Aug 26, 2019
Emily Harman, host of
Rivera, a stay-at-home mom,
writer, and podcaster with a history of being a teacher and a coach
for teachers. Nicole has a rare disease that took her out of the
classroom and ended her intended career. Hear Nicole’s journey and
learn how she found strength and determination to proceed onward
into her new life’s work. While being a writer is something that
always lurked in the background of her life, podcasting wasn’t ever
a thought. You never know what life has in store for you — take the
Harman introduces Nicole Rivera.
did Nicole get involved in podcasting?
happened to Nicole when she got sick and went on
was involved in Nicole’s eye surgery?
did Nicole deal with having to slow down?
- Nicole discusses the importance of feeling the
pain, not avoiding it.
did the internet assist Nicole when she was out of
is the ‘spoon theory?’
did Nicole’s husband handle her illness?
- Nicole describes the toughest time in her life
and how she faced it.
- Nicole discusses how her life has changed since
die with your gifts still inside.
- Nicole is an author and she talks about her
- Nicole discusses her podcast, Stop Writing
never know what life has in store for you. Take the
3 Key Points:
when you are really busy, take time for your health and go to the
doctor for regular checkups. Love yourself, it is not
- Nicole found a sense of community and support
in online forums consisting of others facing her
- Change doesn’t mean that your life is over. It
means that part of your life is over.
of the great lessons that I have learned in my life, and my disease
really hammered it into me, is taking time for yourself, is that
selfishness is not always a bad thing.” – Nicole Rivera
universe just seemed to be challenging me at every point. And once
I took all that on, and took the time, I started to heal.” – Nicole
I was first hospitalized it was through Facebook that I let
everyone at work and everything knows what was going on. Because I
couldn’t imagine having that conversation 10, 20, 30 times over.” –