Mama, Wife, Entrepreneur. Over the last 10 years @nicolejpalmer has built a community of women who trust her sense of style, value her real-life advice, and appreciate her vulnerability.
In high school, Nicole started sewing and designing. After graduating, she moved to New York City and studied Fashion Design. While in NYC, she interned for companies such as Tommy Hilfiger, Fendi, and her favorite of them all - New York Fashion Week.
Nicole’s journey has been a real-life roller coaster with many ups and downs. At the age of 23, she became a single mama of two. While learning to love herself, caring for her kids, and growing her boutique business, she found love and married her soulmate.
Nicole has always had a love for fashion but her true passion is helping women love the person they see in the mirror. After years of styling clients and hearing about their daily struggles beyond choosing an outfit, Nicole is ready to talk about more than clothes.
Reset Your Mind & Body with Dr. Amber Manning (Affinity Wellness)
Today’s guest is someone I met through the boutique. I’ve been really enjoying getting to know her business through a social media lens. I find her approach to health in alignment with my goals, and I personally can’t wait to become a client.
In today’s episode, I’m interviewing Dr. Amber Manning, DNP, APRN, FNP-C of Affinity Wellness. Her outlook on health and wellness is simple: find the root cause and fix it. She explains what holistic and integrated care is, why your goals are her goals, and how your mindset/gut/nutrition all play a role in your mental and physical health.
What’s in this episode:
What Is Holistic and Integrated Care. Why You Need to Find the Cause, Not Just Treat the Symptom. The Importance of a Healthy Gut. Nutrition: Cooking for Yourself (and Your Family) How to Calculate the Amount of Water YOU Need Daily. 21 Day Reset. RESOURCE LINK
The Miracle Morning Great, As I Am Journal
Dr. Amber Manning, DNP, APRN, FNP-C is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, with nearly 20 years experience as a nurse and nearly 10 years as a nurse practitioner in various settings. Her outlook on health and wellness is simple: find the root cause and fix it. She is able to do this with connection and building a relationship by getting to know her clients not just in a medical sense, but know and understand their deepest desires, big scary goals, and what they want out of life and IN their lives. Dr. Manning draws her inspiration not just for how she approaches care but WHY she approaches care in this way from her grandmothers. Both of them knew how to take care of people. And isn't taking care of people the goal?! Dr. Manning has been married for 6 years and has 3 daughters who range in age from 4 months to 13 years old. She recently self-published her guided Journal, “GREAT, As I Am,” available on Amazon. Running is her therapy and she ran her entire pregnancy. In fact, she ran a 5k 2 weeks before giving birth. Additionally, she loves to read, write, spend time with her family at the beach, pool, and camping with a red glass of red wine of course.
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Catching Up with Nicole
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This month is super special and I really wanted to kick off May with a solo episode. And if you’ve been following me and my journey, and have seen some of my most recent social posts, you already know I’m sprinkling mental health awareness into everything I’m doing.
This week I’m sharing what I’ve been up to, special projects I’m working on, and most importantly a bit about my personal mental health journey.
What’s in this episode:
Projects Nicole Has Been Working On. Nicole’s Personal Mental Health Journey. Setting Personal Boundaries. Putting Self Care/Personal Time on Your Calendar. Feel Good Fashion. Virtual Therapy and Support Groups. RESOURCE
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Advocating Mental Health with Annie Slease (NAMI DE)
Today’s special guest is involved with an organization that I’ve been spending time getting to know on a personal level. Annie Slease is the Director of Advocacy & Education at NAMI Delaware. I wanted to bring Annie on to the podcast to introduce herself and share more about NAMI.
In today’s episode, Annie explains what NAMI is along with the services it provides. She also shares her personal journey that led her to NAMI and ultimately becoming a staff member.
What’s in this episode:
What Is NAMI DE? Annie’s Personal Journey to NAMI. Mental Health Statistics. Mental Health and the Younger Generation. The Importance of Validating and Processing Emotions. How the Pandemic Has Impacted Mental Health.
Annie Slease, M.Ed., is the Director of Advocacy & Education at NAMI Delaware. After a 25-year career as a classroom teacher, she joined the NAMI Delaware staff in 2017, inspired by her experience as a parent navigating mental health crises without adequate information or support and then finding herself navigating the criminal justice system, as well.
At NAMI Delaware, Annie leads the Advocacy & Education Team, responsible for programs, outreach, and advocacy statewide. Annie is a certified trainer of several national, evidence-based mental health and suicide prevention programs, and she contributes to efforts statewide on mental-health focused topics including: school safety, suicide prevention, family education and support, youth and adult services, and Delaware crisis response. She consults with policy leaders and testifies for legislation that will improve the lives affected by mental illness in Delaware. Last August she celebrated the Governor’s signing of HB 100 – a bill bringing elementary school mental health professionals up to nationally recommended ratios. Similarly, this year she is advocating for HB 300 which focuses on middle schools. Annie serves on several statewide committees, including her position as Mental Health Lead for the Delaware School-Based Health Alliance, and she is a member of the Delaware Behavioral Health Crisis Care Task Force and the Education Committee of the Lt. Governor’s Behavioral Health Consortium.
She and her husband Tom are co-parents to 5 adult children ranging in age from 21-29 who live in Seattle, Charlotte, New York City, and Philadelphia. Annie and Tom share their empty nest in Newark with their cat Daisy and their pandemic puppy Penny Rose.
Annie’s Blog: www.stillhopefulmom.com
Annie’s IG: @stillhopefulmom
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Planning Your Disney Trip with Karlee Kacz
I recently went to Disney and realized you can’t go to Disney without a plan. So, when I learned today’s guest is a Disney planner, I knew I had to bring her on to answer ALL the Disney travel/planning questions.
In today’s episode, I’m interviewing Karlee Kacz. She’s a wife, mama, and full-time second grade teacher who’s turned her love for Disney into the ultimate side gig. She helps busy parents plan their Disney trip without breaking the bank. Today she’s sharing her top Disney travel tips for a magical experience. Plus she explains why it’s important to prioritize and set expectations so you have the best Disney experience possible.
What’s in this episode:
How Karlee’s Love for Disney Became the Ultimate Side Gig. Karlee’s Top Disney Travel Tips. Ways to Save Money. How to Book a Trip With Karlee. What Is Genie Plus? Genie Plus vs Lightning Lane.
Kariee Kacz is a wife, mom of two little girls, second grade teacher, and Disney Travel Planner! She loves to help plan magical vacations for busy families.
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Easing Into a Healthy Lifestyle with Brittany Saxton
My guest today is a fellow female entrepreneur and mama. She is passionate about helping others achieve a healthy lifestyle fueled with good foods and lots of movement. Selfishly I’m excited for this conversation today because I need all the tips and tricks in this area.
In this podcast episode, I’m interviewing my friend (since middle school!) Brittany Saxton. Brittany, owner of The Mindful Body Balance, is a lifestyle nutrition and fitness coach. She explains why easing into a healthy routine and ditching the negative relationship with food will set you up for success.
What’s in this episode:
How Brittany and Nicole Met. Foundational Pieces to Living a Healthy Lifestyle. Losing the Negative Relationship With Food. Habit Stacking Your Way to Success. Why There Is No One "Diet" or Fitness Program. Celebrating Non Scale Victories.
Brittany was born and raised in the small state of Delaware, and resides in Wilmington with her husband, fur son Lincoln, daughter Sienna, and soon to be adding a second baby girl to the family! She is a lifestyle nutrition and fitness coach who works with individuals to help them overcome their wellness challenges inclusive of, but not limited to, weight loss plateaus, symptoms from auto-immune disease, and gut health dysfunction. She knows everyone is so different and their bodies are, too. They deserve a unique approach when it comes to helping them feel their best, both physically and mentally.
It is important for her as a coach to approach each client and their plan individually to ensure the work they are doing aligns with them. There is no one "diet" or fitness program that works for everyone, and she makes sure to identify the diet and workout that works best for the client, leaving them to thrive from the inside out, both in the short and long term!!
Personal FB: Brittany Saxton
Business FB: https://fb.me/brittsaxtonutrition
FB Public Group: The Mindful Body Balance
Text STRONG to 302-303-5895 for weekly inspiration/accountability, tips, resources, etc.
Megan Eddinger: The No BS Mama
This dear friend of mine is ALL about speaking my language when it comes to cutting through the b******t and having real honest conversations. I think she’s amazing, and I’m so proud of her! I appreciate her being so vulnerable today with us.
In today’s episode, I’m interviewing Megan Eddinger, host of the podcast “No BS Mama.” She’s sharing her experience with anxiety and depression, and why she wants to lift the veil on what motherhood is really like so moms know they’re not alone.
What’s in this episode:
Getting Real About Mom Life. Megan’s Experience as a Young Mom and Wife. Why Megan Left the Corporate World. The Pandemic’s Impact on Mental Health. Choosing the Right Therapist and Medication for You. Why Moms Need to Prioritize Themselves. ABOUT MEGAN
Megan is a 35 year-old mom of three and married to her high school sweetheart. She first became a mom just two weeks after her 18th birthday and had her last baby at just 23 years-old. She was thrown into motherhood before she really had a chance to figure out who she was.
Megan shares openly about her experience with anxiety and depression, and how taking care of her physical health impacts her mental health and vice versa. She was once an overwhelmed mom of three who had no idea who she was, or what she needed to be fulfilled. Now she is prioritizing self care and good mental hygiene to be the best mom and wife that she can be.
Her life has been everything but traditional, and she shares all the ups and downs with raw transparency. Her ultimate goal is to normalize all the parts of motherhood that no one tells you about so that other moms don’t feel so alone in their own journeys.
Personal IG: @megan.eddinger
Business IG: @thenobsmama
Podcast: The No BS Mama
Free Facebook Community: The No BS Mama Community
Great podcast! 🤩
Love listening to Nicole’s podcast with both herself and guests. I love that she is conversing with women from all walks of life and bringing us a variety of great topics. Nicole herself is so relatable and just a joy to connect with! She is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to business/entrepreneurship, but also someone who has a lot to offer others when it comes to navigating the challenges of life, being a mother and just life in general. Thanks Nicole for always keeping it real and being open to sharing your journeys and experiences!
Love love love this podcast
I love how relatable you are, and how much inspiration and motivation you share! My new favorite podcast!
I love Nicole. We all need to be a little more like her!