be you. work happy.

Did you know there’s a theory that leaves, branches, even flower petals grow in spirals so they don’t block the sun from other leaves or petals? So every leaf or branch has what it needs to thrive?

Body-guided Practitioners … Highly Sensitive Women … Multipotentialed Women … We’re the spiraling leaves in our culture.

We live our lives and do our work with the intention that every being – human and more-than-human – has what they need to thrive.

You do know you’re a magical slice of hope in your community, right?

We intentionally step outside the cultural boxes to do this. And, that’s a bit…revolutionary.

Welcome to the sisterhood.

(And, yeah, it’s not easy being us. Rewarding as hell, but not easy.)

Here, I help body-centered practitioners and Highly Sensitive Women play to their body-wise, empathetic, intuitive strengths, craft business-growing strategies that fit, and make a good living being different.

I’m Tracie Nichols. A holistic business and life coach inspired to do what I do by YOU and nature’s wisdom.

You because how you see the world – who you are – is the rain after drought the world needs to turn the corner toward ever-present kindness.

Nature because she’s the original mapmaker for how communities of living beings – a.k.a. ecosystems – thrive.

When you put the two together, you end up with business approaches as strong and vibrant as a deep-rooted grandmother tree ….

You end up with exactly what you need to thrive.

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about you and me…


Body-Wise Practitioner:

a woman guided by her empathy and intuition. Trusts her gut. Shies away from rigid or cookie-cutter rules (but probably loves actual cookies). Grounded. Connected with nature. Plans and adapts to the unexpected with equal ease. Down-to-earth. Magical.

Knows how best to support her people because she feels it in her bones.

Often found being yoga teachers, massage therapists, acupuncturists, somatic therapists, health and wellness coaches, reflexologists, reiki practitioners, herbalists, aromatherapists….


Highly Sensitive Woman:

a woman with the trait of High Sensitivity (a.k.a. Sensory Processing Sensitivity) as discovered by Dr. Elaine Aron. Intuitive. Empathetic. Knows what everyone in the room is feeling.

An exquisite crossroads of deep thinking and passionate believing.

Made to be a compassionate leader, often reluctant to inhabit that role. Drawn to beauty, nature, and introspection. Sometimes found working quiet miracles for companies that don’t appreciate them. Can also be found creating businesses and practices imprinted with their gift of sensitivity.


Holistic Business and Career Coach:

“I believe when you help someone know who they are, and understand the unique perspectives they bring to local and global challenges, they discover deeper layers of courage and confidence. Then they can change the world.”

a body-wise, Highly Sensitive, quietly revolutionary woman helping body-centered practitioners and Highly Sensitive Women play to their body-wise, empathetic, intuitive strengths so they make a good living – and probably a difference – being themselves. Does coaching that’s comfortably practical with its roots in wild magic. a.k.a. Tracie Nichols, M.A., CCSP, IAC

More about you and me…

Be different – Make a difference

we’re …… different
we women who think in body
who create change with sound and scent
highly sensitive (in the biologic sense)
body wise (in the knowing ourselves and the world sense)
we speak in intuition and empathy
we care, we love, we hurt, we heal
we are the singing power of the earth
we are different
we make a difference

© 2018 Tracie Nichols

What does poetry have to do with business coaching?

Acts of creativity spark non-linear thinking.

They help us color outside the exhausting confines of how our insecurities or unconscious social and cultural conditioning tell us we “should” be doing things.

When we are playing outside the boxes, it’s easier to see who we are. To be who we are. To inhabit our differentness as body-wise, highly sensitive, or multipotentialed.

When we’re not exhausted from trying to stuff ourselves into sharp-edged boxes, we have the energy to unleash our gifts to make a difference.

I inhabit my differentness most when I am in the flow of a poem. When you find poems throughout this site – and you will, sometimes in unexpected places – it’s my gifts reaching out to your gifts weaving a web of community between us.

Welcome home.


Poet’s Rebellion

Despite having blogged fairly prolifically over the past decade, lately I haven’t wanted to put pen to paper (or fingers to keys) in that way. I mean, the aversion has been almost visceral. I haven’t even wanted to journal. And though I’ve never been wildly consistent about journaling, it’s always felt like home. Trusting my …

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