Embracing the Schmidts of life dealing with chronic illness. 

Coaching women facing the challenges of living with chronic illness through diagnosis and caregiving. 

Life can turn you upside down and inside out...

I thought life had tossed the worst at me when I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. In that one moment everything changed from having to leave a career I loved to just getting through the day-to-day. 

Fast forward a few years and life was turned upside down once again with the diagnosis of my husband's incurable stomach cancer.

So my friend if you are struggling with a lifetime diagnosis or fulfilling the role of caregiver, I am here to tell you...

I have been there!

Life isn't always easy, but it is always worth living...

I know it is easy to want to give up, to pull the covers over your head and hide from what life has tossed in your lap, but that is not living.

You don't get the best life has to offer when you are hiding, and you sure can't find a reason to giggle.

Let me help you come out of hiding, help you face the challenges of living with chronic illness, and be there by your side as you rediscover the reasons to giggle (and even laugh out loud!) in your life!

The journey is worth it! 

Are you ready to...

  • Face the challenges ahead of you? 
  • Identify what is most meaningful to you?
  • Design your best life, despite it all?

Through online course work and one-on-one coaching I am here to help you sort through all the "schmidts" in life and build on all that is wonderful.

I am here to help you embrace the "schmidts" in life.

I am in tears because I finally feel like I have hope again!

Amanda M.

Nicole guided me in finding my true meaning and self.  

Tori S.

Letters to my husband... 

When the weight of my husband's diagnosis became "too much" to bear, I turned to writing. Through these letters, along with a lot of tears and laughter, I discovered a deeper love than I knew existed for my husband and myself, and I realized there was a lot of good left in life.

https://nicolegvb.podbean.com/e/holiday-preparations/ Dear Mitch, I was watching our neighbors helping each other putting up Christmas decorations. It reminded me of how you


https://nicolegvb.podbean.com/e/lucy-i-m-home/ Dear Readers, Lucy, you’ve got some explaining to do!  My name may not be Lucy, but I feel I owe


Mitch, This is my first Thanksgiving without you. The gulf of emptiness feels as bottomless as the ocean is deep. I


Let's Work together... 

If the time is right to come out of hiding, and face the challenges of living with chronic illness and embrace the "schmidts" in life - Let's chat! 

Get in touch...

Email me at Nicole@livingthroughtheschmidts.com

Hours of Operation: 

Monday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Tuesday:  9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Wednesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Friday:  9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

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