Love vintage and reproduction hats? Check out my personal hat collection. Don't look good in hats? Try my styling guides for vintage hats for women before you donate that gorgeous pillbox, bucket, fedora or beret.
Tips from a Spoonie on how to improve mental and physical health, with 10+ years of trial-and-error experience*. Maybe you'll find a technique or two that helps you cope a little better.
Some days a Spoonie just needs a little self-care and some bright glimmers of hope - instead of doom-scrolling on social media, check out positive reminders of self-worth, wander through vivid nature photos, and chuckle at silly cat videos.
Who Is Hat Lady Nicole?
Meteorologist - Entrepreneur - Spoonie - Designer
As a lover of all things science and art, I’ve taken the road less traveled in my chronically-shortened professional career. After earning a Bachelor of Science at the University of Oklahoma in Meteorology and Master of Science in Atmospheric Science at North Carolina State University, I started my career in storm safety/education – a field I was very passionate about. In my first post-graduate job, my mental and physical health deteriorated, even though I believed very much in the cause I was sacrificing myself for. I found myself losing physical strength, even though I was constantly on my feet and moving, which led me to question what was happening to my body.
*The "I'm Not a Doctor" Disclaimer
While I’ve walked (sometimes limped) the chronic pain and fatigue road for over 10 years now, read medical journals to understand my diagnoses, and talked with many specialists, I’m not a trained doctor or medical guru. This website is all about sharing my personal insights and experiences, so others starting the same path have some ideas on where to start with their doctor. May my stories bring you hope and inspiration, but they are not meant to be medical advice, only information and entertainment.