A Little Bit About Nicole

Nicole Lyons is a force of nature disguised as a writer, a social activist, a voice for the downtrodden, and a powerful poet with a delicate touch. She is a published author and poet featured in the books Feminine Collective’s RAW&UNFILTERED VOL I, Love Notes From Humanity; The Lust, Love, & Loss Collection, and Stigma Fighters Anthology Volume One. Her essays and poetry have also been featured in Sudden Denouement Literary Collective, The Mighty, The OCH Literary Society, Anti-Heroin Chic, Sidereal Catalyst, and OTV Magazine.

HUSH, Nicole’s debut book of poetry was published by FC Media and is available for purchase here. Signed copies are available for purchase here.

Nicole was inducted into The Mental health Writer’s Guild in 2015 for her work on The Lithium Chronicles, Psych Central, The Mighty, and the International Bipolar Foundation.

She is a speaker and event coordinator with a Canadian nonprofit that focuses on suicide awareness and prevention in children and teens, and she lives a good life in beautiful British Columbia with her brilliant daughters and amazing husband. From a sunny porch in downtown BHV, Nicole is enjoying a glass of wine, and working on her second collection of poetry.

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23 thoughts on “A Little Bit About Nicole

  1. Just want to say i know how you feel! I read your stuff and i am like, man this is exactly me. It’s comforting to know other people have moods like me and it is hard to tell people how you feel. I told my husband it’s like a big spin wheel with every memory and emotion labeled on it. It spins very fast, so fast that you can’t even tell what it is. And all of a sudden, it stops on a label. That is what and how you feel. And then there are the triggers. The anxiety that builds up and when you do snap, it’s bad. That is how i explain it. Two years ago i stopped all my scripts. I love to read and in college i did alot of research so i looked into natural medicine. I take a handful of vitamins but no side effects. It actually helps. I love that you have the courage to do what you do. Everybody is so quick to judge and call names. Just wanted to show some support. Thank you!

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  2. You can have cancer and it is alright….
    But if you have a mental illness most
    of us are taught to “hide it”.
    And many times its the hiding it that
    hurts the most.
    I had post pardom depression that
    essentially never went away and I
    still am dealing with it and my sons
    are grown. If I would have known
    would I have gotten pregnant?
    You bet I would and I so admire
    you for standing up for yourself
    and having that family that everyone
    says you don’t need! I know it is not
    easy in this society we have today but
    you have someone who is proud of you
    and supports you….me. KUDOS!

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  3. We held hands
    Across the space
    Between our gurneys
    Under the antiseptic light.
    Side by side.

    Before they wheeled us in,
    I asked the doctor
    To stitch you up with silk,
    And me with steel.
    And I then went under.

    When I awoke,
    I felt no pain,
    I was beside you again.
    Our gurneys touched.
    You were squeezing my hand.

    You looked at me,
    And I saw no pain inhabiting you.
    I took in the safety of your
    sleepy, comforting eyes
    And you whispered,
    I chose steel too.

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  4. Your musings are truly some of the most darkly beautiful words ever written. I applaud your efforts to shed light in the darkness of mental health issues and maybe some will rethink the ugly stigma they heap on our worlds tortured souls.

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  5. Hello Nicole!
    I am so lucky to have stumbled across you and your writings! Lucky me🍀💋
    I’m definitely going to be a forever fan!! Keep up yhe fantastic work!

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  6. I have had a head vs. heart battle since I was 3yrs old. My mental health being discussed, dissected, labeled, relabed. Medications, therapy, and still at 37, lost as I ever was, still trying to find my exact place in this world, or learn a way to truly be content with just what is at the moment. Happiness? I believe I have had great times of happiness, but my sorrow, despair and gloom take over with one tiny trigger. I don’t even feel them coming, it’s so little of a detail sometimes that my mind goes off into the abyss of memory lane…December 24, 2015, my earthly moral compass, human diary, best friend and the physical being who gave me life, died. I feel her silence and absence, greater as each day of the “year one” proceeds. My heart is broken like it has never been before. Now, grief consumers me daily and I can no longer tell the difference between my mental health issues and my grief. I know that I value life and humans differently, I always have…now their value jumbo sized, and “I’m too much, and to emotional” for everyone. However, my prison in my head, can’t begin to explain to them that my form of PTSD is so vivid, it would terrify them…”Let it go”, they all say, “forget the past to move forward” I physically, can not, it’s torture. But it keeps me humble and grounded. I have an odd balance of adjustment to this new life without my mom, and in the words of the Hatter, “I’m under no obligation to make sense to you” 🙂 I love your words, beautifully written from a beautifully broken soul I can relate to…

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  7. Hey from Georgia Nicole!!
    Fortunately for me and my 16 daughter, you write what we feel within but can’t put into words. I feel blessed to have stumbled onto this and your fb page. I’m going to share with my kid and I’m sure she’ll share my sentiment. Thank you for publishing your thoughts and creating a means for our feelings to be expressed and spoken in a manner were not able to accomplish.

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  8. Each and every piece you’ve written is a of art. It evokes so many sentiments and has a thousands of lessons packed in it. I’ve sure got inspired. What I write I sometimes call it chicken stew…Lol
    Thank you kindly for your sharing outstanding work, much appreciated.
    xxx

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