About Rays Of Positivity
Hi, My name is Nicky and I am so glad you found me!
If you're thinking of asking me to help you along your new and exciting journey it's normal you should want to know a little about me.
Born in the UK, I was one of these people who just couldn't find her direction, changing careers and feeling lost and despondant; Training as a dietitican, going from hospital laboratory biochemist, to account manager for a luxury cosmetic company, to DNA research assistant at Oxford University!
At the age of 12 I wrote in an English excercise for school imagining my life at 30. I wrote that I would be married to a Frenchman and living in France with a 2CV!
In 2001 my childhood dream came true when I moved to Nantes, in France with my then French husband (who had a turquoise 2CV!) and 2 daughters. Time to find the new me! I began teaching English in primary school (always said I would NEVER teach! Lesson- always stay open to what opportunities are brought to you!).
In 2009 we divorced. I had been unemployed for a year. after my hours were cut in school.
How was I going to survive, and in a foreign country? I found a job teaching English to adults (in a language school whose philosophy was based on positivity, and coaching!).
It was then that my life really started and I found my path. I found ME. I started my path of Reiki which changed my whole way of thinking, and became a Reiki Master/teacher in 2013.
My next dream to fulfill was to become a qualified colour consultant-bringing harmony to your look through the use of colours, which I succeeded in 2010. Advising others on their colours was a very enriching experince, as people opened up, emotions were released and lives changed. As my spiritual path grew I began to see the healing benefits of colours and saw the bigger connection between the simple feeling of wanting to look good and the deeper healing connection.
Art and creativity has always been part of my dream since a little girl, when I would dream of having my own art studio, despite following scientific studies and somehow this was begging to part of my life. Between colour, creativity and spirituality there was such a deep connection and huge possibilities to bring it all together, I began to see that it was all part of one. My 3 passions could all be part of my big future dream.
I had been through so much, so many ups and downs, and I began to see that the downs were helping me focus my dream, define it. I learnt techniques, tools, new ways of thinking that I knew would be able to help others. I knew my own life experience and the way I looked at my world would be of great value to others. I have always wanted to help others and people have always opened up to me and I began to see that this was my path. Something so intrinsically part of me that it was natural to want to inspire others. I also saw that my words were having profound effects on others lives, they were helping others through difficult times without me even being aware. I had found my way.
I have always wanted to have a gite from which to run retreats, and workshops, however being of an independant nature I have always wondered if this went against my value of freedom. The Universe listened and in 2015 I shall be running retreats at other people,s gites around France and Spain, meaning I have the freedom, the love of travel and the dream of running retreats! For further details please see my retreats page.
Dream no 5
I have laways wanted to write a book, my story, and this year the universe found an easier way for me, by telling my story in someone else's book.3 Years ago I began following the blog of Sarah Centrella, the Vision Board Queen, who inspired me so much through my hard times. She began to offer coaching sessions and I jumped at the chance (yes, coaches need coaches!). A total inspiration. And now I will be appearing in her book, #Hustle, Believe, Receive. She has helped me create my dream and give my the motiviation to carry it through.
Putting all that I have learnt both academically and emotionally and spiritually,and continue to learn, into my dream, I am here to help you create YOUR life through happiness coaching, workshops and Reiki.
I look forward to talking with you and being there for you along your path as it unfolds before you.
Comments from clients:
"Your words have helped more than anything and you have made me realize not to sit and mope but to see the positiveness in situations." Hayley P
"I find your words totally inspiring and uplifting and I just want to thank you for sharing your positivity. It really helps me when I'm feeling stressed...or need reminding about what real values are. "SS
"Reading your posts makes me see things differently...and the problems vanish"
"You enrich my life with your positivity."