“The Journey: Excerpts on Life, Love & Tribulation” – Ambition Magazine
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“The Journey: Excerpts on Life, Love & Tribulation”

I believe that Life is Just a Journey and along this “Journey” we search for and often find Love. Sometimes along the way we encounter heartache, disappointment and Tribulation. Yet through it all we attempt to be strong, stand firm and press forward to have a Life that is fulfilled and happy.

I am Nikhol B. Jackson, a wife, mother and entrepreneur and my Life has been a continuous Journey of Love and sometimes Tribulation. As a Certified Marriage and Family Therapist I understand the importance of checking in and checking up. Although important I am not referring to your yearly or regularly scheduled exams at the doctor. I am talking about checking in during a sit down with your-self, heart to heart, pen to paper check-up.

Each New Year we set resolutions, although I prefer to use the term “goals,” because there are changes that we want to see in our lives. We create vision boards, vision books, select accountability partners and set off fired up and motivated to conquer the world. A month goes by and we are in it to win it. Month 2 goes by and some of us are still galloping along and others are beginning to feel the weight of the world bearing down on their shoulders and find themselves slowing down. The 3rd month is over and many find that they have overcome obstacles and are steadily moving ahead, while others have completely lost momentum, are at a standstill and question what is to come heading into the 2nd quarter of the year.

It’s now 2nd quarter, time to check in and check-up. Where are you in achieving your goals in life and love in 2014? Yes some of you are further along than are others, which can be very intimidating especially from the outside looking in. Please know that it is ok where ever you are on your journey. This thing called Life is your own personal Journey and what is for you is for you. There is plenty of “year” left to blow the roof off of your expectations. Remember to set SMART goals; Specific, Measurable, Realistic and Time-Bound. As you work towards big goals, celebrate the small steps you make along the way. Life, Love & Happiness can be yours. Take your time, work your plan in patience with perseverance and see it through!

Life is a Journey…Do you!

Nikhol B. Jackson

Nikhol Jackson

Nikhol. Jackson is the founder of Just A Journey Counseling & Psychological Services, LLC, host of "The Healing Place" weekly internet radio show, and life coach in the areas of family development and relationship enrichment. Mrs. Jackson holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, and is currently pursuing her Doctoral Degree in Counseling Psychology. She approaches her clients and radio show listeners from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model, with a belief that people can bring about change in their lives by first changing their thoughts and beliefs. Nikhol lives in the Metro Atlanta area with her husband of almost 11 years and children.

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