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Monthly Archives: August 2006


by Nikki Woods on Thursday, August 31, 2006

Normally the posts I use here are taken from my weekly columns in the Chicago Defender. I decided to do something different today. Correction: I NEEDED to do something different today. I needed to vent.

I was asked a question after giving a motivational speech recently that I’ve never been asked before.

“Who are you to talk about overcoming something? What could possible be wrong in your life. You’re Nikki Woods!”

Excuse me????? Didn’t know I [...]

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The Value Of You

by Nikki Woods on Thursday, August 24, 2006

For some school has started, for other it’s on the way. It was a busy graduation season for me and I always appreciate the chance to talk and mentor the young adults through my commencement speeches. This year in particular my messages have been centered around recognizing the value each of us has as unique human beings.

I realize that when I stand in front of room full of students that there are future CEOs, doctors, entertainments, [...]

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by Nikki Woods on Tuesday, August 22, 2006

I received an email from a friend the other day. In his short opening paragraph he said, “Guess I want to know whether or not I’m the only one feeling like things are challenging these days for the whole… or is it just me? Ever feel like this can’t be it? That there has to be more happiness shortly coming? Guess I’m kinda feeling like this is as good as it gets. I know I wrong, but?”

My [...]

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by Nikki Woods on Sunday, August 20, 2006

Someone forwarded me these in an email and it is the first list that I actually really liked so I thought I’d share. I’d love to hear any others that you may want to add. I have a few but I’ll save mine for later. Also, is there one you DON’T agree with? I have one of those too. I’ll also save it for later.

1. Never apologize for pursuing what makes you [...]

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Fast Food Society

by Nikki Woods on Friday, August 4, 2006

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had this love/hate relationship with food. I’ve been on every diet known to man and some that haven’t even been discovered yet. I’m impatient in almost everything I do and that’s a really annoying trait to have when you’re trying to lose weight. And yes I know I didn’t gain it overnight but I want to lose it yesterday.

So this has been the [...]

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