I am Nicole Zarcadoolas and the founder of Serenity Now.

Throughout my childhood and adolescent years, I've dealt with quite a bit of grief, loss and traumatic experiences. Like many people, my brain just couldn't handle the overload. I developed a severe Generalized Anxiety Disorder and PTSD, and suffered for years trying to explain how I felt to other people who never seemed to fully understand. I spent years crying daily, begging to just be "normal" and constantly having panic attacks. I went to countless doctors for them all to tell me it was "just anxiety" and to just "change my mindset." 

After spending a lot of time feeling sorry for myself and wishing I was "normal," I realized that I couldn't spend the rest of my life like this. I spent a long time going to therapy after finding an amazing therapist, and I started dealing with my underlying trauma that I didn't even know I had. Over time, I started noticing more days where the happiness outweighed the anxiety, and clung on to those moments. I started journaling, reading, going to church, anything that was supposed to make me feel better- but often times they wouldn't. It was only in the consistency of doing these things where I noticed I started to become happier and discover who I really was. From recognizing that what I was experiencing was actually normal and figuring out who I wanted to be and feel, I was able to transform not only my mindset but my entire life. I can happily say my feelings of anxiety and panic are far less than my feelings of pure joy today, and I want to help other people to experience that. Stress is everywhere and it is up to us to learn how to manage it and enjoy life. 

In the end of 2019, my big brother started having anxiety and panic attacks. I was able to help him by sharing my experiences and everything I have learned. For his birthday, I made him a wooden crate filled with anxiety/ stress-relief products and tips/ tricks. He loved the idea so much he immediately said I had to sell these and voilà! This is how I decided to create Serenity Now. Why else would I have experienced what I did, if not to help others and share my experiences? My goal is to spare you the time it took me to relieve my anxiety, and live a life of serenity and happiness by using these wonderful products. No one promised life to be easy, but it's so worth it when you live it fully! Our Seasonal Subscription Box comes with stress and anxiety relief products, as well as motivational and all the happy things! From books to essential oils to even workout products- our goal is to put a smile on your face every season and give you tools to help you enjoy life. We also created our wonderful shop full of amazing products and for stress-free gifting! We got so good at curating the best products, that we had to offer them as gifts so everyone can spread the cheer! We also do corporate and custom gifting as well. 

I hope you love all of our products and our subscription boxes, and wish you peace and serenity every day for the rest of your life :) 

XO, Nicole

Leave a comment

Please note: comments must be approved before they are published.