Sacred Play Spiritual Retreat 11/16!

October was too hectic with the Sedona retreat, so we moved this event to November with a new presenter and some other new features and price. I hope you can make it! Check out the details below.  

Caitlyn ButterflyJoin me on Sunday November 16th 1-5 PM at Conversations & Co in Tallmadge, Ohio for a Sacred Play Spiritual Retreat!

After repeated spiritual messages to “lighten up” I am now ready to embrace my inner fool and start having some fun! As always, when I put an intention out there, the Divine sends me wonderful soul friends to play with!  Join my dear friend, Kathleen Calby (Re-Sounding Joy) and my very funny educational artist husband, Jeff Nicholas (Jeff Nicholas Art) as we come together to explore joy, laughter and play as a spiritual practice!

At this celebration you will travel in small groups to…

  • Connect with your Joy Spirit Guides and learn techniques to empower better health and a happier life through your intuition
  • Have fun playing singing bowls, then enjoy a “musical massage” (fully clothed)
  • Learn how to use the “Art of Reframing” to turn life’s aggravations into an opportunity to laugh through humorous stories and creating your own comic panel
  • Receive a special crystal and get a chance to win one of the following – Energy Medicine Kit, Crystal Ally Oracle Card Deck, lapis lazuli crystal or Dolphin Essence Vibrational Spray to empower your joy journey
  • Enjoy delicious snacks and browse/shop in the Conversations & Co Boutique

Love Exchange and Registration…

$75 or $65 when you register with a friend – Includes Retreat Experience, an individually attuned crystal, an opportunity to win a Spiritual Play Gift, and 15% off in the Conversations & Co Store.  Pre-Registration required by Saturday 11/8/2014.

Register via PayPal (you will have the option to use a credit card or check) here:

$75  Spiritual Play Retreat – Individual

$65 Spiritual Play Retreat Register with a Friend

To Learn More…

Nancy-Nicholas-1-WebNancy NicholasNancy is an intuitive life coach who uses her gifts to empower others to nurture themselves, grow their gifts, and create a life they love!

Kathleen CalbyKathleen CalbyKathleen 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. 

Jeff NicholasJeff NicholasJeff is a retired teacher and educational artist who shares his original stories and art with audiences of all ages. He has performed in hundreds of schools and libraries over the last 22 years.

To learn more about Conversations & Co – Books – Gifts – and Accessories! visit their website:  Conversations & Co

Conversations & Co, 22 Northwest Ave, Tallmadge, OH  44278

Conversations & Co, 22 Northwest Ave, Tallmadge, OH 44278

Let me know if you have any questions!

Much love to all!

Grow Your Gifts Meditation – Coming Home

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I remember who I am today and open my heart with joy to the wonderful self I discover.

I am back home from Sedona! We had a really transformational time yet again. For many of us, the retreat was all about “coming home” – not just to this place that feels like home or even to the group of people who have become like family, but having the experience of coming home to ourselves. The image was taken on the Cow Pies Trail in Sedona at the beginning of our vortex tour with Jaap Van Etten ( For each of the groups who went on the tour, the experience was unique and called them to different vortexes and experiences. All though, helped us to remember who we really are.

I will be offering two opportunities to work with this experience this week: 10/5  at 7PM EST Crossroads Coaching Community Empowerment Call where we will be doing a guided meditation to connect to this magical place and 10/8 at 6:30-8PM EST for a full moon Earth Wisdom Circle gathering in Sharon Center Ohio where we will connect with nature, a seventh chakra vortex, and our Spiritual Support Team through intuitive insight! You can learn more and register here if you are interested (Sunday 10/5 is the deadline for both):  October Events

To work with this image, I would recommend imagining yourself walking down the path before you. See where your imagination leads and what insights your intuition offers about your true self!

Below are some simple directions to support your journey.  Enjoy!

How to Work with the Image to Support the Process

  • Take a moment to center yourself.  Close your eyes and breathe in and out slowly three times.  Let your exhale be longer than your inhale.
  • Open your eyes and focus on the image.  Ask your Spiritual Support Team to help you come into harmonic resonance with the image and to receive the amount of energy from the essence of the place for your highest and best good.
  • Use your imagination to put yourself in the photo.  Use all your senses to interact with what is shown.  What do you feel, see, hear, smell, taste and touch as you connect?
  • Ask for Divine guidance on how you can incorporate the gifts from this essence into your own life and situation.  Allow yourself to feel the love and support flowing to you and through you from the Earth and the Divine.
  • Repeat the affirmation (see caption) as you breathe in and out slowly.
  • Be open to any additional thoughts, sounds, smells, or images that come to you as you are working with the photo.  Consider these as messages to support you on your path.  Ask what these impressions mean to you.  What do they make you think or feel?
  • Continue to recall the image throughout the day when you wish to bring in the energy it provides.
  • Express your gratitude for the gifts given to you through the experience.

 Much love to all!


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!


Grow Your Gifts Meditation- Breaking Through

Happy September!  

We are moving into a new season this month and many ways I feel this is a metaphor for where we are going within ourselves.  Walls seem to be crumbling around structures and perceptions.  Suddenly, it feels like there is a huge push to just be who we are!  It sounds simple enough, but so often we get challenged when we really start to step fully into all of the song that is us.  For me, it feels like a testing to keep strengthening the pathways within my psyche.  It is also allowing us to really love and get to know aspects that we have formally repressed.

For me, the Fool archetype has been coming forward.  I have a wonderful book called Awakening the Heroes Within by Carol Pearson.  I’ve done the Heroic Mythic Index many times and consistently I had the highest score for Ruler and Magician and a very low score for Fool.  Feeling foolish or embarrassing myself was pretty close to the worst thing I could imagine when I was younger.  Now, I’m finding this huge itch to laugh more, play more, and to all around just lighten up!  Life is full of things to worry about and my guess is that it always will be.  Yet, the Fool reminds us that we can still laugh at it all and find the joy in the moment.  We can be silly and play and still be okay.  This photo is here to help empower the opening of the walls we have built to keep emotions at bay.  As we open to our own feelings and deeper self, we open to the Divine and a steady stream of love from our own Spirit, a place where we are always safe.

Here is an image taken in Northern Ireland and some tips on how to use it to empower yourself:

"I am breaking through my walls of fears to discover the wonder of my true self."

“I am breaking through the walls of my fears to discover the wonder of my true self.”

How to Work with the Image to Support the Process

  • Take a moment to center yourself.  Close your eyes and breathe in and out slowly three times.  Let your exhale be longer than your inhale.
  • Open your eyes and focus on the image.  Ask your Spiritual Support Team to help you come into harmonic resonance with the image and to receive the amount of energy from the essence of the place for your highest and best good.
  • Use your imagination to put yourself in the photo.  Use all your senses to interact with what is shown.  What do you feel, see, hear, smell, taste and touch as you connect?
  • Ask for Divine guidance on how you can incorporate the gifts from this essence into your own life and situation.  Allow yourself to feel the love and support flowing to you and through you from the Earth and the Divine.
  • Repeat the affirmation (see caption) as you breathe in and out slowly.
  • Be open to any additional thoughts, sounds, smells, or images that come to you as you are working with the photo.  Consider these as messages to support you on your path.  Ask what these impressions mean to you.  What do they make you think or feel?
  • Continue to recall the image throughout the day when you wish to bring in the energy it provides.
  • Express your gratitude for the gifts given to you through the experience.

Love to you all!


Blessed Foundation End of the Season Events

Nancy Nicholas-Intuitive Life Coach:

Hi! The last day to register for these two events is this WEDNESDAY 9/3. Hope to see you! Nancy

Originally posted on Sanctuary at the Crossroads:

chartres labyrinthThe Blessed Foundation GROUNDS and retreat house will be closed until spring 2015 beginning on 9/8/2014.  Below are a few upcoming public events at the Foundation to celebrate the end of a wonderful summer!

Kathleen Calby8/24/2014:  Mother Earth Empowerment Retreat/Singing Bowls Private Sessions: This event is full, but there are still some spots available for a unique experience combining the healing energies of the earth at the Blessed Foundation and the vibrational healing of the crystal and metal singing bowls.  Kathleen Calby is offering these sessions during the afternoon of 8/24 (1- 4 PM ).  Love Exchange:  $44/30 minutes (20% will be donated to the Blessed Foundation to support this amazing place).  Email Nancy Nicholas to schedule ( as pre-registration is required by 8/20/2014.

9/6/2014 (10 AM -1 PM) Soul Journey Event with Intuitive Astrologer Emma Stow:  Emma is visiting from England and is making a special stop at…

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Soul Journey with Intuitive Astrologer Emma Stow – 9/6

I am privileged to invite you to a very special event being held on 9/6/2014 at the Blessed Foundation in Medina, Ohio.  I am so impressed with Emma and the beautiful gifts she has to share and am grateful she has decided to connect with me and the work at the Blessed Foundation!  See below for details on this event… 

Soul Journey with Intuitive Astrologer Emma Stow

Listen to the messages of your soul in the beautiful grounds of the Blessed Foundation.

This Soul Journey is a healing and empowering experience, a chance to ‘check in’ with your soul to connect you to your highest wisdom and guidance and to enjoy a clear reflection of your life.

This event will consist of:

  • a talk about the energetic shifts and astrological alignments of the fall of 2014
  • a guided meditation to experience directly your relationship to the Earth and the Sun
  • a guided soul journey –listening to the messages of your soul
  • a closing circle with an opportunity to share your experiences and ask questions

What this event offers:

- Connect deeply to the ever-present forces of love and support in your life.

- Experience the truly joyful and sacred nature of your relationship to the Sun and the Earth and to your own soul in a safe and sacred space.

- Experience for your self why this time is such a turning point and gain clarity about the next steps in your daily life.

- Relax in the beautiful grounds of the Blessed Foundation

Emma StowEmma Stow is the author of the book Revolution of Being. An intuitive astrologer, energy healer and speaker, she is featured regularly on the radio and at events in the UK and abroad. Emma spent many years researching sacred land in the UK. She has run walks and retreats since 2009 and is known for her heart-centered approach to astrology and applied spirituality.


Love Exchange for this event:  $44

Pre-registration is required as space is limited.  Use the PayPal link below to reserve your spot.  Registration ends 9/3/2014 (unless the event fills before then).  

Register for 9/6 Soul Journey Event at the Blessed Foundation

Questions?  Email Nancy Nicholas –

To learn more about the Blessed Foundation…

Blessed Foundation Website

I hope to connect with you all then!




August News and a Gift!

A photo Jacob sent from a fishing spot in Colorado.  I miss him, but I get why he wanted to be out there!

A photo Jacob sent from a fishing spot in Colorado.  I miss him terribly, but I’m starting to get why he’s wanted to move out there for the last four years. 

I apologize for my lack of communication on here lately!  I’ve been in the middle of redoing my house – painting, purging closets, and moving furniture.  With my son’s move to Colorado in July, I’ve been emotionally working through this transition too and sometimes that makes it tough for me to “put myself out there” on this more public format.  I have been sending lots of love to you all in Spirit though!

A Gift For You:  Speaking of putting myself out there…I started creating You Tube videos for the weekly empowerment reading for those in my membership community.  Several have been out on the earth vortex spots at the Blessed Foundation which have been really fun! This week, I did one from the room I’ve just finished in our home. I am going to start doing some in person Reiki/Energy Coaching sessions in September, so since it was raining, I thought it was a good time to test out the space.    The video is 14 minutes long and features two oracle card messages, an energy medicine kit card, a yoga mudra, and a settling technique I learned recently.  I thought I’d share it with those of you who aren’t in my membership community, as a gift (apology) for my lack of writing on my blog this summer.  You can view it here:  Crossroads Coaching Community Empowerment Reading (Week of 8/14/2014)

Upcoming Events

Consciousness Vortex and labyrinthSunday 9/7-  for a FULL MOON Earth Wisdom Labyrinth Walk!  (6:30-8:30 PM at the Blessed Foundation – $22):  This is the last day the retreat house is open for the season and the last of the three super moons!  We’ll connect with the vortex energies, get intuitive guidance and set intentions first and then follow with a moonlight Labyrinth walk of the Chartres Labyrinth.  Last time we did this it was amazing!  If you’d like to register, you can sign up here:  Earth Wisdom Circle – 9/7 

*The 8/14 Earth Wisdom Circle has been moved to this September 7th date so we can take advantage of the full moon energy.  

Kathleen CalbyMother Earth Empowerment Retreat (Sunday 8/24 from 5-9 PM – $44 or $35 with a friend):  I am really excited for you all to meet Katie Young, watch her awesome environmental documentary about her trip to New Zealand – The Graceful Descent – (you’ll be surprised at all the humor in it!) and for the crystal/metal bowl experience with Kathleen Calby!  Kathleen and I went out to the Blessed Foundation so she could see the space.  The main concert will be held upstairs at the Kairos Retreat Center.   Along with the concert in the retreat house, she’s also going to bring one of the bigger bowls out to play as we walk the Chartres labyrinth.  Also, even if you can’t make the main event, you can sign up for a private singing bowls session with her during the day.  She intuitively picks out the best bowls to connect you with.  It is deeply restorative and relaxing.  Details and the link to register:  Mother Earth Empowerment Retreat .  Last day to register is Wednesday 8/20.  All profits are being donated to support the amazing caretaking of this beautiful land by the Blessed Foundation!  Let me know if you have any questions. :)

Hope to connect with you soon!



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
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    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!





Events this week 7/21-7/27

Good Morning!

My husband and I are in the middle of a complete overhaul of our home.  Both our boys are now living on different sides of the country, so we decided to clear the unneeded and unwanted out of our home, paint and bring in some new things we love.  Plus, we are both following the very sage advice of Josey Wales in the book, The Education of Little Tree (Forrest Carter), “It’s better to wear yourself out when ye’ve lost something.”  I found this book again in the process of clearing out and how perfect it is for this time of change in my life!  A great book if you are looking for something to read.

Isn’t it interesting how physical life can be such a lovely metaphor for what is going on inside of us?  Cleaning out the old brings up emotions to be processed, highlights the struggles of letting go what is over, and the excitement of looking forward to the new being created.  From an energetic point of view, painting (or washing the walls) is a great way to clear old energy too!

If you have some of this going on in your own life, there are two opportunities this week to connect with healing tools and spiritual insight to support you.  Full details are at  the links below.  I hope to connect with you then!

7/24/2014 (5:45 PM – 7:15 PM):  Earth Wisdom Circle at the Blessed Foundation (Medina, Ohio) – Connecting with the Heart Chakra Vortex! – I’ve been working with some new concepts on how to understand the message of our emotions by shifting them to their highest vibration. We will work with the heart chakra earth vortex as part of this process and also walk the heart labyrinth.  Love exchange – $22.   REGISTER BY WEDNESDAY 7/23

7/27/2014 (7-8:30 PM):  Ireland Empowerment Call (Conference Call Line) – I’ll be sharing what I learned from my rite of passage trip to Ireland and we will connect to the energetic power centers there.  I’ll also be doing mini-oracle card readings for anyone who signs up (even if you can’t join the call live).  The recording will be sent to you after the call.  Love exchange is $22.  Email me to sign up (

Email Communications:  Speaking of emailing me…I always reply to emails (as long as they aren’t spam) so if you aren’t getting a response, please call me (330) 416-6184.  I’ve been hearing that some of my replies aren’t making it through cyberspace.

Community Members – I’m off to do this week’s video reading, so it will be to you soon! 

Have a beautiful day!


Ireland Empowerment Call – 7/27 7PM EST

Giants CausewayHi Everyone!

I’ve had a lot of people wanting to connect about my experience in Ireland and Northern Ireland. I’ve decided to do a call and share what I learned and also help you to connect with some of the powerful energy centers I experienced there.  Details are below!


7/27/2014 (Sunday):  7-8:30 PM EST Ireland Empowerment Call

As the summer solstice arrived, we embarked on a rite of passage, beginning the transformation from living from our Earth Star self into a more integrated Divine consciousness.  For me, this transformation began with a physical journey that led me across the ocean to Ireland and then into Northern Ireland.  For this 90 minute call, I will share with you my insights and the new techniques I learned through this experience, as well as guide you to connect with several energy power centers I encountered on my trip.   These energies are available to us as we continue our evolution into living from Divine consciousness. I will also share what techniques I used to have a peaceful, comfortable experience through situations that often derail someone who is highly sensitive.   For the last half hour, we will use the oracle cards to do mini-readings for those joining me live with the intention of receiving guidance on where we go from here.  The call will be on the conference call line and will be recorded and the link shared after for those unable to be on the call live.  The love exchange for the event is $22.   You can sign up below:

Ireland Empowerment Call 

New Grange

Have a beautiful day!


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