Faith and Spiritual Gym, Gratitude, Mindset

Starting a JOURNEY in the Word

Ooooh, hello! This post has been brewing, sitting on my heart, and feeling prepared by something much more divine than these two hands that sit typing this right now. I have been asked by a few of my friends to help them "learn" the bible, and I have to say, THAT feels humbling, but it… Continue reading Starting a JOURNEY in the Word

Gratitude, Living with Autoimmune Diseases, Mindset, rheumatoid arthritis

Most Basic Mindset Hacks: The Missing Link in Healing

If you have been anywhere near my page, this blog, my stories, any video I have ever done, or seen a post from my corner of the internet, you know that I am a HUGE fan of working on mindset and focusing on rewriting some of the lies that live between our ears. Let’s unpack… Continue reading Most Basic Mindset Hacks: The Missing Link in Healing

Living with Autoimmune Diseases, Pushing Play, rheumatoid arthritis, weight loss

Water and Workouts, the most BASIC way to keep moving forward

Today is so very basic.  I imagine you can read through this post in a matter of seconds, or you might even be able to guess the exact information you will receive when you see the title….water and workouts, what you should know about this as you maneuver an inflammation-relief path. Truth:  water is your… Continue reading Water and Workouts, the most BASIC way to keep moving forward

Living with Autoimmune Diseases, Nutrition, rheumatoid arthritis, weight loss

Supplements FILL the Gaps

Supplementation is something I wholeheartedly believe in.   Let’s reframe it this way:  pretend you eat like the BEST human on the planet, never skipping a serving of greens, hitting your daily fiber intake by noon everyday, drinking all the perfectly filtered water, eating just the BEST kinds of protein, healthy fats are your jam,… Continue reading Supplements FILL the Gaps

Living with Autoimmune Diseases, Nutrition, rheumatoid arthritis

A Guided Grocery Tour

Raise your hand if going to the grocery store (let’s say PRE-Covid) brought you sheer joy!!  MEEEE!!! I freaking love shopping for food.  I always have.  I hope I always will, but I also know that I might be a major loner in this category, so I created a really simple guide to the grocery… Continue reading A Guided Grocery Tour

Living with Autoimmune Diseases, rheumatoid arthritis

Becoming an Inflammation DETECTIVE

    Have you ever wanted to pinpoint exactly WHAT it is in your daily diet that is causing all of that inflammation, pain, bloat, swelling, or discomfort? This post is for you. Let’s talk about being a detective for your body for a second...you are walking into the kitchen and see all kinds of… Continue reading Becoming an Inflammation DETECTIVE

Goals, Living with Autoimmune Diseases, Mindset, Nutrition, rheumatoid arthritis, weight loss

But, HOW are you living prescription- and PAIN-free??!! The WHOLE FOOD approach to whole-body healing

When I was asked, a couple weeks ago, to write a breakdown of the nutrition perspective that I followed, a laid out step-by-step how-to for removing prescription medication (which I did in 2015), I felt absolute hesitation. I have had some major trolls surrounding this topic, none of whom actually could use the information I… Continue reading But, HOW are you living prescription- and PAIN-free??!! The WHOLE FOOD approach to whole-body healing

Living with Autoimmune Diseases, rheumatoid arthritis

Getting more connected during this Season

Hello warriors! Today, I want to share some simple resources and connect you to a space that CAN provide simple answers and support during this trying time. Many of us are in a space of uncertainty.  We feel concerned, unsure, and maybe even confused about how we are supposed to proceed with the different "stay… Continue reading Getting more connected during this Season

Living with Autoimmune Diseases, Nutrition, rheumatoid arthritis

The list of SUPPLEMENTS I take on a daily basis

I have had an overwhelming response to this information, which I originally shared on my IG feed this past week. I was surprised, because all of these INGREDIENTS are a part of the daily smoothie I have talked about for the past four years. I am sharing this as a quick GUIDE for anyone who… Continue reading The list of SUPPLEMENTS I take on a daily basis

Goals, Living with Autoimmune Diseases, Nutrition, Recipes, rheumatoid arthritis, weight loss

36,064 pills NOT taken!💊💊💊

💊💊💊36,064 PILLS NOT TAKEN!💊💊💊 🥬🍓Food IS medicine🍇🍗 It does not have to be difficult, strung out, scary, or even that BIG of a change, if our minds WRAP around the SPIRIT versus the FLESH. If I could tell any of my fellow warriors ONE THING about living without prescription/otc medications for rheumatoid arthritis, I would… Continue reading 36,064 pills NOT taken!💊💊💊

#unicorntruth, Gratitude, Mindset, rheumatoid arthritis, weight loss

I don’t like you very much right now, because I don’t like me…

Can we just, for a sec, talk about the idea of self-loathing and HOW it destroys any kind of personal motivation that steps within 20 cm of our bodies? Okay, good. Not just me? GREAT. I heard something this week that pretty much removed the guilt I was feeling for BEING annoyed with everything in… Continue reading I don’t like you very much right now, because I don’t like me…

Goals, Gratitude, Living with Autoimmune Diseases, Mindset, Nutrition, Recipes, rheumatoid arthritis, weight loss

7 TIPS for YOUR healthiest LIFE, yet! Happy 2020!!

She is HERE, and SHE IS ROARING!! Welcome to 2020!!  The time is flashing by, but there are simple and EFFECTIVE hacks that I am going to LAY OUT below to guide you into your healthiest YEAR ever! You don't need to scroll for hours, do you?  Hear all the reasons WHY these tips WILL… Continue reading 7 TIPS for YOUR healthiest LIFE, yet! Happy 2020!!

Goals, Mindset, Nutrition, Pushing Play

36 Year Old Pastry Chef Turned Health Coach Discovers Quick And Easy Way To Melt Off Stubborn Belly Fat Without Following Celebrity Fit Gurus Or Stepping A Foot In A Gym

" I've already tried it, and the scale won't go down... I'm so frustrated and wondering what to do!"  Hey girl, I'm Nicky Flores.  I'll introduce my happy sparkly unicorn self to you just a second! But first, I want to show you something.  In my hand, I'm holding one of the most significant secret… Continue reading 36 Year Old Pastry Chef Turned Health Coach Discovers Quick And Easy Way To Melt Off Stubborn Belly Fat Without Following Celebrity Fit Gurus Or Stepping A Foot In A Gym

Living with Autoimmune Diseases, Mindset, rheumatoid arthritis

It is a gift.

Do you ever wonder EXACTLY why certain things happen to you in your life? The job loss. The diagnosis. The friendship that fell apart. The doubters, naysayers, haters. The circumstances. The pain. Sure, in the forefront, it is freaking painful.  It stings.  It leaves us stuck, frozen, and without the will to push...but, it also… Continue reading It is a gift.

Nutrition, Recipes, weight loss

Kitchen (On Demand) Online Cooking Bootcamp Membership

Welcome to your chance to LEVEL UP in YOUR kitchen. Kitchen (On Demand) is an online space hosted by Nicky Flores of @nickyandspice.  Within this community, you will have access to a growing library of sizzling recipes, entertaining cooking tutorials, and exceptional culinary tips from a professional pastry chef. You get full-ACCESS of this cultivated… Continue reading Kitchen (On Demand) Online Cooking Bootcamp Membership

Goals, Living with Autoimmune Diseases, Mindset, rheumatoid arthritis, weight loss

When HARD is exactly WHAT you need to move you…

"When life is hard, we give up on what we really believe in." OUCH.  I heard this statement a few weeks ago within a mindset community I am a part of.  It hit me like a ton of bricks.  I have read this statement for the last few weeks and admitted to myself, more than… Continue reading When HARD is exactly WHAT you need to move you…

Dreams, Goals, Gratitude, Mindset, weight loss

Does your MINDSET kill your vibes??!

Hey SWEET babe!!It has been LONG TIME NO TALK!! Well, let's change that real quick, yeah?? So, I have been REALLY interested in mindset lately, and WHAT can be done to overcome some of the CRAP that goes on up there......and, this is what I have found:  It is not only NOT our fault, but we… Continue reading Does your MINDSET kill your vibes??!

#unicorntruth, Goals, Gratitude, Living with Autoimmune Diseases, Mindset

Consider yourself BLOCKED.

Can we just address this for a minute? (and I will keep it brief.....) Have you ever encountered keyboard ninjas? I LOVE to keep the peace and really display a very positive aspect of my life on the internet, but I am going to touch on this topic, because the deeper I dive into sharing… Continue reading Consider yourself BLOCKED.

#unicorntruth

Braving a WHOLE New Year

You guys 2018 was tough. I sat with my husband last night, reflecting on how our years went and he had a very different perspective than me. He was full of the WOWs of his year, while I felt like 2018 took me for a big spin and kicked me out somewhere near a dessert… Continue reading Braving a WHOLE New Year

Dreams, Goals, Gratitude, Mindset, weight loss

I want you in my CONFIDENCE CREW

We are on the home stretch for the big 1 - 9 and it feels INSANE to me that we are even at this point in our 2018!!   Confidence Crew is DROPPING LIKE it is REAL hot!!! Where did the summer go?  Hell, what about the spring?  WINTER?  Damn. It literally feels like two weeks… Continue reading I want you in my CONFIDENCE CREW

Dreams, Living with Autoimmune Diseases, Mindset, rheumatoid arthritis

What it’s like. Millennial Married without kids Edition

I am just going to be blunt here for a second, wasting time in your life S U C K S. Living by the standards of society, also sucks.  I have gone back and forth about EVEN talking about this topic. Because it is taboo. Because it is hard.  Because messy is easier left swept… Continue reading What it’s like. Millennial Married without kids Edition

Nutrition, Recipes

Guilt-Free Unsugar Cookies

Lately, I have had a fascination with all things cookie dough.  It is a love-love relationship where I lovingly dive into a decadent tasting "dough" that I concoct out of inflammation-friendly ingredients like coconut flour, cacao nibs, stevia, coconut oil, flax seeds, superfood blends, and so on, you get the picture....ooooodles of creation here!! Today,… Continue reading Guilt-Free Unsugar Cookies

Gratitude, Living with Autoimmune Diseases, Mindset, rheumatoid arthritis

World Arthritis Day 2018

Welcome to the glimpse of a disease that affects one in four individuals, arthritis.  This disease is personal, local, and worldwide.  So many of us are affected that I wanted to share my peace with today. First things first, we get to release AWARENESS. In the sanctity of my life, I NEVER shared about rheumatoid… Continue reading World Arthritis Day 2018

Nutrition, Recipes, weight loss

Make Your Own Almond Joy Bars

It is NO secret that I have a WICKED sweet tooth!  You are looking at a blog from the girl who used to eat sugar from our sugar bowl by the SPOONFUL, went to culinary school to earn a baking & pastry arts degree, took advantage of cooking opportunities within her pre-K classroom on the… Continue reading Make Your Own Almond Joy Bars

Recipes

The Beautiful TRUTH that is Toasted Coconut Butter (Manna if you’re fancy ♥)

If you have ever dabbled in the world of autoimmune diets, nutrition, protocols, eliminations, or anything related to REMOVING inflammation from your body, there has probably BEEN a time that you stumbled across the fact that peanut butter is an excessively inflammatory food....I, myself, am an enthusiast of the aforementioned butter, and I absolutely know… Continue reading The Beautiful TRUTH that is Toasted Coconut Butter (Manna if you’re fancy ♥)

Nutrition, Recipes

Coconut Cacao Chip Griddle Cakes

And, with that, Sunday brunch vibes just got REALLY clear. Here is the truth, I am not a fan of the fads that come and go.  Eat. Real. Food. The genesis of this recipe came from wanting to enjoy my Sunday morning breakfast with ingredients that are low-inflammation and helpful for my body's immune system. … Continue reading Coconut Cacao Chip Griddle Cakes

#unicorntruth, Goals, Gratitude, Living with Autoimmune Diseases, Mindset, Nutrition, weight loss

Positivity and SPICE Wellness Community

It is OFFICIALLY HERE!!! I have finally created a ONE-STOP, FREE community (on Facebook here) where you can gain access to all things WELLNESS!! Some of us have goals and wonder HOW to reach them....I am going to be diving into the different tools that I have utilized to lose weight, remove medication, find BETTER… Continue reading Positivity and SPICE Wellness Community