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Welcome to Let’s Be Real … a completely honest, entirely practical conversation about how to live our lives with freedom, purpose and abundance. Popular author and communicator Nicole Unice brings her twenty years of experience as a counselor, pastor and coach to a real conversation about the tricky questions and tough decisions in life—and how to find clarity and action no matter what obstacle you may face.

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Welcome to Let’s Be Real … a completely honest, entirely practical conversation about how to live our lives with freedom, purpose and abundance. Popular author and communicator Nicole Unice brings her twenty years of experience as a counselor, pastor and coach to a real conversation about the tricky questions and tough decisions in life—and how to find clarity and action no matter what obstacle you may face.

    Episode 36: Something is Better Than Nothing

    Episode 36: Something is Better Than Nothing

    Welcome to Season 2 of the Let’s Be Real podcast! On this first episode of 2021, I invite you to join me in embracing a new mantra: “Something is better than nothing.”


    If you’re like me, there’s something in you that believes you can experience more joy, freedom and fullness. You might have even set some goals to move toward that this year. In today’s episode, I talk about what to do when you hit that first failure. What if we allow what we’re not experiencing to lead us into what we could experience? What if, instead of getting stuck in a cycle of self-condemnation and escapism, we try an entirely different way?


    Join me as, together, we find real transformation and freedom with the mantra “something is better than nothing.”


    ABOUT NICOLE


    Nicole Unice is a popular author and communicator who is passionate about facilitating environments of safety and vulnerability so that individuals and communities can courageously identify the obstacles keeping them from maximum potential.


    Nicole lives in Richmond, VA with her husband, three children, and two dogs!


    In her books, Nicole is passionate about making transformation attainable and accessible to people in all stages of life. As a coach, she brings clarity and courage for individuals and teams as they pursue a preferred future.  As a speaker, Nicole brings both wit and wisdom to the platform, with an honest and vulnerable approach that appeals to both faith and leadership environments alike.


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    Episode 35: Finding Rest from Your Fatigue

    Episode 35: Finding Rest from Your Fatigue

    Today on the podcast I'm sharing an interview I just did with Jessica Morris and Hope Church in Memphis, TN--we talk about corona-fatigue, boundaries, rest and how to love your family during the holidays. Would love for you guys to jump in and take a listen!


    And if you prefer to watch online, you can check it out right here: https://www.hopepres.com/Media#!/swx/pp/media_archives/206115/episode/84228

    • 38 min
    Episode 34: Walking with God

    Episode 34: Walking with God

    Hey friends! Today on the podcast we've got a little switcheroo going, as I'm sharing an episode from my other podcast, How to Study the Bible. It's been awesome to see so many of you connecting with God through His Word, and letting me guide you into that experience. Today's episode is from the beginning of a series we did on the book of Philippians. Here's what it's all about:


    A new season of How to Study the Bible Is here! This season, Nicole takes us through the book of Philippians and what it looks like to have abundant joy in a world that is often anything but joy-filled.


    In this episode, Nicole reminds us how we use the Alive Method to discover the meaning and application of Scripture, and begins to walk us through Philippians.


    Recommended Resources:
    Walking with God: A 30-Day Guided Discovery of Philippians and Ephesians. This is a 5-week guided devotional plan to help you unpack God’s Word in simple, daily steps. Learn more at https://nicoleunice.com/walking-with-god/


    Of course, before we get into it, I ask you about your relationship with Hallmark Christmas movies and what I need to know since I just joined the cult, ehemm, club, of people obsessed with Hallmark Christmas. Head over to my socials to weigh in on this very important, very essential conversation. :)

    • 26 min
    Episode 33: Making Space with Tommy Thompson

    Episode 33: Making Space with Tommy Thompson

    Tommy Thompson is a friend, author, executive coach and personal mentor to me and I can't wait to share our conversation with you today especially going into the holidays.


    Today, Tommy and I talk about:



    How Tommy burnt out in his thirties--and what he learned from it that impacted his ability to grieve the loss of his daughter a few years ago.
    What lacking margin will do in our life
    Simple practices that help us engage with space
    Why so many of us do NOT want space (and what to do about it)
    How to engage with the idea of Sabbath as a restorative practice for the rest of the week.



    "Space is the critical ingredient that's necessary for all the other right things to happen".
    -Tommy Thompson



    Tommy's written his first book, Space to Breathe Again: Hope for the Overloaded and Overwhelmed, and it's an amazing resource if you know you are working outside of your capacity and need a way back to peace.

    • 26 min
    Episode 32: Let's Get Wise with Teresa Swanstrom Anderson

    Episode 32: Let's Get Wise with Teresa Swanstrom Anderson

    If 2020 makes you want to cry, take a break from the chaos and despair and tune in today for a lot of laughter and wisdom from my friend and author Teresa Swanstrom Anderson. ❤️😂


    Teresa brings us an extra shake of joy on the show today, sharing with us real talk about her marriage, raising six kids, how her middle school years in Guatemala shaped her passion for real community, and why she loves the Bible so dang much.


    In addition to all of that, of course I ask her about her pink hair (which I'm obsessed with).


    One thing I'm particularly happy about on this show is how Teresa dives into her own story in a way that helped me connect more deeply with my own. You're going to love her!


    Teresa Swanstrom Anderson is a blogger, author, speaker, and Bible study teacher from Denver, CO. Teresa grew up in Seattle, but spent her middle school years in Guatemala and has a deep love for people in third-world countries. Now living in Denver with her husband and six children, she spends her days wiping off sticky counters, Instagramming, and blogging at teresaswanstromanderson.com. She is the author of Beautifully Interrupted and has published several Bible studies on her blog. The Get Wisdom Bible Studies are her first traditionally published studies, taking her passion for studying the Bible and helping women to a broader audience.


    Learn more about Teresa on her website or Instagram page!


    Get Wisdom Bible Studies


    Leading Wherever You Are: 7 Weeks in the Book of Joshua


    Saying Yes in the Darkness: 7 Weeks in the Book of Psalms   


    Living for What Really Matters: 7 Weeks in the Book of Philippians    

    • 40 min
    Episode 31: Standing Strong (Guest: Alli Worthington)

    Episode 31: Standing Strong (Guest: Alli Worthington)

    Have you ever sensed God calling you to something more...but then self-doubt and resistance kick in? If so, you'll love learning from speaker, author, business coach and podcaster Alli Worthington, as we talk about hearing the voice of God--and what it takes to step into "more than enough" in your life.


    On today's episode, we get real about Alli's move from entrepreneur to COO of an international ministry, as well as how she confronted her fear when God said "leave."


    Together, we cover:



    Why Alli is angry about "the false gospel of hustle"
    = How do we know we are hearing from God?
    What to do when we doubt our calling
    Why Alli loves business coaching (and how you know if you need a business coach!)


    Alli's most recent book is Standing Strong: A Woman's Guide to Overcoming Adversity and Living with Confidence. She's a business coach and co-founder of Called Creatives, as well as the host of the weekly podcast, the Alli Worthington show.


    Learn more about Alli: https://alliworthington.com/

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