lenses. There are many of us who don’t like to hear the truth. We have become a society of “sugar coating”, and “political correctness”,...

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“We All Have A Story”

    In the past twelve weeks I was in a group of people who all had one common denominator, we had a dream.  We were a group of young entrepreneurs that knew they had a vision and a mission in making a change in this world.  We were a room with a range of social classes, a diversity of ethnicity, spirituality, and education.  We entered into a program that was providing monetary awards at the end for our businesses.  The amazing thing was though, that not once did we ever feel like the competition was there, well maybe...

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“Nursing Bringing Positive Change to Cannabis”

I have learned that life is a journey. A journey that is filled with happiness and sadness, laughter and tears, life and death and then there is a balance. That balance comes from understanding the emotional journey that we as humans partake in. There are some things in life that we are able to choose, but we don’t always have control of our emotions. Sometimes this is due to the inability to separate rational and irrational thoughts, and there are some who would argue that it is the way we are wired. I would often have these discussions with...

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“The Placenta”

It has been a transformation at so many levels being accepted into the Summer 2016 Accelerator program at  I had never “pitched” my business before.  Nique-Wear and Breast Cancer & Nique, Inc evolved on a journey of healing.  There was no business plan, no customer segments, no projected revenue proposals.  It was established on a second diagnosis of breast cancer.  Just like Nique-Wear, my cancer had no significant platform either.  In the eyes of my oncology team at Dana Faber in Boston, Ma I was only determined to have a 4% chance of the big “C” lurking it’s...

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“Look Inside”

In reflecting on the events of the past few days, I can’t help think of the life I’ve lived over the last 25 years. Although I am 48 years old, my life was changed forever with the birth of my son. My son was born to Marine Corps parents. I am white, and his dad is black. I was so young. I didn’t think so, but at 23 years old I was so naive to the world and the views of the people in it. It was a difficult one for my parents to accept. My parents where born...

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