I’m Nicole Holbrook, the mind behind Holbrook Creative.
Maine independent artist, writer, multimodal creative, intuitive astrologer, and visionary coach to support individuals in pursuit of their creative goals.
With my tiny bits of free time I snuggle my two cats, talk to my 27 plants, and make every effort to keep up a home. (You know how it goes). I do my best to find the courage and calm among the chaos. I hope to help you do the same by sharing tools on intuitive living, self-expression, and creative power.
I’m a super big cheeseball, deeply spiritual, but also grounded in family life.
In 2009, I experienced the sudden death of a close family member. Processing his passing while also preparing to move away to start my own life was challenging. I picked up every book, listened to every podcast, attended many spiritual centers trying to figure out what the real meaning of life is.
After years of soul-searching, the universe asked me to be a mom. Motherhood cracked me open to who I truly am. I came back to my childhood dream of creating, writing, and teaching.
In 2015 I became a certified yoga teacher and Usui Reiki healer. I later went on to graduate at the top of my class with a Master’s degree in Leadership. Today, I support individuals and creatives in their process of self-discovery, spiritual awakening, and creative performance.
My grandparents have an incredibly special place in my heart and I do believe they continue to guide me on my journey today. My grandmother, who recently passed in 2015, was a Maliseet elder, an incredible cook, a mother of 10, and a grandmother to dozens. She is my strength; being with me in spirit every day as I raise my own family and keep up a home.
My grandfather was a Mi’kmaw basketmaker originally from Canada, but moved to coastal Maine as a young boy. At the age of 6, he learned the art of basket making. He began crafting his own tiny baskets, putting his own spin on traditional mi’kmaq basket making. And travelers would rave about them!
Seeing the demand for his craft at such an early age, he became deliberately creative and built a way of life not only for necessity, but in alignment with his craft. Even though there were other basketmakers out there, this was his craft; his unique offering to the world.
Having been influenced by my grandparent’s creative spirits as a young girl, I was inspired to find my own craft. Turns out, at the age of 6, I wanted to be an artist, writer, and creator of all kinds.
And so it is.