Mind, Body and Spirit
My name is Noelle and I am the owner of Nail Noir. I started doing nails in 2017 and instantly fell in love with this form of art that expressed my creativity. Prior to this I was a police officer for a short period of time — this part of my story is important because it is all I ever wanted to do. I never expected to be anything else, and even though it was short lived, it is where I learned some of my most important lessons. I loved my career in law enforcement, but the universe had other plans. This period of my life taught me the importance of physical fitness.
My whole life I have been very active; I grew up doing dance and became a black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do. My parents practically raised me in a gym, and even as I got older and went off on my own, I was always a member of a gym. This background was still not enough to keep me in the physical shape necessary to be a police officer. I was a petite 115 lb woman and you can bet my peers were not impressed by me, nor did they believe I would be able to back them up in a crisis situation. This motivated me to push myself harder. I started doing two-a-days at the gym, tried to gain weight and started to train in other forms of martial arts. The part I was missing, though, was a strong mind and spirit.
I thought if I got tougher and trained harder I would earn the respect from my peers and be a better police officer. If I wasn’t working or at the gym I was drinking and partying. I had experienced a divorce along with trauma and didn’t realize until years later I was drinking to numb the pain. This was a major block in my growth. Over time and through many life lessons, I realized to be the best version of myself, I needed to continue to always work on my mind, body and spirit. They flow in conjunction with one another, they create the whole version of you, and by only working on one, you’re not healing the whole.
This version of me, the best version of me
I’ve ever been (in my opinion), has more self-awareness to see where I lack discipline, love and compassion. In future posts, I will elaborate on each: Mind, Body and Spirit, and how I incorporate these in my nail salon and why our space is more than “just nails”. I want to share this so everyone can enjoy a life of abundance and joy, while being the best version of themselves. Continued daily learning, exercise, healthy eating, and forms of meditation, to name a few, can help relieve stress, anxiety, illness, pain and so much more. I am always learning, and even though I don’t have all of the answers, I will continually work on progressing my Mind, Body & Spirit, and hope you follow along with me.