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Nicole Smithee

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4 Things to Do When Life Disappoints

In this video, I explore ways we can learn from life’s setbacks. And to continue to inspire you, below are some insights from women who, like the rest of us, are pursuing their dreams while living in the often less-than-romantic realities of now. Whether you are struggling to find enough hours in the day, wrestling to resolve a fight with someone close to you, reconstructing parts of life after loss, or searching for motivation in what seems mundane—these stories will…

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Why I Ugly Cried After Watching a Comedy Special

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“There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.” – Hannah Gadsby   These words have stayed with me long after Hannah’s comedy special Nanette stopped playing in my living room. After the credits rolled, and I wiped away the many tears streaming down my face, my husband and I spent the next hour and a half passionately discussing gender equality, discrimination, hate, shame, grace, truth, and love. Whether or not you agree with all Hannah said,…

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BIG NEWS: IRIDESCENT!

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  IRIDESCENT launches on Monday, July 9th!  Iridescentwomen.com will go live with articles and videos from extraordinary women on the topics of Career and Money, Health and Wellness, Relationships, Lifestyle, Culture, Beauty and Fashion, Spirituality, and more.  As if this isn’t exciting enough, The Iridescent Podcast (found on Spotify and iTunes) will launch too! In this video learn more about the story behind IRIDESCENT, and what this exciting new online community for young women is all about.  Subscribe at Iridescentwomen.com, connect with…

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Unlock Your Beauty Part 2: Stop the Name Calling

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  One of the ways we begin to actively combat insecurity and shame, and embrace the beauty within each of us is by putting an end to name-calling, not just to each other, but the name-calling we do to ourselves. I was speaking to a friend the other day who recently realized how negatively she talks to herself with little side comments like, “Oh, why am I so stupid?” and “I’m so dumb.”  It’s so easy to become our own…

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Unlock Your Beauty: Redefine the Terms

Nicole Smithee

  Who is it exactly holding the copyright to beauty for you?  The fashion industry?  The entertainment industry?  The health industry?  Your peers?  Your social media celebrities?  Your family?  Your boyfriend?  The childhood bully who called you fat or your nose too big or your skin too dark or your teeth too crooked or your hair too messy?  Who is it exactly who defines beauty for you?  It’s time we redefine beauty.  We are magnificent creations, each and every one,…

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